This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a backdrop of stars.
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Voyager Project Manager Norman R. Haynes has been appointed Deputy Assistant Laboratory Director of JPL's Office of Flight Projects, and Haynes' deputy, George P. Textor, has been named Voyager Project Manager.

The appointments were announced by JPL Director Dr. Lew Allen and are effective immediately.

Haynes, who managed the Voyager mission during last summer's flyby of Neptune, has been with JPL since 1959. He has held key spacecraft project positions, including science and mission design manager for the Galileo project. He served as manager of JPL's mission design section, managed the office of space program development, and headed the Laboratory's systems division before being appointed manager of the Voyager Project in 1986.

Haynes, 53, was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. He received a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1959, and a master's degree in aeronautical engineering in 1961. He has received NASA's Exceptional Service and Outstanding Leadership Medals. Haynes is married, has four children, and resides in Pasadena, Calif.

George P. Textor has been with JPL since 1967 and has served in a variety of engineering and managerial positions on flight projects including the Mariner and Viking missions to Mars. In 1977, Textor joined the Voyager Project as encounter preparations manager, and has remained with the project since, serving as deputy mission director, mission director and deputy project manager. He is the recipient of NASA's Exceptional Service Medal for his work on the Viking Project, and twice has been awarded NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal for his role in conducting the Voyager mission.

Textor, 56, was born in Wilkinsburg, Penn. He received a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956, and served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-67. Married and the father of four children, Textor resides in Pasadena, Calif.