Strain Takes Over at APL
September 4, 2006
Today at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel Maryland, Robert D. Strain takes the reins of APL’s second-largest department, with nearly 600 specialists working on a list of NASA space science projects that include the current New Horizons mission to Pluto and the upcoming STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) mission designed to capture the first-ever three-dimensional "stereo" views of the Sun and solar wind.
Strain has more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace business, including executive positions at Orbital Sciences and Fairchild Space and Defense Company. Strain succeeds Dr. Larry Crawford who spent 18 months at the post, which he assumed after Dr. Michael D. Griffin left APL to become NASA Administrator in April 2005.
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