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20th Anniversary Observance in Memory of the STS-107 Crew and Shuttle Columbia

  • 30 Jan 2023
  • 1 Feb 2023
  • Hemphill, Texas

The Columbia Museum (In Memory of the STS-107 Crew and Shuttle) in Hemphill Texas will hold a 3 day observance of Columbia STS 107. There will be an art show, student robotics competition along with various NASA speakers at the church memorial service and museum.




January 30-February 1, 2023

Hemphill, TX

All 3 days

NASA JSC Trailer and Exhibits

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Parking lot, Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum (Columbia Museum)

375 Sabine Street

January 30:  Day 1, Art Show

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), 3049 TX FM Rd 184 

Art provided by the Museum, NASA JSC, and other donors

January 31:  Day 2, Robotics Competition 

8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

First Baptist Church Annex, 301 Main Street  

NAL, NASA JSC, and Boeing Volunteer Mentors and Judges 

February 1:  Day 3, Remembering Columbia

7:30-9:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 301 Main Street

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum (Columbia Museum), 375 Sabine Street, No Charge

Presentations: The Evolving Exploration of Space, Human Space Flight, and the Ongoing Need to Build a Workforce that Can Contribute to the Space Program

    • Presentation of Winners of Robotics Competition
    • Presentation:  JSC Director Vanessa E. Wyche, Current status of NASA and JSC
    • Introduction by Natalie Saiz
    • Panel Discussion 1:  Why is Space Dangerous, Yet So Safe?  
    • NAL Members:  Mike Leinbach (KSC), Bill McArthur, Dorothy Rasco, Brewster Shaw
    • Panel Discussion 2:  Making Space for Women, the book by Jennifer Ross-Nazzal
    • NAL Members:  Michele Brekke, Estella Gillette, Natalie Saiz
    • Panel Discussion 3:  Making STEM for Everyone
    • NAL Members:  Herb Baker, Carolynn Conley, Frank Hughes, Dorothy Rasco, John Saiz
Autograph and book-signing session

    Thank your for your participation, NAL members, NASA-JSC, and The Boeing Company!

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