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Aerodyne, Where Dreams Become Reality - Teammates in Cali and Texas Support Historic Missions

Doing what others dream is not only a cute catch-phrase, it is a reality for Aerodyne teammates who played pivotal roles in two of our nation’s most critical missions in July 2020.

When NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy completed a series of four Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) to replace batteries aboard the International Space Station (ISS), there was an Aerodyne quartet on the ground in Houston that ensured their safety.

Slava Ivanov, Paul Mensingh, Mariel Rico, and Shannon Strimple were integral to crew safety by supporting critical planning and strategy meetings, reviewing and developing procedures, and real-time console support from the Mission Evaluation Room (MER) and remotely.

On July 30, 2020, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a journey to the Red Planet. The Deep Space Network (DSN), which is operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is a world-wide network of giant radio antennas that support interplanetary spacecraft missions.

Aerodyne’s DSN team, which is located in Monrovia, CA, supports three facilities around the globe. The team includes Receiving Clerk Juan Guzman, Shipping Clerk Pat Houlemard, Material Coordinators Jeff Madrigal, Dave Musson and Eliseo Orozco, Woodworkers Carlos Muro and Jose Muro, and Ian O’Donnell, Antenna Controls Engineer.

Aerodyne, Where Dreams become Reality.

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