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Microsoft, Softtek partner with Apollo living legends to kick off new STEM initiative

The idea of space exploration has always been an intriguing possibility for many. And no one knows this more than Apollo astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Charlie Duke.

The living legends, who made history when they walked on the moon during each of their historic Apollo missions (11 and 16) respectively, are headed to Dallas this month for a one-of-a-kind event, Back To Space. Hosted by Microsoft and Softtek, Back to Space is a special initiative designed to pass the baton to the next generation of pioneers, in a way unlike any mission before. The innovative program will encourage students to dream big and explore the possibilities of a career in STEM.

Launch DFW is thrilled to serve as the official media partner for this groundbreaking event.

“Nearly every industry today is undergoing some form of digital transformation.  Whether its trying to determine how best to engage with customers, optimize operations to improve productivity or leveraging new technologies such as AI, machine learning or blockchain to improve insight, transparency and security…events like this will hopefully serve as an opportunity to continue dialogue and innovation among start-ups and large enterprises alike.”  Raamel Mitchell, Public Affairs and Citizenship Director, Microsoft

Back To Space’s influential supporters include Microsoft, Jim Keyes (who was instrumental in making this event a reality) and Addison-based Softtek who recently moved their U.S. and Canada headquarters to North Texas last May. The leading global IT services provider is excited to partner on this event which allows them to invest directly back into the community.

Join Buzz and Charlie for this landmark event to learn more about the initiative and how you too can get involved.

Event Details:

Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Venue: Microsoft, 7000 State Hwy 161, Irving, TX 75039
Admission is complimentary. RSVP here.
Jasmin Brand

Obsessed with cities, startups & spicy food. Team 75201 CEO, LaunchDFW