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Remembering John Young

On the morning of April 14, 1981, I woke up at 2:00 am, and then with my Rockwell International colleague Clarence Hill in tow, we picked up in Santa Monica, California a group our company (now a part of the Boeing Company) was hosting—the first delegation of Chinese space scientists to officially visit the United […]

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Key for Small, Mid-sized Companies in Supply Chain

One AIA activity that tended to fly under the radar this past year was our advocacy in support of the “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act (MTB) of 2017” (H.R. 4318 and S. 2108)”. This bill, though not as well-covered in the press as larger, economically-focused measures like tax reform, is integral to small and medium sized […]

Remembering NASA’s Fallen Space Heroes

Yesterday, my AIA colleagues Frank Slazer and Tami Plofchan and I joined with NASA leaders and staff, other government space officials, members of Congress, congressional staffers and astronaut family members in attending NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery. This solemn event honors the memories of the Apollo 1 and Space Shuttle Challenger […]