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Shuttle program concludes with mixed legacy

...and the Department of Defense, which dictated the exact shape of its wings and the size of its payload bay, said Roger Launius, the senior curator at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.The concept behind it was based on a three-step space...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2011-07-07/shuttle-program-concludes-
NASA confronts possibility of Friday the 13th launch

...sequence that was adopted with the 10th mission. Flight 41-G was largely trouble-free. NASA's chief historian, Roger Launius, warned against reading too much into the fact that there has never been another manned mission numbered 13 or a Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/12/tec_318336.shtml
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NASA technology found in earthbound products

...first things people think of are Tang, Teflon and Velcro. None of them originated with the space program," said Roger Launius, senior curator in space history at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. According...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/12/liv_540437.shtml
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