The Salute to the Shuttle Program, the combined Space Exploration Celebration and Space Camp Hall of Fame event, will be held this evening at the Davidson Center.

The event is sold out!

Even if you can’t attend the event tonight, be sure to head over to the Space & Rocket Center today.  Starting at 2:00pm, there will be a number of different panels:

2:00 p.m. NASA’s Space Launch System – Key to Space Exploration Topic

  • Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville
  • Mike Griffin, King-McDonald Eminent Scholar & Professor, UAHuntsville
  • Bud Cramer, former U.S. House of Representative, Alabama’s 5th Congressional District
  • Jim Chilton, Vice President, Exploration Launch Systems at The Boeing Company
  • Steve Cook, Director of Space Technologies at Dynetics
  • Shar Hendrick, Hendrick Group
3:15 p.m. Where We’ve Been (“Why We Built the Space Shuttle”)

  • Dr. George Mueller, NASA Assoc. Adm., Office of Manned Space Flight, 1963-1969

How We’ve Changed (“Evolution of a Great Flying Machine”)

  • Steve Cash, MSFC, Deputy Program Manager Shuttle Propulsion Office
4:00 p.m. Where Are We Going?

  • Todd May, NASA SLS Program Manager
  • Lynn Cline, NASA Deputy Assoc. Admin. for Policy and PlansHuman Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
4:30 –

5:30 p.m.

  • Jay Barbree Book Signings(Saturn V Hall in Davidson Center)