News and Upcoming Events




Special Date, Time and Location. March 18 @ 5:30 pm. NASA Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) Debrief at USSRC Davidson Center

We have a special treat for you all. On Wednesday, March 18, HAL5 and USSRC are co-hosting a special Pass the Torch talk at the USSRC's National Geographic Theater (a.k.a. the Davidson Center Auditorium/Theater) with NASA Orion Program Manager Mark Geyer and Lockheed Martin's Orion Program Manager and VP Mike Hawes. Mr. Geyer and Mr. Hawes will be talking to us about the recent successful test flight of Orion spacecraft on top the locally built Delta IV Heavy, lessons learned and what's upcoming up on Space Launch System (SLS)'s first test flight in a few years.
The event will start at 5:30 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.
More information coming soon. In the mean time, here are some information about Orion EFT-1
NASA Website about Orion

YouTube video of the Mission


April. To Be Announced

HAL5 monthly program in April: To Be Announced




May 7: Cosmology and the Expansion of the Universe: from Edwin Hubble to the Hubble Space Telescope

HAL5 monthly program on "Cosmology and the Expansion of the Universe: from Edwin Hubble to the Hubble Space Telescope" with Dr. Massimiliano (Max) Bonamente, Professor of Physics, UAH. Cosmology is as old as mankind. Since ancient times, people wondered about the Universe, when it all began, if and when it will all end. The most impressive and somewhat unexpected discovery happened in the early XX century, with the discovery by Edwin Hubble (and others) that the Universe is actually expanding, opening up the question of "when did the Universe begin?" Cosmology has made much progress through the past century, and that includes other very unexpected conclusions that most of the matter in the Universe is "dark", and that most of the energy is also "dark" - meaning we know they are there, but we can't see them. Figuring out the fate of the Universe can be very confusing, difficult and frustrating, but cosmology remains the oldest and arguably most fascinating of sciences.



Upcoming Outreach Events

HAL5 received the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

For a third 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!


HAL5 is NSS Chapter of the Year for 2010

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.

Would You Like to Speak to HAL5?

Would you like to give a talk to HAL5 on subjects related to space, space exploration, space science, space tourism, technology, aerospace technologies, planetary defense, and STEM? If you do, please .

HAL5 Officers' Meeting

Members and general public are welcome to attend the HAL5 Executive Officers' meetings. The Tuesday after our Monthly program, except for holidays, at 6 pm at Newk's on University Drive.

Project HALO Regular Work Night

Open to all current HAL5 members. We meet on Tuesday from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at Steve's except for holidays and other conflicts. If you are interested, please .