Distinguished Alumni Awards

Robert E. Lindstrom

Robert E. Lindstrom
To Robert E. Lindstrom, who has consistently demonstrated initiative, creativity, and superior performance as an engineering leader in the nation's space projects, guided missile programs, and activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Manager of Shuttle Projects Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama

BS, Ceramic Engineering, 1950

Mr. Lindstrom has been associated with space and missile projects since 1951 when, as a U.S. Army ceramic engineer, and later as a civilian, he was assigned to what became the Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Redstone, Alabama. He transferred to Marshall Space Flight Center when it opened in 1960, and in 1963 left government service to become vice president, then president of Spacecraft, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama. He later worked for Northrop Corporation before rejoining Marshall in 1970.

In 1974, Mr. Lindstrom assumed his current position and is recognized as an expert in managing large, complex space systems. Examples of his projects are the Saturn I/IB launch vehicle and propulsion systems for the space shuttle. He has received the Holger Toftoy Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Distinguished Service Medal from NASA. In 1981 he received the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service of the U.S. government. Mr. Lindstrom is a leader in civic organizations and community affairs in Huntsville.

Current as of 1985.