November 4, 2012
Titusville, FL – CLC Advisors, LLC was thrilled that CEO Cindy Chin was selected as part of the NASA Social to celebrate the final journey of the space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Space Coast in Titusville, FL. The event commemorated the move of space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building to its final destination for permanent display at the center’s visitor complex. Parts of the social was carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Atlantis made the 10-mile rolling journey November 2, 2013 atop a 76-wheel flatbed vehicle called the Orbiter Transportation System. The move concluded at Atlantis’ new permanent home, which is under construction. The exhibit is set to opened during the summer of 2013.
During the NASA Social, people who engage with NASA through Twitter, Facebook and Google+ had an opportunity for a special “hard hat tour” of the new Atlantis exhibit building and witnessed the arrival of Atlantis at Space Florida’s Exploration Park. Participants spoke with experts from NASA’s human spaceflight and commercial programs including NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, toured NASA facilities including the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), viewed featured spaceflight hardware from the past, present and future, and listened to presentations honoring the Space Shuttle Program. Participants also spoke with experts, tour shuttle support vehicles and other NASA aircraft, and dinteracte with fellow NASA social media followers, space enthusiasts and members of NASA’s social media team.
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NASA’s vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.
To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world — and off of it — for 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What’s out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?
Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many nonaerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, our exploration of space has taught us to view Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. While the tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats, we also are humbled by the realization that Earth is just a tiny “blue marble” in the cosmos. For more information about NASA, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html.
About NASA Social
A NASA Social is an formal meeting of people who use social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Participants at this event will be provided a unique in-person experience at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, its Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For information about NASA Social, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/social/social_endeavour_sept2012.html.
About Kennedy Space Center
NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center has helped set the stage for America’s adventure in space for five decades. The spaceport has served as the departure gate for every American manned mission and hundreds of advanced scientific spacecraft. From the early days of Project Mercury to the Space Shuttle Program and International Space Station, from the Hubble Space Telescope to the Mars rovers, the center enjoys a rich heritage in its vital role as NASA’s processing and launch center.
As the nation prepares to embark on a new chapter in space exploration, Kennedy will continue to make history as America’s spaceport. For information about NASA Kennedy Space Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, the new Angry Birds™ Space Encounter, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
About Space Shuttle Atlantis
NASA’s fourth space-rated space shuttle, OV-104 “Atlantis,” was named after the two-masted boat that served as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966. The boat had a 17-member crew and accommodated up to five scientists who worked in two onboard laboratories, examining water samples and marine life. The crew also used the first electronic sounding devices to map the ocean floor.
Construction of the orbiter Atlantis began on March 3, 1980. Thanks to lessons learned in the construction and testing of orbiters Enterprise, Columbia and Challenger, Atlantis was completed in about half the time in man-hours spent on Columbia. This is largely attributed to the use of large thermal protection blankets on the orbiter’s upper body, rather than individual tiles requiring more attention.
For more information on space shuttle Atlantis, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/atlantis-info.html
About CLC Advisors, LLC
CLC Advisors, LLC is a management consulting firm that focuses on marketing, brand and business development strategy to build business ventures and innovation. Whether it is through thorough analysis, streamlining or restructuring for our clients’ needs, we are dedicated to finding solutions for traditional business models or expanding into the growing arenas of philanthropy venture capital and social impact.