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May 2, 1990

NASA NAMES TAYLOR CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR FREEDOM SPACE STATION

William W. L. Taylor of TRW, Redondo Beach, Calif., has been named Chief Scientist for the Space Station Freedom program, Richard H. Kohrs, Director, Space Station Freedom announced today. In this position, Taylor will be the principal advocate for the space science community in the space station program. Taylor has been with TRW since 1978, most recently as Assistant Department Manager of the Physical Sciences Department of the Applied Technology Division. He is the Principal Investigator of the Waves in Space Plasmas investigation and the High Voltage Drainage investigation carried aboard the Long Duration Exposure Facility recently returned to Earth by the Space Shuttle after almost 6 years in space. Taylor also is the U.S. Science Coordinator for ACTIVE, an international experiment on the propagation of low frequency radio waves, and a co-investigator on the Space Experiments with Particle Accelerators investigation. He is working with TRW on the proposed Neutral Environment With Plasma Interaction Monitoring System for the Freedom space station. Prior to joining TRW, Taylor worked with NASA where he was Program Scientist for Spacelab 1. Taylor is the third person

named to the 2-year chief scientist post for the Freedom program and the first to come from industry. Previous appointees were Dr. David Black, formerly of the Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif., and now Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, and Dr. John-David Bartoe with the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. Taylor holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands and a master of science and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. -endTO: MDS/PRA Group 1615 L Street, N.W. - Suite 100 Washington, D.C. 20036 DATE & TIME: May 02, 1990 ORDERED BY: Edward Campion NASA Headquarters/LMD 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20546 PHONE: 202/453-8400 PROJECT TITLE: Release No: 90-61 PRINT ORDER: 2248 PRINTING: Camera Ready, lst pg on NASA logo, other pages plain ENCLOSE & MAIL: Release of 1 page MAIL DATE: May 03, 1990 EXTRA COPIES: Deliver specified quanities to locations below:

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