FLY ME TO THE MOON
Hill Aerospace Museum and Clark Planetarium Present “Fly Me to the Moon,” Featuring NASA Engineer, Jessica Vos
The Hill Aerospace Museum and Clark Planetarium are putting on a FREE week-long special event to highlight the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Ms. Jessica Vos, a NASA Engineer, will be traveling from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to teach courses and lectures focusing on the capabilities necessary for human space exploration.
Eight educational courses and two evening lectures will take place between 15 – 20 July 2019. Education classes are open for participants of all ages, and evening lectures are geared towards an adult audience. For more information, visit aerospaceutah.org.
Schedule of Events:
At Hill Aerospace Museum:
Mon, July 15: Education Class, 11am and 2pm
Tues, July 16: Education Class, 11am and 2pm
Fri, July 19: NASA Engineer Lecture, 5pm-7pm
At Clark Planetarium:
Wed, July 17: Education Class at 11am and 2pm
Thurs, July 18: Education Class at 11am and 2pm
Sat, July 20: NASA Engineer Lecture 7pm
For further information, contact Kelsey at 801-825-5817
Additional Information on Ms. Jessica Vos:
Jessica is a passionate, proven leader with a diverse background in aerospace systems engineering, project management and human performance. Born and raised in the remote state of Alaska, she grew up with an innate appreciation for human survival in extreme environments. Her NASA career began as a cooperative education student (or intern) in the Fall of 1999 at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. In this role, she quickly became enthralled with the design and development of the unique, complex life support systems that enable the “human” aspect of NASA’s space exploration programs. Jessica spent her early career supporting the Advanced Spacesuit Systems Development Laboratory, where she led multidisciplinary teams in the execution of human-in-the-loop evaluations in various spaceflight analog environments and developed innovative approaches to assessing human performance in a spacesuit. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions and leadership over multiple projects in three distinct organizations at JSC and recently completed a specialized 18-month professional development program specific to NASA’s Spacecraft Systems Engineering processes. Jessica currently supports the Orion Program Vehicle Integration Office, where she is responsible for integrating government and contractor teams, leading system-level trades and resolving complex design challenges to ensure that the Orion spacecraft design is capable of supporting future crewed missions to the moon and beyond. Jessica holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Fitness & Human Performance from UHCL. Jessica also serves as Chair of the Women Excelling in Life & Leadership (WELL) Employee Resource Group; teaches multiple fitness classes a week at JSC’s Starport Fitness Center (e.g., indoor cycle, dance and Yoga); serves as a volunteer coach for the Bay Area Sharkettes youth cheer squad, has completed 16 half marathons across the U.S.; and is the mother of two wonderfully crazy, joy-sparking kiddos (ages 10 & 6).