Gordon Fullerton, SOFIA's First Pilot, Passes Away

Gordon Fullerton, test pilot, shuttle astronaut, and pilot-in-command for SOFIA's first test flight in 2007, passed away August 21 at age 76. SOFIA's Program Manager Eddie Zavala said, "It seemed as though Gordo flew everything and anything that he could. Many of our Dryden team members, myself included, knew Gordo well and had the privilege of working with him on numerous flight research projects."

Link to Antelope Valley Press news article:
http://theavtimes.com/2013/08/21/retired-nasa-astronaut-research-test-pilot-gordon-fullerton-dies

There will be a celebration of Gordon's life at Dryden, 10 AM Monday, August 26th. 

For More Information

For more information about SOFIA, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/sofia • http://www.dlr.de/en/sofia

For information about SOFIA's science mission and scientific instruments, visit:
http://www.sofia.usra.edu • http://www.dsi.uni-stuttgart.de/index.en.html

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