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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo and Mission Control–Saying “Yes, And” to Collaboration
    January 21
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo and Mission Control–Saying “Yes, And” to Collaboration

    Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Join us on Thursday, January 21 at 9:00 am CT, for this virtual presentation! Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event or on Zoom at

    Be sure to read the blog post with Sandy Marshall and Gerry Griffin here

    Grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Apollo and Mission Control: Saying 'Yes, And' to Collaboration."  

    On April 13, 1970, NASA’s Apollo 13 mission was aborted after an oxygen tank ruptured on the way to the moon. 3 astronauts were on board. They all came home. Later classified by NASA as a “successful failure” because of experience gained in rescuing the crew, Apollo 13 has become a case study of quick thinking, problem solving, and working together as a team.

    Fast forward to today’s disruptive business world, where leaders work to create agile, virtual environments and manage change. Working remotely as a team is now mission critical, and there’s a lot we can learn from Mission Control.

    Tune-in to “Coffee at the Cosmo” (home of the flown "Odyssey" Command Module), and learn about what Apollo 13’s “successful failure” -- and other stories of Mission Control -- can teach us about agility, problem solving, effective communication, and working together.

    Presented by Sandy Marshall, Cosmosphere volunteer, Emmy-nominated writer/producer, business speaker, and former Cosmosphere Camps counselor. 

    Sandy will be joined for a live Q&A by Gerry Griffin, former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and legendary flight director. Gerry served as lead flight director of Apollo 12, Apollo 15, and Apollo 17. His Gold Team conducted half of the lunar landings made during Apollo, his team played a critical role in the safe return of the astronauts of Apollo 13. 

    Learn about parallels between the mission control environment, core principles of the Yes, And method of collaboration, and bring your questions for a live Q&A with Gerry Griffin.
    Because when your flight plan changes in the middle of a mission, your most important asset is your team.

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

    Thank you to our corporate partners: Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, Dillons, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

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