THE LIFE & DREAMS OF SHELBY JACOBS, engineer from the Apollo era to discuss his work at The Columbia Memorial Space Center with special Meet and Greet on February 16, 2019.

Downey, Calif. – 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 Jacobs’ contribution to space exploration is a truly remarkable feat. The Space Center displays Shelby’s life achievements revolving around his work and his journey as an aerospace engineer working in the 1960s. (Photo/Columbia Memorial Space Center)

Shelby Jacobs’s contribution to space exploration is a truly remarkable feat. The Space Center is honored to display Shelby’s life achievements revolving around his work and personal life as an African American aerospace engineer working in the 1960s.

Now on display through Spring 2019!


The Columbia Memorial Space Center Welcomes Shelby Jacobs for A special MEET & GREET!

Saturday, February 16 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Join the Columbia Memorial Space Center in welcoming Shelby Jacobs! Shelby will share his story and be open for Q&A. Then, join Shelby, Bill Freeman, and students from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter from UCLA for a moderated discussion panel on the changing culture of engineers.

The COLUMBIA MEMORIAL SPACE CENTER is located at:

12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242

(562) 231-1200
info@downeyspacecenter.org

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm


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