Sending Office: Honorable Bill Posey
All, We look forward to seeing you next Friday, March 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Rayburn 2325 for
our third Congressional Space Studies Session on Human Spaceflight Operations.
We are very pleased to have Mr. Paul Hill, the former NASA Director of Mission Operations and longtime Flight Director, as our special guest speaker for this session.
Mr. Hill supported 24 missions as a Flight Director, culminating as the Lead Shuttle Flight Director for the return-to-flight after the Columbia accident. Before NASA, he served in the USAF in military satellite operations. He earned bachelor and master
of science degrees in aerospace engineering, from Texas A&M University. Mr. Hill is the author of a new book,
Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom.
Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar will lead a Q&A with Mr. Hill to provide an overview of the “nuts-and-bolts” of conducting a human spaceflight mission, the broad range of operational risks that must be managed and how NASA’s approach to conducting these operations
has evolved over the past six decades. Mr. Hill will also convey an understanding of why many apparently simple questions in spaceflight lead to complicated answers.
As always, if you have already registered for the Congressional Space Studies Series there is no need to RSVP for this session, but any other new attendees should register with Tom Culligan at email@example.com before
attending next Friday.
Please don’t hesitate contact Tom anytime with questions or for additional information on this series or the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration. Also, please
mark your calendar for our April session on Friday, April 20 with Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations.
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