|Mr. James Porter readies the crowd at Honors Night for the official unveiling of the new CSMEC Logo|
|The CMSEC's New Logo|
Space Center Director James Porter unveiled the new logo for the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center at Thursday night's Honors Night.
Gone is the old Swoosh logo I designed over 20 years ago.
|The Logo for the CMSEC for nearly 25 years.|
Now Officially Retired
As Mr. Porter explained, with the new Space Center building coming in 2019/20 and a new permanent planetarium with 40 ft. dome, it was time for a new look. Besides, my old swoosh logo was brought over with me to Farpoint at Renaissance. I just couldn't part with it.
"I wanted the new logo to reflect the past while still taking us into a new era," Mr. Porter said to the assembled staff, volunteers, and guests. "You'll notice the swoosh and circle motif is still there, just modernized."
I like this new logo. I think Mr. Porter hit it out of the ballpark. What are your thoughts? Email them to me at email@example.com. I'd like to hear what you're thinking.
The rest of the Honor's Night accomplished what every other Honors Night has done since the first one in the 1990's. It bid farewell to those leaving, honored those who still remained, and paid tribute to the few, the brave, the deserving.
This post will cover the farewell and the honors, but leave the tribute until the next post. This person deserves a post of her own without having to share with those of us who are mere mortals.
|Devin Sudwicks and Natalie Anderson|
Sam G. received his Galileo pin from Galileo Set Director Erin Williams. Sam has been a volunteer for a few years now. He's a good volunteer and exceptionally bright by most standards. He has even been kind enough to volunteer on the Voyager at Renaissance Academy. He takes the train to Lehi Station. I arrange a ride for him from there to the school. Congratulations Sam!
Jon Parker was privileged to award Phoenix passes to Sam and Shelby. The purpose of the pins hasn't changed since my days as director. The pins are awarded to those who have both the second chair and bridge / doctor pass.
Mr. Porter awarded Magellan pins to Katie and Alexis. Getting a pass off is tough in any simulator, but I think the Magellan is the hardest of all. The second chair station alone is a nightmare. I know, I tried to work it a few times. I'm grateful for the flight director's patience.
Nolan C and Emme T were both give their Apprentice Starfighter patch for hours served.
Nolan received his Journeyman patch. He's been a volunteer for five years!
Orion was made a Defender of the Universe! He has 1000 hours of volunteer service.
|Orion with his Defender Patch. Notice that Orion proudly wears his pins on his collar; an old Space Center tradition, until I put the staff and volunteers in lanyards.|
Alexis and Katie were both give their Blue Shirt Volunteer status.
And Ari and Nolan were made Magellan Supervisors. This means the potential for earning real American dollars, none of the phony Canadian stuff. Nolan was especially happy. He's been working toward this for a few years now.
It was a good night had by all. It was good to see so many retired staff and volunteers come out to support the honorees. The Space Center is the second happiest place on earth!
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