NASA's Stardust Mission and Lockheed Martin's ATLAS Launch Vehicle
have been honored with the Aviation Week and Space Technology (AW&ST) Program Excellence Award
on November 14, 2006.
AW&ST had reviewed
over 300 federal programs before selecting the two finalists for the award.
Ken Atkins, Tom Duxbury and Joe Vellinga accepting the Aviation Week and Space Technology Award
Aviation Week and Space Technology invited industry partners to participate in a one-day workshop in
Scottsdale, Arizona which focused on specific best practices from program leaders
in managing technological complexity, managing and mitigating risk, and
developing organizational capability and controls. From a free-market approach
to technology resource allocation to renewing people skills as a program
matures, these leaders are developing one-of-a-kind approaches that produce
one-of-a-kind results and leadership.
NASA-JPL's Stardust Project Manager, Tom Duxbury, and former Stardust
Project Manager, Ken Atkins, along with Stardust's
Program Manager from Lockheed Martin Space System's, Joe Vellinga
accepted the award on behalf of the mission and NASA.