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June 14, 2005

NASA Public Affairs Office
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Mulkey Receives NASA Peer Recognition Award

Christopher A. Mulkey, mechanical experimental equipment aerospace technologist for the Propulsion Test Directorate at NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC), has received NASA's prestigious Peer Recognition Award for Professional Achievement.

SSC Director Adm. Thomas Q. Donaldson V, USN (Ret.) and NASA's Glenn Research Center (Ohio) Director Dr. Julian M. Earls presented the award to Mulkey during a ceremony held at SSC on Thursday, June 9, 2005.

The Peer Recognition Award for Professional Achievement recognizes employees whose careers and accomplishments demonstrate the highest qualities of achievement and professionalism in the employee's chosen field. The nomination and selection process is made by fellow employees. Mulkey was given the award for aggressively supporting the buildup, activation and testing of the Space Shuttle's External Fuel Tank insulation at SSC's E-2 Test facility.

Mulkey, a resident of Slidell, La., and a native of Mobile, Ala., is a graduate of the University of South Alabama.

SSC is America's largest rocket engine test complex, and manages NASA's rocket propulsion testing. Besides rocket engine testing, SSC's Applied Sciences Directorate uses remote sensing technology to assist in solving problems related to erosion, agriculture and other practical problems. The center is located in Hancock County near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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