Endres

1996 DN1. Discovered 1996 Feb. 16 by the JPL NEAT Program at Haleakala.

Named for Michael Hart Endres, who as former site manager of the GEODSS project played a seminal role in the early discussions, meetings and concepts that ultimately resulted in the establishment of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force using the Ground-Based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) 1-m telescope. "Mike" for forty years thrived in a wide-ranging career from design, installation, operation of technical equipment and management of personnel associated with technical services at various companies. (M 29672)

The NEAT team and GEODSS personnel heartily endorse the naming of the first NEAT numbered minor planet in his honor.

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