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Dec. 12, 2002

Ann Hutchison
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650/604-3039 or 650/604-9000
E-mail: ahutchison@mail.arc.nasa.gov


RELEASE: 02-134AR

TWO NASA SENIOR MANAGERS NAMED AIAA FELLOWS

Two senior managers from NASA Ames Research Center have been selected as Fellows by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Selection of AIAA Fellows is limited to those who have distinguished themselves in the field of aerospace and who show strong potential for leadership.

G. Scott Hubbard, director of NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, was named a Fellow for “outstanding leadership of the Mars exploration program, significant contributions to astrobiology, the understanding of radiation detection materials and devices, and successful management of the Lunar Prospector mission.”

For more than 25 years, Hubbard has made significant contributions to research, technology, development and management of space missions, with an outstanding record of success in formulating new concepts and developing space exploration initiatives. Hubbard is acknowledged as the originator of the Mars Pathfinder mission and was the project manager for the Lunar Prospector mission that launched on Jan. 6, 1998 and that discovered water ice at the north and south poles of the moon.

Also named a 2003 Fellow was John W. “Jack” Boyd, executive assistant to Hubbard. Boyd was selected for “50 years of outstanding contributions to the aerodynamics of supersonic fighters and bombers and extraordinary managerial and leadership contributions to the goals of NASA, the world of aeronautics and astronautics, and engineering education.”

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1947, Boyd started his career at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, serving as an aeronautical engineer conducting numerous experimental studies in supersonic aerodynamics. Boyd also has served as an associate administrator at NASA Headquarters, and as deputy director at NASA Ames and at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

Presentation of the new Fellows will take place at the International Air & Space Symposium and Exposition in Dayton, Ohio, from July 14-17, 2003. AIAA is a leading professional society in aeronautics and astronautics.

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