Welcome All NASA retirees!
Our next luncheon is set for December 13th as we celebrate the holidays with our annual Christmas Social at the KSC Visitor Complex. Sam Haddad will work his magic as the DJ; there will be door prizes, festive attire, and plenty of fellowship along with great food.
Registration closes on December 8th. CLICK HERE to register and pay online NOW. Don’t miss this one.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone needs to obtain a NEW Parking Pass to avoid paying the $10 fee. A NEW pass is required and is valid for this event. CLICK HERE to print or download one NOW.
CLICK HERE for the 2022 KSC Center Director’s Community Leaders Update
CLICK HERE for the October 2022 KSC Flyover Showing SpaceX and Blue Origin Facility Development
(Note – you may have to click on the “skip the ads” note to make this work).
See the official NASA website for national news.
“Now that I’m retired, what can I do to help the space program?”
1. Join the NASA Alumni League
2. Check out the Photo ID Project
3. Become a Docent at the AMS
If you want more felllowship, there are two monthly retiree breakfasts – one at Village Inn in Titusville the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30, and another on the last Monday of the month at The Gecko Grill, Merritt Island at 8:30. Come and enjoy the food and fun!
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CLICK HERE FOR A GREAT PDF BRIEFING ON ARTEMIS
Here is a link to the Artemis I Space Community Business Toolkit:
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CLICK HERE to “ride along” on the mission with an Artemis I Boarding Pass
providing an opportunity to send names on Orion around the Moon.
We lost an icon this month. See:
CLICK HERE for a new Compendium of Aerospace Anniversaries and Events by Roger McCormick, Air Force Space and Missile Museum
NASA announced its 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class on Dec. 6, 2021.
The 10 candidates, pictured here at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston are:
U.S. Air Force Maj. Nichole Ayers, Christopher Williams, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. (retired.) Luke Delaney, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jessica Wittner, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Anil Menon, U.S. Air Force Maj. Marcos Berríos, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jack Hathaway, Christina Birch, U.S. Navy Lt. Deniz Burnham, and Andre Douglas.
Ever wonder how we got the (321) area code? Here’s the Untold Story.
Nicole Stott – Astronaut, aquanaut, artist, and earthling – has joined our NAL Florida Chapter. She’s just returned from a trip to Antarctica to view a total solar eclipse. You can learn more about her HERE. Her book signing at the American Space Museum was a tremendous success.
Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars: The Story of the First American Woman to Command a Space Mission
You can learn more about her HERE.
Exploring Space: Opening New Frontiers.
Sixty years of space history at Florida’s Spaceport
Here’s an interesting publication from NASA HQ:
For everyone involved with Apollo, here’s a cool link provided by Enoch Moser. Enjoy!
NASA is offering a ton of online activities for use from home. CLICK HERE to check it out.
Here’s a hot link to a pretty good article by former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the NASA effort to integrate its lunar and Mars programs effectively: https://tinyurl.com/y79wch8m.
You might want to pass it along to your friends and colleagues who are space enthusiasts.