Founded in Hawthorne, California in 1939, Northrop Grumman has long been a part of the California dream. Besides building B-2 bombers and other defense-related aircraft, the company is a major innovator in space exploration, satellite technology and, in the 21st century, the long-cherished dream of personal space travel. Gary Ervin, president of Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems, recently came to Town Hall Los Angeles to talk about California’s $7.4 billion aerospace industry – a major pipeline for jobs, revenue and exciting ideas. But with congress taking aim at the defense budget, who’ll foot the bill for all that innovation? And with the cost of education going sky-high, where will the scientists and engineers of tomorrow come from?
Town Hall Speaker:
Gary Ervin, Corporate Vice President and President of Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman
Town Hall Vault Speaker:
Thomas Paine, NASA Administrator 1969-1970 (1979)
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