He loves Mojave, we talk about the tech community, commercial space travel. The VIP reception was full of folks who wanted to say hello to Capt Kelly, the Capt had a chance to meet our WW2 Vet Mr Larry Chimbole too. Capt Kelly’s book Gabby is a great story of success and challenge. I found Mark Kelly to be humble, easy to talk with and a great listener. The Antelope Valley Board of Trade has chosen a fantastic keynote speaker for its Outlook Event.
Capt. Mark Kelly, record-setting American astronaut, retired US Navy combat pilot, and husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords, is the keynote speaker for Southern California’s Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
Kelly, a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle flights to orbit, and one of only two astronauts to have visited the International Space Station on four missions, will address an expected capacity audience attending the day-long business conference at Mojave Air & Space Port’s newly completed Stuart Witt Conference Center .
Capt. Kelly will be accompanied on the program by a long list of presenters who are leaders in the fields of regional economics, business, manufacturing, technology, renewable energy, education, aerospace research and development, defense, and transportation. The 42nd annual Business Outlook Conference, organized by the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, opens at 7:30 a.m. and adjourns at 2:30 p.m.
The 2014 Business Outlook Conference theme, “Breaking Boundaries” will be brought to life in a number of ways, beginning with its location at Mojave Air and Space Port, where private-sector companies pioneer in the great civilian leaps into commercial space business, alternative renewable energy, rail transportation, diversified manufacturing, aerospace fabrication and other pursuits.
Outlook Conference Chairman and Boeing executive Al Hoffman said the 2014 event will also give attendees the opportunity to see first-hand the cutting-edge aerospace hardware emerging from many of the Mojave Air & Space Port tenants.
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