Monday, July 27, 2009

July 30, 2009 Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee; Meeting

The Augustine Committee will be meeting for a public meeting on Thursday July 30th in Cocoa Beach.

Date and Time: July 30, 2009 - 8 am - 4 pm EDT
Location Information:
Hilton Cocoa Beach
1550 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL

From the official release:

The third public session will be July 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Grand Ballroom, 1550 North Atlantic Ave., in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

The agenda is:
8 a.m.: Bob Cabana, director, NASA's Kennedy Space Center
8:30 a.m.: Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit subgroup (Ed Crawley, moderator)
11 a.m.: Congressional perspective (presenters TBD)
Noon: Lunch break
1 p.m.: NASA Constellation projects managed at Kennedy
2:30 p.m.: Public comment period
3 - 4 p.m.: Committee public deliberations

Following each meeting, committee chairman Norman Augustine will be available to answer questions from reporters. NASA Television will carry the meetings and news conferences live on the agency's media channel. The events also can be viewed on NASA's Web site.

Anyone interested in attending should know seating is limited. It would be good for the membership to have some seats filled, even by our own family members. The Committee needs to hear how we feel about the direction NASA is headed and what we want concerning Human Space Flight.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We Have a New Home on the Web.

Last night we went live with . Currently all of the pages are not updated but should be within the next few weeks. For news, there is a link from to this blog (for the time being). As soon as possible, we will migrate over to the main site for future postings, and will post here when that time comes.

The new site will offer us options the blog does not have, so that we may communicate with each other in the best possible manner. If you find any errors on, feel free to email and let us know.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Please Contact Bill Nelson and let him know F-22's should not be cut.

Early next week the Senate is expected to vote on an amendment that will strip funding for seven additional F-22s from the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Authorization, S 1390. We are asking that Senators vote against the amendment--a NO vote on the amendment.

Yes means in favor of the amendment to strip funding and ? means undecided.

Brownback, Sam (KS) ?
Cochran, Thad (MS) ?
Graham, Lindsey (SC) ?
Hagan,Kay (NC) Yes
Landrieu, Mary (LA) ?
Lincoln, Blanche (AR) ?
Nelson, Bill (FL) Yes
Pryor, Mark (AR) ?
Roberts, Pat (KS) ?
Shelby, Richard (AL) ?
Warner, Mark (VA) Yes
Webb, Jim (VA) Yes

If these planes get cut, our Brothers and Sisters on the assembly line will be the first to feel it. Second in line will be the Armed Forces, who have our backs everyday. Our Senator Bill Nelson is voting to cut the funding needed to produce these jets. It is our duty to call or email the Senator and let him know we wish for the funding, so these jets can be built.

Washington, D.C. Office
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5274
Fax: 202-228-2183

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Jerry Copeland

Jerry Copeland, Roads and Grounds, passed away Saturday morning. Details of service arrangements will be posted when determined.  Our thought and prayers go out in Jerry's memory and for his family.

Services for Jeff Simmons

Services for Jeff Simmons, EG&G plumber, will be held Saturday, July 18 at 1 pm at Volusia Memorial of Port Orange, 4815 Clyde Morris Blvd. Port Orange. Our thought and prayers go out in Jeff's memory and for his family.