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able to attend the luncheon and hear General Stafford’s
message about the importance of education.
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ASTRONAUT KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LUNCHEON
General Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.) a former astronaut was the keynote speaker at NTA’s luncheon held
during the Association’s 84th annual meeting. Held at the Stardust Resort on March 9 over 450 members and guests
attended the luncheon. Guests included 90 students and teachers from Las Vegas area schools: Hyde Park
Elementary, Lamping Elementary, Sig Rogich Middle, and Rancho High were in attendance courtesy of “The Sky’s
The Limit” sponsors. In addition there were 12 students from UNR’s Mackay School of Mines were sponsored
courtesy of Barrick Gold Corporation.
The main theme of General Stafford’s address was the importance of science and math education for today’s
students. As part of the program, General Stafford emphasized the importance of encouraging students to enter the
math and science fields at an early age. He pointed to the need to graduate more students in the field of engineering
in order for our country to compete in the global economy. He said he appreciated NTA’s efforts to support
research and technology so necessary to foster economic development and diversification in Nevada.
The General also gave the audience a slide-show tour of his experiences as an astronaut including pictures he had
taken during his trips into space during the Gemini and Apollo space programs. He spoke of the challenges that
faced the first lunar landing he piloted while displaying pictur