Cosmic Origins
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Program News and Announcements

15 April 2024

2023 NASA Agency Honor Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 NASA Agency Honor Award recipients from PhysCOS / COR and the Astrophysics Projects Division!

  • Ed Lander, JWST Flight Software Engineer – Exceptional Engineering Achievement
  • Jean Huber, JWST Spacecraft Systems Engineer – Exceptional Engineering Achievement
  • Jeffrey Kirk, JWST OSIM Systems Engineer – Outstanding Public Leadership Medal
  • Kenneth Williams, SSMO Navigation Senior Advisor, Distinguished Public Service Medal
  • Kristen Francis, SSMO Lucy Pre-Launch Developer – Exceptional Public Achievement
  • Marc Roth, JWST Vehicle Mechanical Lead – Exceptional Engineering Achievement
  • Marie Bussman, JWST Launch Vehicle Systems Engineer – Exceptional Public Achievement
  • Ritva Keski-Kuha, JWST Deputy Telescope Manager – Exceptional Service Medal
  • Ron Gamble, COR Scientist – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Medal and SMD Bridge Program Workshop Organizing Committee Group Achievement Medal
  • Ryan DeRosa, LISA Instrument Scientist – Silver Achievement Medal
  • Thomas Kennedy, Lucy Navigation Engineer – Exceptional Engineering Achievement
  • Tom Zielinski, JWST Optics – Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal
  • JWST Instrument Commissioning Team – Silver Group Achievement Medal
  • JWST MOAE Team – Group Achievement Medal
  • LRO Flight Software Team – Group Achievement Medal
10 May 2024
JWST Senior Project Scientist Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
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AGN SIG – X-ray and Far IR Probe Panel Discussion | Tuesday, May 14th , 12:00pm ET
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Call for Community Input into the TESS Extended Mission Planning
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Astrophysics Technology Gaps Public Webinar | May 14th, 2024 2:00 – 3:00pm ET
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Diffuse Gas in Cosmic Ecosystems Science Interest Group (DGCE SIG) | May 23rd , 2024 – 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT
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