Mission Critical Technologies Seizes Two Awards at NASA Ames' Excellence Awards 2014

Dec 04, 2014, 10:03 ET from Mission Critical Technologies (MCT)

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley -- CEO, Beata Stylianos of Mission Critical Technologies (MCT), a leading edge, woman-owned, high-tech company based in California, is proud to announce Dr. Tristan Smith and Dr. Dmitry Luchinsky were named winners of two prestigious National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) honors awards at the recent NASA Ames Excellence Awards Ceremonies held in Silicon Valley.

Dr. Smith received the NASA Ames Contractor Council (ACC) Excellence Award, an annual award given to contractor(s) who have exhibited exceptional productivity and accomplishments. Dr. Smith was Development Manager for the International Space Station's safety-critical Solar Array Constraints Engine (SACE).  His direction and technical support enabled the successful transference to mission operations.

Dr. Luchinsky earned the 2014 NASA Honor Award for Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal.  His notable achievements include modeling of two-phase cryogenic flow in multifaceted aerospace engineering systems, which provides specific technical capabilities for cryogenic monitoring in space, onboard and on-the-ground process observation, and system health management and autonomous control.

Additional Mission Critical Technologies employees were also cited for their exceptional teamwork and performance contributions.  MCT's Joseph P. Castle was honored for his in-house design, development and management of NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Team project.  Greg W. Orzech and Dr. Tristan Smith were acknowledged for their excellence in transitioning the Solar Array Constraints Engine (SACE) Project from NASA Ames to the Johnson Space Center for use by the International Space Station.

Mission Critical Technologies has provided scientific research, customized technology solutions, project management, training and talent acquisition for the U.S. government, healthcare and commercial sectors for over 20 years.

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