Ron Sheffield will describe the extraordinary feat of building and servicing the Hubble Space Telescope
Ron’s distinguished aerospace career began in the military and continued with numerous ground breaking programs with Lockheed Martin. He served in the US Army for 20 years as an Infantry Aviator and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1982. Ron served 3 tours in Vietnam as a helicopter gun ship pilot with 2,200 hours of combat flight time. His awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguish Flying Cross, and many other air medals.
Ron recently retired as the Manager, Extravehicular Activity and Crew Systems on the Hubble Space Telescope Program for Lockheed Martin. His significant achievements include helping build the Hubble Space Telescope at Sunnyvale, and making all the Hubble components serviceable on-orbit. In addition he trained the astronauts to service the Hubble Space Telescope on-orbit,
Ron has a BS in Math Education and Masters in Public Administration. He lives on the Monterey Peninsula with his wife, Linda.