- About PSI
Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Reception begins at 6:00 pm
Hilton El Conquistador, Tucson, AZ
Mr. Charles Walker
Engineer, Researcher, and Astronaut
Our keynote speaker is Charles (Charlie) Walker, an engineer and researcher who participated in the design and development of the International Space Station.
Charlie’s work included zero-gravity purification of biomedical preparations and protein crystal growth in orbit. As a Payload Specialist he conducted industrial and academic Research & Development while aboard three Space Shuttle flights during the 1980’s. He holds the distinction of being the first private industry astronaut.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors including NASA Space Flight Medals and the Lindbergh Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Charlie has worked in both government and industry.
He is a Purdue University graduate and is now retired from The Boeing Company. Charlie lives with his wife in Arizona.
Mesclun Green Salad
Greens, Sweet & Spicy Pecans, Cranberries, Parmesan Cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette
Pecan-Crusted Breast of Chicken
Butternut Squash Sauce, Golden Yukon Potatoes, Asparagus & Carrots
Tilapia Vera Cruz
Tomatoes, Capers & Onions, Rice Pilaf, Asparagus & Carrots
Vegetable Strudel (Vegetarian)
Quinoa, Braised Spinach, Zucchini, Onions & Peppers in Puffed Pastry; Sliced and Enhanced with an Herb Tomato Sauce
Strawberry Shortcake with Berry Sauce
Iced Tea ∙ Herbal Tea ∙ Regular & Decaf Coffee
The PSI Annual Dinner is our primary fundraising event of the year. Support of this event is critical to the continuation of PSI’s important work in the field of planetary science. With the ongoing uncertainty of the future level of funding PSI will receive from NASA, it has been increasingly important to reach out to the private sector for help. We sincerely thank you for your past support!
2017 PSI Annual Fundraising Dinner Sponsors receive:
Your support and consideration of this request is greatly appreciated.
For more information, please contact:
Dianne Janis, PSI Development Officer
Phone: 520.352.1035 Email: DJanis [at] psi.edu