Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center

Aug. 8, 2002
RELEASE : 72b-02
Kenneth Fore Honored For Role In Space Program
Kenneth Fore, a native of Atmore, Ala., was among 52 Kennedy Space Center (KSC) employees who were recently honored for their exemplary work at the nation's spaceport.

At KSC, Fore is employed by NASA as a senior lead engineer. He is responsible for providing engineering direction for the test, checkout, repair and modification of the Space Shuttle launch accessories systems. These systems include the Space Shuttle orbiter access arm, external tank (ET) gaseous oxygen vent arm, and the tail service masts umbilical systems.

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.

Fore graduated in 1963 from Escambia County High School, Atmore, Ala. After high school, he went on to receive a bachelor degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama in 1968. Upon graduation, he joined KSC in June 1968.

Fore and his wife, Lori, currently live in Titusville, Fla. They have two adult children, Julie Barwick, 32, and Michael Fore, 29.

Kennedy Space Center is the launch site and preferred landing site for NASA's Space Shuttles. STS-111 was the fourteenth Space Shuttle flight dedicated to the International Space Station.


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