Lori J. Rachul
Two NASA Lewis Research Center Scientists Receive a Space Act Monetary Award
Cleveland, OH -- Lewis scientists Bonnie McBride and Sanford Gordon were recently honored with a Space Act Monetary Award for their development of one of the most important and widely used computer programs in the aerospace industry, the CET89 code.
Each received a plaque and a monetary award of $10,000.
The CET89 code is currently being used at all NASA centers and by universities, government laboratories and corporations worldwide
in a wide range of applications, from Space Shuttle Main Engine design to exploration of new nuclear propulsion concepts. In addition to handling complex combustion problems, the code can also be applied to evaluate theoretical performance of rockets.
The Space Act Monetary Awards Program was established to provide official recognition and equitable monetary awards for those
inventions and other scientific and technical contributions that have helped to achieve NASA's aeronautical and space goals in the past, and to stimulate and encourage the creation and reporting of similar contributions in the future.
McBride works in the Computational Methods for Space Branch in the Internal Fluid Mechanics Division at NASA Lewis Research
Center. Her government service at Lewis spans 36 years. She resides in Brook Park, OH.
Gordon currently works with Sanford Gordon & Associates. He is a retired Lewis employee with 34 years of government service. He
is receiving this award for the work he performed while a government employee. He and his wife Beatrice reside in South Euclid, OH.
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