Go For Launch!

DURHAM SERIES

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
Morrisville, NC
This event is for Big Brothers Big Sisters Students
April 13-15, 2018
April 13 4pm - 7:30pm
April 14-15 8:30am - 5:30pm
Students Grades 8-12

Flyer graciously created & donated by
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Brochure graciously created & donated by
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PRESENTING TEAM

*Team may be subject to change due to schedules.

FRANK CULBERTSON
ASTRONAUT (Retired)

Captain, US Navy (Retired)
Selected as a NASA astronaut candidate in May 1984, Culbertson completed basic astronaut training in June 1985. He became lead astronaut at the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL); lead of the First Emergency Egress Team; and lead spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in the Mission Control Center for seven missions. He flew as the Pilot for STS-38. Following his first flight, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Flight Crew Operations Space Station Support Office, as well as the lead astronaut for Space Station Safety. He was also a member of the team evaluating the hardware and procedures for the proposed mission to dock with the Russian Space Station Mir. Culbertson then served as the Commander for STS-51. Following this flight, Culbertson was Chief of the Astronaut Office Mission Support Branch; then Chief of the Johnson Space Center Russian Projects Office. In 1994, Culbertson was named Deputy Program Manager, Phase 1 Shuttle-Mir, and in 1995 became Manager of the Shuttle-Mir Program. In 2001, Culbertson flew to ISS and served as the Commander of Expedition 3. Culbertson has logged over 146 days in space.
www.AstronautFrankCulbertson.com

MICHELLE LUCAS

Michelle Lucas spent 10+ years working at NASA's Johnson Space Center. First as part of the International Space Station (ISS) Payload Safety Review Panel (PSRP) and then in the Mission Operations Directorate as a Flight Controller in ISS Mission Control and as a Astronaut Instructor in the ISS Daily Operations Group. Additionally she worked with each of the International Partners (European Space Agency – ESA, Japanese Space Agency – JAXA and the Russian Space Agency) in the field of Daily Operations, Flight Controller and Instructor Training. Michelle was part of the Core NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) team for 9 missions where astronauts would carry out analog space missions underwater in the Aquarius habitat. Along the way, Michelle found she has a passion for launching the next generation's dreams and ambitions. Her passion for inspiring students led to extensive work with other organizations in STEM outreach so she founded the non-profit Higher Orbits to use space to excite and inspire students about STEM, Leadership, Teamwork and Communication. Michelle is proud to be a Space Camp Alum and member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame. She believes that collaboration in space and STEM is the key to the stars! Space Inspires!

ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

LOCATION

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
808 Aviation Parkway, Suite 900
Morrisville, NC 27560
 

Registration is FREE thanks to Durham County Library!
Students wishing to attend will also need the registration code provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle

Register for this event!

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Presented in Partnership with...

BIG BANG SPONSORS

MARS ROVERS

 
 
 

EARTH ORBIT CLUB

 
 
 

INTERGALACTIC VOYAGERS