Jim Simpson has relayed the sad news provided by Joy Goodman that her partner, Bob Goodman, has passed away last night (Monday 27 June 2022).
Jim has previously advised the Vets that Bob had been unwell for a long time and in care, though his memory of his special time & involvement with OTC/NASA remained firm.
Bob had a high profile involvement in the co-ordination of international telecommunications services via OTC in support of NASA’s past space missions, not least the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on 21st July 1969.
Jim offered to share this sad news with colleagues who knew Bob during his working life:
- OTVA veterans
- John Sarkissian (Parkes Deep Space Radio Telescope) and Colin Mackellar, both of whom have close links with others that Bob worked with in those days in the NASA Tracking Stations in Tidbinbilla, Honeysuckle Creek
- Mike Dinn, former Deputy Director for NASA in Canberra.
The members of the OTVA have expressed their sincere condolences to Joy at this sad time.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes the funeral service will be a family/private affair.