Sunday, April 3rd

Fly-Out to DEC for lunch at the Main Hangar Restaurant.

Plan arrival at Decatur at 1130 before the church crowd gets there.
You must notify Sue Smith at SueAtMoPilots.US or call 636-274-3663 by April 1st.
A head count is needed since Sue has to make reservations at the restaurant for our group.

Fly outs are VFR (5000 ft and 5 miles).

Wednesday, April 6th

Please join us on Wednesday, April 6th at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Road. Gregg Maryniak, Executive Director of the
X Prize Foundation, will be our guest speaker.

In 1994, Gregg E. Maryniak gave Peter H. Diamandis, who is now the Chairman of the X Prize Foundation, a copy of the Spirit of St. Louis, written by Charles Lindbergh. Dr. Diamandis read the book and realized that aviation prizes had been one of the critical forces in opening up today's $250 Billion aviation industry. Diamandis had the idea of creating a cash prize for space travel as a mechanism to implement his life-long dream of traveling into space. The X PRIZE was founded on May 18, 1996 in St. Louis for the specific purpose of stimulating the creation of a new generation of launch vehicles designed to carry passengers into space. On October 4, 2004, SpaceShipOne rocketed into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within the span of a 14 day period, thus claiming the $10,000,000 Ansari X-Prize.
Gregg's "space career" began as the Chief Executive Officer of the Space Studies Institute in Princeton. In 1985 he originated the Lunar Prospector Space Probe which impacted the moon in July 1999. He was Senior Scientist for the Futron Corporation and served as an advisor to NASA, DOT and Commercial Space and Telecommunications Companies.

He has been an instructor at the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History and has lectured throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics named him a Distinguished Lecturer in 1991 for his presentation, "The Harvest of Space." Gregg Maryniak is a Professor of the International Space University. In 1996 he was awarded the Tsiolkovsky Medal for his work in the use of the resources of free space. He was awarded the 1998 Space Frontier Foundation's Vision to Reality Award for his role in creating the Lunar Prospector Mission.

Gregg's presentation is one you certainly will not want to miss. Social hour (cash bar) begins at 1800; dinner ($18.00) is at 1900 with the big event at 2000. Seating is limited so reservations are required. Please contact Mark Weber by email RSVPatMoPilots.US or phone 636-458-2529 no later than Monday April 4th if you plan to attend.

{Have a present you don't know what to do with it? Bring it to the Meeting
and donate it to our 50/50. You'll get 3 free tickets for each item donated.}

Our chapter's Aviation Explorers can use your aviation related items that you no longer use. Just about anything aviation related would be appreciated: old sectional charts, your old altimeters, heading indicators, etc. etc. Items will be used in their monthly classrooms.

Please bring your items to our monthly meeting. Members of other chapters can bring them to the state's monthly meeting at COU and give them to Bob Crandell