Northwest Aerospace News August | September Issue No. 4 | Page 18

Exclusive News From WATCH U.S. FLY The 21st Century Space Race By Goodloe Sutton, Senior Director Political Mobilization, Boeing Government Operations The 21st Century Space Race Goodloe Sutton Watch U.S. Fly Senior Director Political Mobilization Boeing Government Operations 18 No one ever said, “Seattle, we have a problem” but that doesn’t mean the Pacific North- west isn’t a significant contributor to America’s space legacy. In fact, engineers from Boeing helped America win the Space Race. They supported the early Mercury capsules in the 1950s, the Apollo missions that eventually landed on the Moon, the Lunar Rover, and later, Space Shuttle missions that would ultimately service the International Space Station. NORTHWEST AEROSPACE NEWS