LyndonB. Johnson Space Center Houston,Texas77058
August 15, 1978
FORMER NASA ASTRONAUTS TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS AT JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
Astronauts formerly with the NASA space program have been invited to the
Johnson Space Center by Dr. Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.,
center director, for a
series of briefings on present and future programs.
Invitations were extended to 31 of the former astronauts to take part in
technical briefings and to bring them up to date on the status of the NASA
programs. The briefings will take place August 21 and 22 at the space center.
The agenda includes a NASA overview by administrator Dr. Robert A. Frosch
and a review of the Space Transportation System by John F. Yardley, associate
administrator for STS, Washington, D.C.
Robert F. Thompson, manager, Space Shuttle Program at JSC will brief the
former astronauts on that program, and Aaron Cohen, manager of the Orbiter
Project will brief them on the Shuttle Orbiter.
A Space Transportation System Operations briefing will be given by Glynn
S. Lunney, manager, Shuttle Payload Integration and Development Program.