STS-105

Launch Honoree Event

In 2001, Doug received a NASA Space Flight Awareness Award from NASA and the company for which he worked at the time, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Michoud Operations. As a Launch Honoree, he got to see the launch of Space Shuttle Mission STS-105, which flew on August 10, 2001 and landed on August 22. Doug and Rose were treated to a week at Cocoa Beach, Florida. Festivities included the Astronaut Reception, an insider's tour of Kennedy Space Center during the launch of the Delta rocket carrying the NASA Genesis spacecraft, a Lockheed Martin Banquet, and a view of the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery from the Banana Creek VIP viewing site near the Apollo/Saturn V center at KSC. Click the number links below for more photos. Watch the video, too.

Japanese Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Doug, & Dennis Deel, President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Michoud Operations

Japanese Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Doug, & Dennis Deel, President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Michoud Operations

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Japanese Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Doug, & Dennis Deel, President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Michoud Operations
Rose & Doug at NASA's "Tacky Tourist" Party at the Cocoa Beah Hilton, August 6, 2001
Doug & Rose
Doug & Rose with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi
Vertical Assembly Building at KSC
Doug and Rose with STS-105 on the launch pad
Astronaut John Young signs autograph for Doug
Doug shakes hands with Astronaut John Young
Doug chats with Apollo and Space Shuttle Astronaut John Young on August 8, 2001
Doug chats with Apollo and Space Shuttle Astronaut John Young on August 8, 2001
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