News and Upcoming Events


December 4. Space Shuttle History Books Lectures by Authors: David Hitt and Scott Phillips

To wrap up 2014, we are presenting a Double Feature at our December 4 program on the history and insights of the Space Shuttle with authors David Hitt and Scott Phillips.

David Hitt and Heather R. Smith, will kick off the talk with the story of the Space Shuttle from design to the Challenger accident. Their book "Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986" tells the story of the Space Shuttle from through the personal experiences of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who made it happen from the days of research and design through the heroic accomplishments of the program to the tragic last minutes of the Challenger disaster.

We will then "Return to Flight" with Scott Phillips, former NASA Shuttle External Tank engineer who worked on all of the Shuttle External Tanks (ET-1 to ET-138). Covering from materials from his newly released book "Remove before flight. Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member" will detail, Scott will take us through the remainder of the Shuttle Program and how the flame of inspiration kept burning for human space flight legacy of the Space Shuttle.

David Hitt, Heather Smith and Scott Phillips will have their books available for purchase and signing. So come on out early when you can. As always, the event is free and open to the public. A social will be held after the meeting.


Upcoming Outreach Events

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

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!


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 .