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Press Release 93-80

Story Opportunities at NASA Lewis Research for Wednesday December 1, 1993

Silver Snoopy Award Presentations

The SILVER SNOOPY AWARD will be presented to six Lewis employees by Cleveland astronaut Carl Walz. Walz will make the presentations to the employees at their work sites.

The "Silver Snoopy" is presented to individuals who have performed an outstanding effort contributing to the success of manned space flight missions. The coveted Snoopy Award is a silver pin in the form of Snoopy garbed in space helmet and space suit, a certificate and a letter of commendation personally signed by an astronaut citing the appreciation of the astronauts for the outstanding performance of the individual.

First presentation begins at 9 a.m.

Contract Signing Ceremony

Largest NASA 8(a) contract award signing ceremony to take place at 10 a.m. in room 185 of the Research Analysis Center. On hand for the ceremony will be congressional representatives, Lawrence Ross, director, Lewis Research and representatives from NYMA, Aerospace Design & Fabrication Co. and Zel Talley from TAL-CUT, a local small disadvantaged business that share in the $180-million contract.

Native American Observance Program

The Lewis Research Center Native American Advisory Council is sponsoring a program celebrating Native American Observance Month. The program will include a keynote address by Robert "Medicine Grizzly Bear" Lake, a cultural dance/percussion performance and a Bison/Beef taste sampling.

Lake is an associate professor at Eastern Montana College in Billings, Mont. and a member of the Seneca-Cherokee Tribe where he achieved the distinct title of "Medicine Man" in his tribe. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium.

STS-51 Shuttle Mission Presentation

STS-51 shuttle astronauts Daniel Bursch, James H. Newman and Carl Walz will be on hand to share their thoughts, experiences and events of their recent mission with the Lewis staff. The Lewis Research Center manages the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was deployed successfully from the shuttle. ACTS experiments are due to begin in December after the initial satellite check-out period.

Presentation begins at 3:00 p.m. in the DEB Auditorium.

If you plan to attend any of the above events, please call one of the following individuals:

Linda Ellis - 2l6/433-2900
Lori Rachul - 216/433-8806
Mary Ann Peto - 216/433-2902

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