Title: Engineer (Retired)
Company: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Jerry R. Goodman, Retired Engineer at NASA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mechanical engineering.
Backed by more than five decades of expertise in engineering, Mr. Goodman initially worked for two years with the U.S. Air Force in the Department of Defense on space suits before joining the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1962. Following this appointment, he was asked to work in the Apollo Space Suit program, and served as the manager of the Apollo Suit Office from 1962 to 1965 before going to the Manned Spacecraft Center to work on the command module as a crew station engineer until 1968. Progressing in his career, the Crew Compartment Project Engineer Office was soon established, through which Mr. Goodman served as the lead for the command module and the lunar module until 1970, as well as a senior systems engineer and equipment manager for the Orbiter Project between 1972 and 1994.
Toward the end of the 1990s, Mr. Goodman was transferred to the NASA Johnson Space Center and started working in the crew systems environment, where he developed an Acoustic Noise Office and found success as the acoustic lead for space stations on all modules, both American and foreign, as well as the hardware within them. At the tail end of his career, he excelled as a senior technical specialist in the Human Systems Engineering and Development Division of the Human Health and Performance Directorate from 2006 to 2015. Mr. Goodman retired as a general engineer from the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in 2015. In 2015, he published a book, “Acoustics and Noise Control in Space Crew Compartments,” and worked on several book chapters regarding acoustics.
Notably, Mr. Goodman was the recipient of numerous accolades from NASA, including a 55-Year Service Award in 2015 and a 50-Year Service Award in 2010. He had also received a JSC Group Achievement Award, a Group Achievement Award, a Performance Award for Excellence and more. Presently, he maintains his membership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the National Hearing Conservation Association, the Institute of Noise Control and the Human Factors Society. Mr. Goodman earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1958 and a Master of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois in 1972.
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