Personnel News: June 2012 Archives

Pete Rustan

Former NRO Manager Pete Rustan Dies, Space News

"Pedro "Pete" Rustan, a former senior manager at the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and a fixture in space technology circles, died at his home in Woodbridge, Va., June 28 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was 65."

Keith's note: John's Funeral Mass is scheduled for June 28th at 11:00 AM . It will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle, VA, 22172. Phone: 703-221-4044. It is located right off of Hwy. 95 South, Triangle exit. Crossing Rt. 1, get into the left lane immediately for the first left turn in front of Quantico Marine Base gates. The street runs parallel to the gates, and the church will be found on the left hand side of Fuller Heights Rd.

Jed Pearson

"His last assignment in the Marine Corps was as Head of America's Manned Space Flight program at NASA. He supervised 19 successful Space Shuttle missions including the first Hubble Space Telescope repair mission. His responsibilities included operations, safety, personnel, logistics and budgeting for all matters related to the manned space flight program. After retirement from the Marine Corps, General Pearson remained as the Head of Manned Space Flight for three years, and for his service in this assignment he was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal."



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