Legacy in Science Award
George is an Aerospace Engineer/ Project Manager at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) / Kennedy Space Center (KSC). He has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry. George worked on the Space Shuttle Program, the Expandable Launch Vehicle Program (ELV), the International Space Station Program (ISS), the Constellation Program, the Exploration Program, and NASA Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) Program. The highlights of his career are the launch of Hubble Space Telescope on the Shuttle and the launch of some of NASA’s major scientific and planetary space missions such as the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), The GOES series of weather satellites, the TDRS Communication Satellites, the Cassini Mission, the STEREO mission, and the Gravity Probe B mission. Recently, George was instrumental in the installation of a Near Earth Network Telemetry Station at Kennedy Space Center to track the launch of the Exploration Missions (moon missions).
George has been a member of the NASA Speaker Bureau since 2001 and is active in outreach activities at civic, professional, educational and other public events. He has supported the Speaker Bureau with over 30 speaking events and on 12/12/12 he gave a TEDx talk in Sarasota on the International Space Station (ISS). George has a Master Degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida George. He is fluent in foreign languages (French and Lebanese) and lives with his wife in Melbourne, Florida. George is the father of three grown up young men among them a Navy Sailor on the USS Nimitz.