Jerry Hill ’61
Jerry Hill ’61 reports that he is turning 77 in April, having retired in 1999. Since then he has provided technical consulting for aerospace companies including Boeing, Raytheon, ITT and IITRI (Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute). He had provided project management for telemetry acquisitions for Topex-Poseidon, an oceanographic data-gathering satellite. Completing that project with a staff of eight, they were awarded a much bigger NASA/JPL contract to support Galileo (Jupiter) and Cassini (Saturn’s moon, Titan) with a technical staff of 45. Prior to the 1990s he managed development of ground support systems for the U.S. Air Force in support of real-time telemetry acquisition formatting and display to users for missile launch and high-performance jet aircraft testing. He continues to substitute teach, introducing middle and high school students to the solar system and where it fits into the universe.