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Shelby Jacobs on Achieving the Impossible

Shelby Jacobs, quote

Meet Shelby, a mechanical engineer from the Apollo era! As Project Manager of the Apollo-Soyuz orbiter, Shelby designed instrumentation that would capture one of the most repeated images in space history: the separation between the first and second stages of the Apollo 6 spacecraft in 1968.

Shelby’s climb to the top of his field was not an easy one. He pushed through and worked harder than his peers to change the status quo of the field. For all these reasons NASA named Shelby Jacobs one of their unsung heroes.

The Columbia Memorial Space Center is honored to host Shelby Jacobs as he discusses how he worked to Achieve the Impossible.

  • 12:30 – 1:00pm: Meet & Greet with Shelby Jacobs plus Q&A

  • 1:00 – 1:30pm : A talk by students of UCLA’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) with Q&A

  • 1:30 – 2:00pm: Moderated panel discussion between Shelby, Bill Freeman, and a student from UCLA’s NSBE chapter

  • 2:00 - 2:30pm: Extended discussion, photos with Shelby, etc.

Earlier Event: February 16
Space Expo at Long Beach Comic Expo