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 provide local retired NASA personnel the ability to use their talents and experience to tell NASA's story to the public, to contact legislators regarding their views on space-related issues, testify to key committees of Congress and, if called upon, to perform independent assessments of space-related issues.  Membership is available to any person who worked for NASA as a federal civil servant or was a Department of Defense (DOD) employee assigned to NASA.

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

Reminder - Ballots for the biannual election of Officers and Directors are due back to Cyndi by 6 pm on Aug 1.

STS-1 & STS-2 Anniversary Celebration.  Join us September 17 at Space Center Houston from 6 - 9:30 pm for a night of celebration with a reception, dinner and a special panel dicussion with:

  • Capt. Robert Crippen
  • Maj. Gen. Joseph Engle
  • Admiral Richard Truly
  • Moderated by Capt. Daniel Brandenstein

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has made 150 tickets available to NAL-JSC Members at the discounted price of $150 per person. 

Limit 2 tickets per NAL member.

Tickets are available at this site through August 3, 2016:  www.astronautscholarship.org/NASAAlumni

Click here for Flyer.

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
 
Aug 4 - "The Value of the Moon" - Dr. Paul Spudis, Senior Staff Scientist, Lunar and Planetery Institute, 2:30-4:30pm, Gilruth upstairs
Sept 1 - "DNA Sequencer on ISS", Dr. Aaron Burton, Principal Investigator, 2:30-4:30pm, Giruth upstairs
Oct 6 - TBD
 
Nov 15 - NAL Fall Dinner/Social - Preliminary Results of NASA's Twins Study, Dr. John Charles, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program
 
Other Local Programs of Interest
 
August 3  - “Dissenting Opinions”, Dr. Nigel Packham, Manager of the Flight Safety Office (FSO), 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Gilruth Ballroom
August 12 - "1. Results of JSCAS solar eclipse expedition #44 March 9, 2016 2. June 2, 2016 asteroid fireball 3. Hitomi spacecraft observations 4. Recovery of spy satellite USA 186 5. Plans for JSCAS solar eclipse expedition #47 August 2017 to Nebraska 6. Carter House Observatory, and 7. Transit of Mercury in Bolivia.", 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the USRA bldg (3600 Bay Area Blvd. at Middlebrook)
 
 
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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