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Our May meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at the Radisson Resort at the Port, Cape Canaveral.

 Our speaker will be Larry Henderson, a computer expert who has worked in the field of computing as long as there was such a field. 

Born in Wisconsin, Larry graduated from DeVry University in Chicago, and in 1972 went to work for Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts. At the time DEC was one of the largest developer and manufacturer of mini-computers in the world.

After a stint in Ft. Lauderdale with ModComp, he decided the form his own company and relocated to Cocoa Beach where he founded Henderson Technical Systems in 1994. He soon shortened the name to HTS Computers and until recently custom built and serviced computers for individuals and small businesses in the area. Today he has closed his store- front location and continues a consulting business from his home.

He is a Radio Amateur and a member of the local group that has special dispensation from the FCC to broadcast space launches and is part of the emergency organization that would deal with any danger to the area outside the space center as well as in case of natural disasters.

REGISTRATION FOR THE MAY LUNCHEON WILL OPEN ON MAY 1ST.

CLICK HERE to review Space Florida’s 2016 Cape Canaveral Spaceport (CCS) Master Plan.

 

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Check out NASA’s 2016 Review of Activities.

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SEE THE SPACE BOOKS, SPACE SHIRTS, AND OTHER SPACE ITEMS AT OUR SPACE SHOP.

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The American Space Museum  (formerly the U. S. Space Walk of Fame Museum) has opened a SPACE WORKERS HALL OF HONOR  to identify anyone who has ever worked in any of our space programs.  This is an online (web-based) recognition dedicating an entire page to each and every worker – past and present – to highlight and acknowledge their service.  If you or a family member had any role at all at any time in our space programs, please log on to www.spacehonors.org and create a page spotlighting them.  This project will help preserve our space history and honor those who made it possible!  

You can their website at www.spacewalkoffame.org

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CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT A COOL ARTICLE ON NASA SPINOFFS!

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Did you know there are TWO NASA/Contractor breakfasts each month?
1.  The first Tuesday of each month at Village Inn, Titusville, 7:30 a.m.
2.  The last Monday of each month at Malibu Restaurant, Rockledge, 8:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome; no registration is required. Bring an appetitie!
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“Now that I’m retired, what can I do to help the space program?”
Check out the Photo ID Project
Frank Bryan, who began this as a personal quest to contribute, says: “There are lots of photos of the old rockets and launch pads in the KSC archives showing people who were part of the team, but the official photos provide no names. Twenty years from now no one will know who was there. With our experience, we can add that information for all who come after us.”
With that as a starting point, the NALFL Photo ID Project (PIP) was born. Join in and add your own personal knowledge by “filling in the blanks” on the historic photos for each program conducted at KSC and leave a fitting legacy for our future.
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