Sunday, June 14, 2009

In Memoriam to a Space Cadet

I wanted to post a small memorial to a good friend who passed away suddenly on June 3: Dick Edwards (on the right) Co-Founder of Space Settlement Design Competitions for high school students in 1984. His volunteer service in Southern California included active membership and officer responsibilities in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, and the Judging Policy Advisory Committee of the California State Science Fair. Space Settlement Design Competitions have grown to involve over 1000 students annually on six continents; Dick literally traveled around the world to help conduct Competitions for students. An engineer for the Boeing Space Shuttle program now based in Houston, he'll be deeply missed by students, friends, colleagues and of course the Grand Canyon River Rats.