Saturday, June 11, 2022 – Monthly North Houston Space Society Meeting – Barbara Bush Library – NASA Hunch – Chris Kapp

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Connect with others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 2PM (US Central Time).

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – NASA Hunch Program – Chris Kapp
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

NASA Hunch Program

Hunch is an amazing program where hundreds of high school students under NASA guidance have designed, manufactured, and tested hardware and software for the International Space Station(ISS), providing out-of-the-box thinking to solve the toughest space problems at no cost.

Find out how they did that.

(The NASA HUNCH Site is here: https://nasahunch.com/meet-the-team/ )

About our Featured Speaker: Chris Kapp

Chris got the space bug early in life with his father working for the US Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB. Chris studied aeronautical engineering at RWTH Aachen (Germany) and NIT Trondheim (Norway) where he finished with a master’s of science (Dipl.-Ing.) degree.

His career focused on Oil & Gas, Energy turbomachinery applications working for companies such as Siemens and Rolls-Royce. Recently, Chris worked as a professor of engineering at Lone Star College.

He has collaborated with the American Petroleum Institute, Dept. of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency on the technology, efficiency, and environmental performance of turbomachinery. 

Chris is married and lives in Houston, TX. The youngest of three sons attended the NASA Hunch program in Cy-Woods High School, and went on to study physics and astronomy at Texas A&M. He is working for the aerospace industry in Colorado Springs, continuing the family aerospace tradition.

Learn more about Chris at https://space.nss.org/christean-kapp-nss-space-ambassador/

About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.

Website:  http://NorthHoustonSpace.org
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