Club Meeting: “Riding The Rocket To My Dreams”: – NASA Propulsion Engineer, Norman Chaffee at the NASA Johnson Space Center will talk about growing up in rural Oklahoma to putting a man on the moon, mars and beyond.
Norman Chaffee shared parts of his illustrious NASA career with our Rotary Club including visual aids such as his early computer (slide rule) which he used in his engineering to put the Apollos into space as well as a small rocket used to help steer the spaceships. Pursing the Passion that gives you most joy in life. If it did, but doesn’t any longer than don’t be afraid to change. Norman started working as a Chemical Engineer with NASA in 1962 after the useless Soviet Sputniks were launched starting the Space Race. He enjoys blowing up rockets, meeting astronauts such as Buzz Allred and now works with Space Museum. Requested donations to: JPLMuseum.org which helps his youth program in robotics working with teams of 14-15 high school students competing for a “Space Settlement Design Competition”. Norman reminds us how” curiosity is the mother of ingenuity”.