Monthly Archives: January 2011

JPL Solar System Ambassador

In December 2000, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California selected David Sheppard as its Solar System Ambassador to the Carlsbad, New Mexico area. The position is entirely voluntary and does not pay a salary. The Solar System Ambassadors … Continue reading

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Military Service

David Sheppard enlisted in the US Air Force on July 1, 1963. He was on continuous active duty until discharged on April 23, 1971.He received US Air Force Technical Training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas for Missile Electronics and … Continue reading

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New Mexico State University – Carlsbad Continuing Education: Novel Writing (Spring 1998, Fall 1999) Greek Mythology (Fall 1999) Introduction to Web site design (Summer 2001) Fall 2002: Astronomy 110g Introduction to Astronomy. A survey of the universe: observations, theories, and the … Continue reading

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Stanford University David Sheppard attended Stanford University from January through December of 1968, during which time he completed all requirements for the MS in Aeronautical/Astronatutical Engineering. He received his degree in June 1969. Arizona State University David Sheppard attended Arizona State … Continue reading

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