Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Lofty View

Atlas marked an era of true discovery
by James F.

I sold Atlas launch services to NASA and NOAA. It was a great experience to visit NASA Centers, such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goddard and Lewis (now the Glenn Research Center). It was amazing to see plans being laid to study the Earth's atmosphere and to visit other planets using satellites launched on the Atlas rocket. Later, it was very satisfying to see the pictures of Earth and other planets, knowing that the satellites that took these photos had been launched by our Atlas rocket.