Date: Sep 28, 2022Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

POSTPONED – HBSCC – Creating the James Webb Space Telescope with NASA’s Project Manager Bill Ochs (virtual)

Wed, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
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Join NASA’s James Webb Project Manager, Bill Ochs, for a discussion about the most powerful telescope ever built!

Imagine creating one of the most sophisticated instruments ever conceived, building it, and then successfully placing it one million miles from earth. Bill has “been there – done that.”

Click HERE to watch this exciting preview of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Participants must register by NOON on September 27th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Bill Ochs

James Webb Space Telescope Project Manager

Bill has 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry. He has worked in both private industry and for NASA and is currently the Project Manager for the successful James Webb Space Telescope.

Bill received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Masters in Operations Research from George Washington University. He began his career in 1979 with the Bendix Guidance Systems Division in Teterboro, N.J. as an electronics/software engineer, developing the flight software for the Hubble Space Telescope safing system.

In 1983, Bill transferred to Goddard Space Flight Center as a systems engineer for HST operations. In 1990, Bill joined NASA as the HST Operations Observatory Systems Manager. Bill has also served as the HST Deputy Operations Manager and the HST Operations Servicing Mission Manager.

In 1998, Bill became the Project Manager for the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) which was successfully launched in January of 2003. After SORCE, he was appointed the Project Manager for Landsat 8 and led the project through a controversial period of various mission concepts from Data Buy, flying an instrument on a weather satellite, to the final mission implementation.

In December 2010, Bill was appointed the JWST Project Manager.

Bill has been the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award, various NASA Group Awards, NASA Honor Award for Outstanding Leadership Medal, and most recently the Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Leadership.


Charlie Jett

Professional Certified Coach

Charlie Jett is a best-selling author and is an international Professional Certified Coach (PCC) specializing in career strategies, career challenges, positive intelligence and writing/publishing books. Charlie is a former US Navy Nuclear Submariner and currently leads the Career Industry sector for the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago. He is a former President of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago.

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Date: Sep 28, 2022Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


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