Col. (Dr.) Francis X. Kane
, a San Antonio resident since 1984, became the fiftieth inductee into the AFSMP Hall of Fame
lifetime contributions to the Air Force Space Program.
accompanied by his wife, Virginia, accepted the honor from Maj.
Richard Webber, 24th Air Force commander, pinned Air Force space operator wings onto the jacket of Col. (Dr.) Francis X. Kane, president of the Schriever Institute, Dec. 18, at the colonel's home in San Antonio.
The December visit with Colonel Kane initiated the process to get the colonel inducted in the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., which was culminated in a ceremony March 2 here.
The ceremony was conducted by 24th Air Force on behalf of Air Force Space Command in Colonel Kane's hometown of San Antonio.
The colonel is the fiftieth inductee to the Hall of Fame for his
lifetime contributions to the Air Force Space Program, including leadership of the program to develop a navigation satellite system that would eventually become GPS.