Missile, Range and Space Pioneers Fall Dinner Set For Oct. 30 In Cocoa Beach
By Space Coast Daily // October 21, 2015
SCARY STORIES FROM THE ROCKET RANCH
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Missile, Range and Space Pioneers will present SCARY STORIES FROM THE ROCKET RANCH and BEYOND at their Fall dinner event set for Friday, Oct. 30 (the day before Halloween) at the Courtyard by Marriott, located off A1A in Cocoa Beach.
This event will feature presentations by four Space Pioneers telling of their personal Scary Stories from the Rocket Ranch and beyond.
Featured presenters include Josh Jones – Perils of the UNF Space Hardware Club; Roy Tharpe – Hit by a SONIC Wave from Titan I; Brian Mosdell – A warning in the Delta Blockhouse… “This is going to be BAD!”; and Greg Devlin – Running for your life from a Titan II, literally.
Their stories will be illustrated with pictures, some of which are below, of these epic historic events.
The event, which is open to the public, includes a sit-down dinner and cash bar. There is a social event prior to dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. with time to mingle and meet the Space Pioneers. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
CLICK HERE for tickets – seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended.
Josh Jones is a hardworking and devoted student for the University of North Florida. He majors in Mechanical Engineering, and will soon graduate next semester 2016. His passions lie in the aerospace industry, and he currently is the project manager for developing rockets for the UNF Space Hardware Club.
Roy Tharpe is the retired president of Space Gateway Support and a Debus Award recipient. Tharpe joined the Kennedy Space Center family in 1963 as a data analyst working for NASA on Project Gemini. He worked on the launch team during Apollo and Skylab, and in 1972 joined an elite group of planners who worked with Dr. Debus to transform KSC’s operations, facilities and organization from Apollo to the Space Shuttle.
Brian Mosdell is a 25+ years of veteran of the space center and currently President of Greenboard Enterprizes. Prior to Greenboard, Brian was the Director of Florida Launch Operations for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) leading all aspects of Falcon 9 ground systems and facilities design, vehicle integration, and launch operations. Extensive experience with launch vehicle and spacecraft processing, integration, and launch operations.
Greg Devlin is the visionary co-founder of the Worldwide Neon Tiki Tribe Inc. At the Space Center he most recently served as a Life Support Supervisor working for EG&G since 1999. Greg started his space career in the Air Force as a Titan II Missile Fuel Systems Specialist.
Incorporated in 1966, The Missile, Space and Range Pioneers is a non-profit, Space Coast organization that provides an opportunity for people involved in missile, space, and range activities at Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center to socialize and maintain Acquaintances with each other and the community.
There are approximately 1,000 past present and future pioneers in the organization. Membership is composed current missile, range and space workers, former workers, aerospace students and space advocates.
For more information contact Jim Lewis of Communications Concepts, Inc. at 321-432-7233.