Chris Rink
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RELEASE : 11-039
NASA Space Flight Awareness Program Recognizes Greenwood Man
HAMPTON, Va. -- For outstanding support of human space flight, NASA's Space Flight Awareness program recently recognized Steven Harris from NASA's Langley Research Center.

Originally from Greenwood, S.C., Harris provided engineering management and leadership in the development of the Ares I-X rocket. The flight of the Ares I-X provided NASA with data that will be used to improve the design and safety of the next generation of American spaceflight vehicles that could again take humans beyond low-Earth orbit.

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In recognition of his flight program contributions, Harris traveled to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a tour and to participate in activities in conjunction with the scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station.

NASA's Space Flight Awareness program recognizes outstanding job performance and contributions by civil service and contract employees throughout the year and focuses on excellence in quality and safety in support of human space flight.

The Honoree Award is one of the highest honors presented to employees for their dedication to quality work and flight safety. Recipients must have contributed beyond their normal work requirements toward achieving a particular human space flight program goal; contributed to a major cost savings; been instrumental in developing material that increases reliability, efficiency or performance; assisted in operational improvements; or been a key player in developing a beneficial process improvement.


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