Dear Friend:

I would like to invite you to a Space Transportation Association
breakfast with Mr. Art Stephenson, Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight
Center (MSFC) on Friday, March 30th 2001.

Mr. Stephenson heads one of NASA’s largest field installations, with
than 6,500 civil service and contract employees and an annual budget
of $2.3
billion. He oversees Marshall’s work on critical NASA initiatives
such as the
development of new reusable launch vehicles, microgravity research,
Earth and space science projects, and operations support to all
payloads aboard the International Space Station.

Mr. Stephenson will discuss many of the current projects at MSFC to
NASA $4.5 billion Space Launch Initiative as well as changes in NASA
launch programs.

The Breakfast meeting will be held at the Capitol Hill Club, 300
Street, S.E., Washington, DC. The Capitol South Metro station
is located
across the street for your convenience. Coffee will be served
at 7:30 a.m.
for early arrivals.

There will be a $20.00 fee for all STA members and a $30.00 fee for
non-members.  We ask that you send a check in advance or pay at
the door.  If
you do plan to attend, reply by email to or call 703-671-4116.  

I look forward to seeing you for breakfast with Mr. Stephenson.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


Eric W. Stallmer