Flying the Flag for LPL

Although Tucson area residents are aware of the things that people at LPL have done, they seldom identify them with LPL, but are more likely to think they’ve been done by “NASA” or “Kitt Peak.” In an attempt to raise awareness of LPL itself among community leaders, Dan Cavanagh, the Chair of the LPL External Advisory Board, arranged with the staff of U.S. Representative Ron Barber to have a set of American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol on the 6th anniversary of the Phoenix Mars Lander launch (August 4). Dan then had these flags framed, and one each was presented at meetings of Visit Tucson (or Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau), the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. In the photo, LPL Director Tim Swindle presents a flag to Mike Hammond, Chair of the Board of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and President of Cushman and Wakefield/Picor.