ISS Payload Operations: Science in the Spotlight

November 2, 2017 at 7 pm at USSRC Education Training Facility
Mason Hall (COLSA), Systems Engineer, Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC), MSFC.

Marshall Space Flight Center has been supporting real-time ISS Payload Operations since 2001. As NASA completed construction of the station in 2011 and the program transitioned to focus on science, MSFC has become an integral part of the ISS mission and has distinguished itself for excellence in space operations. This talk will explore how and why the ISS program has changed over the years to support science and commercialization. Then, we'll look at some of the exciting changes planned for the space station as NASA prepares to equip the station for many more years of science through the year 2024 and beyond.

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About Mason Hall

Mason Hall is a Systems Engineer for COLSA at the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) at Marshall Space Flight Center. Previously, he worked for 5 years with Arcata Associates as a Flight Controller on the Data Management Coordinator team at the ISS Payload Operations Center. Hall has spent countless hours "on console" monitoring telemetry and commanding onboard equipment, working as a data systems operations technical specialist, developing new tools and capabilities for ISS operations, and managing projects for the HOSC facility. Hall graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 2011. He can be found on twitter @space_mace.

USSRC Education Training Facility

U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Education Training Facility (ETF) is located approximate at 5 Tranquility Base [Google Map] on the campus of U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC). Sometime the online maps will take you to the Marriott, which share the same address. It is the brown building just after the turn to the Marriott when you are approaching USSRC. It has both the USSRC and NASA logo on the main entrance. On Google Map it is listed as "Marshall Institute Education Training Facility. HAL5's meeting takes place in the main auditorium on the first floor. Toward the back of the building when you come in. There will be signage pointing you to the auditorium.

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