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December, 12th (Wednesday) 2007
Our December 12th speaker was
new EAA 724 member, Manuel De Leon

Manuel works for United Space Alliance Marine (USA) as an engineer at Hangar AF; where they disassemble and refurbish parts of the Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs). He is also a diver for SRB recovery retrieval at-sea after Shuttle launches. His presentation covered the SRB retrieval from launch day to hand-off to Disassembly Operations. He also highlighted other aspects of ship board life at KSC. The retrieval ships support External Tank (ET) barge towing, NASA training, NOAA, and NAVY operations on the Florida east coast. He had photos and video of ship board and underwater work few people get to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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