Join UNAGB’s Board of Directors, staff and special guest, former NASA astronaut and space expert Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman for our 2015 Annual Meeting!
All members, guests, and friends are invited to come learn about what we do here at UNAGB and how you can get involved in the year ahead! Whether you are a new face to UNAGB or have been involved throughout the years, this is a great opportunity to network with other members and globally-minded Bostonians.
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Annual Meeting of Members
Discussion on the UN in Space with Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
7:30-8:30 pm: Annual Robert F. Meagher Wine & Cheese Around the World Reception
Jeffrey A. Hoffman is a professor in MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. He received a BA in Astronomy from Amherst College; a PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard University; and an MSc in Materials Science from Rice University. As a NASA astronaut for nearly 20 years, he made five space flights, becoming the first astronaut to log 1000 hours of flight time aboard the Space Shuttle. He has performed four spacewalks, including the first unplanned, contingency spacewalk in NASA’s history and the initial repair/rescue mission for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Following his astronaut career, Dr. Hoffman spent four years as NASA’s European Representative, working at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. In August 2001, Dr. Hoffman joined the MIT faculty, where he teaches courses on space operations and space systems design. His primary research interests are in improving the technology of space suits and designing innovative space systems for human and robotic space exploration. Dr. Hoffman is director of the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium, responsible for space-related educational activities. He is Deputy Principal Investigator of an experiment on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, which will for the first time produce oxygen from extraterrestrial material, a critical step in the future of human space exploration. In 2007, Dr. Hoffman was elected to the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.