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HAPPY NEW YEAR!   

Tuesday, January 15th is our first 2019 luncheon at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Our speaker is Shawn Quinn. Shawn is the director of Engineering at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center.  He will speak about his climb of Denali, Alaska!

In this position, Quinn leads a large organization of engineers from multiple disciplines in the design, development and operations of spaceflight hardware and ground systems in support of programs and projects assigned to the Kennedy Space Center, including Commercial Crew, Launch Services, Exploration Ground Systems and the ISS.


YOU WILL NEED TO USE THIS NEW ENTRY POINT FOR OUR LUNCHEONS

Effective December 17th, the entrance to the KSC Visitor Complex shifted from the north side to the south, with the turnoff on Space Commerce Way As Shown Below.  Please adjust your arrival accordingly.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO NEW ENTRANCE

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CHECK OUT THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF SPACEPORT MAGAZINE

In the November 2018 issue:

    • Launch Services Program celebrates 20 years
    • Teams complete Orion Underway Recovery Test-7
    • Wave trackers help with Orion recovery
    • Innovators’ Launchpad: Drew Smith
    • Waste handling in microgravity challenge
    • Commercial Crew teams practice triage and medical
                      evacuation
    • Kennedy ecologists find a message in a bottle
    • Veterans bring important skills to NASA’s mission
  • Group campaigns for disability awareness 

Check out the November issue of Spaceport Magazine on the ISSUU digital newsstand. View current and past issues at the ISSUU digital newsstand at https://issuu.com/spaceportmagazine/docs/november_2018_issuu

To download or view the accessible PDF version click the cover photo, or view past PDF issues of the magazine at https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/spaceport-magazine.html.

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“Now that I’m retired, what can I do to help the space program?”

1. Join the NASA Alumni League

2. Sign up to Become a KSC Docent

3. Check out the Photo ID Project 

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Here’s a hot link to a pretty good article by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the NASA effort to integrate its lunar and Mars programs effectively: https://tinyurl.com/y79wch8m.

You might want to pass it along to your friends and colleagues who are space enthusiasts.

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NEWS FLASH!  NASA NAMES HOLLY RIDING NEW CHIEF FLIGHT DIRECTOR.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

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In case you want to link up with some of your NASA and Contractor friends, there are two monthly breakfasts available to you.

  • The first Tuesday of the month there’s a breakfast at the Village Inn in Titusville (www.villageinn.com) starting at 7:30 a.m.  Many arrive before then; come and join us!    CLICK HERE for some photos.

  • The fourth Monday of the month there’s a breakfast at the Island Gecko Grill on Merritt Island (www.islandgecko-grill.com) starting at 8:30 a.m.  Bring a good appetite!

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SEE THE SPACE BOOKS, SPACE SHIRTS, AND OTHER SPACE ITEMS AT OUR SPACE SHOP.

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