Mon, Dec 24, 2007
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The center's staff bid a final farewell to several
members of the Dryden family whose contributions cover more than 60
years of innovative engineering and piloting accomplishments at
Dryden. Among them were former NASA Dryden engineer William P.
Albrecht, who died July 16 at the age of 83. Retired NASA Dryden
engineer and acting director De E. Beeler passed away on Sept. 11
at the age of 92. Former NASA Dryden research pilot Stanley P.
Butchart died Oct. 1 in Lancaster at the age of 85. NASA Dryden
research pilot Edwin W. Lewis Jr. died Nov. 8 at the age of 71, in
the crash of a Civil Air Patrol plane southwest of Las Vegas, only
hours after he led the flight crew in flying NASA's DC-8 science
laboratory back to Dryden. Their legacy will live on as NASA Dryden
moves forward into the future of aerospace research in
Source: From a NASA Dryden statement,
remembering colleagues who have "Gone West."
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