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The creation of NASA was a military maneuver, a counter to potential enemies and a response to Russia's launch of Sputnik. But along the way, the space program also became a rallying cry to human ingenuity, a testament to intellect and daring that captured the human imagination. This memorial site was created to honor and remember the astronauts, engineers, scientists and others who've contributed to the work of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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NASA Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of CHARLES BACKUS

BACKUS CHARLES R. BACKUS 1941 - 2014 Charles Roblin Backus, 72, died on July 12, 2014 in hospice care at home in Warrenton, VA. The cause of death was respiratory failure. He was born in Washington, DC, on August 21, 1941, to Gordon Tuthill Backus, Jr. and Charlotte Lydia Tilley Back-us. He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Sil-ver Spring, MD, and from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD, where he was a math major. He served as a teacher in the Peace Corps from 1964-66...
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