Emerson Employees Coming Together (EECT) Family Event Offers Unique Opportunity to Hear Personal Account of Space Travel From Active Astronaut
ST. LOUIS, February 17, 2010 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), in partnership with the National Museum of the United States Air Force, hosted active NASA astronaut Colonel Gregory Johnson to present his first-hand account of space travel before Emerson employees and their families, as well museum staff, volunteers and Museum Friends members. In total, over 460 people were on hand to hear Colonel Johnson speak on Saturday, January 23rd as part of the Emerson Employees Coming Together (EECT) event.
A retired Test Pilot with the U.S. Air Force, Col. Johnson served as the pilot of the March 2008 Endeavor space shuttle mission, which was the 25th to launch to the International Space Station. He has also been selected to pilot space shuttle mission STS-134, scheduled for July 2010.
"Col. Johnson is truly an inspirational speaker and we were very happy to partner with Emerson Climate Technologies to bring his presentation to the museum," said Museum Special Events Coordinator Jane Leach."Having a NASA Astronaut on-hand for people to see and interact with is always a very popular attraction and this event proved to be no exception."
During his presentation, Colonel Johnson engaged the audience with his first-hand account of a space shuttle mission, sharing personal stories, pictures and videos. He also discussed the challenges of space travel, the International Space Station and NASA’s continued work with the space shuttle program. After answering numerous questions from the audience, Colonel Johnson was available to sign autographs and pose for pictures, offering attendees the unique opportunity to interact with an active NASA astronaut. Colonel Johnson’s presentation was the culmination of a fun and engaging family day for Emerson Climate Technologies’ employees and museum participants that also included an IMAX show and luncheon, as well as the opportunity to explore the museum.
EECT is dedicated to the enrichment of Emerson employees by offering personal and professional growth opportunities through meaningful programs and fellowship. For more information on Emerson Climate Technologies, please visit www.EmersonClimate.com.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business platform of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
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