Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center

Aug. 8, 2002
RELEASE : 72a-02
Catherine P. DiBiase Honored For Role In Space Program
Catherine P. DiBiase, a native of Daytona Beach, Fla., was among 52 Kennedy Space Center (KSC) employees who were recently honored for their exemplary work at the nation's spaceport.

At KSC, DiBiase is an aerospace nurse employed by the Bionetics Corporation. She is responsible for the medical care of astronaut flight crews while they are at KSC training and preparing for upcoming missions. DiBiase joined KSC in 1994.

The Honoree Award is the highest form of recognition bestowed upon an employee by the NASA Space Flight Awareness Program. The 52 employees selected were part of a contingent of 250 NASA and industry employees from throughout the space agency being honored for their professional dedication and outstanding achievement in support of the human spaceflight program.

The Honorees were given a VIP tour of Kennedy Space Center and attended a special reception. Honoring them were several astronauts and senior NASA and industry officials of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station team. The Honorees also watched the STS-111 launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour from a special viewing site on June 5, 2002.

DiBiase is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and the Aerospace Medical Association's Space Nursing Society.

DiBiase graduated in 1979 from Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, Fla. After high school, she went on to receive a bachelor degree in nursing in 1983.


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