Friday, February 8, 2008
The planetary science community had lost a friend and colleague. Gordon McKay passed early yesterday morning.
Gordon was truly a gentleman and a scholar. He was a talented scientist, a fabulous manager, and a good friend to many. I am lucky to have been able to call him a friend. I learned a lot from him, about science, about NASA, and about life. I found I could always count on him for a few encouraging words, usually over a beer at Boondoggles. He will be missed by many.
Update: Letter from NASA HQ on Gordon's Passing