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RELEASE: 91-28 BURR NAMED GSFC DEPUTY DIRECTOR Peter T. Burr has been named Deputy Director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., Center Director John M. Klineberg announced today. The appointment is effective immediately. Burr, 56, has been Director of Flight Projects at Goddard since August 1989. In that position, he had responsibility for the overall direction, development and management of a large number of satellite projects, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Background Explorer, ASTRO-1, the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, NOAA and GOES weather satellites and the forthcoming Gamma Ray Observatory, scheduled for launch on the Space Shuttle in April. An electrical engineer and graduate of the University of Virginia, he came to Goddard in 1960 when he began work as a research engineer with the Satellite Applications Systems Division. Subsequently, he held positions as Head of the Information Systems Engineering Section in the Tracking and Data Systems Directorate; Assistant Project Manager, then Project Manager, Test and Training Satellite; and Spacecraft Manager, Synchronous Meteorological Satellite. From 1975 until its successful launch in 1980, he was Project Manager, Solar Maximum Mission, and, from 1980 until April 1988 when he was named Deputy Director of Flight Projects, he served as Project Manager, Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. Burr has received numerous awards, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Goddard Astronautics Award in 1981 and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 1983. The new Deputy Director is married and has four children. Pending a permanent selection, Dr. Dale Harris, currently Deputy Director of Flight Projects, will serve as Acting Flight Projects Director, Klineberg said.end-

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