Personnel News: December 2021 Archives

Michael "Rich" Clifford

Hans Mark

'God of aerospace engineering': Hans Mark, former UT chancellor who fled Nazis, dies at 92, Austin Americqn statesman

"Aerospace engineer Hans Mark, a former University of Texas System chancellor who escaped the Nazis as a boy and grew up to help put a man on the moon, died Saturday morning. Mark was 92. He died at Westminster senior home in Austin and had suffered from progressive dementia."

Keith's note: Ad Astra.

Social media helps friends, family attend funeral of Navy Veteran Farrell Corley

"A Navy veteran was laid to rest at Fort Sill National Cemetery Tuesday, surrounded by friends, family and community members paying their respects. Navy Commander Farrell Corley was originally listed as an unclaimed veteran, but thanks to the power of social media, family and friends that previously couldn't be located were in attendance. As a result, Tuesday we were able to learn more about the military career of Corley and, more importantly, the man he was. "As spectacular as all of his achievements are, they pale in comparison to him as a man. As a human being," said Retired Captain John Keilty Jr., who served with Corley. "Ladies and gentlemen, Farrell Corley was good. Only the best get to fly the F-14 Tomcat."

Keith's update: FYI Former Astronaut Bill Readdy saw this post on NASAWatch and was involved in reaching Captain Keilty such that he could be at the service. Others saw this post and others on the Internet and made similar efforts to reach people. Thanks to everyone involved.

Mark Geyer

Keith's note: Former NASA Center Director Mark Geyer has died. NASA PAO will have a statement soon.

Ad Astra, Mark.

NASA Administrator Pays Tribute to Senior Advisor Mark Geyer, NASA

"Today, we mourn the loss of a giant for human spaceflight and a beloved member of the NASA family: former Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer. I offer my deepest condolences to Mark's wife, Jackie, his three children, and the entire Geyer family. "Like so many Americans, Mark spent his childhood watching the Gemini and Apollo missions. It inspired him to join NASA. It is difficult to overstate the difference he made."



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