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October 21, 2010 - ASTM International Committee E21 has recognized Jack T. Sanders of ATK Aerospace Systems with ASTM Award of Merit. Sanders is recognized for leadership of Committee E21 and contributions to Subcommittee E21.05 on Contamination. Specializing in contamination control in aerospace systems with focus on earth and space weather systems, he is currently working on Magnetospheric Multiscale science investigation, Solving Magnetospheric Acceleration, Reconnection, and Turbulence for spacecraft.

ASTM International Presents Award of Merit to Jack T. Sanders for Contributions to Space Technology Standards

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Press release date: October 19, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - ASTM International Committee E21 on Space Simulation and Applications of Space Technology has recognized Jack T. Sanders, a contamination engineering specialist at ATK Aerospace Systems in Beltsville, Md., with the ASTM Award of Merit.

The Award of Merit, which also includes the honorary title of fellow, is the highest society award granted to an individual ASTM member for distinguished service and outstanding participation in committee activities. Sanders was recognized for his leadership of Committee E21 and his significant contributions to Subcommittee E21.05 on Contamination.

A member of ASTM International since 1993, Sanders currently serves as Committee E21 chairman. Before he assumed the role of chair in 2008, he was first vice chairman, secretary and membership secretary of the committee.

Sanders has been with ATK Aerospace Systems since 2008. Prior to that, he was a contamination engineer at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies and Swales Aerospace, and also held engineering positions the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Rotorex Corp. and Bethlehem Steel Corp. A specialist in contamination control in aerospace systems with a focus on earth and space weather systems, he is currently working on the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) science investigation, Solving Magnetospheric Acceleration, Reconnection, and Turbulence (SMART) for spacecraft.

Outside ASTM International, Sanders is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the International Society for Optical Engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., and a master's degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM PR Contact: Erin K. Brennan, Phone: 610-832-9602;

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