The 3rd Annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo welcomes two distinguished keynote speakers to its Day 1 line up – Bill Garvey, Editor-in-Chief of Business and Commercial Aviation, and Winston Scott, former NASA astronaut and Senior Vice President for External Relations and Economic Development at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Winston Scott will deliver the keynote address at the Annual Aerospace Industry Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, August 24. All conference attendees will receive a ticket to the dinner as part of their registration.
Scott’s journey to the stars as a NASA astronaut is a testament to the power of perseverance and vision. Raised in Miami, his largely segregated education provided little access to resources, but his own determination combined with the dedication of his teachers set him on an inspiring path of achievement.
In 1992, Scott began an accomplished career as an astronaut with NASA. He served as a mission specialist on the STS-72 Endeavour mission in 1996 and both the STS-87 Columbia mission and flight in 1997. Before joining NASA, Scott earned a distinguished record of service as a Captain in the United States Navy. He is the former Executive Director of the Florida Space Authority, and has also served as Vice President and deputy general manager of the NASA engineering and science contract for the space shuttle, International Space Station and project Constellation.
Read more about Winston Scott here.
If you haven’t already, register to join us for this year’s South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo on Aug. 24 & 25, 2016!