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November 15, 2001

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Release: J01-111

Mission Control Veteran Randy Stone Named Johnson Space Center Deputy Director

Randy Stone, a 34-year veteran of Mission Control and the Johnson Space Center, has been named Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center by JSC Acting Director Roy Estess.

A native Texan and a University of Texas alumnus, Stone began his career with NASA in 1967 developing landing and recovery equipment for the manned lunar landings of the Apollo Program. He most recently has served as JSC's Acting Associate Director of Management. In between, Stone has held positions in Mission Control as a flight controller, flight director and chief flight director. In senior management, his positions have included director of mission operations before being named to the acting associate center director post in July.

"Randy is one of the foremost experts in the world on human space flight and he has played key roles for over three decades in the success of space exploration and the Johnson Space Center," Estess said. "His adept leadership already has been proven and he is a natural for this position."

Stone's work at JSC has included contributions to the Apollo Program, Skylab Program, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Space Shuttle Program and International Space Station Program. Stone is a native of Brownsville, TX, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1967.

As JSC Deputy Director, Stone shares the responsibilities of the center director and serves as acting director when necessary. The deputy director plans, organizes and controls activities required to meet all JSC goals and objectives.


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