Ball Aerospace's vice president and general manager of Civil Space is now a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Each year the AAAS Council elects Fellows whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially significant.
Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager, Civil Space, Ball Aerospace, is being recognized for her distinguished record in the diverse fields of planetary science and infrared astronomy, science policy and advocacy, and aerospace industry leadership.
Robert Strain, president, Ball Aerospace said that they are honored that Makenzie is being recognized for her substantial contributions to the advancement of science and her service to the scientific community. Makenzie’s career is distinguished by its breadth and depth, which benefits astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences and enables Ball to consistently deliver science at any scale.
He continued to say that powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable their customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. They create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of the planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend the nation's freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.