Boulder professor awarded NASA medal

By Staff


Jack Burns, professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal at a January ceremony at NASA Headquarters. Burns was recognized for his service as chair of NASA's Advisory Council's Science Committee. The Exceptional Service Medal is awarded for significant, sustained performance characterized by unusual initiative or creative ability that clearly demonstrates substantial improvements or contributions in engineering, aeronautics, spaceflight, administration, support or space-related endeavors that contribute to NASA's mission.