Tuesday, February 20, 2018
at The Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
Breakfast Begins at 7:15am,
Program Starts at 7:45am
Director of Marshall’s Human Exploration Development and Operations
Mr. Watkins will address International Space Station operations and will discuss how science research on board ISS has increased, the importance of the Payload Operations Integration Facility, and our ISS is a test bed for cis-lunar and deep space exploration.
NASA recently named Watkins director of the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages the facility. The uniquely skilled workforce at Michoud is now building the Orion crew spacecraft and the core stage for the Space Launch System (SLS) – an advanced launch vehicle for a new era of exploration beyond Earth’s orbit to deep space missions, including Mars. In its largest configuration, the 384-foot-tall SLS will be the most capable and most powerful launch vehicle in history.