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Portrait of Bernard Lubarsky National Aeronautics and Space Administration
John H. Glenn Research Center
Lewis Field
Cleveland, Ohio 44135

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Dr. Bernard Lubarsky

Bernard Lubarsky, Deputy Director, joined the staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Lewis Research Center in August 1947.

Dr. Lubarsky has managed programs in the fields of aeronautics propulsion, space propulsion and power, space communication, nuclear systems and terrestrial propulsion and power conversion. In 1961, he received the Arthur S. Flemming Award designating him as one of ten outstanding young men in the Federal service. In 1969 he received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. In 1975 he received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, he received his bachelor and master of science degrees in mechanical engineering in 1946 and 1947, respectively. In 1957 he received a master of science degree in mathematics from Case Institute of Technology. In 1961 Case awarded him a Ph.D. in mathematics.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Lubarsky presently resides in Berea, Ohio with his wife, Susan. They have two sons, Rusty and Martin.


  1. Dr. Lubarsky served as Acting Center Director from August 1977 to October 1978.
  2. Dr. Lubarsky served as Deputy Center Director from August 1974 to January 1979.
  3. Dr. Lubarsky passed away in July 2006.
  4. The NASA Lewis Research Center was renamed the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field on March 1, 1999.