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John F. Kennedy Space Center Americas gateway to the universe Spaceport News June 25, 2010 Vol. 50, No. 13 Inside this issue . Honor Awards Heritage: Russians at home at Kennedy Page 7 Page 6 Page 3 BEST BBQ Summer interns ready for innovative NASA projects G ather nearly 80 university and high school students and faculty from around the country, match them with mentors in every Kennedy Space Center directorate, mix in some cutting-edge projects, and the result is a summer intern program coordinated by the centers Education Programs and University Research Division. Robert Mueller is the chief of year as a mentor, he is motivated by By Linda Herridge Spaceport News the sharing of ideas and the students high energy level. He supports a science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, curriculum. learning how to develop space technology and the summer faculty help NASA stay on the leading edge of technology, Mueller said. The NASA culture of technical excel lence and attention to details can be carried into many walks of life. Mueller is mentoring Dr. Peter Schmidt, who is an assistant profes sor in the Engineering Technology Department at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Schmidt is a faculty participant in the Explo ration Systems Mission Directorate. He will work on a program that is designed to engage students with senior design projects of interest to NASA. Ill be working on the design of lunar dust tolerant cryogenic quick disconnect systems, which will allow me to utilize some of my industrial experience designing engineering seals, Schmidt said. I am moti vated to participate by the attraction I think that this NASA project will have for my students. Mueller also is mentoring an Oregon State University student and a faculty member from the Colorado School of Mines. Rising senior Alycia Edwards, from Stone Mountain High School in Atlanta, will investigate the criteria and goals for Project M, which is a mission to put a humanoid robot on the moon in 1,000 days. She is an Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE, program intern, working in NASAs Launch Services Program, or LSP. Edwards said the goal is to get the robot to perform a landing, avoid hazardous obstacles and perform dif ferent tasks, mainly focusing on engineering tasks, such as Family Education Nights Kennedy Space Center is participating in NASAs Summer of Innovation initiative by hosting free NASA Family Educa tion Nights, featuring exciting gee-whiz activities, including a hovercraft and vortex cannon. Attendees will have the opportu nity to explore the Astronaut Hall of Fame museum, meet an astronaut, and learn how space shuttles launch and astronauts live in space. Tickets are available for July 24 and Aug. 28. The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, contact Beverly Davis at 867-3399 or Systems Engineering Paper Winners Students from the Massachusetts In stitute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., are the first place winners of NASAs Systems Engineering Paper Competi tion. The winning paper, Cathode/Anode Satellite Thruster for Orbital Repositioning earned the team a $3,500 scholarship and an invitation to view a future launch at Ken nedy Space Center. Virtual Space Shuttle Launches A new computer simulation program called Kennedy Launch Academy Simula tion System, or KLASS, will allow students to take on the roles of NASA engineers and launch a space shuttle from their own classrooms. In addition to the launch simu lation software, KLASS is offering 40 hours of lesson plans and interactive resources for sixththrough ninth-grade teachers. These materials can be used for one-day lessons or one-year curriculums. Education Happenings Group gets creative Page 2 Ethan Philpot, a University of Florida student, was one of the previous university and high school students and faculty working at Kennedy Space Center as part of the Education Programs and University Research Divisions summer intern program. About 80 are in this years group. Photo courtesy of Jim Wood/NASA See INTERNS Page 2


Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS June 25, 2010 Groups 3D designs bring simulations to life S imulations arent just for astronauts. At Kennedy Space Center, procedures rang ing from covering a satellite with a fairing to developing the route for a multi-vehicle support convoy moving a piece of real equipment virtual world sessions also show how unexpected events can be dealt with effectively and in some cases prevented. Tracey Kickbuschs 10-person team of civil servants and Boeing workers, known as the Design Visualization Group, or DVG, is applying the lessons of the past to determine the best way to handle spacecraft of the future. Our goal is to support the customers ability to achieve a successful operation the first time through, Kickbusch said. The simulations allow the group to work through the considerable challenges involved with processing future rockets and spacecraft in facilities built before some of the designers were born. The heart of this simulation process is software called DELMIA, made by Dassault Systemes. The program takes a model of a building or spacecraft or both and lets the user move equipment around to test designs and methods. They can help answer questions ranging from where to place a swing arm on a launch tower to how member support team members can be inside a spacecraft at the same time helping astronauts strap in for launch. About 20 Kennedy facilities have been designed using these virtual models, as well as ground support equipment, including crawler-transporters and fixtures for rotating and assembling parts. Many times when a new program or operation is planned, the group is called on to determine precisely how things would be assembled using the available facilities and resources. DVG also has been asked to consider unlikely scenarios so NASA can be prepared for improbable occurrences. For example, a large Hyster forklift and lifting fixture used to remove or install three 7,000-pound main engines from the space shuttle in an orbiter processing facility is controlled by a person sitting atop the fixture. The group not only simulated the new forklift fixture design and installation procedure for feasibility and cost effectiveness, but also simulated specific safety procedures. In this case, the group was asked to determine a course of action should the operator of the installation fixture be stricken with a heart attack while behind its controls. Before the advent of 3D simulation, many processes were planned with two-dimensional cutout Spaceport News Staff Kennedys Design Visualization Group simulated the processing of NASAs Mars Science Laboratory in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. maintenance and construction. Another goal of this mission is to inspire the creation of more advanced technologies to enable the continuation of human exploration beyond low Earth orbit, Edwards said. Edwards mentor is Wanda Harding, who is a senior mission manager in the LSP Flight Projects INSPIRE mentor and said one of her motivations is the impact mentors have had on her life. Its a great opportunity to share a little bit of our world with high school students and make an impact on the next generation, Harding said. The interns were welcomed to Kennedy dur ing the Black Employee Strategy Team, or BEST, annual barbeque, June 18, at KARS Park I. During enrichment activities the interns will be treated to presentations on Social Network ing, from Tim Ferris with NASA Human Resources; Tips for Making a Good Life Great, from retired Kennedy Center Director Jim Kennedy; and Making the Most Out of Your Internship, from Antoine Moss of the GRC Co-op. The interns will complete several required tasks, including writing abstracts and papers de scribing their projects, creating posters for view ing and presenting their projects to their mentors and Kennedy workers in August. Lesley Fletcher, the elementary/secondary and information education lead, said the students perspectives for solutions. It is also a good mechanism for transfer ring knowledge from one generation to the next, Fletcher said. From INTERNS Page 1 NASA representations of the facilities and hardware, Kickbusch said. It was a much less precise method and did not take into account possible obstructions that were not in the footprint of the facility. Kickbusch said todays version of M&S software is able to render much more realistic images than even two years ago. Someone commented that one of our posters of a planned vehicle looked more like a window than a picture, Kickbusch said. Before the DELMIA system was implemented, analysis was done based on verbal descriptions and instructions from engineering teams. That presented its own challenges because the people and groups involved sometimes used widely varied terminology, which led to confusion. However, with the lifelike simulations in DELMIA, everyone involved can see and understand what is being proposed and engineering teams are provided videos of the simulation to accompany the final ground operations processing documents. One of the main challenges in designing new systems or processes is having everyone interpreting the data in the same way, Kickbusch said. With design visualization everyone sees the same image or simulation and you can build consensus much easier. She said the subject matter experts all have good ideas on ways to improve the design or process and one of the main challenges is making sure her team documents all of the requested changes that occur during one of the integrated sessions. The ideas are coming fast and we dont want to miss anything, Kickbusch said. The detail in the program can show potential trouble spots long before a spacecraft is built. For example, when the group was working on the Constellation Program, the analysis showed one design would limit access ground crews wearing safety gear had to access a panel on the Orion spacecraft stack. The review was specific enough, and came soon enough, to have the panel design enlarged. The groups extensive library, made up of computer models built from a number of different computer-aided designs from engineers all over Kennedy, can be updated with laser scans of particular pieces of equipment to ensure safety or plan reutilization of an unused item. Being able to repurpose old equipment saves time and money, Kickbusch said. Integrated into current and proposed programs, the Design Visualization Group is showing that 3D simulations can be as valuable for the ground operations team as blueprints are for an architect.


SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 June 25, 2010 NASA chief technologist shares new R&T direction N ASA Chief Technolo gist Bobby Braun said the agency needs to make its research and technology vis ible again as he discussed the new direction in research and technology initiatives last month, during a spe cial town hall meeting from NASA Headquarters. Kennedy Space Centers Acting Chief Technologist Johnny Nguyen said the center already was ahead of the curve by creating a chief technology position. Kennedy recognizes the em phasis on technology and is making high-level strategic decisions to make sure we are postured correctly for it, Nguyen said. Since the presidents budget was announced, weve learned that the centers chief of technology will be instru of the Chief Technologist) by being part of the Chief Technologist Council and helping guide what technologies to pursue. Braun briefed NASA and contractor employees about the structure of the OCT, future innova tive technologies and provided an update about agencywide technol ogy policy and programs. Nguyen said Kennedy has established a research and technol ogy board whose members are from directorates that do technology development. In these forums, we discuss the latest issues, announce and approve proposals, and in general, steer the direction of what Kennedy technologies to pursue, Nguyen said. For example, Nguyen said the center got a great head start on esti the OCTs Space Technology Pro gram Resource Guide and submitted NASAs integrated technol ogy programs will enable new ap proaches to NASAs current mission set and allow the agency to pursue entirely new missions of exploration and discovery, Braun said. He noted that the presidents Fiscal Year 2011 budget calls for an increase in funding of about science and aeronautics. Established in February 2010, the OCT has several goals and responsibilities. It will serve as the principal NASA advisor and advocate on matters concerning agencywide technology policy coordinate technology investments across the agency, including the mission-focused investments made by NASAs mission directorates, and perform strategic technology integration. Beginning in FY 2011, Braun said the activities associated with the Innovative Partnerships Pro gram, or IPP, and direct manage ment of the new Space Technology Programs, will be integrated into the OCT. Kennedys IPP Lead Dave Makufka said that integrating and enhancing the current functions of IPP into OCT will provide a single agency entry point for technology transfer, commercialization and technology partnerships. The Small Business Innova tion Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, programs are currently part of the IPP and will continue to be important elements within Space Technology, Makufka said. Braun said that technology investments of the type proposed in the FY 2011 budget are required to put future missions, such as those to Mars, within the nations reach. Investment in technology is important to NASAs science missions, aeronautics missions and future human exploration endeav ors, Braun said. More online of the Chief Technologist and to view the presentation, visit www. By Linda Herridge Spaceport News BEST BBQ celebrates decade of diversity, unity Volunteers serve up barbecued rib and chicken dinners at the Black Employee Strategy Team, or BEST, 10th annual barbeque, June 18, at KARS Park I. The afternoon event was attended by Kennedy workers and their families, and welcomed summer interns to the center. By Linda Herridge Spaceport News NASA/Amanda Diller K ennedy Space Cen ters Black Employ ee Strategy Team, or BEST, annual barbeque, on June 18 at KARS Park I, marked two important occa sions. The group celebrated the 10th anniversary of the popular event and welcomed this years summer interns to the center. Kennedy Director Bob Cabana said its really important to get together and socialize. It builds relationships and teams, Cabana said. We work really hard at Kennedy, so this is a great opportunity to do that. Brittani Sims, a project engineer in the shuttle engi neering integration division, served as this years chair woman. Its a little ironic, because just three years ago I was an intern and attended the BEST barbeque. Sims said the event featured enhanced entertainment, a Wii tournament, comedy show and two dessert contests to mark the anniversary. This is a family event. Its a time for laughter and relaxation, Sims said. Local comedian ROD Z entertained the group under the pavilion and kept the crowd laughing. Dessert contest winners in the team category were: tions, for its praline cheese cake squares; second place, Information Technology, for its apple pie; and third place went to REDE-Critique, for its lemon cheesecake squares. In the individual catego Fisher for his dark chocolate cake; second place went to Carlos Daniels, for his apple berry crunch cake; and third place went to Truemilla Johnson, for her carrot cake. A display of work ers classic cars featured a 1942 Roadster, 1969 Chevy Impala, 1967 Camaro, 1962 Chevy Nova SS and a 1987 Ford Mustang GT. During a tug of war contest between Kennedy employees and interns, the employees won. To see everyone com ing out, workers with their families, and the interns getting a chance to talk to senior management, its a great feeling, Sims said. The goal was to welcome our interns and I think we accomplished just that.


Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS June 25, 2010 Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS June 25, 2010 Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center Spaceport News wants your photos, ideas Send photos of yourself and/or your co-workers in action for possible publication. Photos should include a short caption describing whats going on, with names and job titles, from left to right. Also, if you have a good story idea chime in. Send your story ideas or photos to: Technicians in Kennedys Space Station Processing Facility move the Express Logistics Carrier-4, or ELC-4, from the cargo element workstand to the carrier rotation stand for further processing June 14. The carrier will support external payloads and experiments mounted to the trusses of the International Space Station after it is delivered aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission. Workers in Kennedys Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility loosen bolts to remove a solid rocket booster segments aft handling ring before it is hoisted again and lowered onto a transportation and storage pallet June 9. The segments will be used for space shuttle Atlantis on what currently is planned as the launch on need, or potential rescue mission for the final scheduled shuttle flight, Endeavours STS-134 mission. The Class of 2009 Astronaut Candidates, also called ASCANs, tour Kennedys Launch Control Center on June 9. Along the wall of the centers lobby are all the space shuttle mission patches. The new astronaut candidates for NASA are Serena M. Aunon, Jeanette J. Epps, Air Force Maj. Jack D. Fischer, Air Force Lt. Col. Michael S. Hopkins, Kjell N. Lindgren, Kathleen Kate Rubins, Navy Cmdr. Scott D. Tingle, Army Lt. Col. Mark T. Vande, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Gregory R. Reid Wiseman. The new astronaut candidates for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, are Norishige Kanai, Takuya Onishi and Kimiya Yui. The new astronaut candidates for the Canadian Space Agency, or CSA, are Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques. In Kennedys Vehicle Assembly Building, the external fuel tank, ET-137, for space shuttle Discoverys STS-133 mission is lowered into position between its twin solid rocket boosters on June 15. Discovery will deliver NASAs Permanent Multipurpose Module, or PMM, the Express Logistics Carrier-4, or ELC-4, and critical spare parts to the International Space Station. NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis NASA/Cory Huston NASA/Jack Pfaller NASA/Kim Shiflett


Page 6 SPACEPORT NEWS June 25, 2010 NASA/Kennedy announces 2010 award winners Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Janet Petro was a presenter at this years NASA/KSC Honor Awards ceremony June 15. NASA/Jim Grossmann Future articles Spaceport News will be highlighting honorees who received NASA and Kennedy Space Centers most prestigious awards in future editions. Ares I-X Development Flight Instrumentation Advisory System Team Constellation Launch Control System Delivery Demonstration Team Safety and Mission Assurance Start Up Team Discrete Event Simulation Team Ground Operations Planning Document Team Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate Investigation Team Hydrogen Umbilical Mass Spectrometer Design Team Industrial Engineering Network ISRU RESOLVE Team Kennedy Space Center Protective Services Team KSC Ares I-X DFI Tiger Team KSC Construction Safety Team KSC Corrosion Protective Launch Pad Coatings Team KSC Field Metrology/Alignment Team KSC Ground Operations OV-104 Window 5 Knob Team KSC Michoud Assembly Facility Study Team KSC Smart Materials Development Team ISS Flight 17A Mission Processing Team Japanese Experiment Module Mission Processing Team STS-128 LH SRB Hydraulic CVFA, APU, Hydraulic Pump R/R Team STS-128 Crawler Roll Out and Assessment Team Space Shuttle Main Engine Software Delivery Process Improvement Team Safety and Mission Assurance Database Team Pegasus Interstellar Boundary Explorer Mission Communications and Telemetry Support Pad A Flame Trench Repair Team NASA Group Achievement Awards Kennedy Awards Commendation Joseph Bartyzel Luis Berrios Brian Burns Todd Campbell Christa Casleton Meredith Chandler Regina Clifton Stephen Colubiale Margarita Cunningham Jeffrey Ehrsam Richard English Bob Ferrell Reza Fotros Janet Gobaira Jeremy Graeber Irma Granell Kenneth Hale Julia Hallum Christopher Hill Brian Hinerth Gregory Meeks Dawn Meyer Allen Miller Charles Mister Robert Monson Robert Morrison Christine Okrepkie Lisa Passarelli Ronald Phelps David Rainer Dwight Rogers Jennifer Rosenberger Jared Sass Russell Saylor Keith Schuh Kevin Smith Sallie Studds Liliana Villarreal Susan Waterman Lori Weller Kenneth Whitt Lisa Williams Equal Opportunity Award Roberta Gnan Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition Award Col. Ray Harris Michael Hughes Christopher Nagy Harold David Wiedemuth Strategic Leadership Awards William Deloach David Wilson Directors Award Laura Govan Maynette Smith Distinguished Public Service Medal David Bartine Thomas Clark Jennifer Hall Douglas Perdomo Gerald Sheehan Milivoje Stefanovic Achievement Medal Dawn Ackerman Jerry Barnes Anthony Bartolone Glenn Butts Nicholas Cummings James Davis Priscilla Elfrey Nathan Gelino Eugene Healey Jeffrey Hibshman Ralph Mikulas Elizabeth Renee Minor Stephen Sebesta Krista Shaffer Michael Stirling Andrew Swift Denise Travers Distinguished Service Medal David Alonso Technology Achievement Medal Carlos Calle Bravery Medal Judith Hooper Public Service Medal Tracy Gibson Gary Moffett Engineering Achievement Medal Timothy Adams Christian Bechtold Janiene Pape James Taylor Service Medal Charles Barker Jr. Barbra Calvert Michael Carney Jean Flowers Helen (Cindy) Gooden Anna Henderson Lisa Huddleston Joy Huff Paul Kirkpatrick Thomas Lippitt Barbara Lockley Karen Lucht Armando Maiz Michael McCarty Jorge Rivera Ricardo Rodriguez Brian Smith Stephanie Sowards Jeffrey Spaulding NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal Ricky Blackwelder Lisa Colloredo Steven Czaban Alvaro Diaz Charles Dovale Joe Bryant Keith Jr. Scott Kerr William Killpartrick Peter Nickolenko Jose Perez-Morales Stacie Phillips Billy Stover Mark Wiese J. Terry Willingham Achievement Award Ares I-X Fifth Segment Simulator Team 2009 Presidential Rank Award Meritorious Pepper Phillips Patrick Simpkins Jerald Stubbs NASA Awards A team award given to a group of government employees or a group comprised of government employees and non-government personnel for outstanding accomplishment through the coordination of many individual efforts that have contributed substantially to the NASA mission.


Page 7 SPACEPORT NEWS June 25, 2010 Remembering Our Heritage By Kay Grinter Reference Librarian Russians made Kennedy home 15 years ago A bout 15 years ago on June tonov-124 Russian air cargo plane landed at Kennedys Shuttle piece of hardware to be processed cessing Facility. The Russian dock ing module aboard was destined for launch on space shuttle Atlantis STS-74 mission planned for late October. The shuttle launch schedule, though, was in flux. At Launch Pad 39B, preparations were under way to roll shuttle Discovery back to the Vehicle Assembly Building on June 8 to repair the insulation on its external fuel tank. During Memorial Day weekend, with preparations to launch the STS-70 mission in progress, flicker woodpeckers attempting to nest in the foam covering Discoverys tank damaged the insulation. A total of 195 holes would have to be fixed. Also that day, NASA mission managers decided to set July 13 as the new target launch date for Discovery and the deployment of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G. Atlantis would move ahead of Discovery on the schedule, with launch of STS-71, the first docking with the Russian Mir space station, remaining in June. As the module arrived, Kennedy workers were preparing for the 20th anniversary of the first international rendezvous and docking, which took place on July 17, 1975, during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. This anniversary was special. For the first time, Russian space program personnel were working inside Kennedys restricted perimeter, on hand to support the final assembly and testing of the docking module. During STS-74, the module would be permanently attached to the docking port of Mirs Kristall module to act as a shuttle interface with the station and become an extension to allow greater clearance between the two. George Diller was the payload test team representative for NASA Public Affairs for the docking module, which afforded him the opportunity to interact with the Russian members of the team. Cyrillic signs were posted on all of the doors in the Space Station Processing Facility, he recalled, to help the Russian workers find their way around. About 50 Russian personnel came and went between Russia and Kennedy during the months following the docking modules arrival, with about 35 being on center at any given time. The NASA members of the team tried to make their Russian counterparts feel at home and invited them to a cookout and volleyball game at KARS Park II, intending to introduce their international guests to some typical American culture. They thoroughly enjoyed the food, Diller said, and then trounced us at volleyball. Bowling became one of their favorite leisure activities, and we were invited to join them at the alley almost every weekend. The STS-74 mission launched Nov. 12, only a few weeks later than planned, and illustrated the international flavor of the ShuttleMir effort. Atlantis crew included Chris Hadfield, the fourth Canadian to fly on the shuttle but the first Canadian mission specialist. The hardware in the payload bay included the Canadian-built remote manipulator system arm, the U.S.-built orbiter docking system, the Russian-built docking module and solar array, and a jointly built U.S.-Russian solar array. Awaiting Atlantis aboard Mir were two Russian cosmonauts and a German astronaut, along with Russian and European Space Agency research samples and equipment. On Flight Day 3, the docking module was mated to Atlantis docking system in the payload bay, using the robotic arm. The following day, the second rendezvous and docking with Mir, employing the new docking module, went smoothly. The docking module was used on the six subsequent Shuttle-Mir rendezvous and docking missions, as well. More online For a complete history of the ShuttleMir Program, filled with historic firsts, visit Employees of the Russian aerospace company RSC Energia prepare to conduct final inspections of the Russian-built docking module in the Space Station Processing Facility at Kennedy on June 7, 1995. The module flew as a primary payload on the second space shuttle docking mission to Mir, STS-74. NASA file/1995


Upcoming events . June 25 Off-Site Job Fair, Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral. Must register on For more information, visit VOICE at July 24 The KSC Education Office hosts NASA Family Education and Night, 6 to 10 p.m., Astronaut Hall of Fame. Aug. 28 POC: Beverly Davis, 867-3399, For more, go to the internal Kennedy Events and Schedules Calendar at Page 8SPACEPORT NEWSJune 25, 2010 John F. Kennedy Space CenterManaging editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candrea Thomas Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Ochoa-Gonzales Copy editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca SpragueEditorial support provided by Abacus Technology Corp. Writers Group.NASA at KSC is on the Internet at USGPO: 733-049/600142Spaceport News three weeks Looking up and ahead . Targeted for July 30 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, AEHF 1; 8:05 to 10:05 a.m. EDT To Be Determined Launch/CCAFS: Falcon 9/Dragon C1, NASA COTS Demo 1; TBD Targeted for Sept. 16 Launch/KSC: Discovery, STS-133; 11:57 a.m. EDT Targeted for Oct. 19 Launch/CCAFS: Delta IV Heavy, NROL-32; TBD No earlier than Launch/KSC: Endeavour, STS-134; TBD late-November Targeted for Nov. 17 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, GPS IIF-2; TBD Nov. 22 Launch/VAFB: Taurus, Glory; TBD Targeted for Nov. 11 Launch/CCAFS: Falcon 9/Dragon C2; TBD Targeted for Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, SBIRS GEO-1; TBD Jan. 22, 2011 Aug. 5, 2011 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, Juno; TBD Spirit Day is June 25. Which team will you proudly be displaying? What do you do year round to show your team spirit?WORD STREETON THE The Ohio State Buckeyes. I always leave my Beat Christine White, with NASAThe Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Not only do I have Carla Koch, with NASAThe Purdue Boilermakers. I wear my T-shirt when I Daimon Clarett, with Pratt & Whitney RocketdyneThe Buffalo State Bengals. Ill either wear that or a shirt Charlie Venuto, with United Space Alliance Marie Minicus, with United Space Alliance James Hattaway Jr., Kennedys associate director for Business Operations, and his wife Judy, enjoy a lighter moment during Hattaways retirement ceremony June 18 in the Debus Conference Facility at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Hattaway retired June 3 after more than 39 years of federal service.Retirement ceremony honors Hattaway NASA/Jack Pfaller