Steve has been a dedicated volunteer at the Space Foundation Discovery Center since it opened back in October of 2012. Just recently, and due to his dedication, Steve became a member of the Space Foundation Discovery Center’s “Mars Club” after reaching the 250+ hours mark.
Steve’s volunteerism with the Space Foundation Discovery Center is a great fit for Steve and the Space Foundation. Steve is a retired systems analyst for satellite command and control systems. He worked for L-3 Communications Corporation and its predecessor companies for over 34 years. Steve worked mainly with the systems used by the Air Force Satellite Control Network at Onizuka Air Force Station in Sunnyvale, Calif., and later at Schriever Air Force Base here in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Steve strongly believes in the mission and work of the Space Foundation. He was a regular attendee at the Space Symposium for many years during his career. After his retirement, he saw opportunities to contribute to the Space Foundation’s goals and also to stay connected to the people and industry from his space career. Steve accomplishes this by volunteering in the Space Foundation Discovery Center, as well as volunteering at the Space Symposium. The Space Foundation benefits greatly from Steve’s light security detail and his input and knowledge.
When asked if Steve has a favorite exhibit in the Discovery Center, we are pointed in the direction of the NUIVERSE (also pictured here with Steve). Trained in astronomy and astrodynamics, Steve appreciates and enjoys the touch screen visualizations and software that goes into the different views of the planets, moons, asteroids, and constellations. Some perks that Steve points out about volunteering in the Discovery Center are not only working with those interested in space endeavors, but running into a familiar face among the visitors. It’s not surprising that a former colleague of Steve’s was visiting the Space Foundation Discovery Center and the visit quickly turned into catching up on each other’s lives and Steve showing his colleague around.
Steve enjoys his time volunteering with the Space Foundation and views his volunteerism as a wonderful way to give back to the community and stay in touch with people of similar interests, which happen to be all things space related here. We at the Space Foundation thank Steve for his commitment to giving back and appreciate his generous gift of his time volunteering with us.