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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 Donald Hegland

Donald Eugene Hegland, 77, of Elburn, Illinois, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva, Illinois. He was born September 22, 1936 in DeKalb, Illinois, the son of Stanley and Theresa (Kissel) Hegland. Don married Eleanor Newhall August 17, 1957 in Dekalb, Illinois. He graduated from NIU in 1958, and received his Masters in Physics at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa in 1962. He was employed by NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland for 9 Years, Penton Publishing in...
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