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NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot addresses members of the National Space Club at a breakfast meeting in the Jackson Conference Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA/Emmett Given2018-03-22

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NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot addresses a standing room-only crowd at the March 20 National Space Club Huntsville breakfast. Lightfoot, who recently announced he will be retiring from the agency on April 30, praised NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and spoke about where the agency is headed over the next two decades. “I get to be nostalgic now, as I leave the Agency. This work was going on before I got here, and it’s going to keep going on after I leave,” said Lightfoot. “In this nation where we hear a lot about what we can't do, NASA is a demonstration of what this nation can do. The Space Launch System rocket is taking shape right here at Marshall. The passion our team has on our exploration journey is second to none and there seems to be a sense of urgency to get to that first launch. Exploration gives us hope for the future, and brings today's generation on board to forge its own path to the next great milestones for humanity.” National Space Club Huntsville's mission is to promote the awareness of civilian and military applications for rocketry and astronautics. Participation in its events helps raise money for scholarships and STEM engagement in the community.

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  • Title: NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot addresses members of the National Space Club at a breakfast meeting in the Jackson Conference Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Creator: NASA/Emmett Given
  • Date Created: 2018-03-22
  • Location: Jackson Conference Center, Research Park
  • Rights: MSFC
  • Album: egiven

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