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                                    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER
                                                       Friday, April 20, 2007
                                              GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Mario Acuña
                                        NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
               TOPIC: "NASA Space Programs Making Great Progress in Last Two Years"
                         LOCATION: Clarion Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Four Points)
                                                 980 Hospitality Way, Aberdeeen, MD
                                                   Intersection of Rt. 22 and Rt. 95
                                              For directions, see www.clarionaberdeen.com
TIME: Social 6:00-6:45 p.m., Dinner 6:45-7:30 p.m., Guest Speaker 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
PRICE: $30.00 per person, includes buffet dinner with Chicken Cordon Bleu and Roast Beef Diane
entrees, salad, garlic-mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert, coffee, hot and iced tea. Cash bar
available.
The NDIA, APG Chapter is pleased to have Dr. Mario Acuña from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC),
Greenbelt, MD as our guest speaker. Dr. Acuña has worked on the Explorer, Mariner, Pioneer, Voyager, Comet Halley,
Mars, and Eros programs. His interests at NASA have centered in aerospace instrumentation and experimental investigations
of magnetic fields and plasmas of the solar system. He has been given the Presidential Award for his contributions in
engineering, physics, and space research. Dr. Acuña has appeared often on television PBS NOVA series.
Dr. Acuña will present an update on several NASA programs and recent results from ongoing missions. He will explain the
new elements that are being developed to implement the Vision for Space Exploration under the direction of the new NASA
Administrator, Dr. Michael Griffin, who has been instrumental in redirecting NASA programs toward these new goals. It is
worthy to note that Dr. Griffin attended Aberdeen High School. Dr. Acuña will describe the Ares and Orion Programs that
are scheduled to replace the Space Shuttle beyond 2010 and the planned repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition,
he will cover the current New Horizon mission on its way to Pluto, new discoveries by Cassini at Saturn, and some of the
future astrophysics missions. He will also cover details of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. John Mather of
Goddard for his role in the COBE mission that established the "big bang" theory as the origin of the universe.
NDIA members, spouses, and friends are invited to attend this dinner. As in the past, students from local high schools who
are interested in pursuing careers in science, engineering, and math will be invited to attend, compliments of the APG
Chapter. Please visit www.ndiaapg.org for more information about APG Chapter programs.
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President, John F. Roth; Vice President, Olivia Deffenderfer; Treasurer, Richard A. Bucci; Secretary, John Sobczyk; Chairman of
the Board, Joseph A. Andrese; Directors: Patrick A. Endres, John Gregory, Terri R. Merz, Jerold Nook, George A. Perise, David C.
Robinson, Fred Whiton, Jr.; Public Relations Committee Director, Jeannie Skillman

								
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