Boyd currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Center Director
of the NASA Ames Research Center, and also serves as Ombudsman
and historian. What makes Jack "Senior" is that he started
at Ames as an aerodynamicist in 1947, where he worked in its famous
high speed research branch that developed and tested the blunt
body shape that has allowed all spacecraft to withstand the heat
of re-entry on their journey home.
His career spans almost the entire history of the Center, including
a stint as Ames Associate Director. He was recently inducted into
the 70th anniversary class of the NASA Ames Hall of Fame and,
among his many other awards, in 2008 he received the NASA Headquarters
History Division Award for his significant contributions to NASA
Staffed by historians and archivists, the Ames History Office
explores ways to make the Center's past relevant to its future
by supporting research and writing, and helping to preserve and
provide access to records and artifacts related to the history
of the Center.
Jack will describe the mission of the History Office and reflect
on his rich career in the free-wheeling, collaborative environment
at Ames, where future innovation is strengthened by keeping a
connectedness with the past.
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