(Pictured: Canon-Mac senior Engineering Club students with General David D. Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operation, US Air Force.)
Canon-Mac Senior Engineering Club students recently joined in the third birthday celebration of the United States Space Force and the launching of STEM/Steam month across the country. At the invitation of Kristi Hilbert, National Chief of Staff Civic Leader, U.S. Air Force and Space Force, the group attended the celebration held at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh on December 1st. Four Star General David D. Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operation, US Air Force, and John Thorton, co-founder and CEO of Astrobotic Technology, presented informative addresses to those attending.
Pittsburgh and the tri-state region are home to impressive leaders and pioneers in the commercial space industry. Astrobotic Technology is a Pittsburgh based company that develops space robotic technology for lunar and planetary missions. This celebration is one way Astrobotic Technology shares with students in the Pittsburgh region the knowledge of possible career paths in the STEM/STEAM and space fields. As a follow-up to the event, Mr. Thornton will host a virtual meeting on December 20th with our senior Engineering Club members to answer any questions they may have regarding Astrobotic and space fields.