Employees Receive Silver Snoopys
By JIM ROBERTS
Researcher News editor
Astronaut Patrick G. Forrester visited Langley Research Center on May
2 and presented Silver Snoopy Awards to three employees: William M. Cirillo,
Martha S. Clowdsley and Lynn Ray Seals.
Silver Snoopys are NASA Space Flight Awareness Awards that recognize outstanding
performance contributing to flight safety and mission success. Fewer than
1 percent of the space program workforce receives the award annually.
Each award-winner received a Silver Snoopy lapel pin that has flown on
a shuttle mission, plus a certificate of appreciation and commendation
letter, both signed by Forrester.
an employee in Langleys Spacecraft and Sensors Branch, was recognized
for his contributions to the development of human space flight programs.
His commendation reads: Most recently, you served as the study
lead for the pre-Phase A design of the Crew and Cargo Carriers required
for resupply of the International Space Station utilizing the proposed
VentureStar Reusable Launch Vehicle. Additionally, you played key roles
in several Space Station redesign efforts, leading studies which provided
solutions to station risk mitigation activities. Youve made several
other contributions throughout your career emphasizing the importance
of crew safety and risk identification in support of the International
Space Station and human exploration mission studies, and these contributions
are greatly appreciated.
an employee in Langleys Analytical and Computational Methods Branch,
was recognized for her role in the development of new computational
procedures for space shielding calculations. Her commendation reads:
Your outstanding advancements in methodology development will
significantly impact astronaut safety and provide required knowledge
for optimal and cost effective selection of radiation shield materials
for reaching the Agencys human space flight goals.
- Seals, an
employee in Langleys Systems Integration and Testing Branch, was
recognized for mechanical assembly and integration of the MISSE Passive
Experiment Containers, experiment trays, handrail clamps and pointer
assemblies flown on STS-105. His commendation reads: You provided
additional MISSE support prior to the launch at Kennedy Space Center
and completed final assembly of the Weightless Environmental Test Facility
hardware used by the STS-105 crew for training at the Johnson Space
the awards, Forrester gave a presentation in the H.J.E. Reid Conference
Center entitled, A Tribute to Space Shuttle Columbia.
Forrester, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, served as a mission
specialist on STS-105 and is assigned to the crew of STS-117, originally
scheduled to launch later this year. During STS-105 in 2001, he performed
the spacewalk to attach the Materials International Space Station Experiment
(MISSE) to the exterior of the International Space Station.
Center employees (left to right) William M. Cirillo, Martha S. Clowdsley
and Lynn Ray Seals received Silver Snoopy Awards on May 2.
by Jeff Caplan