For release: 07/01/04
Release #: 04-179
NASA flight systems engineer and Findlay, Ohio, native Steven R. Noneman has been honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for contributions to science, aerospace engineering and technical management.Photo: Noneman (NASA/MSFC)
NASA flight systems engineer and Findlay, Ohio, native Steven R. Noneman has been honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for contributions to science, aerospace engineering and technical management.
The son of Findlay residents Don and Mirella Zimmerman, Noneman graduated from Findlay High School in 1973. A flight systems engineer in the Space Transportation Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., he is part of a team researching technology intended to dramatically improve access and travel in space.
Honored by the Alabama-Mississippi section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Noneman received the organization's 2003-2004 Martin Schilling Award. Named for the section's founding president, the award recognizes major contributions to the growth, technical programs or administration of the chapter.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics — the world's largest professional society devoted to the advancement of aviation, space and defense — has more than 1,000 members in Alabama and Mississippi. The Alabama-Mississippi section supports engineering scholarship and education programs and provides members professional development.
"The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics provides a great service to the aerospace profession, and I'm really honored to be recognized by them," Noneman said.
Since joining the Marshall Center in 1974, Noneman has worked on numerous NASA programs, including Spacelab research missions aboard the Space Shuttle in 1983 and 1985, and NASA's Space Launch Initiative, a program evolved into the Orbital Space Plane and Next Generation Launch Technology efforts.
Noneman earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1978 from the University of Cincinnati and his master's in engineering from the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 1984. He and his wife, Candace, are the parents of three children and reside in Madison, Ala.
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