NASA Alumni League-JSC Chapter
NAL-JSC Sponsored Programs
April 4 — “Apollo-11: Fantastic Myths and Legends, and Where They Came From”, 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
March 18-22 – 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands
March 20 – NASA chief scientist Dr. James Green will discuss NASA’s search for life beyond Earth in space and time at the next installment of our Thought Leader Series at 7 p.m. at Space Center Houston. Find out how and where NASA searches for signs of life beyond Earth and what they’ve found so far. Click here to get free tickets.
March 21 – John Logsdon will be reviewing his new book, “Ronald Reagan and Space Frontier” at Space Center Houston at 4pm.
March 27 – “Directed Energy – The Path to Radical Propulsion Advancement”, Philip Lubin, Professor of Physics, University of California (NC), Santa Barbara, JSC Bldg 30/Auditorium
April 12 – JSC Astronomical Society – “Meteor Showers and Their Effects on Solar System Bodies”– Marc Fries, 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the USRA bldg. (3600 Bay Area Blvd. at Middlebrook Dr.)
Monday, April 15, 2019 – Alan Bean and Dick Gordon JSC Tree Dedications
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – Rick Searfoss JSC Tree Dedication
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Bruce McCandless JSC Tree Dedication
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. Tickets will go on sale in May.
If you know of any upcoming space related events occurring in the Houston area, please let send me information about it.