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Dr. Weisskopf Honored With George W. Goddard Award
Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Photo release: 06-058

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Dr. Martin Weisskopf of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has received the George W. Goddard Award for scientific contributions to NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Weisskopf is the project scientist for Chandra, the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope. Presented annually by the International Society for Optical Engineering, the award recognizes the invention and development of new techniques, instruments or systems that substantially advance aerospace, atmospheric science or astronomy applications. As the observatory’s project scientist, Weisskopf has dedicated nearly three decades of his career to the Chandra program. The Chandra X-ray Observatory Program is managed by the Marshall Center. (NASA/MSFC/Doug Stoffer)

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