NASA Receives Spirit Of Houston Award

HOUSTON -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden accepted the Spirit of
Houston Award from the city's Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday. The
award was established in 2004 to honor Houstonians who motivated
their fellow citizens with their everyday acts of leadership.

"It is an honor to accept the 2010 Spirit of Houston Award on behalf
of all of the men and women of NASA," Bolden said. "Every one of us
is absolutely committed to a vibrant future for exploration and
improving life on Earth."

Parker recommended the NASA workforce receive the city's annual award
for the iconic contributions they have made throughout the agency's
history. It was presented at Houston's 174th Birthday Celebration at
the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The theme for this year's birthday event was "Houston, We Have the
Moon and the Stars!" Former astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr. was
inducted into the 2010 Houston Hall of Fame at the event.

Earlier Thursday, Parker proclaimed Aug. 26, 2010, as "The NASA Family
Spirit of Houston Day." The proclamation stated the "dedicated
workforce reaches beyond the boundaries of the Johnson Space Center
campus and makes Houston a better community at large."

For more than 50 years, NASA and its workforce have powered Houston
and the nation into the 21st century through accomplishments that are
enduring milestones of human achievement. Among those accomplishments
are technological innovations and scientific discoveries that have
improved lives on Earth.

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Source: NASA

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