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2008 NASA Honor Awards
NASA medals for Exceptional Service, Exceptional Engineering Achievement, and Exceptional Achievement.
Several JPL roboticists are recipients of 2008
NASA Honor Awards
. These are:
Viktor Kerzhanovich - Exceptional Service Medal
For sustained contributions in developing planetary exploration balloon technology, experimental profiling of planetary winds and international cooperation in space missions.
Brian Cooper - Exceptional Engineering Achievement
For technical leadership in developing the Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program operations tool for the Mars Exploration Rovers and Phoenix, and technical development of its 3-D user interface.
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu - Exceptional Engineering Achievement
For exceptional technical contributions to the Mars Exploration Rovers, providing comprehensive engineering support pre- and post-launch, including resolutions of rover anomalies.
Khaled Ali - Exceptional Achievement
For leadership and effective collaborative oversight of the technology infusion of new autonomy software into the Mars Exploration Rovers’ flight software.