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April 2, 1993 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1993-08

Riccardo Giacconi Awarded NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal

April 2, 1993: Dr. Riccardo Giacconi, former Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), has been awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his outstanding leadership in development of the STScI.

The medal is awarded annually to individuals whose distinguished accomplishments contributed significantly to the NASA mission. It is the highest honor that NASA confers on a non-government individual.

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