SP-424 The Voyage of Mariner 10

 

Appendix D

Mariner 10 Award Recipients

 

[211] On Friday, August 16, 1974, Dr. William H. Pickering, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, welcomed guests to a special awards ceremony following the successful completion of the nominal mission of Mariner 10 to Mercury via Venus:

"We are honored today in welcoming Dr. James Fletcher, Administrator of NASA, and our distinguished guests to an awards ceremony that offers special recognition to those individuals and teams who have contributed outstandingly to the mission of Manner 10 to Venus and Mercury. The Venus/Mercury 1973 Project has added another notable chapter to the 12-year story of Mariner-a spacecraft that has led the way in exploring the near planets of the Solar System.

"The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology are proud of you awardees. You have demonstrated high professional competence and brought great credit to yourselves and to our institution. Congratulations on a job well done."

In presenting the awards, Dr. James Fletcher emphasized the importance of Mariner 10 in planetary exploration and in demonstrating how an advanced scientific project can be accomplished within cost goals:

"The Mariner 10 Awards Ceremony we are holding today recognizes the splendid achievements of the NASA lndustry-University team in the Mariner Venus/Mercury 1973 mission. Manner 10 will be remembered in history as an engineering triumph which gave mankind unique television pictures and other scientific data from two distant planets. But we know that these accomplishments were the result of human endeavor and today we pay tribute to it as a human triumph by honoring some of the men and women who made Mariner 10 the success that it was.

"As a scientific achievement in interplanetary scientific exploration, Mariner 10 is adding to the laurels of the Manner series of projects a new perspective on the planet Venus, our first close-up study of the planet Mercury, new observations of the interplanetary medium and the stars, and even some new data on the Moon. Although a full understanding of all the Mariner 10 scientific information will take years of study, it is already clear that we will gain valuable new insights on the two innermost planets. In addition to its direct scientific value, a better understanding of these planets will lead to a better understanding of our own Earth, its probable history, and its possible destiny.

"As a technical achievement of space engineering, the Mariner 10 mission broke new ground in interplanetary flight. It was the first flight demonstration of the gravity-assist technique, a promising propulsion aid for future missions. The two-planet flight plan called for a new degree of navigation accuracy, with Manner 10 being directed within seven miles of its aiming point at Venus. The spacecraft passed within 416 miles of Mercury's surface, giving the experimenters excellent close-range planetary data; Mariner 10 is now en route to a second encounter with Mercury in September. The spacecraft successfully flew closer to the Sun than any man-made object ever has before. Finally, the adaptive nature of the mission and spacecraft permitted a number of in-flight modifications and additions to the scientific program.

"Manner 10 was also a triumph of management. The Project Team developed and agreed to a restrictive financial plan at the outset, and proceeded to deliver full performance on time and under cost estimate. This establishes the Mariner Venus/Mercury 1973 Project not only as a distinguished member of the Mariner, and indeed the entire NASA family of projects, but as a model of cost-effectiveness as well.

"Mariner 10 is nominally 'completed' and has met in full all the objectives that were stated in advance. It is now continuing on an extended mission which, hopefully, will give NASA, the scientific community, and the taxpayers the bonus of a second mission to Mercury on the same flight. All of us in NASA take great pride in the achievements of the Manner 10 team-scientific, technical, and managerial- and offer them our enthusiastic congratulations."

 

[212] NASA Distinguished Service Medal

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Walker E. Giberson

 

 

NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

John R. Casani

 

 

NASA Distinguished Public Service Medals

The Boeing Aerospace Company

Edwin G. Czarnecki

California Institute of Technology

Bruce C. Murray

 

 

NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medals

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Herbert S. Bridge

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Victor C. Clarke, Jr.

James A. Dunne

 

University of Chicago

Enrico Fermi Institute

John A. Simpson

 

NASA Exceptional Service Medals

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lida M. Bates
Lyle V. Burden
Elliott Cutting
G. Edward Danielson, Jr.
Esker K. Davis
Richard L. Foster
Daryal T. Gant
Harold J. Gordon
Adrian J. Hooke
William R. Howard (Deceased)
Edward H. Kopf, Jr.
William 1. Purdy, Jr.
Norri Sirri
F. Louis Sola
Anthony J. Spear
Gael F. Squibb
Francis M. Sturms, Jr.
Fred Vescelus
Peter B. Whitehead
James N. Wilson

 

NASA Public Service Awards

The Boeing Aerospace Company

Richard A. Axell
William E. Bramel
Haim Kennet
Bernard M. Lehv
George B. Rickey

Planning Research Corporation

Kunihei Kawasaki

 

[213] NASA Group Achievement Awards

Flight Project Representative Team
(Award accepted by Allen P. Bowman)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Allen P. Bowman
Frank A. Goodwin
Harold J. Gordon
Eugene A. Laumann
Floyd A. Paul
William I. Purdy, Jr.
Michael J. Sander
F. Louis Sola
Anthony J. Spear
Eric E. Suggs, Jr.
Herbert G. Trostle

 

Flight Data Subsystem Development Team
(Award accepted by Alan Messner)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Frank F. Baran
James E. Blue
Gordon A. Crawford
Raymond P. Del Negro
Ralph De Santis
Harvey L. Jeane
Ronald R. Manaker
Carl F. Mazzocco
Alan Messner
Martin N. Orton
Richard Piety
Thomas Shain
John H. Shepherd
L. Richard Springer
James Stahnke
Fred A. Tomey
Ralph E. West
Peter B. Whitehead
Jervis L. Wolfe
Larry W. Wright

Motorola, Inc.

Philip Girard
William Hatcher
David Skoumal
Harry Wagner

 

Ground Data System Integration Team
(Award accepted by Robert G. Polansky)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

James W. Capps
John M. Carnakis
Edward L. Dunbar, Jr.
Richard L. Foster
C. Wayne Harris
Jay A. Holladay
David B. Lame
H. Richard Malm
Robert G. Polansky
Thomas M. Taylor

Philco-Ford Corp.

Nick Fanelli

 

Mission Control and Computing Center
(Award accepted by Michael J. Sander)

The Boeing Aerospace Company

D. M. Sargent

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wailen E. Bennet
Richard L. Foster
Ralph P. Hurt
David B. Lame
Gary D. Metts
Rolf H. Niemeyer
George M. Reed
Michael J. Sander
William H. Stapper
Michael R. Warner

Philco-Ford Corp.

Bruce H. Walton
Eugene G. Herrington
Edward R. Kelly
Allan L. Sacks

Planning Research Corp.

Kunihei Kawasaki

 

Mission Sequence Working Group
(Award accepted by Rodney Zieger)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

G. Edward Danielson, Jr.
Adrian J. Hooke
Kenneth P. Klaasen
Lawrence Koga
Sergio X. Madrigal
Donna L. Shirley
Ronald C. Spriestersbach
Gael F. Squibb
Kennis Stowers
Robert 1. Toombs
William A. Webb
Clayne M. Yeates
Steven J. Zawacki

Philco-Ford Corp.

Roy E. Bates
Patricia M. Kirkish

The Boeing Aerospace Company

Michael R. Cramer
George M. Elliott
Merlyn J. Flakus
[214] Bernard R. Migas
Dudley A. Vines
Rod Zieger

 

Navigation Development and Operations Team
(Award accepted by Jeremy B. Jones)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Marvin H. Bantell, Jr.
Raymond A. Becker
Carl S. Christensen
Leonard Dicken
Vincent L. Evanchuk
Harold J. Gordon
Jeremy B. Jones
Roger E. Koch
C. Jeffrey Leising
Edward L. McKinley
Richard V. Morris
V. John Ondrasik
Gerald E. Pease
Stephen J. Reinbold
Andrey Sergeyevsky
Gary L. Sievers

The Boeing Aerospace Company

Jarrett H. Thomas

 

Roll Axis Anomaly/Solar Sailing Team
(Award accepted by Walter F. Havens)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Teofile A. Almaguer, Jr.
Alan T. Campbell
A. Earl Cherniack
Vincent L. Evanchuk
Patrick J. Hand
Walter F. Havens
John M. Kent
Edward H. Kopf, Jr.
William I. Purdy, Jr.
Jack W. Rhoads
Lawrence L. Schumacher
Robert L. Shrake
Stephen Z. Szirmay
Jaiyun M. Yuh

The Boeing Aerospace Company

John R. Barton
Julius D. Budos
Tord Dannevig
C. Thomas Golden
Jerome H. Hardman
Robert P. Lang
David H. Merchant
Bernard R. Migas
Paul H. Stern

 

Television Subsystem Development Team
(Award accepted by David Norris)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lloyd A. Adams
G. Edward Danielson, Jr.
Harry T. Enmark
Mark Herring
Kenneth C. La Bau
Clayton C. La Baw
Leonard Larks
David Norris
Gerald M. Smith
Daniel L. Smyth
Fred Vescelus
Joachim G. Voeltz

Electro-Optical Systems

William Cunningham
Nicolaas M. Emmer

 

Work Unit Management Team
(Award accepted by Teofile A. Almaguer, Jr.)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jerome E. Abraham
Teofile A. Almaguer, Jr.
Philip M. Barnett
Raymond A. Becker
C. Glen Bullock
Frederick R. Chamberlain
G. Wade Earle
Vincent L. Evanchuk
Arthur O. Franzon
Robert E. Freeland
H. Kent Frewing
Edward G. Gregory
Donald E. Hayes
Donald D. Howard
Herman L. Johnson
L. Earl Jones
Edward E. Kellum
Dan B. Kubly
Donald D. Lord
Floyd A. Paul
James A. Roberts
Charles H. Savage
L. Tom Shaw
Charles A. Smith
Stephen G. Sollock
Alvin B. Sorkin
James H. Stevens
William H. Tyler
Ronald J. Zenone

 

System Contract Procurement Team
(Award accepted by John Heie)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Daryal T. Gant
John Heie
[215] Eugene C. Reiz
Donald E. Weckerle
 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

(Award accepted by William H. Pickering)
Leticia Eckerle
Bruce M. Hayes
John C. Hewitt
Sharon D. Jones
Harold J. Wheelock

 

Mariner 10 Headquarters Staff Support Group
(Award accepted by Stephen E. Dwornik)
 
Maurice E. Binkley
Stephen E. Dwornik
Nicholas W. Panagakos
Robert F. Schmidt
Guenter K. Strobel

 

Spacecraft Flight Operations and Mission Control Teams
(Award accepted by Merlyn J. Flakus)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jerome E. Abraham
Teofile A. Almaguer, Jr.
Rebecca L. Arenas
Ronald S. Banes
Dallas F. Beauchamp
Raymond A. Becker
Albert G. Brejcha
Phillip E. Brisendine
C. Glen Bullock
Ralph De Santis
Larry N. Dumas
James A. Dunne
John E. Earnest, Jr.
Robert E. Edelson
Vincent L. Evanchuk
Robert A. Exler
H. Kent Frewing
Walter F. Havens
Mark Herring
Adrian J. Hooke
Harvey H. Horiuchi
Oscar L. Irvin
William N. Jensen
John M. Kent
Edward H. Kopf, Jr.
Clayton C. La Baw
Paul Lecoq
C. Jeffrey Leising
Donald D. Lord
Dan S. MacGregor
Sergio X. Madrigal
John C. McKinney
Alan Messner
Hiroshi Ohtakay
Richard B. Postal
William I. Purdy, Jr.
Jack W. Rhoads
Eddie Royal
Lawrence L. Schumacher
Robert A. Shepard
Charles A. Smith
Richard L. Smith
Daniel L. Smyth
F. Louis Sola
Anthony Joseph Spear
Ronald C. Spriestersbach
Gael F. Squibb
Garvin T. Starks
Kennis Stowers
Eric E. Suggs, Jr.
David H. Swenson
Fred A. Tomey
William H. Tyler
Peter B. Whitehead
Vincent A. Wirth, Jr.
Regina F. Wong
Clayne M. Yeates
Jaiyun M. Yuh

The Boeing Aerospace Company

Ross E. Barta
John R. Barton
John H. Bruns
Julius D. Budos
Theodore C. Clarke
Richard T. Cowley
Emery J. Durand
Michael D. Ebben
Merlyn J. Flakus
Malcolm D. Gray
Jerome M. Hardman
Lawrence A. Hughes
William F. Just
James Leisenring
Robert K. MacGregor
Boyd D. Madsen
F. Alfred Matzke
Bernard R. Migas
Ken Nakagawa
Harold L. Nordwall
Donald M. Sargent
James F. Schmidling
Larry D. Shirk
Charles H. Terwilliger
Jarrett H. Thomas
James R. Williams
Ronald C. Zentner
Victor S. ZumBrunnen

Philco-Ford Corp.

Conni J. Berry

Electro-Optical Systems

William Cunningham

 

[216] Boeing Aerospace Management Team
(Award accepted by 0. C. Boileau, President, The Boeing Aerospace Company)
 
Data Records Group
(Award accepted by John R. Tupman)

Alpha Services

Edward J. Philips

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Roger W. Burt
Richard L. Foster
Raul D. Rey
Concomly A. Seafeldt
John R. Tupman

Philco-Ford Corp.

Ray Caswell
Dale Christiansen
Earl T. Lobdell
Michael A. Orr
Allan L. Sacks
Donna Stapper

Planning Research Corp.

James P. Dunphy
Kunihei Kawasaki

The Boeing Aerospace Company

Roger A. Vail

V.l.P. Engineering Co.

Harold Hsu

 

Science Instrument Development Team
(Award accepted by David H. Swenson)

Goddard Space Flight Center

Kenneth Behannon

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

David H. Swenson
Clayne M. Yeates

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Samuel C. Clapp

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert Butler

Santa Barbara Research Center

Jack Engel

The Boeing Aerospace Company

John H. Bruns
Theodore C. Clarke
F. Alfred Matzke
Ken Nakagawa

University of Chicago

James E. Lamport

 

Television Science Team
(Award accepted by Bruce C. Murray)

Ames Research Center

Donald E. Gault

California Institute of Technology

James L. Anderson
Bruce C. Murray

Hampshire College

Brian T. O'Leary

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wailen E. Bennett
Virgil B. Combs G.
Edward Danielson, Jr.
Ralph A. Johansen
Kenneth P. Klaasen
David Lame
Jean J. Lorre
Donald J. Lynn
John R. Schoeni
James M. Soha
Robert I. Toombs

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Michael J. S. Belton

Philco-Ford Corp.

David L. Atwood
Michael Morrill
Norma J. Stetzel

Planning Research Corp.

Joanne Currie

The Rand Corporation

Merton E. Davies

University of Arizona

Gerard P. Kuiper (deceased)
Robert Strom

University of London Observatory

John Guest

University of Pittsburgh

Bruce W. Hapke

University of Wisconsin

Robert Krauss
Verner E. Suomi

U.S. Geological Survey

Newell J. Trask

 

[217] Spacecraft System Design Team
(Award accepted by James M. Ellis)

The Boeing Aerospace Company

William E. Bramel
Dwayne E. Broderson
Tord Dannevig
Gordon N. Davison
David R. Douglass
James M. Ellis
Merlyn J. Flakus
C. Thomas Golden
Ivan W. Hudgins
Bernard M. Lehv
Charles W. Luke
George B. Rickey
Edwin E. Spear
Douglas B. Stoddard
Charles H. Terwilliger

 

Temperature Control Design Team
(Award accepted by Raymond A. Becker)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Raymond A. Becker

The Boeing Aerospace Company

Robert K. MacGregor
Harold L. Nordwall

 

Boeing Cognizant Work Unit Engineers
(Award accepted by Paul H. Stern)

The Boeing Aerospace Company

John E. Anderson
Ole A. Bakken
George C. Bentley
Freddie G. Boyd
Steve S. Campbell
Leonard Cancler
Edward B. DeGroot
David A. Dougherty
David R. Douglass
James M. Ellis
Herschel F. Eppenstein
Robert L. Farmer
Donald C. Flint
C. Thomas Golden
James P. Grady
Jack A. Grimmett
John W. Griswold
Jack W. Hakala
Roy E. Juberg
Peter V. Jude
Walter M. Keenan
Earl D. Kuhl
Morton Kushner
James A. Lackey
Robert G. Lane
Bernard M. Lehv
Patnck S. Lettenmaier
Gordon P. Lowe
Donald K. MacWhirter
Earl L. McCabe
Herbert M. McDaniel
D. Paul Meyer
Donald A. Miller
Virgil L. Minter
Warren I. Mitchell
Calvin P. Morgan
Harold L. Nordwall
Morton A. Palmer
John L. Pertesis
Lawrence C. Phelps
Francis B. Robins
Perry H. Scarlatos
Richard S. Seymour
Robert R. Shamp
Larry D. Shirk
Alan T. Simmons
Julius Skolnick
John R. Steding
Paul H. Stern
Paul L. Szyperski
George Trusk
Richard D. White
Patrick F. Wilson


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