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A Crossroads of Development and Leadership.
A Crossroads of Development and Leadership.

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“Looking out into the sky, I’ve always thought about how it was possible to go to space. As a child, whenever I saw an article or news story about a space program, I would cut them out and save them in a photo album. Now, I have the chance to live out a dream working on Orion.”

Kazi Kamruzzaman
Kennedy Space Center Quality Assurance Engineering Technical Lead

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Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor building the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, NASA’s first spacecraft designed for long-duration, human-rated deep space exploration. Orion will transport humans to interplanetary destinations beyond low Earth orbit, such as asteroids, the moon and eventually Mars, and return them safely back to Earth.

Orion's first test flight is set to launch on December 4th; the purpose of this launch is to test Orion's various systems including separation events, avionics, heat shielding, and recovery.

Check out Lockheed Martin's Orion at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/orion.html

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Kenan Professor Fred Brooks grew up in Greenville NC, and graduated from Duke. His Harvard Ph.D. was under Howard Aiken, architect of the first American computer. He's been crazy about computers since teenage. In the '50's, he was an architect of IBM's Stretch and Harvest supercomputers. In the '60's, he was IBM's Corporate Project Manager for the System/360 development, including the System/360 computer family ("mainframe") hardware, and the Operating System/360 software. He founded the UNC Department of Computer Science in 1964 and chaired it for 20 years. His current research is in interactive computer graphics ("virtual reality"). His best-known books are The Mythical Man-Month, (1975,1995), Computer Architecture: Concepts and Evolution (with G.A. Blaauw, 1997), and The Design of Design (2010). Dr. Brooks has received the National Medal of Technology, and the Turing Award of the ACM. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the (British) Royal Academy of Engineering, which is the most fun of them all. He and Nancy are faculty advisors for the graduate-student chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. They have three children and nine grandchildren.

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Thanks to the United Launch Alliance for signing onto sponsor SpaceVision 2014!

Formed in December 2006, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. ULA brings together two of the launch industry's most experienced and successful teams -- Atlas and Delta -- to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services for the U.S. government. U.S. government launch customers include the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other organizations. With three families of launch vehicles -- Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV -- ULA continues the tradition of supporting strategic U.S. space initiatives with advanced robust launch solutions to provide assured access to space and 100 percent mission success.

http://www.ulalaunch.com//

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Lockheed Martin has signed on to sponsor SpaceVision!

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin Space Systems had approximately $7.9 billion in 2013 sales, which includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business.

http://lockheedmartin.com//

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Dr. Simon P. Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.) is the center director at NASA Ames Research Center where he leads a staff of nearly 2,500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approx. $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA's and the nation's aeronautics and space missions possible. In just three years, Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center's workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite mission. Worden has also put Ames on the critical path for all major NASA space exploration missions through effective use of the center's unique wind tunnels, arc jets, intelligent systems and supercomputer facilities and capabilities. Worden's 'GreenSpace' initiative has brought Ames' remote sensing capabilities to bear on air traffic safety, fighting forest fires, and the study of climate change. And Ames' new Sustainability Base facility will serve as a model for future eco-friendly, high-performance federal buildings. In recognition of these outstanding achievements, Worden was named the Federal Laboratory Consortium's Laboratory Director of the Year for 2009. Worden retired in 2004 after 29 years of active service in the United States Air Force. His final position was Director of Development and Transformation, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA.

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SpaceVision 2014 is less than a week away! Are you excited? We're excited! #SV2014UNC #SeeYouThere!!

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Story Musgrave was born in 1935 on a dairy farm in Stockbridge, MA. He was in the forests alone at 3 and by 5 floated his homebuilt rafts on the rivers. He rode combines at 5, drove trucks and tractors at 10 and when alone in remote fields repaired them by 13. He never finished school, ran off to Korea with the U. S. Marines where he was an aircraft electrician and engine mechanic. He started flying with the Marines and over the next 58 years accumulated 18,000 hours in over 160 aircraft. He is a parachutist with over 800 freefalls. He has 6 graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, and literature. He has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was a part-time trauma surgeon for the duration of his astronaut career. He was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified DOD missions, was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission and operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia.

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Lori Garver serves as the General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 51,000 pilots at 31 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Prior to joining ALPA, Ms. Garver served as the Deputy Administrator of NASA, from 2009 – 2013. Her efforts at NASA focused on advancing U.S. aeronautics and space activities through technology development, partnerships and innovation. This was her second time serving at NASA, having previously been Associate Administrator of the Office of Policy and Plans from 1996-2001.

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Named one of the world’s top “Space Visionaries” and one the top one hundred most influential people in the space field by Space News, Rick N. Tumlinson Co-Founded the Space Frontier Foundation, called “pound for pound the most effective space organization on Earth.” Over the years Rick has been a lead witness in six congressional hearings on the future of NASA, the U.S. space program and space tourism, including testifying before Senator John McCain and the Senate Space and Technology Committee on the Moon, Mars and Beyond program. He also helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988 and testified before President Reagan’s National Commission on Space. Mr. Tumlinson founded Orbital Outfitters, which produced the world’s first commercial space suit in 2007 and is considered one of the early successes of the New Space movement. He is currently living back in Texas where he founded the Texas Space Alliance to transform the state into a driving force in the realm of commercial space and space exploration. He is also working on Project: Space Diver, whose goal is to return people from space without spacecraft for safety and to start the world’s most extreme sport, while working on his next book.

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