3 CU Boulder alumni make Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame
BOULDER — Three University of Colorado Boulder alumni are among the four people chosen for induction as part of the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame’s first class.
The Hall was created earlier this year by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation, an international nonprofit advocacy group for space-related activities.
Alan Stern, Ronald Sega, Peter Teets and retired Air Force Gen. James Hartinger will be inducted during an Oct. 7 ceremony in Denver.
Stern received a doctorate in astrophysical and planetary sciences from CU in 1989. The associate vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division of the Southwest Research Institute’s Boulder facility has been involved in 26 space missions, including leading NASA’s New Horizons mission.
Sega earned his CU degree, a doctorate in electrical engineering, in 1982. The former NASA astronaut also served as a professor and director of systems engineering programs at Colorado State University and as director of defense research and engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Teets, meanwhile, received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from CU in 1963. His background includes serving as president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., as well as service as director of the National Reconnaissance Office and undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force.
Among Hartinger’s notable roles is serving as the first commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command.
More information on the Space Heroes Hall of Fame can be found on the organization’s website.
This article was originally published on bizwest.com on August 29, 2016.
Author: Joshua Lindenstein