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Greg Harbaugh coming back to SUN 'n FUN to speak
Sandy Bridges <SBridges@sun-n-fun.org>
Director of Communication & Public Relations
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Sandy Bridges, Director
Communications and Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (10-16-15)
GREG HARBAUGH TO SPEAK AT AEROSPACE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE
SUN ‘n FUN is proud to present NASA Astronaut (retired) Greg Harbaugh on Saturday,
October 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum, 4175
Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811. Mr. Harbaugh is the Keynote Speaker for Aerospace
Discovery Weekend and the general public is invited to the event. There is no cost to
participate in the evening presentation.
Mr. Harbaugh has received numerous awards including Four (4) NASA Space Flight Medals;
NASA’s Exceptional Service, Distinguished Service l, and Exceptional Achievement Medals;
1999 Rotary National Award for Space Achievement “Stellar” Award for Outstanding
Leadership; 1995 American Astronautical Society Flight Achievement Award; and, collegiate
awards that include Johns Hopkins University Presidential Medal; Purdue University
Outstanding Aerospace Engineer and Astronaut Alumnus Award. He also received Aviation
Week and Space Technology Laurels for Shuttle missions STS 39 (1991) and STS 71 (1995)
and Sigma Chi Fraternity’s Significant Sig Award.
His NASA career started, when in 1987 he was chosen as one of the fifteen (15) selected from
2,000 applicants for space missions. After four missions, he accepted the position of Senior
Program Manager of the Extravehicular Activity (spacewalk) Project Office where he was
responsible for all aspects of NASA’s spacewalk industry, including the safe and successful
execution of all spacewalks for the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station,
international relations and negotiations, budget, strategic planning, spacesuits, tools, and
training (including all training facilities). Managed advanced spacesuit technology research and
development for future planetary (Moon and Mars) missions. NASA history shows that Mr.
Harbaugh logged a total of 818 hours in space, including 18 hours, 29 minutes performing
spacewalks. As a licensed commercial pilot with more than 3,000 hours, he continues to be
involved in a professional capacity on advisory boards and serves as the President and CEO
of Sigma Chi Foundation.
Mr. Harbaugh is well known to SUN ‘n FUN because of his employment as Director of the
Florida Air Museum and Chief Operating Officer of SUN ‘n FUN from 2001-2006. He is
married with three (3) daughters and resides in Illinois. Please join us as we welcome him
Source: SUN n FUN Press Release