NASA Recognizes Eclipse Consultant & CVB Director Brooke Jung
Today at a special announcement, Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks proudly congratulated Brooke Jung for receiving the Group Achievement Award from NASA’s Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) for her contributions to the Marshall Space Flight Center Solar Eclipse Science Team. Jung, currently Executive Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, served as Solar Eclipse Marketing & Events Consultant for Hopkinsville and Christian County and was instrumental in assembling and directing the planning team for the spectacular international astronomy event.
Mayor Hendricks said, “We are excited for Brooke that her hard work has been recognized by such a distinguished organization as NASA. Brooke did a tremendous job organizing our Eclipse efforts and continues her outstanding work at the Convention and Visitors Bureau.”
Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman who worked closely with Jung on eclipse preparations added, “The Solar Eclipse enabled Hopkinsville to take the international spotlight. Our community shined brightly with a display of hospitality and collaboration that made our guests, including NASA, feel at home in our outstanding city and county. Brooke did a masterful job coordinating the efforts of dozens of agencies and departments to make everyone welcome.”
NESC’s Group Achievement Award honors a team of employees comprised of government and non-government personnel. The award, presented by NASA Heliophysicist Mitzi Adams, is in recognition of outstanding accomplishment through the coordination of individual efforts that have contributed substantially to the success of NESC's mission.
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Pictured left to right, Brooke Jung and Mitzi Adams.
Pictured left to right, Mayor Hendricks, Recreation Programs Coordinator Assistant Toby Hudson, Tab Brockman, Brooke Jung, Recreation Programs Coordinator Pam Rudd, Public Works Director Mike Perry, and Mitzi Adams.
Ebonite International eclipse bowling ball featured on display at NASA.
About the Great American Solar Eclipse
As the designated Point of Greatest Eclipse, Hopkinsville was identified by NASA as the point where the moon’s axis was closest to the earth, which made us especially appealing to astronomy enthusiasts around the world. An estimated 116,500 visitors agreed, coming to Christian County in droves on Eclipse Day from 47 different states, 3 U. S. Territories and 25 different countries. Visitors arrived from faraway places like Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Wales. As a result of the influx of visitors, officials estimated the economic impact on the community will reach approximately $28.5 million.