The International Spaceflight Museum for the May 23rd NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 23rd, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Katherine Prawl (Kat Lemieux in Second Life), founder of the International Spaceflight Museum, who will present on this unique virtual museum, that since 2005, has been dedicated to exploring and preserving some of space travels most historic spacecraft and rockets.

Kat has had a nearly life-long interest in spaceflight. Her father was a chief engineer at Cape Canaveral in the early manned spaceflight era (Mercury, Gemini & Apollo programs), so she grew up in the shadow of rockets. For a couple of years in the late 1980s she was a second-generation space worker as an employee at Boeing in Huntsville, AL, where she worked in the International Space Station design program.

Katherine’s academic background includes a BA in Linguistics from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and several starts on Masters degrees, at Florida Tech (Systems Management) and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.

Presently retired, Kat is deeply involved in obtaining 501c3 tax-exempt status for ISMuseum, the Texas nonprofit corporation that runs the International Spaceflight Museum. In her spare time she enjoys all kinds of fiber arts and xeriscape gardening at her home in the Texas Hill Country.


Join us in Second Life! 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, May 23rd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater  


AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central – a tribute to Michael Delong (bulaklak)
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Katherine Prawl (Kat Lemieux in Second Life) We will head direct to the International Spaceflight Museum (ISM) for this presentation,
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
  • Tour of ISM  

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 


Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir