TELEDYNE BROWN EMPLOYEES RECEIVE NASA SILVER SNOOPY AWARDS
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (January 8, 2008) — Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE) announced today that four employees recently received the NASA Silver Snoopy, a prestigious award presented by NASA astronauts for outstanding work in the human spaceflight program.
Ed Massey, Gerry Lanz, Kirk Teitge, and Paige Hanks each were presented with a Silver Snoopy pin that had flown on Space Shuttle mission STS-114, a certificate of appreciation and a commendation letter by Astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams during a ceremony at Teledyne Brown headquarters. No more than one percent of the space program’s workforce earns a Silver Snoopy annually due to the award’s high qualifications.
“I would like to congratulate our employees from their outstanding work in support of our nation’s space program,” said Rex D. Geveden, president, Teledyne Brown. “Only the best of the best receive a Silver Snoopy. It is an extreme honor for them to be recognized by the astronauts who benefit from the work they do and a reflection on the quality of work our employees perform.”
Massey was honored for his role of Hardware Projects Program Manager for the Cargo Mission Contract. He and his team developed many hardware systems supporting the Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) flights and on-orbit operations. In particular, he was recognized for developing the Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) which allows NASA to use a robot to remove and replace critical ORUs on the International Space Station (ISS) without an astronaut making a spacewalk.
Lanz made a significant contribution to the design of several key pieces of ground support equipment for the ISS at Kennedy Space Center. These included the System/Payload Rack Rotation Stand, Rack Handling Adapter, Module Lifting Sling and Thermal Control System Servicing Carts.
As the Shuttle Operations Coordinator (SOC) Sub-team Lead and SOC Flight Lead for the Shuttle Return-to-Flight,Teitge was commended for his role as interface between the SOC and the Johnson Space Center Assembly and Checkout Officer. Both Teitge and his team were applauded for delivering flight crew procedures for Flight 13A.1 two weeks ahead of schedule.
Hanks’ development of the systems engineering tool, X-Tie earned her a Silver Snoopy. The tool was used to track, validate and certify the Oxygen Generation System launch to the ISS. It establishes program and project databases that provide traceability, tracking and closure requirements.
A total of 47 Teledyne Brown employees have been the recipient of the Silver Snoopy Award in the last 10 years.
About Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., is a full-service technology solutions company with core capabilities in technology development, systems engineering, design, prototype development, testing, manufacturing, logistics, and operations and maintenance. These capabilities are applied across a wide range of programs in aerospace, defense, information technology, and environmental engineering. More information about Teledyne Brown Engineering may be found at www.tbe.com.
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