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October 30, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 10


NASA’s 50th anniversary was the theme of the Academy’s seventeenth Masters Forum, which took place at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) from October 28-30, 2008.

The forum brought together a high-powered group of NASA veterans with current expert practitioners to share “Reflections, Projections and Insights” about NASA’s first fifty years. Invited speakers included former NASA Associate Administrator Charles Kennel, former Dryden Center Director Ken Szalei, former Goddard Space Flight Center Director Noel Hinners, former Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate Al Diaz, former Marshall Space Flight Deputy Director Carolyn Griner, and former Ames Research Center Deputy Director Gus Guastaferro.

In keeping with focus on learning from NASA’s historic achievements, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and film director Duncan Copp attended an evening screening of Copp’s film In the Shadow of the Moon and participated in a question-and-answer session.

Learn more about the Masters Forum.

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