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June 14, 2005

NASA Public Affairs Office
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
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Hinkebein Awarded NASA Public Service Medal

Greg Hinkebein, president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology at NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC), was awarded NASA's prestigious Public Service Medal.

SSC Director Adm. Thomas Q. Donaldson V, USN (Ret.) and NASA's Glenn Research Center (Ohio) Director Dr. Julian M. Earls presented the medal to Hinkebein during a ceremony held at SSC on Thursday, June 9, 2005.

The NASA Public Service Medal recognizes exceptional contributions to NASA's mission, and is given to an individual who is not a government employee. Hinkebein was given the award for his support of the competition for the location of NASA's Shared Services Center, which will consolidate financial and resource functions into one location.

Hinkebein resides in Pass Christian and Madison, Miss., and is a native of Jackson, Miss. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Mississippi College School of Law.

SSC is America's largest rocket engine test complex, and manages NASA's rocket propulsion testing. Besides rocket engine testing, SSC's Applied Sciences Directorate uses remote sensing technology to assist in solving problems related to erosion, agriculture and other practical problems. The center is located in Hancock County near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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