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By Mary O’Keefe | July 23, 2009
Forty years ago this past Monday, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took that unforgettable step onto the moon as the world watched. While Armstrong?s boot may have been the first to land on the lunar surface, to get to that point, it took hundreds of dedicated scientists and engineers who received only a collective share of the spotlight. Some of those technocrats were at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, which had sent robotic explorers long before Armstrong, Edwin ?
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April 8, 2004
aviation veteran Harlan L. Jost, 85, whose aviation career spanned 63 years, died March 30, 2004, from a continuing heart condition. A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, Jost was a maintenance officer in North Africa and Italy during World War II. He remained in the USAF Reserve and returned to duty during the Korean War. The Iowa native retired from the Reserve in 1972 after 31 years of service. Jost joined American Airlines after receiving a bachelor's degree in economics from Grinnell College.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 4, 2013
Thirty-two students in aerospace, engineering and science programs in 11 different countries descended on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory last week as part of a Caltech competition to design a mission to one of Mars' two moons, Phobos or Deimos. "Watching the enthusiasm there was just really impressive," said Jason Rabinovitch, a Caltech graduate student who co-organized the program with fellow graduate student Nick Parziale. Parziale added that students, who visited JPL for a tour, had to be dragged away from each station during the tour.
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By Joe Puglia | May 7, 2009
I’ve never been one to harbor regrets. Oh, I’ve had a few over the years; like turning down the lead role in the Saint Patrick’s Day play and selling my 1953 Ford truck. But there’s one regret that still haunts me today, and that was not making Eagle Scout. I was two weeks away, but I just couldn’t help being me. I can kick myself in the pants! If I knew then what I know now, I’d have done a few things differently; but like Frank Sinatra says, “Along the way, I’d did it my way.” And that’s made all the difference.
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March 24, 2005
Thoughts from Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia The stories have been told countless times; and I wonder if they are more myth than reality. But understanding the capacity of humanity leads me to believe. I've read them many times, often using their dramas as a source of inspiration, and I have felt a part of their story. These stories evolve around tattered pieces of cloth, symbolically intertwined with the highest ideals from the loftiest minds. These pieces of glazed cotton are not without a name: Ole Glory-Stars, Stripes, the Red, White and Blue, the Colors, the Grand Old Flag and the Star- Spangled Banner.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 23, 2009
Forty years ago this past Monday, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took that unforgettable step onto the moon as the world watched. While Armstrong?s boot may have been the first to land on the lunar surface, to get to that point, it took hundreds of dedicated scientists and engineers who received only a collective share of the spotlight. Some of those technocrats were at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, which had sent robotic explorers long before Armstrong, Edwin ?
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