Virtual Panel Discussion: NASA’s Role in Hollywood Films
Organized by Stephen M. Underhill, underhills@marshall.edu

Marshall University is hosting a virtual panel discussion about NASA’S ROLE IN HOLLYWOOD FILMS on April 6 at 12pm:

The panel discussion will go behind the scenes of the portrayal of NASA in Hollywood films like First Man, Hidden Figures and The Martian. The panel features Dr. William Barry, NASA Chief Historian from 2010 to 2022; Kathryn Hambleton, NASA Media Relations Specialist; and Bert Ulrich, NASA Multimedia Liaison for Film and TV Collaborations.

Dr. William Barry headlines the panel, a retired U.S. Air Force Pilot, U.S. Air Force Academy faculty member and NASA’s 6th Chief Historian. He earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University (1996) and his dissertation, “The Missile Design Bureaux and Soviet Manned Space Policy 1953 – 1970” won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award in 2000. Barry worked on Hidden Figures (2016), First Man (2018) and Apollo II (2019). Bert Ulrich works in NASA Headquarters Office of Communications where he coordinates film and television collaborations and branding issues. He worked with Barry on Hidden Figures and First Man and worked on The Martian (2015). Kathryn Hambleton is the Lead Public Affairs Officer at NASA Headquarters, responsible for planning and disseminating news and public information about the agency’s human exploration of deep space.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. To take part virtually, visit NASA’S ROLE IN HOLLYWOOD FILMS for more information

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen M. Underhill at underhills@marshall.edu.

For More Information:

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