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Welcome to the TRA website.  Are you new to this site? If you haven’t registered, 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.

Al Hausrath

The TRA Board of Directors is sad to report the passing of our long-time friend and TRA supporter, Al Hausrath on February 11, 2019. Al was 94. Al retired as a Project Manager in 1988, but maintained his contact with his friends at TRW through the TRA. Al has been a long-time TRA Director, and No Name Gazette editor since 1993. Avid readers of the NNG will remember Al’s
Mail Pouch column, which he started reporting in 2007. Al continued to be active, and attended the 2018 TRA Holiday Party with his wife, Mel. We will report additional details on services and a Celebration of Life when details are available.
If you would like to post a memory about Al, please click here.

2018 TRA Holiday Party

Over 200 of your fellow retirees and guests met to celebrate the holidays, reconnect with old friends, and browse the collection of classic automobiles.

A group of Comm Payload engineers gathered for a group photo. See if you can pick out Arthur Garrison, Steve Mishima, Bill Stieritz, Fred Ricker, Reggie Jue, Mark and Gina Keller, Michael and Grace Mears, Rich Allen, Martin Mohan, Stephanie Sundius, Holly Osborne, Cliff Pang, Rob White, Chris Miller, Jim Becker, Peggy Paul, and Mark Bever.

Photos from the event are finally posted! To see them or our photo archives, just hover over the “TRA Events” tab in the Main Menu and click on “Past Event Photos.” Or, just click here.

2018 TRA Summer Reunion

Around 90 of your fellow TRA members got together for a Sunday lunch, camaraderie, and a talk about where the space business is heading from David Zabalaoui, Space Systems Division Director of Strategy at Northrop Grumman. Dave pointed out that our systems have legacy and that many systems that our retirees helped launch, were either still active programs, or were predecessors to follow-on systems within the same mission area.

Photos from the event are now posted!  To see them or our photo archives, just hover over the “TRA Events” tab in the Main Menu and click on “Past Event Photos.”  Or, just click on the image to the right.


Over 80 members and guests took a tour of the Aerospace Museum and a visit to the High Bay Observation Deck to see the JWST Spacecraft and Sunshield Assembly. A second tour has been scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 11 am; reservations for that tour has been closed.  But, the satellite will be available to viewing through next year, so we will be hosting additional tours as the integration progresses.

Photos from the February event have been posted! Click here to see the photo gallery.

TRA Chocolate Tasting Adventure

Engineer Emeritus and TRA member David Vandervoet hosted a special event on April 26. 36 TRA members got to experience a blind tasting of 7 premier chocolates produced from cacao pods grown around the world and decide which you like the best.

This event was held Thursday, April 26, 2018. To see more photos of the event, click here.

2017 TRA Holiday Party

The 2017 TRA Holiday Party was held Friday, Dec. 1 at the Ports O’ Call Restaurant in San Pedro. Nearly 200 of your fellow alumni and their guests registered to celebrate the season.
Finally, we’ve posted photos from the event! To see the photos, visit our Past Event Photos page under the TRA Events tag on the Main Menu, or just click here.

What’s New on the Site

  • Meet the new head of the Space Systems organization within NG Aerospace Sector.  John Daegele has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Space Systems organization replacing Jeff Grant, who has announced his retirement.  For more info, please click here.
  • You should have received the final issue of the No Name Gazette for 2018.  To read an on-line version of the No Name Gazette, please click here.
  • We have received word of recent passing of some of our colleagues.  To read member comments, or to leave your thoughts, please visit our In Memoriam page.
  • 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 now posted an updated list of NG Clubs. Retirees are welcome to join as associate members. For details, click here.