Nitardy

9570 P-L. Discovered 1960 Oct. 17 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of John H. Nitardy, who has worked in communications engineering for the Boeing Company since 1965 and is currently a consultant to them. Together with his wife Ilene, he saved the Spacewatch {see planet (4255)} program in an intricate financial situation in early 1996. They are also known for their hospitality for and endorsement of foreign exchange students. (M 29147)

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