All young professionals are invited to join YCP Orlando for our Executive Speaker Series! Come network with other young professionals and listen to great insights from our speaker!
- Free wine & beer
- Learn about their story and how Catholicism has played a key role in their career
- Meet young Catholics committed to professional growth
- Be a part of this challenging and inspiring community
- 7:00pm: Networking with Free Beer & Wine
- 7:45pm: Presentation/Q&A with Presenter
We encourage professional attire at YCP events. All young professionals in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend this free event. See you there!
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971, Robert D. Cabana was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He completed Naval Flight Officer training in Pensacola in 1972 and served as an A-6 bombardier/navigator with Marine Air Wings in Cherry Point, N.C.,
and Iwakuni, Japan. He returned to Pensacola in 1975 for pilot training and was designated a Naval Aviator in September of 1976, earning the Daughters of the American Revolution award as the top Marine to complete flight training that year. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1981, and served in the Flight Systems Branch at the Naval Air Test Center until 1984.
Cabana was selected as an astronaut candidate in June 1985 and completed his initial astronaut training in early 1986. He was assigned to the Johnson Space Center Astronaut Office, serving in a number of leadership positions including lead astronaut in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory; lead CAPCOM in Mission Control; and Chief of NASA’s Astronaut Office.
A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 910 hours in space, serving as the pilot on missions STS-41 and STS-53, and Mission Commander on STS-65 and STS-88, the first assembly mission of the International Space Station in December of 1998. Following STS-88, he served in numerous, successively challenging, senior management positions, ultimately becoming Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston; Director of the Stennis Space Center in Miss.; and, currently, tenth Director of the Kennedy Space Center in Fla. He retired as a Colonel from the United States Marine Corps in September 2000, and was appointed a member of NASA’s Senior Executive Service.
He has logged over 7,000 hours in over 50 different kinds of aircraft. He is a Fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a 2008 inductee into the Astronaut Hall of Fame. He has received numerous personal awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, the National Space Club Florida Committee's Dr. Kurt H. Debus Award, and in 2015, he was the recipient of the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement, the National Space Trophy.
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