For Release: Sept. 23, 1996
RELEASE NO. 96-159
FREEMAN NAMED DIRECTOR OF NEW OFFICE AT NASA LANGLEY
Delma C. Freeman Jr. has been named director of the new
Aerospace Transportation Technology Office at NASA Langley Research
Center in Hampton, Va.
The larger and more comprehensive office replaces the
Hypersonics Vehicle Office, and encompasses hypersonics and related
areas, including the X-33, X-34, Hyper-X, and future space
transportation activities. Freeman, a Poquoson native, had served
as chief of the Space Systems and Concepts Division prior to his
He has worked at NASA Langley since 1960, when he started as an
instrument calibrator in the Instrument Research Division. Since
then, he has worked in the Center's Full-Scale Tunnel, the Space
Systems Division, and on temporary assignment to NASA Headquarters
in Washington, D.C., where he was head of the Space Transportation
Freeman returned to Langley in 1983 and was named assistant head
of the Aerothermodynamics Branch of the Space Systems Division. In
1986, he became head of the Vehicle Analysis Branch. In 1991,
Freeman was named assistant chief of the Space Systems
Freeman was named leader of the space transportation thrust in
the Space and Atmospheric Sciences Program Group in 1994. He
graduated from the University of Virginia in 1964 with a bachelor's
degree in aerospace engineering.
Freeman is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA). In 1989, he received the NASA Exceptional
Service Award for directing Langley's efforts supporting the
National Space Transportation Program. In 1992-93, he was chairman
of the AIAA Hampton Roads Section.
Freeman and his wife, Diana, live in Poquoson.
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