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Fifty years ago (Feb. 20), John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, relied on ground stations located across the planet to communicate with his control team. But after his Mercury spacecraft, Friendship 7, safely splashed down, it was another type of station that took over tracking his historic mission: U.S. post offices.
For the first and only time in the country’s postal history, the United States Post Office Department — since 1971, the U.S. Postal Service — surprised the public with the release of a secret stamp celebrating Glenn’s successful mission. The 4-cent “Project Mercury” postage stamp was revealed and immediately offered for sale in 305 post offices within an hour of Glenn’s return to Earth at 2:43 p.m. EST (1943 GMT) on Feb. 20, 1962.
Stephenson Stellar Corporation has renewed its annual membership with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation (EDC). This strategic partnership provides SSC the resources needed to continue building strong business relationships in the greater Colorado Springs area.
The goal of the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC is to ensure a, “superior business climate in which companies of all kinds can thrive.” For more information on the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, visit their website: https://coloradospringschamberedc.com/
SSC’s donation will benefit the Space Foundation’s Center for Innovation and Education. The Center delivers inclusive, innovative, and sustainable workforce development and economic opportunity programs that enable all people to actively participate in the space economy. Through public and private partnerships, the center engages students, young leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
Space Foundation unites and facilitates collaboration across the entire spectrum of stakeholders from the global space community – business, government, education, and local communities. The Center for Innovation and Education brings these constituencies together in partnership, sponsorship, fundraising, and grants to serve the entire life cycle of the workforce – building the professional workforce of today as well as the next-generation workforce of tomorrow
For more information: Space Foundation
NASA First Splash Down of American Astronauts in 45 Years
NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, splashed down on Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico in the Crew Dragon spacecraft marking the first water landing Since 1975.
For more information visit: NASA Astronauts in SpaceX Capsule Make First Water Landing Since 1975
SCC personnel participated in GPSIII SV02 launch events at the Kennedy Space Center on August 22, 2019.
"Lockheed Martin" For more information visit : Lockheed Martin’s 2nd GPS III Satellite Ready for Launch