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What’s it’s Like to Work on the Space Shuttle

insights & perspectives


 with Gregory Cecil






short description:
Ever wonder what it is like to work on the Space Shuttle Fleet? Now you can find out. Part of the RV-103.com Lecture Series
 
long description:
I am a former Space Shuttle worker who now writes the RV-103.com blog. I have put together a presentation describing for the general public what it is like to work on the Space Shuttle. The presentation is 1/2 hour long and I take questions for a 1/2 hour.
 
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all welcome
 
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What’s it’s Like to Work on the Space Shuttle

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Ever wonder what it is like to work on the Space Shuttle Fleet? Now you can find out. Part of the RV-103.com Lecture Series


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Gregory Cecil



description of :
Former Space Shuttle worker and blogger for www.RV-103.com
 
Teacher's qualifications:
Education

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
• Masters of Aeronautical Science-Space Operations Management May 2009
• B.S. degree Professional Aeronautics: Minor in Management October 2007
• A.S. degree Professional Aeronautics: Minor in Management October 2007

Brevard Community College
• A.S. Degree in Aerospace Technology December 2003

Certifications and Special Classes
• Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician March 2006
• Micro-gravity Training Program – One of 75 selected Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians out of several hundred applicants to take a multi-day course on Micro-gravity culminating in a flight on ZeroG. June 2008
• Composites I Class 2007
• Developed and enacted a process for kitting and sealing Space Shuttle carrier panels for flight.

Special Projects
• Currently present on behalf of RV-103.com Lecture Series before various schools and civic groups on what it is like to work on the Space Shuttle.
• Gave a presentation in 2005 to the KSC Quarterly Health and Safety Review on the Lifeguard System/CPOD developed by NASA Ames Research. Assigned to a team including NASA Biomedical lab to evaluate the device and system for possible use at KSC. Work and final report was completed August 2006.
• Volunteered on VIP tours by giving Thermal Protection System Presentations to NASA’s international and national guests.
• Guest lecturer for BCC Aerospace Technician classes.

Organizations
• National Space Club - Florida Chapter

Work Experience

SpaceTec Headquarters October 2010 – Present
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Contract Blogger
Duties include: Develop, operate, and maintain a blog as part of SpaceTEC NRC web site found at www.blog.SpaceTEC.org on a regular basis including daily review of exchanges and at least one new posting per week of aerospace-related news, developments, observations, or responses to queries posted for interest and outreach.

RV-103.com, LLC October 2009 – Present
6262 142nd Ave. N.
Unit 806
Clearwater, FL 33760
Board Chairman and Administrator
Duties include: Maintain and post to RV-103.com on subjects dealing with Human Space Flight Policies and the activities of RV-103. Primary speaker for the RV-103.com Lecture Series. Conduct press interviews concerning Human Space Flight issues on behalf of RV-103.com for various publications and websites. Write and submit articles for various publications and websites dealing with aerospace.

United Space Alliance March 2004 – October 2009
8550 Astronaut Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Senior Aerocomposite Technician
Duties included: Installation and maintenance of Thermal Protection System components of the Space Shuttle including, but not limited to, tile and thermal blankets. I was assigned to the Carrier Panel Processing Room in OPF 3 in 2007 to oversee kitting and sealing carrier panels for flight prior to installation on the Space Shuttle Orbiters. I was laid off in October of 2009 due the Space Shuttle Program ending.

 
's preferred teaching style:
I usually do a PowerPoint presentation and then take questions afterwards.
 



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