BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - NASA has named Jerry Cook as deputy director of its John C. Stennis Space Center.
Stennis, near the Louisiana state line, is NASA's primary test facility for rocket engines and propulsion systems.
Cook was formerly associate program manager of the Space Launch System Program Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
He began his NASA career in 1985 as a test engineer at Marshall, working his way into management.
Cook has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama. He has received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal and two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals.
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