Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington     

July 17, 2011
RELEASE : 11-222
NASA Announces Winners Of Space Flight Awareness Award
WASHINGTON -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recognized 143 civil servants and contractors for their outstanding support of human spaceflight. The awardees work at NASA facilities across the country and represent 15 states.

The winners traveled to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to tour the center and participate in activities around the scheduled launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-135 mission to the International Space Station, the final mission of the shuttle program.

The Space Flight Awareness Program Honoree Award is one of the highest honors presented to NASA employees for their dedication to quality work and flight safety. Recipients must have contributed beyond their normal work requirements toward achieving a particular human spaceflight program goal; contributed to a major cost savings; been instrumental in developing material that increases reliability, efficiency or performance; assisted in operational improvements; or been a key player in developing a beneficial process improvement.

To read more about the program, see a list of winners and download pictures as they become available, visit:


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