S19-023 feature Timothy Jones

NASA Stennis Space Center employee Timothy Jones (right) of Bay St. Louis, Miss., receives the prestigious Space Flight Awareness Silver Snoopy award from astronauts Don Pettit during a June 19 ceremony.

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Stennis Space Center employee Timothy Jones of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, received NASA’s prestigious Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Silver Snoopy award June 19 during an onsite ceremony.

Jones is a senior computer programmer/software developer for SaiTech Inc. at Stennis. He was honored for exceptional support, leadership and dedication to the NASA mission through his innovative implementation of software solutions.

Astronaut Don Pettit presented the award. Jones received a Silver Snoopy lapel pin flown aboard NASA’s Endeavour space shuttle on the STS-126 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), in November 2008.

An Oregon native, Pettit worked as a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico prior to becoming an astronaut with the 2006 class. He is a veteran of three spaceflights, serving as the science officer for the Expedition 6 mission to the ISS in 2003, as a mission specialist for the space shuttle STS-126 mission in 2008 and as flight engineer for the Expedition 30/31 mission in 2011-12. He has logged more than 370 days in space, including a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the ISS during the Expedition 6 mission and a six-and-a-half-month stay during Expedition 30/31.

NASA’s SFA Program recognizes outstanding job performances and contributions by civil service and contract employees throughout the year and focuses on excellence in quality and safety in support of human spaceflight. The SFA Silver Snoopy Award is the astronauts’ personal award and is presented to less than 1 percent of the total NASA workforce annually. The award is presented by a member of the astronaut corps representing its core principles for outstanding flight safety and mission success.

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