Borucki Honored By President Obama For Work On Kepler

Borucki Honored By President Obama For Work On Kepler. The Mountain View Voice (11/13, DeBolt, 52K) profiles Ames Research Center William Borucki, who was fundamental in getting the Kepler telescope developed. For his work, he was given the Samuel J. Heyman Service of America Medal by President Barack Obama last month. Borucki, according to the article, is “most proud” of his work with the telescope. He said, “It was designed to be a stepping stone for the exploration of life in our galaxy. … That first step is: ‘Are their any other earths in the habitable zone around stars we could live around?’ It has accomplished that.”