Ball Aerospace Employees Named AIAA Associate Fellows

Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:00am EST

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BOULDER, Colo.,  Jan. 7, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp. employees Dr.  Jeanette Domber  and Dr.  Lisa Hardaway  have been elected
Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Domber and Hardaway will be inducted with 175 other new Associate Fellows from
around the world at the 51st  AIAA Sciences Meeting on  Jan. 7, 2013  in 
Dallas, Texas.  

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Domber, a senior engineer in payload systems, is currently the chair for the
AIAA Structures Technical Committee and serves on the NASA Engineering & Safety
Center Structures Technical Discipline Team. Domber joined Ball Aerospace in
2005 and has worked on programs such as Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission
4, STORRM - the Sensor Test for Orion Relative-navigation Risk Mitigation
project, and MOIRE, the Membrane Optic Imager (for) Real-time Exploitation
technology demonstration. She earned her Ph.D. in 2004 and her M.S. in 2000 from
the  University of Colorado at Boulder.

Hardaway, a staff consultant in mission systems at Ball, is a member of the AIAA
Structures Technical Committee, the  University of Colorado  Department of
Aerospace Sciences External Advisory Board and the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology, Inc. She has worked at Ball for 19 years and
received the company's Engineering Excellence award in 2010.  She was also
honored with the 2011-2012 Zonta Foothills Club Woman of Achievement Award.
Hardaway received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2000, and
her M.S. from  Stanford University  in 1989. During her time at Ball, Hardaway
has worked in Ball's star tracker program and on numerous missions including New
Horizons, Deep Impact, and Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4.

AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace
profession.With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100
corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to
advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense.  

To be selected for the grade of associate fellow, an individual must be an AIAA
senior member with at least twelve years' professional experience, and be
recommended by a minimum of three current associate fellows. Only two percent of
the AIAA's 35,000-plus members are elected as associate fellows each year.  

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national
agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government
and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft,
advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF
solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more
information visit  www.ballaerospace.com.  

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for
beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other
technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation
and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011
sales of more than  $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company
information, please visit  http://www.ball.com.

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available on our website and at  www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our
packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences;
availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability,
pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields;
competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements
or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging
laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major
customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in
foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace
segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government
and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties
affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole
include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the
recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values
and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or
laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S.
FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals
or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process;
governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations;
goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost
changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined
benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S.
government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting
our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other
effects.  

SOURCE  Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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