RESCHEDULED - Friday, February 11, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
GUEST SPEAKER: Michael L. Coats, Director Johnson Space Center
Mike Coats, former astronaut, returned to NASA in November 2005 to serve as the 10th director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Selected as an astronaut candidate in January 1978, Coats became a NASA astronaut in August 1979. He was a member of the STS-4 astronaut support crew, and was a capsule communicator for STS-4 and STS-5. From May 1989 to March 1990, he served as Acting Chief of the Astronaut Office. He was the pilot on STS 41-D (Aug. 30 to Sep. 5, 1984). In February 1985, he was selected as spacecraft commander on STS 61-H, which was canceled after the Challenger accident. He was the spacecraft commander on STS-29 (March 13-18, 1989) and STS-39 (Apr. 28 to May 6, 1991). A veteran of three space flights, Coats has logged more than 463 hours in space. Coats retired from the U.S. Navy and the Astronaut Office in August, 1991 and joined the corporate arena.
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Light Breakfast and Networking
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
(Registration ends on 2/10 at 12:00 p.m.)
At the door: $40
Admission free for current Technology Champions
and Houston Technology Tenants
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