Orbital Sciences at Chandler’s Sunset Library, February 15, 2014

How one company with a long history in Chandler continues to reach for the stars is the topic of the next Our Stories guest speaker presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 15 at the Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road. The free event will celebrate science, invention and technology in advance of the Chandler Science Spectacular, Feb. 20-22, 2014.

The design, manufacture and test of Antares occurs at Orbital locations in Dulles, VA and Chandler, AZ.

Orbital Sciences Corporation has a 50-year history in the East Valley, including a large presence in south Chandler. Mark Ogren, Orbital’s Vice President of Business Development, will talk about the unique work performed by more than 1,500 employees at the company’s Launch Systems Group. The group, located on Price Road south of Queen Creek Road, launches missiles and rockets from launch sites around the world. Ogren will talk about how Orbital designs and builds launch vehicles for missile defense interceptors, target missiles, experimental testbeds and satellite launches, including its newest rocket which services the international space station.

Our Stories is hosted by the Chandler Museum, Chandler Historical Society and the Chandler Public Library. The March 15 Our Stories session will include a presentation on Arizona’s baseball history, Arizona music history will be featured in April, and the May topic will be the history of the Ocotillo area of south Chandler. For more information on these and other Museum events, call 480-782-2751 or visit www.chandleraz.gov/museum.

Details on the Chandler Science Spectacular are at www.chandleraz.gov/science.