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Bill Beckman

January 3rd, 2013

Bill Beckman is the Director for NASA Programs in the Washington, D.C., Operations office for The Boeing Company. His responsibilities include interfacing with the Potomac region customer base including NASA, Congressional/Executive Branch offices, and representing Boeing in local industry groups. Prior to this assignment, Bill provided business development support to Space Exploration programs as a […]

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George J. Torres Vice President of Communications ATK Aerospace Group

January 3rd, 2013

George Torres is vice president of Communications for ATK’s Aerospace Group, a $1.3 billion business in widely diverse businesses such as space launch vehicles, satellites, defense products, and commercial and military aircraft. In this capacity, he is responsible for media relations, advertising, employee communications and community relations. He joined ATK in January 2006. Torres has […]

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Mary Engola

January 20th, 2012

Mary Engola Manager, Customer & Industry Relations Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Mary Engola joined Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in 2003 and is currently the manager of customer and industry relations. Prior to relocating in 2006 to the company’s headquarters, she worked in the company’s Washington, D.C. office, where she was responsible for civil […]

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Book Review: Burt Rutan’s Race to Space – The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations

September 3rd, 2011

Burt Rutan’s Race to Space – The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations by Dan Linehan; Zenith Press, Minneapolis, MN; $30.00 (hardcover); July 2011. Burt Rutan is an aerospace maverick, racking up a long list of innovative airplane designs – including the suborbital rocket plane, SpaceShipOne, the craft that bagged the $10 million Ansari […]

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Book Review: Falling to Earth – An Apollo 15 Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon

July 24th, 2011

Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon by Al Worden with Francis French; Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.; $29.95 (hardcover); July 2011. This is a great read, one that is frank in telling the tale of an Apollo astronaut first lavished with public adulation, then encountering post-astronaut remorse, later to repair […]

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