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Frank Seymour Boardman
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1926
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 2009
Huntsville
Madison County
Alabama, USA

Mr. Boardman received his education at Auburn University [1948] and University of Florida [1952] with degrees in Industrial and Civil Engineering respectively. He was a five-generation Member of of Beta Theta Pi Fatternity. In 1960, he moved to Hustsville, where he joined NASA at it's inception. Playing a lead role in the Apollo-Saturn; Space Station Skylab; and the Space Shuttle Programs. In 1991, he was honored as one of the top aerospace engineers in the country. He headed the Marshall Space Flight Center's for Structural Analysis Division for all space hardware. In 1993 NASA sent him to Russia to coordinate the American support for the newly founded Russian Space Agency. In 1986, he was integral in the Challenger Accident Analysis Team. In 1987 hr received the NASA Director's Recommendation regarding the verfication of the Space Shuttle structural's strength, capability and durability. In 1988, NASA awarded him the Exceptional Service Metal.

Mr. Boardman is survived by his loving wife, Flora; and four [4] children Mark, Dr. Valerie Thomas, Thomas, and Frank; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Benjamin Edward Thomas. 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Eugene J. Henderson
Record added: Feb 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34253620
Frank Seymour Boardman
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Frank Seymour Boardman
Added by: Clinton Slayton
 
Frank Seymour Boardman
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