July 21, 2012
Employees atNASA'sGoddard Space Flight Center, a group accustomed to looking skyward, have been forced to focus a bit more on the ground after last month's powerful storm ripped a large, low branch from an iconic tree on the Greenbelt campus. The nearly 200-year-old willow oak, known to Goddard workers as the "Tree of Life," had been spared from destruction three years ago when architects decided to make it a prominent landscaping feature of the new Exploration Sciences Building.
July 23, 1995
Rep. Jerry Lewis' plan to move the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt to California has been shelved for the moment, albeit at great potential cost to the state's economy. It was from the beginning a preposterous conceit. Yet Maryland lawmakers had to take the threat seriously. And even though the state now has been spared outright closure of the facility, the plan pushed through by House Republicans last week still could result in the loss of one-quarter of Goddard's 13,000 jobs unless the Senate balks.
September 18, 2003
On Monday, September 15, 2003, AMY MARIE (nee Ashe), loving mother of Amanda Marie Goddard, Springfield, VA. Preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Joseph Altoff; loving sister of Beckie Young (Rick), Springfield, VA, Chris Young (Doug), Williamsburg, VA, Lee Ashe, Jr., Hampton, VA and Beth O'Connell (Steve), Pasadena, MD. Also survived by four nieces, three nephews, and numerous dear friends. The family will receive friends at FAIRFAX MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA, on Friday, September 19, from 5 to 8 P.M., where Services will be held on Saturday at 1 P.M. Interment Fairfax Memorial Park.
July 19, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Goddard Space Flight Center was spared from closing yesterday, but a key House committee voted instead to cut spending for the Greenbelt facility's primary mission by more than one-third.The House Appropriations Committee rejected a subcommittee decision last week to close Goddard -- which employs 13,000 -- and two other space centers by 1998. In its place, the committee accepted a plan by House Republican leaders to scale back the main project at Goddard and cut 3,300 jobs.