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Welcome to the new TRA website.  Are you new to this site? If you haven’t registered recently (after Oct 2015), you will need to register (or navigate there by hovering your mouse over “Members” and then clicking on “Register” on the main menu) so that we can ensure that only valid members have access to our member database.  Not a TRA member?  Join on-line (Members->Member Join).  For help on using our TRA website, click here.

What’s New on the Site

  • Former TRW Department Manager, Jerry Elverum has informed us of an interesting series being aired by the Smithsonian Channel called “America’s Secret Space Heroes.”  For more information about this series, click here.
  • A retiree mentors STEM students

    We have an opportunity to leverage our STEM experience and give back to society by volunteering to tutor under-resourced students.  To find out more information, see our post by clicking here.

  • We have posted the latest No Name Gazette (Jul). To see it, or to visit our archives, hover over the “Publications” tab on the Main Menu, or just click here. We also post versions of the Inside Aerospace magazine. To see them, click here
  • For more information about passing of our colleagues, please visit our In Memoriam page. Meanwhile, we are sorry to pass on the following sad news:
    • Robert Edward Patterson, who lead the Mission Assurance effort NG Space Technolgy, died last week after a decade long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 70. Gentle, strong, and infectiously optimistic, Bob finished his forty-year career in aerospace at NG. For a detailed obit, please click here.
    • Mike Gearhart wrote us to tell us that his father, Jack B. Gearhart, passed away peacefully Christmas morning in his San Diego, California home at the age of 93 due to complications associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. Jack’s career included opportunities at McDonald Douglas, Northrop (the original company) STL and TRW. For more details, please visit our In-Memoriam page
    • Kim Murry informed us of the passing of her mother, Agatha Reardon, after a long illness. Agatha worked for many years at TRW, retiring in 1992 and living an active life in San Luis Obispo. To see her obituary, please click here.
    • Mary Buhta wrote to inform us of the passing of her husband, Pravin, who managed the Advanced Programs Technology Office. Pravin retired in 1992 after 30 years with TRA. For more information, and to learn about a celebration of life, please visit the In Memoriam page.
  • We have now posted an updated list of NG Clubs. Retirees are welcome to join as associate members. For details, click here.