|By Carmelo Turdo|
St. Louis Space Frontier President Christine Nobbe thanked the chapter members for their behind the scenes work during the conference, recognizing the efforts of individual members with tokens of appreciation. Chapter members gave updates on projects they were leading and future events, especially concerning the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21. The path of the rare total solar eclipse runs southeasterly through Missouri, and many communities in the state are offering viewing events throughout the day (see link above).
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, a co-sponsor of the conference, welcomed the St. Louis Space Frontier to their location at St. Louis Downtown Airport for this special chapter event. Dinner was enjoyed under a large tent on the unusually cool evening, and the museum was open after hours for members to browse through the St. Louis aviation and space program exhibits. Many members also checked out the interior of the Lockheed Jetstar, once owned by Howard Hughes, on display in front of the museum's 1929 Curtiss-Wright Hangar No. 2.
Congratulations to the St. Louis Space Frontier for all they have achieved in recent years. Here are some views of Sunday's event: