CHIP JONES NAMED RESIDENT MANAGER AT NASA MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 10-JUN-04 -- The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) has promoted Clyde S. “Chip” Jones to resident manager at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Jones will be responsible for overseeing Space Shuttle External Tank manufacturing and facility operations at Michoud for the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala.
Most recently, Jones has been supporting External Tank Return to Flight activities at Michoud. He previously served as group lead in Metallic Materials and Processes and was responsible for metals development, testing and welding in the Materials, Processes and Manufacturing department at MSFC.
Jones began his NASA career in 1981and has held increasingly responsible positions including team lead for metallic processes for the Super Lightweight Tank built at Michoud and for development of Friction Stir Welding for the External Tank.
Jones holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama and has completed graduate studies in control systems. He and his wife, Laura, recently moved to Slidell, La. The couple has two grown daughters.
For more information, contact Harry Wadsworth at Lockheed Martin at 257-0094 or beeper at 572-8233 or the school at 733-9461.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Michoud Operations designs and builds the Space Shuttle External Tank at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The company also designs and assembles large aluminum and composite structures for aerospace and other applications.