NSS Florida Chapter Meeting Minutes from 5/10/05

Kings Duck Inn, Merritt Island, Florida



Jack Fox, President

Keith Britton, Treasurer

Fred Becker

Brad Byron, new member, welcome!

After meeting:

Kathleen Fischer, new member, welcome!

Rick Fischer, new member, welcome!


Meeting Called to Order at 5:35 p.m.


Began with general discussion of the Astronaut Hall of Fame induction that Fred and Jack attended, Apollo 13 DVD 10 anniversary show at KSC Visitor Center and the possible fate of the Hubble Space Telescope considering the new NASA Administrator.

Kudos to Sue Gaines for arranging for a NSS Florida table at today’s National Space Club luncheon featuring Al Worden of Apollo 15.  It was great seeing everyone and the speaker was fun.  The hope is we continue to sponsor a table every month.  Great idea to just tag onto someone else’s event!

Treasurer reported $228 in account.  Reports available on-line now.

Objective of this meeting was to set realistic goals:

  • Once per quarter have a “wow” speaker at FSA meeting room.
  • Continue to meet at KDI once per month.  Mostly to catch up with friends, have a drink and some dinner. 
  • Attend other organizations’ functions as a NSS group.
  • Participate in Florida Space 2005 planned for November 15-18.  Even if it’s to collect tickets, etc.  Remember:  this is the event that Space Congress and the AF Space Symposium morphed into. 
  • Long term:  make the Cape Canaveral Range more customer-friendly or else all the expected future “X-Prize” type craft will go elsewhere.

Fred announced that he is reviving the L5 News.  It’s available on-line at L5news.org/new.  Congrats Fred!  Everyone go check it out.  Very brainy stuff.  He’s looking for authors. 


Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.


Next Meeting:


Tuesday June 14, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at KDI – Business Meeting.  BRING A FRIEND!