Future Coffee & Conversation 2012 events:
DVDs of the Wisconsin Central/North Central Coffee and Conversation Event held on April 21st are available. DVDs are also available of Coffee & Conversations from 2011 programs:
(1) Remembering Don Nyrop
(2) Remembering the Orient
(3) Al Johnson Story
You can stop at the NWA History Centre Gift Shop to purchase your copies or mail your check to:
8101 34th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425.
The DVDs can be purchased for $20 at the gift shop. There is a
$3 shipping and handling fee for mail orders.
October 20, 2012 - Gala NWAHC 10th Anniversary Party click here for more details
October 20, 2012 - Airline Collectible Show & Sale click here for more details
Minnesota Aerospace & Aviation Week
You are invited to a very special opportunity to hear from Bob Cabana, head of the Kennedy Space Center.
A graduate of Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Mr. Cabana is coming to Minnesota to share his compelling message about the importance of dreams and skills in enabling possibilities to take flight.
Prior to his appointment to Kennedy in October 2008, the former space shuttle astronaut served as the director of NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and deputy director of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School with over 7,000 hours logged in 36 different aircraft, Mr. Cabana graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1971, with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has flown four space shuttle missions, serving as the pilot of Discovery on STS-41 in October 1990, the pilot of Discovery on STS-53 in December 1992, the commander of Columbia on STS-65 in July 1994, and the commander of Endeavour on STS-88, the first space station assembly mission, in December 1998.
When: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Base Camp, Fort Snelling
Breakfast Keynote: NASA, Our Path to the Future & the Importance of STEM Education
Mr. Cabana is launching Minnesota’s first annual celebration of Minnesota Aerospace & Aviation Week, which is part of National Aerospace Week (September 17 – 22). The week’s events include Workforce Day (Friday, September 21), when organizations will host workplace tours and presentations for students and teachers and/or visit local schools, with matchups made via the statewide getSTEM website. The culminating event is on Flight Day (Saturday, September 22), when flights, balloon and rocket launches will be held for students, teachers and families in local communities.
This is the first initiative of AirSpace Minnesota, www.airspacemn.org, a new nonprofit created to showcase Minnesota’s aerospace & aviation achievements and impact - past and present. Airspace Minnesota will commemorate Minnesota’s extraordinary legacy in these essential industries, promote skill-building for students and showcase the exciting work being performed by today’s innovators.
AirSpace Minnesota has the opportunity to build an air and space education and interpretive center adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport, which would be the future home for several entities including the NWA History Centre.