Professional of the Year - Aerospace/Electrical/Mechanical Technician

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Ross C. Goodwin

Title: Senior Aerospace Technician, Retired
Industry: Aerospace
Type of Organization: Space Operations Company
Major Product/Service: Managing and conducting space operations work involving the operation and maintenance of multi-purpose space systems
Expertise: Mr. Goodwin is retired after spending over 30 years in the aerospace industry. He served as an aerospace and industrial diagnostic repair technician specializing in electrical/mechanical issues. Mr. Goodwin was responsible for launching shuttles with NASA, operating space shuttles from the cockpit on the ground at launch pads and hangars, cockpit displays, controls, switches, circuit breakers and final configuration before the astronauts arrived at launch pads for launch. He serviced all 5 space shuttle Orbiters and served as electro-mechanical technician.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
University/Degree: Certificate, Industrial Electronics, Brevard Community College, 1983
Hobbies/Sports: Computers
Honors & Awards: Honorable Discharge, U.S. Navy, served 8 years working on nuclear submarines; Silver Snoopy Award, NASA Astronauts; U.S. Naval Submarine Commanding Officer Commendation, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii