"The tragic lessons of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 should encourage us to never again allow complacency to prevail so that it endangers our very existence as a free nation." Bob Gasche, WWII combat veteran and Iwo Jima survivor
PEARL HARBOR DAY COMMEMORATION
"Air raid Pearl Harbor - this is no drill."
The Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration will include playing the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack radio announcement and a reading of "Remember the 'day of infamy,' written by WWII veteran Bob Gasche, who served with the Marines in the Pacific Theater and saw the American flag raised over Iwo Jima. This "Fly Into History" program will begin at 9 am.
Wings of Dreams concluded its first after-school STEM program for middle school students, funded by a NASA mini-grant.
The program, taught by volunteer Dr. Francisco Reyes, was Wings of Dreams first collabortive project with the UF Department of Astronomy public outreach. We thank Dr. Reyes and the UF astronomy department for helping launch this important educational initiative.
More educational programs will be offered in 2014, available to students in a multi-county area. Topics will include astronomy & space exploration, aeronautics & aviation, rocketry, early aviation pioneers, and WWII history.
Executive Director Bob Oehl and Managing Director Susan King watch the loading of the final and largest component of the Hubble mockup - the aft shroud - by Wings of Dreams logistics officer and director Greg Asley in the storage area of the Sonny Carter Traning Facility at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.
Hubble Mockup Delivered!
The last and most identifiable component of the Hubble Space Telescope Mockup was transported from the Houston to Keystone Airport on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
The loading, transport and delivery of the entire Hubble Mockup was made possible by Wings of Dreams team members
Greg Ashley, Adam Ashley, Travis Ashley, Wes Hoy, Bob Oehl and Susan King, and transport partners Davis Express and Star Intermodal.
The Hubble mockup (shown in NASA photo below) was used in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory to prepare astronauts for the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions.
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