|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2009|
Mr. Boardman received his education at Auburn University  and University of Florida  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  children Mark, Dr. Valerie Thomas, Thomas, and Frank; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Benjamin Edward Thomas.
Created by: Eugene J. Henderson
Record added: Feb 27, 2009
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