44th Space Congress® Coming this Month

The mission of the 44th Space Congress® is to showcase the continuing evolutionary changes happening in the industry and create a forum for the space community to unite and discuss them. Larry Ostarly, Sr. VP of Operations for AECOM’s Institutional Services Contract at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Chairman of the 44th Space Congress® says, “The 44th Space Congress will be an inspirational event that will bring light to the continuous transformation of our industry leading into the future, thus our theme The Journey: Further Exploration for Universal Opportunities.” Registration for the 44th Space Congress® is open to the public. Tickets are available online at http://spacecongress.org. See also the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/523267584521856/.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is scheduled to speak at the 44th Space Congress® dinner banquet on Tuesday, May 24, at the Radisson Resort at the Port. He will be featured during the dinner banquet speaking about the future of space exploration: “Achieving the Impossible and Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars.” Aldrin will be addressing the revolutionary transformations occurring in the aerospace industry, how these changes affect us today and where these changes will lead us tomorrow. His highest expectation for the future is human missions to Mars, which he will elaborate on during the banquet. Since retiring, Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure America’s continued leadership in human space exploration.

CLICK HERE for the 44th Space Congress Website.

Register for the space industry’s premier golf tournament…cocoa beach country club golf - Google Search

44th Annual Space Congress® Golf Tournament
Hosted by the ASHRAE Spacecoast Chapter and ASME Canaveral Section To Benefit the Space Congress® Endowment Scholarship Fund.  Friday, May 27, 2016, Cocoa Beach Country Club (5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931).
Registration with Free Driving Range Use: 7:00 am; Shotgun Start: 8:00 am. To register or become a sponsor, e-mail Scott Seigel at: RP@SpacecoastASHRAE.org.


In Memoriam

Bill McDonald, 2011-EWeek-William Macdonald, longtime member of CCTS and an officer for many years, has died at the age of 90 in New Mexico on March 31st, 2016. His ashes were interred in the columbarium in the Episcopal church in Las Cruces that his father built and where he and his wife Edy were married. He was CCTS Secretary for many years and had been a member of The American Institute of Aeronautics (AIAA) for 60 years. Memorial scholarship gifts may be made in Bill’s name to the AIAA Foundation: http://www.aiaafoundation.org/. Bill had a long and exciting career: he was one of the first Americans to hear Sputnik’s signal, and was involved in America’s earliest rocket test flights following World War II. All who knew Bill will remember him for his sharp mind, his love of puns, his good humor, and his passion and dedication.


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The Canaveral Council of Technical Societies is a voluntary, not-for-profit association of engineering, technical, and scientific societies that support members who live and work along Florida’s Space Coast. The purpose of CCTS is to promote and support the activities of the technical, scientific, engineering, and professional organizations of the area in a manner that will enhance the identity and professional stature of the member societies.  Membership is organizational and by formal request to the CCTS Board.

The 2015-2016 CCTS Board includes:

Robert F. Shaw, P.E., P.M.P. – Chair
Michael Ely, M.S./M.B.A., P.M.P., PMI-ACP – Vice Chair
Barbara P. Fisher – Treasurer
Frederick J. Martin, M.S. – Secretary

The 2015-2016 CCTS Committee Chairs are:

Dwight J. Easterly, Ph.D. – Space Congress® Chair

David C. Fleming, Ph.D. – 2015 Robotics Chair

For information on membership, events, and activities of interest, please contact the CCTS Secretary at: secretary@cctsonline.org.
CCTS Office Location
Cape Royal Office Center, Suite 401
Cocoa Beach, Fl 
Phone: 321-868-1623
Fax: 321-868-1623

The CCTS conference room in Cocoa Beach is available for use free of charge to CCTS member societies. Please click here or at the top right and fill in the form to reserve the conference room.


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