NASA Alumni League-JSC Chapter

NAL-JSC Sponsored Programs

July 20 – Apollo 11 50th Reunion Social in Gilruth Ballroom from 6:00 pm – 9pm.  Free event.  This is a joint activity with MSOA.

August 1 – “Orion Program Update”, Charlie Lundquist — Orion Deputy Program Manager. 2:30-4pm, Gilruth Lone Star room 

Sept 5 – “NASA’s Collaboration for Commercial Space Capabilities”, Dennis Stone – Project Executive with JSC’s Commercial Space Capabilities Office.  He’ll also give a short pitch about World Space Week, of which he is President.  2:30- 4pm, Gilruth Lone Star room.

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

Listing of different Apollo 50th Anniversary Plans

Space Center Houston has lots of Apollo 50th celebration events planned.  Tickets for the Apollo 11 50th Live anniversary events are now on sale. Make you plans and click here to purchase your tickets.

Friendswood Public Library has multiple Apollo 11 evening events including panel discussions planned from July 9 – 26.

July 18 –  Apollo 11 Documentary: The movie is compiled of archived footage from the mission and the preparation to launch the first humans to the Moon in 1969, Teague Auditorium, 11am – 12:30pm (Requires JSC badge)

July 18 – Apollo 11 Mix, Mingle & Memorabilia Event! – Perhaps you worked the program, or a parent did, or maybe you just love to collect items from the Apollo era.  Bring your Apollo goodies for a show and tell! Music, nibbles and beer will be provided. Gilruth Center’s Destiny Ballroom and Bluebonnet Pavilion. 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

July 20 – Engineering and Development Reunion – 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11:  Former employees of EA, long known as Engineering and Development, are holding their fifth reunion at the Gilruth Center.  The reunion website:  The event is sold out.

July 20 –  Discovery Green Downtown, Houston – Screen on the Green Apollo 11 Film.  NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to the film.

July 22 –  NASA Night at the Astros NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to and during the baseball game.

July 24 –  University of Houston Main Campus NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach to future scientists and engineers, underserved communities, incoming freshman during their orientation, and to educational conference attendees.

July 25 – League City Helen Hall Library – Residents are invited to a free History Club presentation with Sandra J. Tetley, a Historic Preservation Officer at NASA Johnson Space Center, who will speak about the Apollo Mission Control Restoration Project. Free event. 7:15 – 8:15 pm

July 27 – NASA Night at the Dynamo NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to and during the soccer match.

Aug 14 – JSC SAIC/SMA’s Speaker Forum – “Lessons Learned on Human Spacecraft Design”, Gary W. Johnson, SAIC Technical Consultant for the Flight Safety Office, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Gilruth Ballroom

Sept 14 – Rice vs. Texas Football game at NRG stadium, 7pm kickoff.  Rice will recognize NASA and the Apollo 50th anniversary at the game and will donate $5 to NAL-JSC for every ticket purchased through their website using this NASA Alumni Fundraiser link.

Dec 9-12  Lunar and Planetary Institute – First International Orbital Debris Conference

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