Interview with Mike Hawes Lockheed Martin vice president and Orion program manager, and Chair of AIA’s Space Council

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A Quarterly Digest from the Aerospace Industries Association 4th Quarter 2014 Orion Hits the Target

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Time to End the Gridlock

throughout AIA’s Second to None Campaign, we’ve pointed out the folly of locking

our nation’s security and R&D policy in a fiscal vise for a decade, regardless of the circumstances we face.

When the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 was signed into law, ISIS was an unknown entity. Three years ago Russia hadn’t invaded a neighboring country and committed to increasing its weapons spending by 85 percent from 2012 to 2017. Back then official Washington was still debating about the reasons for China’s military growth. Yet as The Economist reported last year, China’s neighbors “see the relentless growth in China’s military spending…as going hand-in-hand with a determination to settle sovereignty disputes in its ‘near seas’…on China’s own terms.” And three years ago, some experts were convinced cyber attacks were just a nuisance. What North Korean operatives reportedly did in hacking into Sony Pictures’ computer systems is just one of many recent disturbing cyber assaults on U.S. businesses and federal government agencies. Indeed, last October, our Department of Homeland Security warned that since 2011 a malware associated with Russian hackers dubbed BlackEnergy is being used to attack software used to run power plants and factories.

Today, the public grasps that we’re facing an unprecedented range of threats which require a more adequate response than keeping the budget straightjacket on national security
and R&D spending. This is the central message of a comprehensive Harris Poll voter survey conducted for AIA right after the election. Among key survey findings are the following:

J Seventy-eight percent of voters believe the hostile activities of ISIS, al Qaeda and other groups contesting for control of Syria and Iraq represent an increasing national security threat.
The concern about this threat is bipartisan; 90 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of Democrats are worried about our security as a result of recent events in the Middle East.

President’s

2014 OFFICERS

Michael T. Strianese, Chairman
David L. Joyce, Vice Chairman
Marion C. Blakey, President & Chief Executive Officer Ginette C. Colot, Secretary-Treasurer

2014 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

William M. Brown

President & Chief Executive Officer

Harris Corporation

Wes Bush

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Gerald J. DeMuro

President & Chief Executive Officer

BAE Systems, Inc.

Scott C. Donnelly

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Textron Inc.

David P. Hess

Chairman, International Aero Engines Board of Directors

United Technologies Corporation

Marillyn Hewson

Chief Executive Officer, President & Chairman of the Board

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Raanan Horowitz

President & Chief Executive Officer

Elbit Systems of America

David L. Joyce

President & Chief Executive Officer

GE Aviation

Thomas A. Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer

Raytheon Company

John S. Langford

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Aurora Flight Sciences

Tim O. Mahoney

President & Chief Executive Officer

Honeywell Aerospace

Thomas S. Marotta

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Marotta Controls, Inc.

David F. Melcher

Chief Executive Officer & President

Exelis, Inc.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Vice Chairman, President & Chief Operating Officer

The Boeing Company Phebe Novakovic

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

General Dynamics Corporation

Michael T. Strianese

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

L-3

William H. Swanson

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Raytheon Company

Scott Thams

Chief Executive Officer

Integrity Aerospace Group, Inc.

 

About the Cover: Orion, NASA’s spacecraft designed for deep space exploration, had a successful launch and test flight from Cape Canaveral, FL on December 5, 2014. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Seventy-three percent say they believe the U.S. is less secure, knowing that cuts to the military initiated in 2011 amount to nearly $1 trillion over a decade. Majorities of Republicans (90 percent), Independents (71 percent) and Democrats (55 percent) hold this view.

“ When the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 was signed into law ISIS was an unknown entity…Russia hadn’t invaded a neighboring country and committed to increasing its weapons spending by 85 percent…Washington was still debating about the reasons for China’s military growth…and s”ome experts were convinced cyber attacks were just a nuisance.

Members of Congress and potential presidential candidates should not ignore the following survey findings:
J A solid 69 percent of voters want to increase national security spending, especially relative to the budget caps set over three years ago. This view is shared by a majority of voters across party lines—83 percent of Republicans, 63

percent of Independents and half of Democrats.
J The same number of voters—69 percent—say they would be more likely to support a candidate who wants to

increase spending on national security. Of those who would be more likely to support such a candidate, 39 percent would be “much more likely” to support that candidate.

These numbers don’t surprise me. I’ve long felt the public understands the need to invest in national security, and the aerospace technologies that propel economic advancement.

As a new Congress begins to organize, policy makers should remember that the sequester was never supposed to happen; this “poison pill” designed to force a comprehensive deal on spending, entitlements and revenues kicked in when Congress and the White House couldn’t get the job done.

Fortunately, we’ve heard from many veteran legislators and newcomers to Capitol Hill who believe it’s now time to lift the budget caps on defense. That said, we recognize a one-sided deal will not pass in this divided government. Congress needs to also take on the domestic R&D investment gap and address other domestic priorities, in the context—as we’ve long contended—of a compromise deal that also includes revenue and entitlement reforms. Yes, we still must absorb prudent cuts to federal programs in order to address the deficit and debt problem. But these cuts can’t be so draconian that we are unable to invest in the future technologies and systems we need to remain

strong and secure. And remember, as the BCA is currently constituted, the defense and domestic programs that are absorbing the brunt of the pain from the mandated budget cuts amount to less than 40 percent of the federal budget.

In the months ahead, AIA, its member companies and the growing ranks of aerospace and defense supporters who’ve joined our new Second to None Coalition will be keeping the heat up on Congress and the Administration until

they finally come to the bargaining table to lift the budget caps for good. At his year end press conference, President Obama said, “My presidency is entering the fourth quarter. Interesting things happen in the fourth quarter.” I agree. There’s plenty of time for official Washington to address sensibly our nation’s national security, investment and fiscal priorities. Let’s not wait until this fourth quarter is almost over and a Hail Mary pass is our only option.

Marion C. Blakey

President & Chief Executive Officer

EXECUTIVE REPORT  3

Q&A Interview with Mike Hawes
Lockheed Martin vice president and Orion program

manager, and Chair of AIA’s Space Council

AIA: Congratulations on the spectacular success of the first Orion flight. What are your initial observations about Orion’s performance? It seemed to have flown exactly as planned. Did you learn anything unexpected or surprising?

Hawes: We’ll need to perform a complete analysis of components and instrumentation, but real-time data collected during the flight indicates a very clean flight and terrific performance.The insights we’ll gain from Exploration Flight Test (EFT)-1 are invaluable for Orion’s future.

We are hopeful that EFT-1 will provide engineers with data about systems critical to crew safety such as heat shield performance, separation events, avionics and software performance, attitude control and guidance, parachute deployment, and recovery operations to validate designs of the spacecraft before it begins carrying humans to new destinations in deep space.

AIA: How does Orion differ in its mission and design from the spacecraft that support crew transport to the International Space Station?

Hawes: On Commercial Crew, the industry teams own the spacecraft and provide transport to the ISS as a service to NASA. With Orion, while we’re a blended team, NASA very clearly owns the design and spacecraft, which Lockheed Martin built. Both models feature innovation, and they borrow best practices from each other. For instance, we utilized commercial practices for the EFT-1 launch, providing the launch and the test data to NASA as a service.

The blended team model is perfect for Orion. We’re breaking new ground – doing something that’s never been done before – and that takes a united team all working towards a common goal. We’ve driven a number of innovations into the business model. Instead of NASA being only in the oversight role, they are actually providing many portions of the system and mission as in-line services. Flight operations, ground operations, recovery support and parachute development are all examples of in-line NASA functions.

Commercial Crew spacecraft are designed and built for different purposes. Commercial Crew capsules are ideally-suited to ferry astronauts to the
ISS, which is about 250 miles above
Earth’s surface. They’re like regional

jets. Orion is built for long hauls; it’s the equivalent of a jumbo jet. To put it in perspective, on EFT-1 we went 3,600 miles out beyond Earth – well beyond the ISS – and the journey to Mars is 35 million miles. It takes nine months to get there.

We think of it as part of a complementary NASA fleet of spacecraft that helps them meet their different mission needs.

After a successful test flight and splashdown, Orion is ready for recovery.

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AIA: How well suited is Orion to support a Mars mission?
Hawes: We’re designing and building Orion with the capabilities to ultimately get to Mars, and to do so as efficiently and affordably as possible. Orion is a fundamental building block for deep space exploration missions. We know that getting to Mars won’t be easy – it will take investment, international collaboration and technological innovation – but the world gains many pragmatic and aspirational benefits from human exploration of deep space that make this bold mission worth the commitment and investment. No one ever said it would be easy, but

things really worth doing rarely are.
Orion is the only crewed spacecraft being built to withstand the

punishing journey to other planets. A straight shot, one-way trip to Mars is 35 million miles. That’s about 140,000 times further than the ISS. If you’re going, you want a spacecraft built for long hauls that will safely get you there and back.

Orion protects astronauts from dangerous radiation, severe cold and extreme heat; has smart flight software that navigates in deep space – where there’s no GPS; and eliminates the risk of single point failures through layers of backup systems so astronauts can focus on the mission.

AIA: Have we as a nation and as an industry made much progress on
human spaceflight technologies and management approaches since the ISS was designed in the 1990s?

Hawes: Absolutely. EFT-1 is a significant step forward for America’s space program; it’s our first step on a journey to Mars. We wouldn’t have reached this point if it were not for advances in technology.

For example, we assembled the spacecraft in our virtual reality “CHIL” lab, which lets us work out the kinks and dry run the manufacturing before we hit the production floor – saving time and costs. We’ve got a Launch Abort System with half a million pounds of thrust capable of pulling the crew a mile up and mile away from the launch pad in the event of an emergency. Orion’s life support system is self-healing and advanced enough that even in an emergency loss of pressure, or contamination, it can safely bring its crew home. And in fact we flew parts that utilize “additive manufacturing” (3D printing) on EFT-1.

“ We know that getting to Mars won’t be easy – it will take investment, international collaboration and technology innovation – but the world gains many pragmatic and aspirational benefits from human exploration of deep space that make this bold mission worth the commitment and investment.”

AIA: AIA supports the Team America Rocketry Challenge to help inspire and attract the next generation of engineers and technicians for our industry. Do you see Orion having a role in helping to inspire young people to study science and math?

Hawes: Programs like Orion are a great way to inspire the next generation of engineers. It’s the reason some of the world’s brightest engineering minds come to work at Lockheed Martin. We live for this kind of project. It’s not just a technological marvel, it’s going to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and human achievement. Many of the space missions that LM undertakes are among the hardest things that humans do. What better way to inspire that next generation than with an amazing program like this?

Orion gliding over the Pacific Ocean prior to splashdown.

EXECUTIVE REPORT  5

Fall Board of Governors Meeting in Scottsdale

AIA returned once more to the land of spectacular sunsets – Scottsdale, Arizona – for 2014’s Fall Board of Governors and Membership meeting. Responding to member input, the meeting format allowed more time for members
to informally converse with each other and to interact with government officials, journalists and subject matter experts. Meeting highlights included
the following:

Politico’s Editor-in-Chief John
Harris gave a post-mortem of
the 2014 midterm elections,
then led a discussion on the
outlook for the new Congress.
The discussion featured
panelists Sid Ashworth,
Northrop Grumman Corporate
Vice President for Government
Relations; Gen. Richard Cody,
L-3 Communications Corporate Senior Vice President; Tim Keating, The Boeing Company Senior Vice President of Public Policy; and Gregory Dahlberg, Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President for Strategic Enterprise Initiatives. The panelists addressed prospects for the 114th Congress to make a serious effort to lift the budget caps on defense and other vital government programs.

Brookings scholar and former CIA analyst Kenneth Pollock provided historical perspective about how the haphazard post

World War I drawing of national boundaries in the Middle East has led to many of the conflicts we are witnessing in the region today. He spoke about the need to address fundamental problems in some of the region’s unstable countries that are creating an environment conducive to turning young men into terrorists.

Tim Keating and Gregory Dahlberg

Deloitte’s Tom Captain moderated a panel on the economic outlook for the aerospace and defense industry featuring member company executives David Hess of UTC, Kelly Ortberg
of Rockwell Collins, Tom Marotta of Marotta Controls and Karl Hutter of Click Bond. The panelists emphasized

the importance of exports to

(left to right) Tim Mahoney, Honeywell Aerospace President and CEO,

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Administrator, stressed the importance of

Michael P. Huerta, FAA Administrator and David Melcher, Exelis Inc. President and CEO discuss managing aviation risk.

company bottom lines.
NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan spoke about the

need to have a “weather ready nation,” which utilizing weather satellites and other technology can predict and respond to severe storm outbreaks.

Also, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta led a conversation with CEOs Tim Mahoney of Honeywell and David Melcher of Exelis about engaging the aviation industry in better ways to manage aviation risk.

satellite data to accurately predict severe storm tracks.
Photo credits and background image courtesy of Dan Stohr

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Pictured Left to Right: Sid Ashworth, Gen. Richard Cody, John Harris,

AIA Full Member Companies

3M Company
AAR Corporation
ACE Clearwater Enterprises Accenture
Acutec Precision Machining Accurus Aerospace

Corporation, LLC
Aerojet Rocketdyne Aero-Mark, LLC
AGC Aerospace & Defense Aireon, LLC

Alcoa Defense
Align Aerospace, LLC
Allfast Fastening Systems, Inc. Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) AlliedBarton Security Services Allied Telesis, Inc.
American Pacific Corporation Analytical Graphics, Inc. Applied Technical Services

Corporation
Astronautics Corporation of

America
Aurora Flight Sciences
Ausco, Inc.
Avascent
B&E Group, LLC
B/E Aerospace, Inc.
BAE Systems BallAerospace&Technologies

Corporation

Barnes Aerospace
Belcan Corporation Benchmark Electronics, Inc. The Boeing Company Bombardier Aerospace
C2 Technologies, Inc.
C4 Associates, Inc.
CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC Cadence Aerospace
Camcode Division of Horizons,

Inc.
Castle Metals Aerospace Celestica, Inc. Chromalloy Gas Turbine

Corporation
Click Bond, Inc. Cobham, plc Computer Sciences

Corporation (CSC) CPI Aerostructures Crane Aerospace &

Electronics
Cryptography Research, Inc. Cubic Corporation Curtiss-Wright Corporation Cyient Ltd. (formerly Infotech

Enterprises)
Deloitte Consulting, LLP Denison Industries DigitalGlobe Ducommun, Inc.

DuPont Company
Eaton Aerospace Operations Elbit Systems of America Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. EPS Corporation
Erickson Air-Crane, Inc. Ernst & Young, LLP
ESI North America
ESIS, Inc.
Esterline Technologies
Exelis Inc.
Exostar, LLC
Flextronics International USA Flight Safety International Fluor Corporation
FS Precision Tech, LLC
FTG Circuits, Inc.
General Dynamics

Corporation
General Electric Aviation GKN Aerospace North

America
Guardsmark, LLC
Harris Corporation
HCL America, Inc.
HEICO Corporation
Hexcel Corporation Honeywell Aerospace
HP Enterprise Services HuntingtonIngallsIndustries IBM Corporation

Fives Machining Systems, Inc. (formerly MAG Industrial Automation Systems, LLC)

Flatirons Solutions, Inc. (formerly InfoTrust Group)

Freedom Alloys
Frontier Electronic Systems

Corporation
Future Metals, LLC
Glovia International
G.S. Precision, Inc.
GSE Dynamics, Inc. Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Inc. HarryKrantzCompany HawkerBeechcraftCorporation Hercules Heat Treating

Corporation
H&S Swansons’ Tool Company HDL Research Lab, Inc. Hi-Temp Insulation, Inc. Houlihan Lokey
Hughes Bros. Aircrafters, Inc. Impresa Aerospace, LLC

(formerly Venture Aircraft,

LLC)
Industrial Metals Intl., Ltd. Infor
Infosys Limited
Integrated Support Systems,

Inc.
Integrity Aerospace Group, Inc.

(formerly X-Ray Industries) InterConnect Wiring
ITT Corporation
Janes Capital Partners

JRH Electronics, LLC

IEC Electronics Corporation

Celmet
IEC Electronics – Albuquerque IEC Electronics Wire and

Cable Inc.
Southern California Braiding,

Inc.

Iron Mountain
J Anthony Group, LLC
Jabil Defense & Aerospace

Services, LLC
Kaman Aerospace Corporation KPMG, LLP
L-3 Communications

Corporation
LAI International, Inc.
Leidos Corporation
LMI Aerospace, Inc. Lockheed Martin Corporation Lord Corporation
Marotta Controls, Inc. Mayday Holdings Meggitt-USA Inc.
Micro-Coax, Inc.
Microsemi Corporation Moog, Inc.
Natel Electronic Manufacturing

Services
National Technical Systems,

Inc.(NTS) NORDAM
Northrop Grumman

Corporation

KAPCO Aerospace Kitco Defense
Kulite Semiconductor

Products, Inc. Landstar Transportation

Logistics
LMI (Logistics Management

Institute)
Loos & Co., Inc.
The Lundquist Group Materion Brush, Inc. (formerly

Brush Wellman, Inc.) Merex Aircraft Company, Inc. MeyerTool,Inc. Mid-AtlanticAviation

Partnership
Mid-State Aerospace, Inc. Millitech, Inc.
Monogram Aerospace

Fasteners
Montana Metal Products, LLC Morris Machine Company, Inc. National Machine Group
New Bedford Panoramex

Corporation
New Breed Corporation Norfil, LLC Norton/Saint-Gobain
Ohio Aerospace Institute Oerlikon Balzers
Pacific Precision Products Pall Aeropower Corporation PARPRO
Passur Aerospace
Paulo Products Company PCC Forged Products Pentecom, LLC

NYLOK, LLC
O’Neil & Associates Ontic Engineering &

Manufacturing, Inc.
Oracle USA, Inc.
Oxford Performance Materials Pacifica Engineering, Inc. The Padina Group (TPG), Inc. Parker Aerospace
Plex Systems, Inc.
Plexus Corp.
PPG Aerospace-Sierracin

Corporation PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Aerospace & Defense Advisory Services

RAF Tabtronics, LLC Raytheon Company Rhinestahl Corporation
RIX Industries
Rockwell Collins Rolls-Royce North America,

Inc.
RTI International Metals, Inc. SAP America, Inc.
Satair
SCB Training Center Inc.
Seal Science, Inc.
Securitas Critical Infrastructure

Services,Inc.(formerly Pinkerton Government Services, Inc.)

Perillo Industries, Inc. Phillips Screw Company Piedmont Triad Airport

Authority
Plymouth Engineered Shapes Pointe Precision, Inc. Precision Gear, Inc. Precision Tube Bending Radant Technologies, Inc. RAM Company
Renaissance Services Renaissance Strategic

Advisors, LLC RockerIndustries SafranUSA
Samuel Aerospace Metals Scot Forge Corporation SDL (formerly XyEnterprise) SEAKR Engineering, Inc. Sechan Electronics, Inc. SELEX Galileo (formerly

SELEX Sensors and Airborne

Systems US, Inc.) Senior Aerospace Serco, Inc.
Service Steel Aerospace Servotronics, Inc.

SICPA
Solar Atmospheres, Inc. Southco, Inc.
Southern Manufacturing

Technologies
Special Aerospace Services Spincraft
Spirit Electronics, LLC
SPX Precision Components

Siemens PLM Software Sierra Nevada Space

Systems
SIFCO Industries, Inc. SITA
Spacecraft Components

Corporation Space Exploration

Technologies Corporation Sparton Corporation Spirit AeroSystems
Tech Manufacturing, LLC Textron Inc.

Therm, Inc.
Triumph Group, Inc. United Parcel Service United Technologies

Corporation

Goodrich Corporation Hamilton Sundstrand Pratt & Whitney Sikorsky

Verify, Inc.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions Virgin Galactic, LLC
Wesco Aircraft Hardware

Corporation Woodward Inc. Xerox Corporation

Stanley Engineered Fastening (formerly Emhart Teknologies)

Black & Decker Company Starrag USA, Inc.
Stroco Manufacturing, Inc. Tactair Fluid Controls Inc. Tata Consultancy Services

(formerly TCS America) TCI

TechSolve, Inc.
TEK Precision Co., Ltd. Telephonics Corporation TEVET,LLC ThalesUSA,Inc. Thermacore, Inc. ThyssenKrupp Aerospace

North America Tiodize Co., Inc. Torotel Products, Inc. TSI Plastics, Inc.
TTI, Inc.
TTM Technologies, Inc. TW Metals
UEC Electronics USAeroteam, Inc.
UT College of Business

Aerospace & Defense Portfolio (formerly University of Tennessee – Aerospace Defense Clearing House)

W.G. Henschen Company W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Whitcraft, LLC
Windings, Inc.
Yarde Metals

AIA Associate Member Companies

Acme Industrial Company
ADI American Distributors, Inc. Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Aerospace Alloys, Inc. Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship

Committee (AJAC) AeroVironment, Inc. AirBorn, Inc.
Airfasco Industries
Air Industries Group
Alcoa Fastening Systems Allen Aircraft Products, Inc. Altemp Alloys, Inc. AMIMetals,Inc.

Anoplate
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. APV Manufacturing &

Engineering Co.
Arkwin Industries, Inc.
Arnold Magnetic Technologies

– Precision Thin

Metals Division
Arrow Electronics, Inc. Arrowhead Products
Arundel Machine Tool Co., Inc. Asia-Pacific Engineering

Consulting Services, LLC Astro-Med, Inc.
Astute Electronics, Inc. ATC Aerospace

Athena Manufacturing, LP Automatic Screw Machine

Products Company Aviation Management

Associates, Inc. Banneker Industries, Inc.

Breeze-Eastern Corporation Brogdon Machine, Inc. BRPH Architects Engineers BTC Electronic Components,

Inc. CDG

Celltron, Inc.
CERTON
CIT Transportation Lending CND, LLC (formerly Cherokee

Nation Distributors) Co-Operative Industries

Defense, LLC CompassForwardingCo.,Inc. ConnecticutCenterfor

Advanced Technology, Inc.

(CCAT)
Consolidated Industries, Inc. Consolidated Precision

Products
Craig Technologies Crestwood Technology Group Dassault Systemes
Dayton T. Brown, Inc. Draken International
EEI Manufacturing Services Electralloy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical

University
Enterprise Florida, Inc. ETA Global, Inc. Etteplan/Tedopres Exotic Metals Forming

Company, LLC
Fairmont Consulting Group Ferco Aerospace Group

EXECUTIVE REPORT  7

AIA Celebrates its 50th Annual Year-End Event

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey delivers the 50th annual Year-End Review and Forecast address to a packed room.

Fifty years ago AIA members and representatives of the media gathered together to recap the industry’s performance throughout the year. Decades later, AIA and
its member companies have continued to build upon that tradition, hosting an annual year-end luncheon that has grown into a widely attended event that puts an appropriate capstone on the year in aerospace and defense.

At the 50th anniversary event on December 17th,
AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey keynoted the 300-person luncheon by calling on the new Congress to take action to lift the budget caps which are harming national security and limiting research and development on new technologies and systems in defense, civil aviation and

space. Blakey reported that despite a challenging fiscal environment, aerospace and defense companies increased profitability this past year, with sales of commercial aircraft pacing industry sales growth. Aerospace exports again broke records, improving by nearly $8.1 billion, with this growth mainly in the civil sector.

In addressing the challenges our nation continues to face in the global arena, Blakey said, “Looking at the world’s dangers through either the rose colored glasses of a naïve isolationist or the green eyeshade visor of a fiscal ideologue doesn’t work. It presents a false-color image of reality. It inhibits the clear headed thinking we desperately need about national security and America’s competitiveness.”

AIA and NAR Recognized for Significant STEM Contributions

On November 5th the National Aeronautic Association named AIA and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) the 2014 recipients of the Frank G. Brewer Trophy. The award serves to recognize an “…individual, a group of individuals, or an organization for significant contributions of enduring value to aerospace education in the United States.”

Together, AIA and NAR organize the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). This nationwide youth program advances science, technology, engineering and mathematics education
by challenging seventh through twelfth grade students to design, build and fly model rockets. Since its establishment in 2003, TARC has involved over 60,000 students nationwide in its program.

AIA and NAR are presented with the Frank G. Brewer Trophy. From left to right: Betsy Schmit, Vice President, National Security, AIA; Bob Brown, President, Academy of Model Aeronautics;
Trip Barber, TARC Manager, NAR.

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