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ROCKWELL'S ATWOOD RECEIVES HOWARD HUGHES MEMORIAL AWARD

 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- J. Leland "Lee" Atwood, former president and chief executive officer of Rockwell International Corp., tonight will receive the 1993 Howard Hughes Memorial Award from the Aero Club of Southern California.
 Atwood will be cited for his more than 50 years of contributions to aviation and aerospace. "Lee Atwood, and those who served with him, built the bridge between the lonely flight of Charles Lindbergh and the first hesitant steps of Neil Armstrong," said Jim Ragsdale, Aero Club president.
 Atwood was instrumental in Rockwell's key involvement with the F-100 Super Sabre, X-15 rocket-plane, B-1 bomber and Space Shuttle contracts, all of which received Collier Trophies for achievements in aeronautics and astronautics.
 In addition, Atwood played an integral role in the design and production of the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre Jet and the RA-5C Vigilante.
 "Lee Atwood helped shape the initiatives that resulted in Rockwell's diversification and expansion into commercial and military electronics, guided missile systems and, ultimately, the company's role in history's greatest technological triumph, mankind's first steps on the moon," said Donald R. Beall, Rockwell chairman and chief executive officer.
 Rockwell built the Apollo command and service modules and part of the Saturn V lunar launch vehicle under Atwood's leadership.
 Atwood joined North American Aviation (Rockwell's predecessor company) in 1934 and retired from Rockwell in 1970.
 The Howard Hughes Memorial Award is presented annually by the Aero Club to an aerospace leader whose accomplishments over a long career have contributed significantly to the advancement of aviation or space technology. Past winners include Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, Charles "Pete" Conrad, John K. Northrop and James H. Doolittle.
 Rockwell International, based in Seal Beach, Calif., is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its electronics, aerospace, automotive and graphics businesses.
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 /CONTACT: William A. Blanning, Rockwell International, 310-797-5819; or Jim Ragsdale, Aero Club of Southern California, 805-572-4153/


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