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NASA’s Marshall Center and Impact of Aerospace Industry on Alabama to be Focus of Events at State Legislature April 2-3

By SpaceRef Editor
March 31, 2014
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NASA’s Marshall Center and Impact of Aerospace Industry on Alabama to be Focus of Events at State Legislature April 2-3

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be honored by the Alabama Legislature as part of “NASA Alabama Aerospace Day 2014” events April 2-3 in Montgomery. Marshall Center Director Patrick Scheuermann will meet with lawmakers and state officials, Marshall representatives will visit a variety of schools and nonprofit organizations in the Montgomery area and NASA exhibits and activities highlighting Marshall’s critical role in the future of space exploration will be on display at the State House.

The NASA Alabama Aerospace Day 2014 theme is “Together We Make Bold Things Happen.” The Marshall Center is partnering with the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the Aerospace States Association for a roundtable discussion April 2 titled “Economics and Education: The Impact of the Aerospace Industry in the State of Alabama.” Participating in the roundtable will be Scheuermann, aerospace industry executives and state education officials. Scheuermann will be available to the media after the discussion.

The following is a schedule of events open to the public and/or news media:

Wednesday, April 2

3-4:30 p.m.: Joint Roundtable Discussion on “Economics and Education: The Impact of the Aerospace Industry in the State of Alabama,” hosted by the Aerospace States Association and the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, in Senate Judiciary Room 325, State House.

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey will open the discussion, and participants include Patrick Scheuermann, Marshall Space Flight Center director; Tony Jones, the Boeing Co., vice president and Huntsville site executive; Dr. Shankar Mahalingam, University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Engineering dean; Tracy Lamm, Lockheed Martin Civil and Army Space Systems senior manager; Dr. Jan Davis, Jacobs Engineering, vice president and deputy general manager; Stephen Cook, Dynetics, director of corporate development; and Mark Heinrich, Alabama Community College System chancellor. Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce secretary, will moderate the discussion.

4:45-5 p.m.: Marshall Space Flight Center Director Patrick Scheuermann will be available to the news media in the Joint Press Briefing Room on the 3rd floor of the State House.

Thursday, April 3

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: NASA educational activities and exhibits for school children and the public will be available on the 6th floor of the State House and on South Union Street, including models of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, a moon rock and examples of innovative NASA additive manufacturing or 3-D printing technology.

For more information about NASA Alabama Aerospace Day 2014 events and activities, contact Marshall Space Flight Center Public Affairs Officer Angela Storey at 256-714-4370.

For more information about NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, visit us on the Web:

www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall

 

SpaceRef staff editor.