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Aerodyne’s Eric Skahn receives NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy Award

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (February 2018) — Eric Skahn, an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and

Hydraulics Engineer with Aerodyne Industries LLC, was honored with the prestigious NASA

Silver Snoopy Award on Jan. 10, 2018.

Known as the “Astronaut’s Personal Achievement Award,” the Silver Snoopy is given for

outstanding contributions to the space agency’s goals for human exploration and development

of space. Skahn is Aerodyne’s fourth employee to win this honor.

Skahn was invaluable in preparing his team for Verification & Validation (V&V), Space Launch

System (SLS) processing and Exploration Mission (EM)-1 work authorization development in

support of the Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) at the Kennedy Space Center.

About Aerodyne Industries LLC

Aerodyne Industries LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that

was established in 2006 by CEO Andrew "Andy" Allen. We are headquartered in Cape

Canaveral, FL with a primary focus on serving NASA programs and resolving NASA’s most

challenging technical issues.

A seasoned business executive and program manager, Mr. Allen is a former Marine aviator who

has logged more than 6,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft. He is also a veteran

NASA astronaut, Space Shuttle Pilot and Mission Commander.

Aerodyne Industries is a subcontractor on the Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) at

the Kennedy Space Center. The contract provides overall management and implementation of

ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at KSC. These

tasks support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations,

the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.


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