NASA Alumni League-JSC Chapter

NAL-JSC Sponsored Programs

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

June 6 – T.B.D.

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



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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019  – Bruce McCandless JSC Tree Dedication, 10am in the Astronaut Tree Grove

April 25Apollo 10 Lessons and Legacies Panel to be held on Thursday, April 25th in JSC’s Teague Auditorium. Topics discussed will include parallels between the Apollo 10 mission and modern spaceflight such as Orion, Gateway and the mission to return to the moon. Doors to the Teague will open at 9AM. A reception with refreshments provided by Starport to follow in the lobby. Anyone with a JSC badge can attend. Please be advised that parking by Building 2 has been impacted by construction, so all planning to attend should allow time to walk in from across the street.

May 10 -12      Comicpalooza at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. NASA exhibit space will include a Rover, Hybrid Reality lunar processing, and information on the Orion vehicle that will take astronauts forward to the Moon and on to Mars.  

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 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.

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.