Source: NASA

Authors: Dede Dinius, Jay Levine

Published Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:37:45 +0000

Summary: Jim Ross, photo lead at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, won first place for an image taken while flying upside down in a T-34C research aircraft, named NASA Photo of the Year 2023 in the People category. The photo captures NASA research pilot Nils Larson in full flight gear during aerobatic maneuvers. Ross has been with NASA Armstrong since 1989 and became the photo lead in 1997. Over his 30-year career, he has flown on over 900 missions and logged about 1,100 flight hours in various aircraft. NASA has recognized Ross with the Public Service Medal and the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal. His work has been featured in a photo book titled “NASA Photo One” and has appeared in publications such as Aviation Week & Space Technology, National Geographic, and Air & Space Smithsonian. Ross’s photography plays a crucial role in sharing NASA’s research and experiences with the public.

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