Personnel News: March 2008 Archives

David Low Obituary

G. David Low, 52: Cerebral Astronaut Flew on 3 Shuttles, Washington Post

"G. David Low, 52, a NASA astronaut who served on three space shuttle missions before becoming a space industry executive, died March 15 of colon cancer at Reston Hospital Center. During his 12 years as an astronaut, he logged more than 714 hours in space while circling the Earth more than 540 times."

David Low Has Died

Editor's note: Astronaut David Low died on Saturday from colon cancer. A funeral mass will be held after Easter at Our Lady of Hope in Sterling, VA. Details to follow.

Editor's update: The Funeral Mass has been scheduled for 10:30 am, Monday, March 24, 2008, at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Sterling, VA.

Sean O'Keefe To Head GE Aviation's Washington D.C. Operations

"Effective June 2, Sean O'Keefe, 52, will head GE Aviation's Washington D.C. operations, replacing Dr. Thomas Cooper, who is retiring after serving in the role with distinction for 21 years."

36% of scientists at NASA are Indians: Govt survey, The Times of India

"The extent to which desis have made an impact in the US was reeled off in the Rajya Sabha -- as many as 12% scientists and 38% doctors in the US are Indians, and in NASA, 36% or almost 4 out of 10 scientists are Indians."

Donald Lopez Has Died

National Air and Space Museums Deputy Director and Aviation Legend Donald Lopez Dies

"Donald S. Lopez, 84, deputy director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, died of a heart attack on March 3. Mr. Lopez had been with the Smithsonian Institution since 1972, when he became part of the team led by Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins responsible for planning the construction and opening of the National Air and Space Museum."


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