Named After Wayne Richie
Delma C. Freeman (left), Acting Director of Langley Research Center, presents
a plaque to Wayne Richie, an employee in the Langleys Space Science
Support Office, recognizing him for having an asteroid named after him.
The plaque includes the following text from from an International Astronomical
Union citation: Discovered 1998 Sept. 17 by the Lowell Observatory
Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station. R. Wayne Richie
(b. 1942) is a NASA engineer who has worked with both human and robotic
space exploration. As Discovery program acquisition manager, he helped
shape the technical, cost and risk assessment procedures in the selection
process for the Discovery planetary exploration program. Employees
in the Space Science Support Office gathered on May 21 to honor Richie.
I was very touched and honored, said Richie, who has garnered
many awards in his 38 years with NASA. This would be near the top,
if not at the top.
by Jeff Caplan
On N.C. State Design Review Panel
Research Center employees Mark Motter and Dan Vicroy served
on a review panel for senior aircraft design projects at North Carolina
State University on May 2.
N.C. State requires aerospace engineering students to design, fabricate
and flight-test a model built to challenging requirements that are developed
by the faculty at the start of each
academic year. This year, requirements included a dash speed of 175 knots,
a landing speed of 40 knots, and an 8 degree glide slope capability.
On May 2, students presented their designs to an audience of 100 fellow
students, faculty and family members and answered technical questions
from the review panel. Following the presentations, the models were demonstrated
in flight at Perkins Field, about 35 miles from the campus.
Motter and Vicroy both work in Langleys Airborne Systems Competency.
Personnel Who Have Contributed
To The Space Shuttle Columbia Investigation
The names of some 200 Langley Research Center employees who have provided
support to the Space Shuttle Columbia investigation were listed in the
May 9 edition of the Researcher News.
In addition to those names, the following personnel and organizations
also have contributed to the investigation:
Aerothermodynamics & Acoustics Competency: Gregory Buck, William
Kleb and William A. Wood.
- Airborne Systems
Competency: John Gleason.
- Systems Engineering
Competency: Bob Berry, Tom Burns, Bob Fox, Jeff Knutson and Bruce
- Office of Procurement:
Afrikka Brooks, Nichole Carnicky, Susan McClain, Lionel Nadeau and Terri
- Office of Security
and Environmental Management: Larry Allen, Chuck Cramer and John