Logical Innovations, Inc.’s COMIT Team Receives EVA Office Team Award

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COMIT Exhibits Team and Graphic Designer Cynthia (Cindy) Bush with COMIT Supervisor Alysia (Aly) Lee and ERO Exhibits Manager John (Jack) Moore

Six Logical Innovations employees working on the Communications, Outreach, Multimedia, Information and Technology (COMIT) contract at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) were awarded an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Office Team Award for their exceptional work on an EVA spacesuit display which was unveiled at Hobby Airport on April 10, 2019. COMIT exhibits team members Austin Simon, Juan (JJ) Sanchez, Randy Gordon, Kevin Witte, Belinda Pulido and graphic designer Cynthia (Cindy) Bush designed, constructed, and installed the display for EVA Office personnel which compares the Space Shuttle Program-era EVA suit to the modern International Space Station EVA suit.

The Recognition of Excellence Award states, “In appreciation of your support and contribution to the EVA Office in the fabrication of a beautifully created display case for two EMU spacesuits.  Your professionalism and attention to detail will be admired by thousands of people traveling through Houston.”  The award includes an EVA patch that was flown on Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-125, May 11 – 24, 2009.

This display case was re-purposed from a cancelled project, providing the EVA Office an opportunity for a unique display while saving budget.  After much effort working in coordination with both External Relations Office (ERO) and the EVA Office on potential locations, the team was able to secure a highly-trafficked space in Houston’s Hobby Airport through collaboration with the Houston Airport System.  The display now resides in the corridor between security and the two domestic terminals where it will help spread EVA and NASA messaging to thousands of travelers each year, showcasing Houston as “Space City.”

An awards presentation was held at the COMIT Exhibits Shop before the display left the facility for installation.  The event was attended by a large portion of EVA Office staff and COMIT staff, and the awards were personally presented by Chris Hansen, Chief of the EVA Office, who was very appreciative of the hard work and quality provided by our team.  Mr. Hansen also recognized Logical Innovations employee, Larry Friend, who helped kick off this effort but unfortunately passed before the project’s completion.

Logical Innovations would like to sincerely thank and congratulate our team members for their outstanding work.

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COMIT Exhibits Team

-The Logical Blogger

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Logical Innovations, Inc. Named One of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For – 2019

From Logical Innovations’ President/CEO Denise Navarro – “Logical Innovations is honored to have been named by our employees as One of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For – 2019!  We also received the Elite Award for Work/Life Balance.  We are so grateful for our wonderful employees nationwide, and we continue to work hard to deserve this distinction!”

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-The Logical Blogger

Logical Innovations, Inc. President/CEO Denise Navarro Named the 2019 Houston District 8(a) Graduate of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA recognizes the small business elite during their annual awards ceremony.  This year, President/CEO of Logical Innovations Denise Navarro is named the 2019 8(a) Graduate of the Year.

There were 48 nominees in nine categories contending for these prestigious awards this year.  The 8(a) award was selected all state from Texas and went on to the SBA Region 6 competition which includes six districts in Texas along with Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.

The Houston Small Business Awards Luncheon will be held at the Westin Galleria on May 8, 2019. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a workshop before the luncheon.  SBA Administrator, Linda McMahon, will visit from Washington, D.C. for a special appearance at the awards event. The emcee of the ceremony will be Bob Charlet, the president of the Houston Business Journal.  The keynote speaker will be Scott McLelland, the Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership and president of H-E-B.

For more information about the event, visit www.houston.score.org or call SCORE at (713) 487-6565.

Congratulations to our President/CEO Denise Navarro!

-The Logical Blogger

 

Logical Innovations, Inc.’s President/CEO Denise Navarro and Dr. Estella Gillette to Participate in UHCL “Women in Space” Panel

The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) will hold a panel discussion called “Women in Space” as part of their ongoing speaker series for the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs (CLASP).  CLASP is UHCL’s outreach initiative in which life-long learning is encouraged through a program of free monthly presentations that engage community members of all ages in a variety of topics.

The “Women in Space” panel will be comprised of five trailblazing women sharing their experiences, challenges, and successes working in the U.S. Space Program.  Logical Innovations President/CEO Denise Navarro will participate as one of the five panelists, and Logical Innovations’ Dr. Estella Gillette will moderate.

The panel will be held in UHCL’s Bayou Building Garden Room on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.  Free parking is available in the Visitors Lot.

We encourage you to attend and hear some interesting perspectives from the very successful and uniquely experienced panel.  Please click on the link below for more information.

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-The Logical Blogger

 

Logical Innovations, Inc. Employee Matthew Miller Works on First Man Film

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Logical Innovations employee Matthew Miller, Program/Project Coordinator from Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) Institutional Support Services (KISS) IV contract, had the exciting opportunity to consult on First Man. To share another exciting employee opportunity, we have asked Mr. Miller to tell us about his unique experience.

“NASA HQ was approached by the producers for a Neil Armstrong biopic called First Man to air in October 2018. To get the actors ‘in character,’ our HQ counterparts asked us to tour the director, producers, and actors as a familiarization in the spring and fall of 2017. Initially, most of the filming was to take place in Atlanta, Georgia, but after seeing everything that Kennedy had to offer, they requested shooting two scenes on Kennedy Space Center grounds. A co-worker and myself are responsible for all KSC media projects, they also include feature films. We were ultimately their points of contact for helping creating their vision for these scenes.

We spent a few days with their art department prior to the filming day to recreate what those areas looked like as they did during the Apollo era. Very little was needed as much of the infrastructure still stands since the 1960s. Beginning at 4:00 am, we begun operations for the first scene that would take place outside the Vehicle Assembly building. The scene consisted of four to five astronauts speaking about the upcoming mission as the crawler drives by. It’s amazing how much time goes into a scene that will only last 20 seconds on film. After a few hours of filming, we moved our base camp to the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout building. At this location, they filmed the crew walking out into the Astrovan on their way to the Launchpad. They were two very unique scenes, and it was very interesting to see how a production of the magnitude gets accomplished. It was nice to see it unfold on the big screen.”

Thank you for sharing your awesome experience in being part of a NASA-related film, Mr. Miller!  Logical Innovations is proud of your achievements for the Agency!

-The Logical Blogger

Logical Innovations, Inc.’s Own Denise Navarro and Estella Gillette Took Their Seats at the University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL)

In an effort to raise funds at UHCL, the campus is collecting contributions of $1,000 to name a seat in the UHCL Bayou Theater.

Logical Innovations President and CEO Denise Navarro and Logical Innovations employee Estella Gillette recently became supporters of the UHCL arts program and named their seats in the Bayou Theater.  They also took part in an ad video for YouTube to help raise awareness for the campaign.

These donations will help transform the UHCL Bayou Theater and make an impact on its patrons for generations to come.

The YouTube video can be found here.

-The Logical Blogger