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.

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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

Tickets on Sale for the KSC U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has allocated 20 seats for the event at a $200 discounted price to NASA-JSC Alumni members.  Alumni members can purchase their tickets using their NAL-JSC membership number.  Attending alumni need to make their own hotel reservations at the Marriott in Cocoa Beach once tickets are purchased.

This link for the flyer has more information about the honorees and event.

 

Upcoming Activities

1st Thursday of each month - Hibachi Grill on Bay Area Blvd, between Hwy 3 and I-45 at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is “dutch treat". This event is organized by Larry Moon

1st Thursday of the month Beer Social - 4 p.m. at the small pavilion across from the main entrance into the Gilruth Center. This event is organized by Larry Ratcliff.  Regular attendees can help Larry with a periodic payment to cover the cost of the consumables.

2nd Wednesday of each month - Kelley’s Grill on FM 518, east of I-45, in League City at 8:30 a.m. The meal is “dutch treat”.  This event is organized by Teresa Sullivan.
 
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
 
March 2 - "Eva Suit Design Status", Amy Ross, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, JSC Gilruth, Lone Star room
 
March 7 Dinner Social - "ISS program Current Status and Outlook", Kirk Shireman - Manager International Space Station Program, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, JSC Gilruth, Alamo Ballroom.  RSVP by noon March 1.  Click here for the event flyer that shows payment options and menu.
 
April 14 (FRIDAY) - "Dream Chaser", John Curry -Dream Chaser Program Director/Sierra Nevada Corporation, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, JSC Gilruth, Lone Star room
 
July 18 Dinner Social - "Orion Program Update", Mark Kirasich - Program Manager, 5:30pm - 9:00 pm, JSC Gilruth, Alamo Ballroom
 
Other Local Space Related Programs of Interest
 
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
 
Mar 20-24 - 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas
 
March 31 & April 1 - Shuttle Payload Ops and Training Reunion at JSC Gilruth. JCS tours planned for March 31. Contact Mike Fawcett at spigot1@live.com for details.
 
April 22 - JSC Engineering & Development Reunion, 12:30 - 5:00 pm, JSC Gilruth.  $20 per person.
 
NAL-JSC Badge

NAL has an agreement with JSC management to provide our members a NAL-JSC badge with the member's 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.  The badge is for access to JSC only and is not valid for use at any of the other NASA centers.

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