NASA Alumni League-JSC Chapter

The JSC Chapter of the NAL was formed in 1989 under the leadership of former JSC Director Gerry Griffin. The JSC NAL was founded in order to conduct aeronautical and space activities for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. The fostering of the development of beneficial aerospace technology in support of the assigned mission of the Johnson Space Center. The furthering of the education of future space scientists and engineers in support of the mission of the Johnson Space Center and the objectives of the national organization. The organization of social and educational activities in the Houston, Texas area to provide fellowship and current information about NAL and NASA activities to the chapter membership.

former employees of NASA or the Jet Propulsion Lab
Announcements/News

NAL no longer accepts checks on behalf of the NCSF.  Donations to this fund should be sent by check directly to:

NASA College Scholarship Fund
c/o AH/Director, Human Resources Office
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX  77058

- See more at: https://www.nal-jsc.org/membership#sthash.Yqa91BLF.dpuf

A Celebration of Life honoring Susan Garman will be held on Friday, Janaury 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre, Bayou Building

A reception will follow in Atrium 1, Bayou Building.  Complimentary parking is available in all Student and Visitor lots.

NAL-JSC Upcoming Activities
 
2nd Thursday of each month - NAL Board of Directors Meeting starts @ 3:00 PM and is held in Suite 300 at the Tietronix building at 1331 Gemini (across the road from the JSC Credit Union).
 
NASA Alumni League Programs
 
Feb 7 - "Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory and Mars Exploration", Doug Archer, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, JSC Gilruth (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
 
March 2 - "Eva Suit Design Status", Amy Ross, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, JSC Gilruth
 
April 6 - "Dreamchaser Test Plans and Cargo Resupply Effort", John Curry/Sierra Nevada Corporation, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, JSC Gilruth
 
Other Local Space Related Programs of Interest
 
Jan 13 - JSC Astronomical Society: "10+ years of chasing asteroids with the FBAC A-team", Joe Dellinger, 7:30 pm, USRA bldg., (3600 Bay Area Blvd. at Middlebrook Dr.)
 
Jan 24 - Apollo 1 Lessons and Legacies panel discussion to reflect on how we can continue to grow and learn from the accident, which claimed the lives of the prime crew. The panel presentation will be moderated by astronaut Nicole Mann and include the following experts: former NASA astronaut and Apollo 1 backup Lunar Module Pilot Walter Cunningham; former Flight Director Glynn Lunney; and Apollo 1 Project Engineer Gary Johnson, 9am - Teague Auditorium
 
Jan 24 - Day of Remembrance commemoration to honor Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews followed by Mitchell’s Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony, 10:30 am , Astronaut Memorial Grove
 
Jan 27 - AIAA: Reproducing an Apollo Applications Program Single Launch Human Venus Flyby Trajectory, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, JSC Gilruth Lone Star Room
 
Feb 1 - JSC SAIC/S&MA's Speaker's Forum: Interstellar Travel the Next Frontier of Exploration and the STARSHOT initiative, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm; Bldg 1/Room 9661
 
Mar 2 - Commercial Crew Program-Getting Ready for the Mission, Kathy Lueders, program manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program; Steve Stich, deputy program manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program, 5:30pm - 7pm, UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
 
NAL-JSC Badge

NAL has an agreement with JSC management to provide our members a NAL-JSC badge with your picture, valid for the one-year period of annual membership. The badge provides members entry to JSC, free admission to Space Center Houston and an additional $20 discount off the annual JSC Gilruth Retiree gym membership.  The badge is obtained and renewed in JSC building 110 at the main gate.

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