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MSFC SLS Program Extends High Honors to TriVector Principal

on Tuesday, 30 August 2016.

MSFC SLS Program Extends High Honors to TriVector Principal

On August 26, 2016, TriVector Executive Vice President Marc Verhage was awarded the Manager’s Commendation for his service to the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Space Launch System (SLS) Program. This commendation is one of the highest honors from the MSFC SLS Program Office, and each recipient has played a crucial role in building the SLS, a new generation of rocket that will be used to launch astronauts in the Orion spacecraft on missions that will eventually include Mars.

Verhage was lauded for his leadership for Stages and his innovative solution in upgrading current production support equipment used by Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) and Stennis Space Center (SSC) for Core Stage-1 to ground support equipment standards suitable for additional use at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Over the course of two years, Verhage has led a Stages Element team that consisted of MSFC engineering and Quality, Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO), and Boeing. Verhage’s perseverance and management expertise helped the team define an acceptable and cost efficient set of requirements, and, through the approval of the SLS and GSBO boards, managed to establish hardware that meets MAF, SSC, and KSC requirements.

Verhage’s accomplishments are summed up by SLS Program Office Manager John Honeycutt: “The Space Launch system is a highly visible asset to this nation, and because of you, we are reaching significant milestones and making history. Your unwavering dedication to the integrity of the SLS and the safety of its team is sincerely appreciated.”

For more information on the SLS program and its impact on current space exploration, click the following link: https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/overview.html.