Heart of Dixie
The Birmingham, Alabama based Heart of Dixie Squadron was honored to have CDR Joe Edwards, USN (Ret.) as guest speaker at its September meeting. CDR Edwards is a 1980 graduate of the Naval Academy, a carrier based pilot, TOPGUN graduate and astronaut. he piloted the last American mission to the MIR space station and was a friend and fellow classmate of those who perished in the Columbia space shuttle tragedy. he is currently Chairman and CEO of the National Science Center Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving technical literacy and encouraging interest in math and science careers. CDR Edwards’ presentation drove home the necessity of intensive training and the need for extreme accuracy for those who participate in space travel activities. (Bob Heacock)
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