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Directory of Ambassadors: John Mackin
John Mackin
John Mackin
Member Since 2019

Belleville, Illinois


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Biographical Information:

John Mackin developed his interest in space as a child through stargazing and meteor storm watching. Growing up in the Apollo era, John watched man land on the moon and aspired to be an astronaut. With the limitation of wearing glasses, John channeled his love of science into becoming a product development chemist and then a high school teacher of chemistry and aerospace engineering. His passion for aerospace led him to become a teacher promoting space exploration to both students and adults. John retired from teaching in 2018 and continues to promote space exploration to the larger community.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

NASA Planetary Pasta Rovers
Belleville Public Library

The Apollo Landing Sites: Connecting NASA images and our telescope views
Belleville Public Library

Coffee in Space - how to brew it, how to drink it
Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Space on Tap
Belleville Distribution & Banquet Center, 4204 Tap Room

Apollo 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Party
St. Louis Science Center

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

How Did We Get to the Moon?
Damiansville Middle School

Apollo Mission Presentation
Whiteside Elementary School

Coffee in Space - how to brew it, how to drink it.
Balance Coffee and Tea

How Did We Get to the Moon?
Belle Valley Middle School

How Did We Get to the Moon?
Carriel Junior High School

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Last Updated: 13 Aug 2019