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.