Coalition for Space Exploration Celebrates NASA's 50 Years of Space Exploration

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Coalition for Space Exploration Celebrates NASA's 50 Years of Space Exploration including video greetings from Board of Advisor members such as Bob Crippen, Dr. Guy Bluford and Gerry Griffin.

Coalition for Space Exploration Celebrates NASA's 50 Years of Space Exploration including video greetings from Board of Advisor members such as Bob Crippen, Dr. Guy Bluford and Gerry Griffin.

"As NASA marks 50 years as an agency, we reflect on its many accomplishments and celebrate the inspiration, innovation and discovery that permeate our lives.

Many across the world have been inspired by NASA's work on Earth and in space. Our Coalition educator and Gen Y board members attest to the motivating factors that enhance classrooms and allow students to reach for the stars in pursuit of their dreams.

The innovations derived from space exploration technology have allowed us to not only set foot on the moon, but provided us with life-saving technologies and daily conveniences that we often take for granted. NASA enabled giant leaps in medical devices such as heart pumps and public safety enhancements such as face masks and fire suits, while also contributing to modern amenities such as cordless power tools and polarized sunglasses.

The last 50 years have yielded amazing discoveries. We eagerly await what the next 50 will hold as we go back to the moon, on to Mars and beyond. I echo our board members' sentiments shared in this celebratory video by saying 'Happy 50th Anniversary, NASA!'"

Mary Engola, Chairwoman-Public Affairs Team
Coalition for Space Exploration

VIDEO:
Embedded video includes remarks from the Coalition Board of Advisors on NASA's milestone.

The Coalition for Space Exploration is a collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups whose mission is to educate and inform the public on the value and benefits of space exploration and to help ensure the United States will remain a leader in space, science and technology - key factors that will benefit every American, strengthen our nation's economy and maintain our national security.

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