Wednesday, September 15, 2010
NASA Medal Awarded to NMSU Astronomer
LAS CRUCES New Mexico State University astronomer and retired professor Reta Beebe has received NASA's Exceptional Public Service medal.
Beebe's friends, family and colleagues were with her when NMSU Executive Vice President and Provost Wendy Wilkins recently presented her with a medal and certificate for decades of work that included archiving planetary science data so that it would be accessible to the world at large.
Beebe is the principal investigator of NASA's Planetary Data System Atmospheres Node, which is housed at NMSU.
She also works with the European Space Agency to archive data for their planetary instruments and serves on the committee of the International Planetary Data Alliance.
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