Bob Jacobs

Headquarters, Washington, DC

(Phone: 202/358-1600)

Eileen Hawley

Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

(Phone: 281/483-5111)


A memorial service honoring the life of Dr. Robert
Rowe Gilruth, considered “the father” of America’s human
space flight program, will take place at NASA’s Johnson
Space Center, Houston, TX, at 11 a.m. EDT, August 28, in
the Teague Auditorium. The memorial service is open to the

At the conclusion of the memorial service, family,
friends and long-time associates will honor Dr. Gilruth’s
memory by planting a tree in the Memorial Grove on the
Johnson grounds. The day’s observances will conclude at
approximately 11:15 a.m. EDT with a “missing man” fly-over
by NASA astronauts.

Limited space for accredited media representatives
wishing to cover the ceremony at Teague will be available.
Media representatives wishing to cover the activities must
notify the JSC newsroom by fax (281/483-2000) before 6 p.m.
EDT Friday, August 25.

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