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ALL POINTS CEO PHIL MONKRESS: Our neighbors usher in the next generation of American space travel

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All Points supports Boeing in the development of SLS, the most powerful rocket ever built

PHIL MONKRESS, CEO of ALL POINTS: Today, aerospace workers at All Points in Brevard County, Florida, and other NASA facilities are ushering in the next generation of American space travel and opening the door to returning to the Moon and Mars. . The highly anticipated liftoff of the Artemis 1 lunar mission is scheduled for Monday from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B, with a two-hour launch window opening at 8:33 a.m. local time. (NASA picture)

By Phil Monkress, President and CEO of All Points

THE SPACE COAST, FLORIDA • UNITED STATES – More than 53 years ago, an exceptional generation of men and women helped launch Americans into space and land NASA astronauts on the Moon.

Today, aerospace workers at All Points in Brevard County, Florida, and other NASA facilities are ushering in the next generation of American space travel and opening the door to returning to the Moon and Mars. .

Working with innovative space companies and providers in all 50 states, NASA’s visionary plan to return American astronauts to lunar orbit by 2024 and send Americans to Mars by the 2030s is taking shape.

Our astronauts will board the Orion spacecraft launched by the Space Launch System (SLS) – the most powerful rocket ever built.

The rocket and spacecraft were completed and tested this year in preparation for their first moon launch on Monday – aand our neighbors are helping to build it.

At Kennedy Space Center and other NASA Michoud assembly facilities, All Points supports Boeing in the development of the SLS by providing quality engineering and IT support.

More than 53 years ago, an exceptional generation of men and women helped launch Americans into space and land NASA astronauts on the Moon. Buzz Aldrin, above, walked on the Moon with Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11, July 20-21, 1969. (NASA image)

All Points is working with Lockheed Martin to design, develop and test the software that will be used to control and fly the Orion capsule and provide ground support.

We help assemble, integrate and test Orion prototypes using state-of-the-art test rigs in Houston and Denver.

Our engineers use these testbeds to test and verify actual flight hardware and interfaces with NASA’s Mission Control Center which will conduct flight operations and the training systems used to prepare astronauts for their mission at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

They cannot do this without a comprehensive federal space policy that supports innovation, American manufacturing, STEM education, and space exploration.

Owning the world’s only exploration-class spacecraft and rockets provides the United States with an opportunity to continue its global leadership through the 21st Century.

Through the dedication and passion of aerospace workers, like the All Points workforce, we can propel our country into the next era of American space leadership.

ALL POINTS PRESIDENT AND CEO: “As a disabled veteran and owner of All Points, based on Merritt Island, I am determined to see Americans return to deep space. Bright, hardworking and dedicated workers, highly skilled in science, technology, engineering and math, are essential to this mission. »

As a disabled veteran and owner of All Points, based on Merritt Island, I am determined to see Americans return to deep space. Bright, hardworking and dedicated workers, highly skilled in science, technology, engineering and math, are essential to this mission.

America’s unparalleled legacy in space is built in part by companies like ours and aerospace workers like your neighbors.

Reaching for the Moon for the first time was a national endeavor with broad public and federal support.

Returning to the Moon, establishing a gateway for deep space exploration, and eventually sending an American astronaut to Mars require the same national effort. We must support federal policies that invest in STEM education.

The bold undertaking of human spaceflight is sparking the interest and imagination of the next generation of engineers, scientists and astronauts.

A determined commitment to exploring deep space brings benefits to Earth through our continued advancements in technology and innovation and secures our legacy as a world leader in space.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Phil Monkress is President and CEO of Merritt Island, Florida-based All Points, a veteran-owned CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3 CMMI-DEV Small Business, providing products and services to a diverse set of federal and civilian agencies. .

He leads the strategic and financial direction of the company as head of All Point’s executive team and a leader in delivering best-in-class products, services and solutions to the government and commercial marketplace.

Prior to All Points, Monkress served as a Field Engineer for KPMG, performing various roles as a consultant supporting multiple clients in various IT environments in the United States and overseas. In 1999, he joined All Points as Chief Operating Officer.

In 2009, he assumed full ownership of the company as President and CEO. Monkress is credited with and instrumental in the significant growth of All Points into a multi-million dollar company, supporting and delivering major government contracts.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Phil earned a Bachelor of Science in Technical and Industrial Education from Valdosta State University.

Based on the Space Coast in Florida, All Points has offices in Reston, Virginia; Houston, TX; and Huntsville, Alabama.

All Points provides a full range of critical technologies and services within the core competencies of the business, including systems engineering and technical services; information technology and cybersecurity; Support for program management; Software development, testing and verification; Life cycle logistics; intelligence services; Warfighter and Mission Support; and Hardware and Software (VAR) Integration and Solutions.

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