Press Release

August 28 Memorial Service Planned for Dr. Robert Gilruth

By SpaceRef Editor
August 23, 2000
Filed under

Bob Jacobs

Headquarters, Washington, DC

(Phone: 202/358-1600)

Eileen Hawley

Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

(Phone: 281/483-5111)

NOTE TO EDITORS: N00-40

A memorial service honoring the life of Dr. Robert
Rowe Gilruth, considered “the father” of America’s human
space flight program, will take place at NASA’s Johnson
Space Center, Houston, TX, at 11 a.m. EDT, August 28, in
the Teague Auditorium. The memorial service is open to the
public.

At the conclusion of the memorial service, family,
friends and long-time associates will honor Dr. Gilruth’s
memory by planting a tree in the Memorial Grove on the
Johnson grounds. The day’s observances will conclude at
approximately 11:15 a.m. EDT with a “missing man” fly-over
by NASA astronauts.

Limited space for accredited media representatives
wishing to cover the ceremony at Teague will be available.
Media representatives wishing to cover the activities must
notify the JSC newsroom by fax (281/483-2000) before 6 p.m.
EDT Friday, August 25.

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SpaceRef staff editor.