NASA Alumni League-JSC Chapter

NAL-JSC Sponsored Programs

March 7 — “NASA’s samples from across the solar system”, Cindy Evans, Chief of JSC’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division, Gilruth Lonestar room, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

March 21 – SOCIAL & DINNER – JSC Director Mark Geyer’s office has stated that he will be available to speak, topic is TBD.  JSC Gilruth Ballroom 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

April 4 — “Sources of, and cures for, the Apollo-11 myths and mythtakes (sic) that have infected our culture”, James Oberg, NAL member and space commentator, Gilruth Lonestar room, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

May 2 – Dick Rybacki and Tim Jeffcoat of the Small Business Administration and/or SCORE (formerly the Service Corps of Retired Executives, now TBD) will give a presentation on SCORE.  SCORE is a national organization that works with and is partially funded by the SBA to help Americans start and grow their small businesses. They are trying to grow significantly in the JSC area.  Natalie Saiz, on Mark Geyer’s JSC staff, may also tell us about the Federal Executive Board, of which she is chairwoman of the Houston chapter. Gilruth Lonestar room, 2:30 – 4:00 pm



Other Monthly Activities

JSC Retiree Luncheon

1st Thursday, 11:30am
Hibachi Grill is on Bay Area between I45 and Hwy 3. The luncheon is “dutch treat”. Organized by Larry Moon.

JSC Retiree Beer Social

1st Thursday, 4:00pm
Under the pavilion, across from the covered entrance into JSC Gilruth. Organized by Larry Ratcliff.  Contributions are appreciated.

JSC Retiree Breakfast

2nd Wednesday, 8:30am
Kelley’s Grill is east of I45 in League City. The meal is “dutch treat”. Organized by Teresa Sullivan.

NAL Board of Directors Mtg

2nd Thursday, 1:00pm
The monthly NAL Board of Directors Meeting is held onsite at JSC in Bldg. 57, room 106.

Other Programs of Interest

If you know of any upcoming space related events occurring in the Houston area, please let send me information about it.

Feb 25 – “Applications of lessons learned from human spaceflight tragedies”, Tragically, it also claimed the lives of 17 brave souls in the Apollo 1 fire, the Challenger explosion and Columbia disaster. Join us for the next installment of our Thought Leader Series 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 as experts discuss the applications of lessons learned from human space flight tragedies. This free event at Space Center Houston has limited seating and requires a separate ticket which must be presented at the door for entry. GET YOUR FREE TICKET

March 4 – “The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation”. The Baker Institute Space Policy Program hosts a conversation with senior policy fellow George W.S. Abbey and author Michael Cassutt, whose new biography “The Astronaut Maker” chronicles Abbey’s rise from Air Force pilot to NASA power broker.