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Patrick AFB lieutenant recognized for NSC Rising Star Award

First Lt. Steven Kyle Futch, 5th Space Launch Squadron Critical Ground and First Stage Propulsion Air Force Responsible Engineer for the Delta IV Launch program, imparts a speech during the National Space Club Florida Committee Rising Star Award Ceremony luncheon Sept. 13, 2016, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Each year, the national space club Florida committee recognizes one individual who has made above & beyond contributions to the U.S. Space program in Florida through technical, educational, or leadership activities while still early in their career.

First Lt. Steven Kyle Futch, 5th Space Launch Squadron Critical Ground and First Stage Propulsion Air Force Responsible Engineer for the Delta IV Launch program, imparts a speech during the National Space Club Florida Committee Rising Star Award Ceremony luncheon Sept. 13, 2016, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Each year, the national space club Florida committee recognizes one individual who has made above & beyond contributions to the U.S. Space program in Florida through technical, educational, or leadership activities while still early in their career.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --

First Lt. Steven Kyle Futch, 5th Space Launch Squadron Critical Ground and First Stage Propulsion Air Force Responsible Engineer for the Delta IV Launch program, imparts a speech during the 2016 National Space Club Florida Committee Rising Star Award Ceremony luncheon Sept. 13, 2016, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Each year, the National Space Club Florida committee recognizes one individual who has made above & beyond contributions to the U.S. Space program in Florida through technical, educational, or leadership activities while still early in their career.

The 5th Space Launch Squadron provides vital operations, engineering, and maintenance expertise to ensure the successful launch of Atlas V and Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles from the Eastern Range supporting the Department of Defense, the National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and commercial customers.