Stevens Firm - February 2020

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The Stevens Firm Partners Take NASA by Storm

Okay, so maybe the title is a bit dramatic, and maybe the real story is that NASA rendered the partners of The Stevens Firm almost speechless during a recent visit — a real feat when you’re talking about two lawyers! As many of you know, Ben Stevens is a vice president in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ( The most recent Executive Committee meeting of the AAML was held in Houston, Texas, which is also home to NASA. The meeting included a special, behind-the-scenes tour of NASA for the executive committee members and their guests. Knowing this meeting would include the tour, we decided to allow our two high school seniors, Tristan and Elizabeth, to tag along. I mean, how often do you get a behind- the-scenes tour of NASA? We couldn’t let this opportunity pass them by in good conscience. It was all we imagined it would be and so much more. We got to see the Saturn V rocket up close and stand next to its giant boosters, which really put a great deal into perspective for each of us. We toured the restored Mission Control room where those who oversaw the Apollo 11 moon landing were stationed during those intense days in the summer of 1969. If you’ve ever wanted to literally walk into a time capsule, sign up for that tour! We also got to walk through the astronaut training facility where NASA has modules and mock-ups that mimic what life is like on the

International Space Station in order to train astronauts how to live and work aboard the Space Station, but also so NASA engineers and scientists can study and create new technologies to meet the goals of the space missions. We even got to see some of the robots that are replicas of the ones currently working in space. They have “fingers” that are so precise in the work they do that they can turn a single page in a book without tearing it. Pretty impressive stuff! We finished out the day with a lecture from a former astronaut and then a dinner with our AAML friends and guests in the Spaceship Gallery. Our family got to eat dinner right next to a space capsule and then, while exploring the museum nearby, we got to touch a real moon rock! It was such a fun day of exploring and learning, and we highly recommend it if you’re ever traveling in the Houston area. Be sure to allow yourself the whole day to take it all in and don’t forget the kids! What are your favorite places to travel? We hope you’ll share some of your stories with us about your favorite travel experiences the next time you see or talk with us.

–Jenny & Ben Stevens

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