The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) held its Annual Honor Awards ceremonies at the Morris Auditorium in July honoring over 200 employees and contractors. Two ceremonies were held – one recognizing those who made significant achievements to NASA’s mission at an agency level and one recognizing those who made outstanding mission contributions to the Center.
Bryan O’Connor, NASA Chief of Safety and Mission Assurance and a former astronaut, was the keynote speaker. Dale Thomas, Marshall Manager of the Constellation Program, and Marshall Associate Director Robin Henderson conducted the welcome and presentation of awards.
TBE employees Gary Rowe and Howard Stetson received NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal, and Tim Allen was awarded Marshall’s Certificate of Appreciation Honor Award.
NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal is awarded to any individual who was not a government employee during the period in which the service was performed. This award is given for exceptional contributions to NASA’s mission.
Marshall’s Certificate of Appreciation Honor Award is presented to individuals whose job performance and/or special accomplishments merit recognition where other avenues of recognition are not sufficient.
Group Achievement Awards were also presented. TBE employees and the team they worked on that received the recognition were:
Aft Compartment Integrated Layout Team –
Barbara Onken and Bill Monk; J-2X Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Critical Items List Review Team – Robert Fought; Ares V Main Propulsion System (MPS) and Cryogenic Fluid Management (CFM) Team –
Jeremy Corpening; Common Bulkhead Proof Text Fixture – Lynn Albritton and Darel Medley; Ares Flight Dynamics Design and Analysis Team – Robert Palik, Bernard Beard, Jennifer Bail, Carron Battle, Leslie Hurst, Kelly Parker, Shannon Powell, Russell Sexton, and Daniel Uckotter; SERVIR Team – Mark Whorton, Paul Galloway, Tim Allen, Reggie Spivey, Hans Hoelzer, Darlene Hall, and Mark Shelton.