We are very pleased to announce that HAL5 will be co-hosting a special U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) Pass the Torch series on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 pm at USSRC's Davidson Center for Space Exploration on Beyond the Movie 2001: A Space Odyssey with Fred Ordway, technical advisor for the movie. Mr. Ordway will be showing brief videos of the making of the movie, with commentary by himself, Keir Dullea, and others. He will also give a presentation, followed by a questions and answers session. Book signing will take place before the talk.
Though Dr. Frederick I. "Fred" Ordway III is perhaps most widely known for his role as technical advisor to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, where he worked closely with director Stanley Kubrick and author Arthur Clarke, he has been interested in astronomy, spaceflight, and more for practically his entire life. A member of the American Rocket Society (now the AIAA, the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics) since age 13, he has been active in the space science and spaceflight community for decades. His education began in Cambridge (Massachusetts), moved to the University of Paris, and finally to the University of Alabama in Huntsville, with vacation studies at the Universities of Innsbruck, Barcelona, and Algiers. Along the way he studied geoscience, astronomy, chemistry, math, physics, space sciences, and more. After a wide-cast career with Mene Grande Oil, Orinoco Mining, Reaction Motors, Republic Aviation, and Wernher von Braun's rocket team here in Huntsville, he was appointed research professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville's School of Graduate Studies and Research. After that, he joined the Energy Research and Development Administration (now the Department of Energy). Mr. Ordway is the author, coauthor, or editor of 35 books and over 300 articles. He has lectured on every continent-even Antarctica-and his personal collection of space artifacts and other items have toured the country.
Our special thanks to USSRC for the opportunity to co-host this special event. The event is free and open to the public.
For a second year in a row, HAL5 was awarded the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach. Special thanks to our members, supporters and attendees of our monthly programs to HAL5 one of the most active chapter in NSS! Thank you!
Once again, we are the best chapter in NSS! At the 2011 ISDC in Huntsville, HAL5 was awarded
the NSS Chapter of the Year award for 2010! Thank you, our
members and guests, and HAL5 officers for making this possible.
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