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Missile Space and Range Pioneers mark 50 years

United Launch Alliance Atlas V 421 rocket with NROL 61 payload at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 photo credit Mike Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

Photo Credit: Michael Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

The Missile Space and Range Pioneers marked their 50th anniversary during an event held at the Courtyard Marriott located in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Oct. 21.

The event had notable guests, such as Apollo 13’s Fred Haise and former shuttle astronaut and current Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Robert Cabana who attended and made remarks during the event. The social hour began roughly at 5:30 p.m. EDT (21:30 GMT) with dinner itself beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.

The theme for this evening’s program was: Space Pioneering, Past, Present, and Future.



Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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