Eight workforce members at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland were recognized with NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy award for outstanding performance and professional dedication to human spaceflight safety or mission success. Glenn’s Deputy Director Janet Kavandi joined astronaut Andrew Morgan in presenting the awards during a ceremony at the center.
NASA’s Astronaut Office awards the Silver Snoopy pin annually to no more than one percent of NASA’s eligible workforce members.
Glenn’s 2015 Silver Snoopy recipients:
Scott A. Bleisath, Bay Village, works in Glenn’s Human Space Flight Systems Branch and is a former employee of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He was recognized for dedication to astronaut safety through development of new spacesuit technologies and development of power, avionics and software for the Advanced Extravehicular Mobility Unit.
James J. Bontempo, Mentor, an employee of ZIN Technologies, works in the International Space Station (ISS) and Human Health Office. He was recognized for delivering high-quality service while troubleshooting electrical board designs to ensure timely completion of the electrical system supporting the Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) experiment.
Scott E. Darpel, Twinsburg, works in the Program and Project Assurance Division. He was recognized for dedication and technical excellence in safety and mission assurance leadership to ensure risk reduction of Glenn flight hardware and software for space station research and human research projects.
Amber S. Krauss, Rocky River, an employee of ZIN Technologies, works in the Space Operations Project Office. She was recognized for serving as lead mission planner for the ISS Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) and Light Microscopy Module, along with supporting the ISS mission operations at Glenn for the FIR and Combustion Integrated Rack.
Christopher R. Rogers, Wadsworth, an employee of ZIN Technologies, works in the ISS and Human Health Office. He was recognized for leading the ZIN Technologies ISS Mission Integration and Planning Team supporting overall payload integration and project interactions with the ISS Program Office, particularly the final human factor inspections to ensure crew safety.
Jennifer L. Storck, Beachwood, an employee of ZIN Technologies, works in the Space Operations Project Office. She was recognized for outstanding service as systems, integration and operations lead engineer on the OASIS Project. She discovered a power line location issue that prevented hardware rework, coordinated with the principal investigator’s team to define the science test matrix and trained a Russian cosmonaut.
Frederick J. Wolff, Bay Village, works in the Power Management and Distribution Branch. He was recognized for technical prowess, leadership and commitment to excellence that has made a significant impact on the design, development, test and verification of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle electrical power system.
Edmond Wong, Gates Mills, works in the Intelligent Control and Autonomy Branch. He was recognized for contributions to the Space Launch System Program as the Sensor Data Qualification and Consolidation Team lead and lead developer of computer algorithms that validate flight-critical sensors for safe operation of core stage and booster stage subsystems.
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