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04-068
For Release: September 27, 2004

Sallie A. Keith
Media Relations Office
216-433-5795
sallie.a.keith@nasa.gov

NASA GLENN EMPLOYEES RECEIVE ASTRONAUT AWARDS

Employees at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, recently received recognition from the astronaut corps for their outstanding job performance and commitment to flight safety and mission success. Employees and support service contractors were presented with Silver Snoopy Awards, the Astronauts' Personal Achievement Award.

"Through their cutting edge research and brilliant insight these employees advance the quality of our Agency's space missions," said Glenn Center Director, Dr. Julian M. Earls. "The Silver Snoopy awards are especially meaningful because astronauts hand pick the recipients for having made their jobs in space easier, more efficient and safer."

The Silver Snoopy Awards, which symbolize the intent and spirit of NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program, are bestowed annually on less than one percent of the space program workforce. As an award, recipients are presented a sterling silver Snoopy lapel pin that was flown on a shuttle mission. Additionally, all awardees are given certificates and letters of commendation, personally signed by an astronaut, citing the astronauts' appreciation of their outstanding performance.

A list of civil servant and support service contractor awardees, as well as the areas in Glenn in which they work, a description of the work for which they are being awarded and their hometowns, follows:

Angel Abbud-Madrid, Colorado School of Mines, for his work as the principal co-investigator of the MIST experiment that flew as part of the Combustion Module -2 on STS-107, Golden, Colo.

Juan H. Agui, Microgravity Fluid Physics Branch, for his work as the Project Scientist for the Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions (InSPACE) experiment that was conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) in the Microgravity Science Glovebox, Strongsville.

Kelly S. Carney, Structural Mechanics and Dynamics Branch, for his efforts on the Agency-wide Ballistic Impact Analysis Team which led to successful predictions of Orbiter wing leading edge damage due to External Tank foam impacts, Belden

Michael P. Doherty, Fluid Flights Projects Branch, for service as the Project Manager for the Physics of Colloids in Space (PCS) series of experiments which was critical to the successful development and operation of the Express PCS experiment on ISS, Cleveland

Daryl A. Edwards, Thermal and Fluid Systems Design and Analysis Branch, for his efforts in providing government oversight of the large contracted engineering development effort for the ISS Fluids Combustion Facility, North Ridgeville

H. J. Fincannon, Power and Propulsion Office, for his efforts as part of the ISS SPACE (Space Power Analysis for Capability Evaluation) Team which developed the SPACE computer program used to verify the ability of the ISS power system to supply sufficient power to meet the mission needs and for his efforts as a member of the Floating Potential Probe Design Team, Avon

Suleyman A. Gokoglu, Microgravity Combustion Science Branch, for his work as the Project Scientist of the Water Mist project, Brecksville

Karen K. Hughes, Systems Engineering Division, for her work as the Configuration Management Specialist for the Combustion Module-2 that flew on STS-107 in the Space Hab Module, Avon Lake

Nathan S. Jacobson, Environmental Durability Branch, for his efforts in providing high temperature chemistry expertise to reinforced carbon-carbon leading edge material issues, Bay Village

Thomas W. Kerslake, Power and Propulsion Office, for his efforts as a member of the team which developed the Glenn SPACE code which assesses the ability of the ISS power system to supply sufficient power to meet vehicle/mission needs, Strongsville

Michael Pereira, Structural Mechanics and Dynamics Branch, for his expertise with ballistic impact testing which led to characterization of the complex mechanisms associated with the External Tank Foam impact on reinforced carbon-carbon orbiter leading edges, Cleveland Heights

Duane M. Revilock, Structural Mechanics and Dynamics Branch, for his expertise and guidance in the development of a unique ballistic test capability to characterize the complex mechanisms associated with the external tank foam impact on reinforced carbon-carbon Orbiter leading edges, Strongsville

Subramanian Sankaran, National Center for Microgravity Research, supporting the Microgravity Science Division, for his work as Project Scientist for the Physics Colloids in Space series, Strongsville

Glenn L. Williams, Instrumentation and Data Systems Branch, for his leadership and technical expertise in the successful design and development of the major avionics packages for the two larges most complex space flight experiments, Combustion Module-1 and Combustion Module-2, ever flown in the Spacelab and SPACEHAB modules, Bay Village

Zeng-guang Yuan, National Center for Microgravity Research, supporting the Microgravity Science Division, for his efforts as the Deputy Project Scientist for Laminar Soot Processes 1 and 2, Middleburg Heights

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