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July 14, 1998

Eileen M. Hawley
Johnson Space Center

Release: J98-28

Local Citizens to Receive NASA Public Service Medal

Six local residents will be recognized for their outstanding support of the Johnson Space Center in an awards ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Center.

The NASA Public Service Medal will be presented to: Constable Bill Bailey, Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 8, for his commitment and invaluable assistance in providing security support to Shuttle crew members and their families and escorting vehicles and other hardware during special events; Roy L. Fox, Jr., Aerospace Recovery Services, for his outstanding leadership and innovation in the development, flight test and operations of parachute systems in NASA’s robotic and human space flight programs; Donald E. Gardner, Ph.D., Inhalation Toxicology Associates, for his leadership and vision in guiding NASA toward safer living environments to advance human exploration of space; Annette Marie Mules and Thomas Geoffrey Mules, International Space School Foundation, for their contribution to international collaborations by conceiving, planning and organizing the innovative International Space School Foundation; and Gloria A. Salinas, Lockheed Martin Space Mission Systems & Services, for her outstanding contributions to the success of the NASA-Mir Program. The award, which recognizes exceptional contributions of private citizens in support of NASA missions, will be presented by NASA Deputy Administrator General John R. Dailey, USMC (Ret.) and Johnson Space Center Director George W. S. Abbey.

"I am truly delighted to be able to present this award to such outstanding members of our community," Abbey said. "Their support and efforts have contributed greatly to the success of many our programs." The awards ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. CDT in the Teague Auditorium.


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