LECTURE SERIES PRESENTATION ANNOUNCED.
Apollo 13 Astronaut and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Student and Community Resource Center
Fred Haise began his 20-year NASA career as an aeronautical research pilot, serving as backup crew for the Apollo 8, 11, and 16 missions and commander of the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1977 for the Approach and Landing Program at Edwards Air Force Base. But Haise is most well known as a crew member on the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970. Portrayed by actor Bill Paxton in the Apollo 13 movie, Haise was the lunar module pilot on the space mission.
In 1973, while flying an aircraft used in the filming of the Pearl Harbor movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Haise was involved in an accident with a BT 13 aircraft that had been modified for the film. A fire erupted and Haise was burned over 65% of his body. It would take 14 months of recovery and rehabilitation before he could return to the skies to subsequently Command the Space Shuttle Enterprise in the 1977 Approach & Landing Tests.
Haise served as president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, among others. He has also been inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Free admission. Tickets required.
Tickets available at all North Central Michigan College locations. For more information, call Sean Pollion, NCMC Foundation Executive Director at 231-348-6621.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
In the footsteps of celebrated comic book legend Stan Lee comes Bill Rosemann, who creates superhero stories and characters that resonate with audiences of all ages. Throughout his 20-plus year career in the industry, Rosemann has been a journalist, copywriter, script writer, “Your Man @ Marvel” blogger, marketing director, project manager and editor, a depth of experience that has allowed him to understand all sides of this colorful world.
From Marvel to DC Comics and back to House of Ideas, Rosemann has worked alongside the industry's top creators, while writing and editing titles starring famous characters such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Batman, Superman and the Avengers. He now oversees Marvel Custom Solutions publications as well as monthly comics including Avengers Arena, which he describes as “The Hunger Games with superheroes.”
The comics that Rosemann creates present metaphors for all those who aspire to unleash their own extra-ordinary abilities. In 2012, Rosemann led a Marvel team that created the new hero "Blue Ear" -- in response to a mom who wrote that her son didn't want to wear his hearing aid to school because "superheroes don't wear hearing aids,” a testament to the ability of superheroes to touch lives and inspire change.
Free admission. Tickets required. Tickets available at all North Central Michigan College locations. For more information, call Sean Pollion, NCMC Foundation Executive Director at 231-348-6621