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Astronaut to Speak at Chamber’s 53rd Annual Celebration

Astronaut Scott Horowitz will speak at the Paulding Chamber’s 53rd Annual Celebration.

Scott “Doc” Horowitz, Ph.D, Astronaut, Ret., Colonel, USAF, Ret, will deliver the keynote address at the Paulding Chamber’s 53rd Annual Celebration presented by LGE Community Credit Union.
Scott “Doc” Horowitz, Ph.D, Astronaut, Ret., Colonel, USAF, Ret, will deliver the keynote address at the Paulding Chamber’s 53rd Annual Celebration presented by LGE Community Credit Union.
Scott “Doc” Horowitz, Ph.D, Astronaut, Ret., Colonel, USAF, Ret, will deliver the keynote address at the Paulding Chamber’s 53rd Annual Celebration presented by LGE Community Credit Union.

Horowitz was selected as a pilot by NASA in March 1992. “Doc” is veteran of four space flights and has logged more than 1,138 hours in space. He served as pilot on STS-75 (1996), STS 82 (1997) and STS-101 (2000), and was the commander on STS-105 (2001). Scott Horowitz retired from 
NASA in October 2004 to serve as Director of Space Transportation and Exploration at A.T.K.-Thiokol in Utah. Scott has logged more than 6,500 hours of flight time in more than 50 different aircraft. He also taught graduate level engineering courses for California State University at Fresno and Embry Riddle University. He was also an Associate Scientist for the Lockheed Georgia Company.

Scott received a BS in Engineering from California State University at Northridge, and MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Scott has designed and built experimental aircraft, modified sports cars, and is the inventor of the Ares I launch vehicle designed to send our future astronauts to space an order of magnitude 
safer than the Space Shuttle. The Chamber will award the Paulding County Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year at the celebration on Jan. 23, at the Douglasville Conference Center. Platinum sponsors are WellStar and GreyStone Power and Gold Sponsors include Georgia Power, AT&T, and MembersFirst Credit Union.

For more information and to purchase tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 770-445-6016 or kkirby@pauldingchamber.org. 

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