PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 1997
JPL EMPLOYEE CRITICALLY BURNED IN CRASH
Jordan A. Kaplan, a member of JPL's technical staff, was
critically burned in a crash of his airplane in Pacoima on
Saturday, March 15.
Kaplan is a mechanical engineer currently working on NASA's
Cassini spacecraft scheduled to be launched on a mission to
Saturn this fall.
Kaplan joined JPL in 1991. He was awarded an MS in
mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in 1990 and a BS in mechanical engineering from Tufts
University in 1986.
Kaplan is also a violinist and performs with the Santa
Monica Symphony Orchestra.
He is hospitalized at the Sherman Oaks Hospital Grossman
Burn Center, 4929 Van Nuys Bl., Sherman Oaks. Blood Donors who
wish to give in Kaplan's name may make appointments with the
American Red Cross Blood Services at 1-800-448-3543.