June Luncheon with Brian Odom, NASA Marshall Historian- Contextualizing Alabama and the Moon Landing

When:  Jun 19, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Greater Huntsville Section

Fellow Members,

You are cordially invited to our June Luncheon (purchase of lunch is not required to attend) with guest speaker Brian Odom, NASA Marshall Historian on the topic 'Contextualizing Alabama and the Moon Landing'. In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, his presentation will examine Huntsville's contributions to the Moon landing. 

Any AIAA Member attending the Seminar can receive credit for one (1) Professional Development Hour.


What: AIAA Greater Huntsville Section - June Luncheon Seminar

When: Wednesday, June 19th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm   

Where: Kord Technologies, 635 Discovery Drive NW, Huntsville, AL

Speaker: Brian Odom, NASA Marshall Historian

Topic: Contextualizing Alabama and the Moon Landing


Speaker Bio:

Brian C. Odom is the Historian at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He is a PhD candidate at Middle Tennessee State University and holds Masters degrees in both History and Library and Information Science from the University of Alabama. He is co-editor of the forthcoming work NASA in the ‘Long’ Civil Rights Movement, a selection of essays presented at a 2017 symposium on the topic. He is currently completing a dissertation on the convergence of Cold War science, NASA funding, and the Civil Rights Movement in Huntsville, Alabama.

Presentation Abstract:

While the stories of Saturn V development and the success of Apollo 11 are well known, the deeper context of Apollo in Huntsville is often overlooked. In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, this presentation examines Huntsville’s contributions to the Moon landing through the broader lens of federal development in the Tennessee Valley, German immigration and knowledge transfer, the Cold War, and the civil rights movement - forces which have all left a dramatic imprint on the region’s economy, politics, and larger society.


US Citizens with Lunch

RSVP by Sunday, June 16 by purchasing lunch 

Non US Citizens with Lunch

RSVP by no later than Tuesday, June 11 by purchasing lunch, and also email distribution@hsv-aiaa.org to let us know that your are a foreign national. Any late RSVPs will not be allowed to attend the luncheon per Kord Technologies policy.

Non US Citizens (no lunch)

RSVP by email to distribution@hsv-aiaa.org no later than Tuesday, June 11. Any late RSVPs will not be allowed to attend the luncheon per Kord Technologies policy.

No Lunch (Others)

RSVP by purchasing tickets without lunch no later than Sunday, June 16.


Kord Technologies
635 Discovery Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Member $0.00
Non-member $5.00
Student $0.00
Student Non-Member $5.00
Lunch Tickets Price
Member $16.00
Non-member $16.00
Student $12.00
Student Non-Member $12.00