NASA Alumni League-JSC Chapter

NAL-JSC Sponsored Programs

June 6NAL members will get a guided tour of the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field.  Meet at that Flight Museum by 2:30 pm. Cost is $11 per person.

July 4 – No program this month.  Enjoy of the 4th of July

July 20 – Apollo 11 50th Reunion Social in Gilruth Ballroom from 5:30 pm – 9pm.  Free event.  This is a joint activity with MSOA.

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.

June 12 – JSC SAIC/SMA’s Speaker Forum: “When Encountering Launch Fever”, Wayne Hale, 11:30-12:30, JSC Gilruth Ballroom

July 4 –  Freedom Over Texas, Houston July 4th Celebration Buffalo Bayou Park in Downtown Houston 4-10pm.  NASA will bring its Destination Station exhibit and do outreach on air, on stage, and on the grounds during the event.

July 11 Kerrville. TX, Cailloux Event Center, “Making it happen – Forum of Astronauts, Flight Directors, Engineers and Others”. Fred Haise, Jack Lousma,  Gerry Griffin, Tommy Holloway, Norm Chaffee and Tom Moser. Free and open to public. Tickets for the event are available beginning May 1. They are free and available only by pre-registration. To register, call (830) 792-4044 Monday – Friday or register online at

July 16 –  On site JSC celebration including a parade, food trucks, music, snacks and much more! (Requires JSC badge)

July 17 & 18  Viewing of the Apollo 11 documentary (Requires JSC badge)

July 17 OR 18  Meet and mingle with Apollo alumni at the Gilruth.

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. Questions should be directed to Cyndi Draughon  or Teresa Sullivan.

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

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