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2013 D.C. Trip Report. May 20-23, 2013 Washington, D.C. The Trip’s Success by the Numbers. 22nd Annual Trip 97 Travelers Representation from 28 States

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2013 D.C. Trip Report

May 20-23, 2013

Washington, D.C.

the trip s success by the numbers
The Trip’s Success by the Numbers
  • 22nd Annual Trip
  • 97 Travelers
  • Representation from 28 States
  • AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI
  • 340 meetings
    • (281 House/59 Senate)
    • With members from 47 states
  • 80 meetings in February
  • 500Astronauts on the Hill
travelers briefing monday night
Travelers Briefing Monday Night
  • Formed 24 teams, with team’s focus on Congressional office visits based on the student’s school or home state
  • Keynote Speaker, JSC’s Dr. Tara Ruttley, Associate Program Scientist for the Space Station Program
  • Hill update presented by J.T. Jezierski, from the House Science Space and Technology Committee
  • Quote heard: “It was the best Travelers briefing ever!”
our students delivered the message
Our Students Delivered the Message
  • 30 University Students / Educators
  • Message: Space Exploration promotes STEM Education and Technical Careers
  • Special recognition at the Congressional Reception
  • Students Tweeted pictures and messages throughout the trip
what was the message we shared
What was the Message We Shared?
  • International Space Station (ISS)

Continue to utilize this world-class laboratory and extend its mission beyond 2020

  • Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle

Complete this next-generation spacecraft that will send human deep space missions beyond Low-Earth orbit

  • Space Launch System (SLS)

Complete this heavy-lift rocket capable of propelling America’s space explorers throughout the solar system

  • Commercial Space Systems

New systems for crew and cargo support to the ISS, helping to reduce the U.S. dependence on Russia

what was the congressional response
What was the Congressional Response?
  • Overall there was strong continued bi-partisan support for human space exploration
  • Major drivers:
    • STEM Education
    • America’s Leadership in Space
    • High Technology– Economy
    • National Security
  • Impacts of Sequestration? Funding for all programs will be closely scrutinized
  • Many offices expressed a desire for NASA to develop a bold mission
congressional reception tuesday night
Congressional Reception Tuesday Night
  • 12 Representatives attended: Olson (TX-22), who emceed the event, Weber (TX-14) Stockman (TX 36) Foster (IL-11) Jackson Lee (TX-18) Flores (TX-17) Alexander (LA-5) Gohmert (TX-1) Palazzo (MS-4) Posey (FL-8) Hall (TX-4) and McIntyre (NC-7)
special thanks to our sponsors
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
  • Trip Sponsor / Organizer
    • BAHEP’s Aerospace Advisory Committee
  • Student Sponsors
    • BAHEP’s Aerospace Advisory Committee
    • Jacobs
    • Lockheed Martin
    • The Boeing Company
    • San Jacinto College District
    • Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT)
    • National Space Club-Huntsville Chapter
    • Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Foundation
special thanks to our sponsors1
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
  • Reception Sponsors
    • Boeing
    • BAHEP’s Aerospace Advisory Committee
    • Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
    • Partners for Stennis
    • Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
next year s trip save the date
Next Year’s Trip, Save the Date

Next Year’s Trip is Scheduled for May 20- 23, 2014

  • New Host Hotel

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel

Directly atop a major METRO Station

  • New Trip Format (Tuesday-Thursday)
best picture of the year
Best Picture of the Year

Our Astronaut was asked to speak before the U.S. Senate!