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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, August 7, 2017

St. Louis Space Frontier Celebrates Recent Achievements, Successful International Space Development Conference 

By Carmelo Turdo
(SLSF graphic)
Members of the St. Louis Space Frontier, a chapter of the National Space Society, gathered at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Sunday to celebrate their contributions to the successful 2017 International Space Development Conference and other recent local chapter achievements.  The chapter has received recognition from the National Space Society over the last few years, including the 2015 Chapter of the Year Award and 2016 Chapter Excellence Award for Outreach and Innovative Projects.  In 2017, St. Louis Space Frontier was the host chapter for the International Space Development Conference held at St. Louis Union Station in May.  


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:

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Fantastic photo and loved visiting the museum and meeting great people.