Charles Armstrong guest speaker
Learn about new projects on NASA’s horizon when Fort Bend County Libraries presents the program “What’s Going On at Johnson Space Center?” on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room at the Sienna Branch Library, located at 8411Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
Charles Armstrong, a scientist on NASA’s Safety and Mission Assurance Team, will talk about changes going on at the Johnson Space Center, as well as new projects on the horizon. Hear about the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (NASA’s upcoming replacement for the Space Shuttle) and see some of the space gear now worn by the astronauts.
During the course of his 33-year career at the Johnson Space Center, Armstrong has worked on a variety of major NASA projects or programs, including the Space Shuttle, the Shuttle-Mir, the International Space Station, the Assured Crew Return Vehicle, and the Orbital Space Plane, as well as the Orion program.
He has trained astronauts, worked as a flight controller for spacewalks, and served as one of the primary interfaces between the Russian Mission Control Center and the U.S. Mission Control Center for the Shuttle-Mir missions. Following the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia in early 2003,
Armstrong worked with members of NASA and other federal and state agencies from across the country to complete the recovery effort, participating in both ground and air searches. He later supported the Return to Flight Task Group, which was responsible for assessing the Space Shuttle’s readiness to return to flight.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.