Jun 06 2012
Stevens to Bring Rocketeers Together
Wednesday, 06 June 2012

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Kodiak Sen. Gary Stevens will host a one-day gathering this month aimed at exploring additional opportunities for the aerospace industry in Alaska.
            The Alaska Rocket and Space Summit will be June 21 in Anchorage.
            Stevens says Senate representatives have been working closely with the Alaska Aerospace Corp. to invite experts and key industry players to inform legislators of what's happening in the industry.
            Stevens, the Senate president, says the aerospace industry brings millions of private dollars to Alaska's economy.
            Stevens says Lockheed Martin in March chose the Kodiak Launch Center as its dedicated West Coast launch facility for Athena rockets and the company and the aerospace corporation will be seeking $100 million in commercial financing to finish construction of a medium lift facility.