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General Dynamics co-sponsors distinguished speaker series

Former astronaut Frank Borman will speak in New Mexico State University's Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, as part of a distinguished speakers series on the development of space co-sponsored by General Dynamics and the university's Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

who led the first team of U.S. astronauts to circle the moon as commander of the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, will speak on the history of the U. S. space program and his own experiences in space. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Gary S. Geyer, a former vice president for defense systems with Lockheed Martin Astronautics who is co-teaching a class on systems engineering that also is sponsored by General Dynamics, said the company hopes to present three industry speakers on space development each semester at New Mexico State.

Geyer is teaching the class with Charles E. Boehmer, a former program manager for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Co. and former director of new business development for KinetX, Inc., a company that builds satellite command and control software. The course aims to give students an overview of systems engineering in the development of space, Geyer said.