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Dick Reedquist
 

     
 

Ambassador Since 2004

 
   
Kalispell, Montana 59901
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Biographical Information:

 

 
Photo of Ambassador Dick Reedquist Dick has been interested in space exploration since the first Sputnik and Explorer satellites were launched which he saw passing overhead in the pre-dawn sky as he delivered the morning newspapers in Des Moines, Iowa. He watched news on TV and envied Chris Kraft as he announced each Mercury, Gemini and Apollo launch, accomplishments and splash down. A seventh-grade science class introduced him to the Solar System and deep space. After that, he borrowed a friends 1-inch refractor telescope to look at the night sky. At Iowa State University Dick took senior-level astronomy classes which included use of the school's 10-inch reflector. At the same time, he obtained a B.S. in Production Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. Dick worked at a major aerospace corporation on Viking Landers, TRS, Titan 34D, MMU, and the Space Shuttle RCS Tanks. After retiring, Dick moved to Casper, Wyoming, joined the Central Wyoming Astronomical Society and started volunteering at the Casper Planetarium. According to Dick, everything involved with astronomy and space exploration expands humankind's knowledge of the universe. That has all been an inherent part of his life's vocation and interest.
 

 

Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

 
   
The Stardust S/C & It's Aerogel
Central Wyoming Astronomical Society

50th Anniversary of Explorer
Central Wyoming Senior Center

Robots in Space
Mills Elementry School

Careers in Astronomy
Roosevelt High School

The Hubble, Chandra & Spitzer S/T's
Wyoming Medical Center

 
 

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