December 10, 1998
Vol. 18 No. 6

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    NASA honor

    Ed Stone (left), director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, presents the NASA Public Service Medal to Anthony Tuzzolino, Senior Scientist at the Enrico Fermi Institute, for the work he has accomplished since the 1950s. Tuzzolino was honored for his role in developing cosmic dust and cosmic/ray particle detectors for a variety of interplanetary space probes. His detectors were the first to visit Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and the Moon. Other detectors of Tuzzolino’s design are scheduled for future visits to Saturn and a comet. Stone received his doctoral degree from Chicago in 1963 while working with Tuzzolino. Both men were launched into careers in space exploration by John Simpson, founder of Chicago’s Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research.