Senior Thursday is a free event to the public to come in and listen to a guest speaker discuss a topic related to Wichita and Aviation!
Senior Thursday takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month and is a FREE event for everyone. It begins at 10:00 AM and lasts approximately an hour to an hour and a half. Admission to the museum is not included in the Senior Thursday event but is 1/2 price admission for all Seniors 55+ after any Senior Thursday presentation.
Schedule of Senior Thursday Guests
August 8th– Steve Carothers talks about his time in NASA’s Mission Control
September 12th– To Be Announced
October 10th– To Be Announced
November 14th– To Be Announced
December 12th– To Be Announced
About August’s Speaker:
Steve Carothers is a Flight Test Engineer at the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita, KS. Prior to his work with Bombardier, Steve worked for 15 years with United Space Alliance at the NASA Johnson Space Center as a Space Shuttle flight controller in Mission Control. His primary duties there were to provide real-time support as an Ascent/Entry Guidance & Procedures Officer during launch, deorbit, and landing. Steve also worked as a Rendezvous Onboard Navigation Officer where he helped the Space Shuttle rendezvous with the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with honors from Wichita State University. He is a member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers and currently serves as the Education/Outreach Coordinator for the local SFTE chapter in Wichita.
If you have a suggestion of a speaker or a topic, please email Magan with your suggestions!