President: Dena Bouskos Dena retired from Aerospace Systems Sector in 2011 after almost 38 years of service. During her career in Human Resources she held a number of senior HR positions in various organizations across the Sector. She became familiar with TRA when it reported to her for 5 years while she was the Director … Read more
The VMMEPP Mission is to preserve the history, artifacts, original documents, and data from the Viking Missions, to inspire current and future leaders and thinkers, and to instill collaboration and equity into missions of tomorrow. Viking was a collaborative effort between many NASA Centers and Contractors, led by the Langley Viking Project Office and Martin Marietta, … Read more
Mal Kong has documented his reminiscence about his years building the world’s most advanced communication satellite, Advanced EHF. To see the results, click here. If you have stories or photos that you would like to share, you can post them in the Member Forums, or send them to the TRA and we’ll post them for you … Read more
Photos from the Spring Fling are now posted! The event was held on April 14 at the Ports ‘O Call restaurant in San Pedro.Thanks to Marcy Morrison and her team of volunteers for making it such a success, and to Mary Holcomb, who is the official event photographer for the TRA! If you were one … Read more
The JWST Mirrors have been mounted on the backplane and the secondary mirror deployed. This work was just completed in NASA’s JWST clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. In our high bays at Space Park, the full-scale engineering model of the sunshield has been fully deployed and the spacecraft assembly is … Read more
The attached unclassified article, Nuclear Hardness for System Survivability, has been reprinted from the TRW/DSSG Quest magazine of Autumn 1981. Permission to do so was obtained from the authors and Northrop Grumman recently. This article is a classic tutorial on nuclear effects and hardening and may be of interest to many for years to come. In … Read more
Anyone who has worked a space program has probably worked with a Hardness & Survivability team. Mal Kong has compiled a pictorial history of the H&S organization. To see the file, click here.
TRA received a very touching letter from Sheri Elsworth, daughter of Frieda L. Schuler, a former TRW employee. See the letter here.
Norman Lipner started his aerospace career at STL in 1963. Read about his life through STL, TRW, and finally Northrop Grumman.