Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Missile, Space and Range Pioneers Reunion

Cape Canaveral, FL – The Missile, Space and Range Pioneers Spring Gathering Banquet will feature presentations by two student groups of THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPACE PIONEERS and by Danom Buck about Boeing Commercial Crew Program and the Boeing CST-100 Crew Vehicle.


Last year, the Missile, Space and Range Pioneers donated $5,000 to student design projects at Florida Institute of Technology.  The contribution went to support the University’s hybrid rocket project team and the Lunabotics project team who are preparing their projects for competition in the spring.  These NEXT GENERATION OF PIONEERS will give a brief report on the accomplishments their projects


Danom Buck will also give an overview of the CST-100 (Crew Space Transportation) crew capsule designed by the Boeing as their entry for NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Its primary mission will be to transport crew to the International Space Station, and to private space stations such as the proposed Bigelow Aerospace Commercial Space Station.  The CST-100 spacecraft will be larger than the Apollo command module and will be able to support larger crews of up to 7 people as the result of greater habitable interior volume and the reduced weight of equipment needed to support an exclusively low-Earth-orbit configuration. It is designed to be able to remain on-orbit for up to seven months and for reusability for up to ten missions.  The CST-100 will be compatible with multiple launch vehicles, including the Atlas V, Delta IV, and Falcon 9. The initial launch vehicle would be the Atlas V. Boeing will perform production and testing of the CST-100 in the OPF-3 at the Kennedy Space Center.


The Spring Banquet is set for Friday, 27 April 2012 and will held at Florida Institute of Technology, on the second floor of the Denius Student Center in the Hartley Room which is located at150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne, FL.  
 
The event is open to the public.


This Rocket Reunion Spring Banquet will include a sit down dinner and cash bar.  Social hour starts at 6PM with dinner served at 7PM.  Seating is limited and tickets are available online at http://www.rocketreunion.com/

Incorporated in 1966, The Missile, Space and Range Pioneers is a non-profit, Space Coast organization that provides an opportunity for people involved in missile, space, and range activities at Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center to socialize and maintain Acquaintances with each other and the community.  There are approximately 1,000 missile, range and space workers, former workers, and advocates on the rolls of the Pioneers.

For more information or to purchase your tickets for the Rocket Reunion Spring Gathering online at http://www.rocketreunion.com/