The monthly luncheon for our Chapter this week, March 18th, is canceled. We all know of the restrictions we must follow to preclude becoming infected with the virus that continues to be a threat to any gatherings, so we will not hold our monthly meetings until further notice. Please also remember that this may last for many more weeks, or months. I will send updates each month regarding our meetings.
This month I have attached an informational letter from Nancy Miller, our NN-MP VAHS Chapter Programs Coordinator and VAHS Board Member. It includes a variety of interesting aeronautical information particular to our geographical area.
The letter highlights the aeronautical achievements of Newport News resident and centenarian (Creola) Katherine Johnson who was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights.
I hope to see you all soon. Please be careful, wear a mask, and follow the distancing guidance.