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NASA Administrator’s Agency Honor Awards Virtual Ceremony

By SpaceRef Editor
December 16, 2020
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Administrator’s Agency Honor Awards Virtual Ceremony – Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020,  3 p.m. EST, on NASA TV and the Agency’s Website


You’re invited to watch the Administrator’s Agency Honor Awards virtual ceremony today at 3 p.m. EST on NASA TV and the agency’s website. During the event, NASA’s Deputy Administrator, Jim Morhard, will recognize those individuals receiving the agency’s most prestigious and distinguished honors for 2020.


Each year the NASA Administrator recognizes individual employees who have made an extraordinary and indelible impact on the agency’s mission success throughout this past year.  All of these individuals help enable missions to explore and discover both our world and the universe.  


The 2020 Distinguished Service Medal honorees are:  Charles M. Allen, Charles W. Bauschlicher, Jeffrey V. Bowles, Andrew C. Bundy, Michael J. Carney, Al Condes, Dr. Brian R. Dennis, Bryan A. Fafaul, James R. Frees, William Gerstenmaier, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hinkley, Dr. Michael G. Houts, Dr. David G. Johnson, Dr. Smith L. Johnston, Mark A. Kirasich, Dr. John C. Lin, Daniel D. Mazanek, Dr. Ronald C. Merrell, George Morrow, Dr. Michael J. Mumma, Dr. Malcom B. Niedner Jr., Dr. Claire L. Parkinson, Dana D. Purifoy, Dr. Millard F. Reschke, Penny E. Roberts, Robert H. Rutherford, Kirk A. Shireman, Joel R. Sitz, Darrell D. Slone, Dan Tenney, Robert A. Tepfer, Dr. Sheila A. Thibeault, Kenneth O. Todd, David Craig Tupper, Dr. Eugene K. Ungar,  Dr. William R. Van Dalsem and Robert A. Yaskovic.


The 2020 Distinguished Public Service Medal honorees are:  Charles L. Boehl, Ronald F. Dantowitz, Dr. George Helou, Larry A. Johnson, Alan D. Joynt, Dr. Christopher Justice, Dr. Renjith R. Kumar, Lon F. Miller, Dr. Joseph G. Musick, Dr. Ashot E. Sargsyan, Dr. B. Thomas Soifer, Ray N. Sparks, Dr. Bobby G. Williams and A. Thomas Young.


To access the 2020 Ceremony Program visit:  


For additional information on the Agency Honor Awards Program, visit: 


Note: If you cannot view the virtual Administrator’s Agency Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, you may access the full event online starting at 4 p.m. EST today at:


This notice is being sent agencywide to all employees by NASA INC in the Office of Communications at NASA Headquarters.

SpaceRef staff editor.