Nasa Space Shuttle
April 12, 2011 by USA Post
Nasa Space Shuttle, A 25-year-Defense Contract Management Agency property manager and veteran of 35 years with the Shuttle Program’s external tank was selected for STS-134 Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award, one of the highest presented to NASA and industry for their dedication to quality work and flight safety.
Gail Bennett officially receives his award April 27. The prize is a trip to Cape Canaveral, Florida; during a tour of Kennedy Space Center and an opportunity to display launch Saturn V at the Banana Creek site, a certificate and a scale model 1/200th shuttle. The shuttle launch is scheduled for April 29.
“It was an honor to receive the Award of NASA Space Flight honored as one of the highest awards from NASA,” said Bennett. “As the shuttle program is coming to an end and having worked in the tank outside the program for more than 35 years, is a dream come true to witness a shuttle launch. I am proud have been part of a prestigious program, “said Bennett.
To qualify, people who have contributed beyond their normal work to achieve a significant impact on the achievement of a particular human space flight program objective, have contributed to major cost savings; been instrumental in developing the change in hardware, software or materials that increase reliability, efficiency or performance, assisting in operational improvements, or been a key player in developing a beneficial process improvement.
“I have been responsible for the ongoing assessment andanlysis of the control system of ownership of the external tank production and the contractor Fund,” said Bennett. “I have been responsible for and 2.1 billion of NASA’s property located at the NASA Michoud Assembly in New Orleans Fund, where the external tank of the spacecraft is made,” said Bennett.
One of Bennett’s major achievements was serving in the team that developed and implemented the “bar code labels and scanning program.” This program provides an effective means of government-owned inventory of the NASA Michoud Assembly Fund.
According to Philip Heisler, manager of the center of the property, the entire installation is divided into zones. Each zone was given a discrete area bar code label is scanned, displayed a specific location. Heisler said that when any government property element moves in this great facility, which is easily located with the license plate number of the person who moved and the time and date it was transferred.
“The bar code label and scanner software contributed to cost savings and / or items to avoid costs by allowing the government property that is easier and faster by reducing the total costs of inventory,” said Heisler.
Bennett said the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility is a site of 832 acres, one of the largest manufacturing plants in the world with 43 hectares controlled environment under one roof.
“Working in this setting, it feels like a city within itself,” Bennett said. Categories of ownership of this contract consist of plant equipment, special tools, special test equipment, material, the agency peculiar property and real estate. ”
The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum Tuesday hooked a NASA shuttle has never been in space – but Houston, who have a problem.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden found the sites to land one of the orbiters retire from NASA in a long-awaited announcement.
The Smithsonian Institution was awarded the Discovery, Kennedy Space Center in Florida keep Atlantis – and the California Science Center in Los Angeles is the home of the Endeavour.
Houston, home of flagship mission control at NASA Johnson Space Center, was shut out loudly.
New York, at least received a consolation prize, the shuttle prototype Enterprise.
The winning sites came as a surprise that Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown demanded a federal investigation.
It’s annoying the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton has nothing?
“Texas is home to the Wright Brothers, with John Glenn and Neil Armstrong, and the National Museum of the Air Force,” he complained.
“Location of the shuttle in Dayton for 60% of the U.S. population with access to the ship, one day, and at no cost for admission.”
“The fight is not over,” he added.
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