Archive for september 2012

George Abbey, held van het Apollo-project, visionair en pionier van de NASA benoemd tot ridder-grootkruis in de Orde van Verdienste

george-abbeyGeorge W.S. Abbey, Apollo Hero, Great Visionary and Pioneer of NASA, receives RCST Grand Cross of Merit

“I am honored to be considered for such a prestigious award. I could only accept it in the name of all those from the many nations that have labored so hard to make the International Space Station a living reality”. Best regards, George A.

George William Samuel Abbey, RCST GC – Profile by Marianne J. Dyson, published in the RNASA Program Book, March 6, 1997

For more than three decades, Mr. Abbey has brought his energy and talents to bear on furthering the goals of America’s space program. Visionary leadership, commitment to excellence, and dedication to the goals of space exploration have been the hallmarks of his outstanding career.

“Mr. Abbey’s reputation as one of the chief architects of our Nation’s human space program is well known both nationally and internationally,” one nominator stated. He deserves recognition for his “. . . exceptional vision, his superior leadership qualities, his unique and effective problem solving techniques, and his broad understanding of technical management . . . “

Posted 26 september 2012 by Machiel in Nieuws

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Patriarch van de Ethiopische orthodoxe kerk van Tewahedo overleden

PATRIARCH-OF-ETHIOPIA-PJ-WEBSITE-249x300H.H. ABUNA PAULOS PATRIARCH OF THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX TEWAHEDO CHURCH, GRAND CROSS OF THE RCST, HAVE JOINED THE LORD IN THE HOUSE OF THE FATHER, ON 16 AUGUST 2012

Abune Paulos (born 3 November 1935) was Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (1992–2012). His full title was “His Holiness Abuna Paulos, Fifth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St. Tekle Haymanot, Archbishop of Axum and one of the seven serving Presidents of the World Council of Churches.”

Our sincere and respectful condolences to the Ethiopian Church and to the Ethiopian people. May the Lord grant him eternal rest. Rest in peace.

Posted 25 september 2012 by Machiel in Nieuws

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