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    AIAA Marks National Aerospace Week
    Hails Aerospace Workforce as Great Bulwark of Economic Prosperity and Freedom

    September 16, 2012 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is marking National Aerospace Week by calling on all Americans to reflect on the aerospace workforce and the role it plays in the economic prosperity and freedom of our nation and the world.

    “From the pioneering efforts of the Wright Brothers and Robert Goddard, to the Space Shuttle, the Global Earth Observation System and the Mars Curiosity Rover, aerospace professionals have constantly pushed the boundaries of exploration and discovery outward, increasing our knowledge of the universe, and our knowledge of Earth,” observed AIAA President Mike Griffin. “Our talented aerospace workforce aerospace has stood, and will remain standing, as a great bulwark of economic prosperity and freedom for our nation and the world. I would ask that all Americans take a moment this week, National Aerospace Week, to reflect on the role that the aerospace community has played in their lives, and consider how different our understanding of the universe and our world would be without the efforts of these dedicated professionals and their achievements.”

    National Aerospace Week runs from September 16 through September 22. Established in 2010, it recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of the aerospace community and their contributions to our daily lives.

    For more information on National Aerospace Week, or to obtain a copy of the Aerospace Industries Association’s “National Aerospace Week Toolkit,” please visit


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit



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