8/6/19 Chapter Meeting: In the Beginning: The Race to the Moon and its Ohio Connections

"In the Beginning: The Race to the Moon and its Ohio Connections" presented by Jeff Woytach

Summer Family Opportunity! Enjoy the day, and get PDUs at the same time! Your admission includes not only our chapter meeting, but also admission to the world class Great Lakes Science Center and parking in their attached garage! Family members and guests pay only $5 admission each with a registered member. Light refreshments will be served during the chapter meeting. Please indicate during registration whether each guest will be enjoying the museum, our guest speaker/chapter meeting, or both so that we may plan appropriately. Registration is required and is expected to fill completely, so don’t delay!

NASA speaker Jeffrey M. Woytach will take you through the history of the formation of NASA and the Apollo program, describing the key roles and contributions of Ohioans to the program. Program tailored for both project managers and interested families.

PDUs: 1.5 Technical


Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland OH 44114


  • 10AM-5PM enjoy the Great Lakes Science Center and related NASA/Glenn Research Center Visitors Center exhibits with included parking (included with paid registration for each member/guest)
  • 5PM- Networking Hour with Light Refreshments
  • 6:00 PM – Registration
  • 6:15 PM – Chapter Announcements
  • 6:30 PM – Speaker Presentations
  • 7:55 PM – Closing Remarks

Speaker: Jeff Woytach, LSB/Science and Space Technology Systems Branch, NASA
Jeff Woytach, originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in May 1983. He joined the staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center (GRC) in June 1983.

Mr. Woytach has worked on space missions launched on the Space Shuttle and the Atlas/Centaur launch vehicle, and on flight hardware for the International Space Station while at NASA Glenn. He is currently the lead systems engineer for the Kilopower Technology Demonstration Mission, which will place a nuclear fission reactor generating 1 – 3 kilowatts of power on the Lunar surface. Mr. Woytach also provides systems engineering support to the Psyche mission. Led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Psyche will visit an asteroid believed to be composed entirely of metal

In his spare time, Mr. Woytach enjoys space exploration history, collecting space exploration memorabilia, astronomy, and Star Trek. He is also the founder of the “Glenn Band,” a concert band comprised of NASA Glenn employees and retirees, their family members and students from the North Olmsted School District. Mr. Woytach and his family are residents of North Ridgeville, OH.


  • PMINEO Chapter Members – $15
  • Non-Members - $20
  • Students – $5
  • Non Members/Families accompanied by a Member – $5


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Event Properties

Event Date 08-06-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 08-06-2019 8:30 pm
Capacity 200
Registered 41
Available place 159
Cut off date 08-02-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price $20.00
Location Great Lakes Science Center
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