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Ideas for Tomorrow

Jim Free

James Free

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel
Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center

Jim Free serves as Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities required in accomplishing the missions assigned to the Center. Glenn is engaged in research, technology and systems development programs in space propulsion, space power, space communications, aeronautical propulsion, microgravity sciences and materials.

Free has served in a number of other leadership positions including Deputy Director and Director of Space Flight Systems, responsible for overseeing the management of Glenn's significant activities in the Agency's Constellation, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Space Communications, Human Research and Science Programs.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Free began his NASA career in 1990 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland as a propulsion engineer and later as a systems engineer on several spacecraft. He earned his bachelor's degree in aeronautics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his master's degree in space systems engineering from Delft University, the Netherlands.


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Seating is first-come, first-serve in the amphitheater. No seat-saving.
Overflow seating will be available when the amphitheater reaches capacity.