Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Friday, November 21, 2014

NASA Orion Social

Dear NASA Orion Social Participants:

Thank you for participating in our Orion NASA Social on December 3, 2014.  The following details will help you prepare for the day’s events!

NASA Glenn Research Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

It is important that all participants arrive and receive badges between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. the morning of December 3. Proceed from Brookpark Road to the Main Gate Guard Booths, either lane, to receive your badges to enter the lab. Once you receive your badges you will drive past the Main Gate Guard Booths to the first stop light to make a right turn to a parking location around the corner from Bldg. 3. (See the map at the bottom of this email.)  A bus will pick you up from your car and take you to our Mission Integration Center (MIC) a short distance away.  There you will receive a Social Badge and there will be coffee and some breakfast items for purchase when you arrive.

You may pack a lunch or choose to purchase a lunch from three vendors at our Cafeteria that day.  Vendors providing lunch that day are Delta Blue, Mo Bite Products and Tony’s Truck Stop.  We are also planning a stop in our Exchange Store during lunch time.  The Exchange has a small selection of drinks and snacks available, as well as NASA products, apparel and gifts.

We can never count on the weather in December in Northeast Ohio, so in case of a late start or cancellation we are planning to contact everyone via mobile text or email.  Please reply to this email with your preferred emergency contact information and method.  If we need to cancel or delay the event due to weather we will be contacting you by 6 a.m. that morning.

Orion Social Agenda

December 3, 2014

             TIMES                                                                                                                 LOCATION

7:00 a.m.—8:00 a.m.                      Registration                                                                         Main Gate Facility
(Participants park in front of Bldg. 3 and board a bus to MIC)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                     Welcome-Senior Management                     MIC Auditorium
                                                            Day’s Events/Logistics
                                                            Dante Centuori, Great Lakes Science Center-Invitation to Launch Event 12/4

9:00 a.m.—10:15 a.m.                   Tour Stops:
                                                                           Solar Electric Propulsion- Hall Thruster, Vacuum Chamber
                                                                           iROC (Integrated Radio Optical Communications) Satellite Project

10:15 a.m.—11:30 a.m.  Tour Stops
                                                                           3D CAVE Environment/Graphics Visualization Lab
                                                                           MIC Building-Green Energy
                                                                           Driving Tour of NASA Glenn facility

11:30 a.m.—12:45 p.m.  Lunch and Exchange Store                                                         Bldg. 15

1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.                      Kennedy Space Center Live Broadcast--                   MIC Auditorium
Opportunity to ask Questions of Panel, hosted by
Bryan Smith, Glenn Director of Space Flight Systems

3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.                      Glenn’s Q&A—Bryan Smith, Glenn Director of        MIC Auditorium
Space Flight Systems, and Tim Tyburski, Glenn’s
Orion Project Office

4:00 p.m.                            Event ends, participants board bus to return to parked cars in front of Bldg. 3

Hashtags for the day of the event can be any of the following:

#NASASocial                                     #Orion                                 #NASAglenn
#iROC (when in the iROC lab)                       #ionpropulsion (when in the solar electric lab)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mission to Mars

Waiting for the security clearance from NASA!

NASA Social

Congratulations! You have been selected to attend the #Orion multi-center NASA Social being held at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Dec. 3, 2014.

This one-day NASA Social includes behind-the-scenes tours of the facilities at Glenn.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Model of the Orion Spacecraft


Petey will now have a Orion Spacecraft to add to his Mars scene!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Journey To Mars

Rehersals being done before Orion is launched December 4-6th!  Petey's name will be added to a Microchip and will be on the Orion flight and launched into space. One day it would be so COOL if Petey could orbit the earth!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Orion's Test Flight

Your name will fly on 
Orion's Test Flight
December 4-6th
(Launch window)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Letter to the Mayor's

Dear Mayor

My name is Linda and I am the wife & caregiver of a Prostate Cancer Survivor of 5 years now, and the mom of 4 sons. When we were told the devastating news that my husband has an aggressive form of this horrible disease, we were both stunned, shocked and horrified. Even 5 years later I am still shocked, stunned and horrified that prostate cancer does not get the same support in September for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month as October does for Breast Cancer. Which it is my mission to change it in Ohio I can not do this alone that is why I am contacting all the Mayor's of Ohio for your help! For my family every month is Prostate Cancer Awareness month 24/7 365.

Last year I contacted Governor Kasich's office to inquire about a Resolution for September in Ohio. Sadly there was not one, but I asked what was need to have one written and signed. We need the text to put into the Resolution. Not a problem I contacted the person need to gather the text and sent it to the Governor's office. I am happy to say that as of September 1, 2014 in the state of Ohio the first Resolution was written and signed for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by Governor John R. Kasich. It is time now for the cities to get involved and write and sign a Proclamation for the Prostate Cancer Community to help raise awareness for the moth of September. I grew up in the town of Whitehall, Ohio and so with the Resolution in hand I went to Mayor Maggard's office and again asked what I needed to have a a city Proclamation signed. We need a copy of the Resolution. Since then I have been sending emails to Mayor's in Ohio to be among the first to have their Cities support Prostate Cancer Awareness. Supporting cities are Whitehall, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and also Groveport. I hope that you will also be among one of the Mayor's!

Whitehall, Ohio is the first city in Ohio to sign a Proclamation and now it is time for the other cities to get involved and support Prostate Cancer Awareness in September. My challenge to you is by next September your city will also support me in raising too!.

I would love to see your City Hall illuminated BLUE in September even for one day is a start or even the whole month would show the families of prostate cancer that We are not alone in the fight to raise awareness.

Linda Hoetger

Monday, November 3, 2014

NASA Social Media


This email has been sent to you to confirm the submission of NASA social
media credential application form on Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 16:15.

Please see the information page at http://www.nasa.gov/social for answers to
frequently asked questions, including when we expect to send email
notifications of selection.

Mars 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014