Trini Mendenhall Community Center
Meeting room open at 6:00pm. Come join us in the Astro Cafe for some social time before the Novice Meeting at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
General Meeting: 7:15 PM
Speaker – Don Cooper
Getting Apollo to the Moon and Back Again
What did it take to accomplish this history making project? Hear an on the scene account from one of the NASA scientists who helped make that dream a reality.
Using a Saturn V scale model, a slide show and a voice recording of the lunar landing, F. Don Cooper shares his experience in creating the technology to launch Apollo 11 and how his team contributed to bring the Apollo 13 crew safely home in 1970. His presentation appeals to all ages.
Cooper worked as a mathematician at the George C. Marshall NASA center in Huntsville, Alabama where he helped create the equations to send the astronauts from earth orbit toward the moon. He then came to Houston to work for the Johnson Spacecraft Center.
After retiring, Cooper began to encourage a new generation to pursue a future in the physical sciences. He speaks at schools, libraries and colleges, hoping to inspire students to become the technology leaders of tomorrow. "My objective is to emphasize that education is essential and show how math and physics are used to solve real world problems."
Novice Presentation – 6:30 pm.
“Navigating the Spring Sky”
Meeting Location: Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055
Free parking in the lot in front of the TMCC