Kenneth Charles YoungJune 15, 1954 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 63)
Ken Young passed away 11/15/2017 and is survived by his two brothers Steven and Michael Young and his beloved dog Conner. He also had multiple nieces and nephews Heather Young Schleicher and Ashley Young Marculescu, Amanda Grotte, Justin Grotte and Benjamin Grotte
Ken spent 33 years at NASA Langley Research Center before moving to a position at Kennedy Space Center. Ken began at Langley as an engineering co-op student and spent most of his early years as a technician in various research facilities. Eventually he became lead technician in the 16-foot Transonic tunnel. He went on to become a facility safety head in the Experimental Testing and Technology Division, and helped lead Langley's effort to gain ISO certification in 1998. He left Langley to become Audit Program Manager in the Business Systems division at Kennedy Research Center.
In his off-time Ken enjoyed spending time with is beloved dog Conner. Ken was an avid biker and motorcyclist. He also enjoyed playing tennis and running.