I would like to invite you to a Space Transportation Association breakfast with Mr. Ralph Thomas III, Associate Administrator for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at NASA Headquarters, on Wednesday, June 20th 2001.
Mr. Thomas will discuss "The Criticality of Small Businesses on NASA Space Missions."
Small Business participation on NASA programs represents over thirty percent of NASA's business portfolio and play critical roles on key NASA programs like the International Space Station, Mars Pathfinder, QuikScat, and the "John Glenn Launch," to name a few. Mr. Thomas will provide little known insight to the big contributions small businesses make to the agency in multiple facets from maintaining Congressional support, expanding industry partnerships, and going global.
The Breakfast meeting will be held at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street, S.E., Washington, DC. The Capitol South Metro station is located across the street for your convenience. Coffee will be served at 7:30 a.m. for early arrivals.
There will be a $20.00 fee for all STA members and a $30.00 fee for all non-members. We ask that you send a check in advance or pay at the door. If you do plan to attend, reply by email to STA4Space@aol.com , or call 703-671-4116.
I look forward to seeing you for breakfast with Mr. Thomas
Eric W. Stallmer