"Generation Y" Young Adults To Promote Space Exploration
The Coalition for Space Exploration
announced Tuesday the addition of seven new individuals -- all
members of "Generation Y" -- to its board of advisors: Kelly Billon
of Clermont, FL, Lauren Booth of Phoenix, AZ, Joshua Neubert of Las
Cruces, NM, Damaris Sarria of Pembroke Pines, FL, Audrey Schaffer
of Washington, DC, Alexander Stimpson of Clermont, FL and Erika
Wagner of Somerville, MA. Their primary role as advisory board
members will be to promote the importance of space exploration to
the next generation of explorers and enthusiasts.
These seven individuals join space pioneers like Apollo
astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Academy-award winning filmmaker James
Cameron, renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey and
other public leaders who share the Coalition's mission to enhance
the public's awareness and understanding of the value and benefits
of space exploration.
"Each new member brings exciting perspectives and insights to
the challenge of communicating the value of our nation's investment
in space to younger generations of Americans," said Joe Mayer,
chair of the Coalition's Public Affairs Team. "We are pleased to
have them collaborating with the team of seasoned professionals and
educators currently serving on our advisory board."
"The aptitude, knowledge and passion for space these young
people have is truly incredible," added Joan Underwood, deputy
chair of the Coalition's Public Affairs team. "We have several
projects slated for this group, including outreach efforts on
MySpace, YouTube and other youth-oriented outlets."
The Coalition for Space Exploration is a collaboration of space
industry businesses and advocacy groups whose mission is to educate
and inform the public on the value and benefits of space
exploration and to help ensure the United States will remain a
leader in space, science and technology - key factors that will
benefit every American, strengthen our nation's economy and
maintain our national security.