Astronaut Linda Godwin to speak March 4th at The Woman’s Club

I hope you can join us at the exciting March program of The St. Louis Chapter The of Explorers Club for an evening with former NASA Astronaut Dr. Linda Godwin.

A veteran of four space flights, Missouri Native, Dr. Godwin, the 12th woman astronaut, has logged over 38 days in space, including over ten EVA hours in two spacewalks. In 1991 she served as a Mission Specialist on STS-37, was the Payload Commander on STS-59 in 1994, flew on STS-76 in 1996, a Mir docking mission, and served on STS-108/International Space Station Flight UF-1 in 2001. Dr. Godwin will share highlights of her 30 year career at NASA.

Dr. Godwin joined NASA in 1980, in the Payload Operations Division, Mission Operations Directorate, where she worked in payload integration (attached payloads and Spacelabs), and as a flight controller and payloads officer on several Space Shuttle missions.

Selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate in June 1985, Godwin became an astronaut in July 1986. Her technical assignments have included working with flight software verification in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), and coordinating mission development activities for the Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), deployable payloads, and Spacelab missions. She also has served as Chief of Astronaut Appearances, Chief of the Mission Development Branch of the Astronaut Office and as the astronaut liaison to its Educational Working Group, Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office, and Deputy Director, Flight Crew Operations Directorate. Godwin is currently the Assistant to the Director for Exploration, Flight Crew Operations Directorate at the Johnson Space Center.

This not to be missed program will be held at The Woman’s Club on March 4th

  • TEC Members Meeting-5:30
  • Cocktails-6:00
  • Dinner-7:00
  • Talk follows dinner at about 8:00

There will be a cash bar for cocktails

Wine will come with dinner for those who’d like it.

Dinner price:

$70 for members and friends $45 for students and educators, $75 for guests.


Baby spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette. Grilled hanger steak with roasted garlic potato mash and blanched broccoli. Hazelnut chocolate brownie with cognac chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. (Vegetarian, Vegan, or alternative protein options available upon request)

To RSVP, please email

Mail checks to:

Rebecca Doane
Thompson Coburn, LLC
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

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