On A Mission with NASA Astronaut Susan Kilrain at Augusta Metro Chamber’s 115th Annual Meeting

Posted By: Kathryn Freemon News Releases,


Augusta, GA (January 24, 2024) – The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for their 115th Annual Meeting will be Augusta native, Commander Susan Kilrain - NASA Astronaut, Navy Test Pilot, Author, and Mom. Susan will take guests On A Mission: From Augusta’s Greens to the Galaxy for this can’t miss event of the year. The dinner event, presented by Georgia Power, will be held Thursday, February 15 in Olmstead Exhibit Hall at the Augusta Marriott Convention Center and will unveil upcoming Chamber priorities, and past year's accomplishments. Doors open at 6pm with the program beginning at 6:30pm.


Astronaut Susan Still Kilrain is a motivational speaker, author, board member, and venture capital partner. She is a veteran of two space shuttle flights and one of only three women to ever pilot the shuttle. Her first mission to space was cut short due to a life-threatening systems failure, while her second mission lasted 16 days. Susan is a graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School, and she has flown over 30 different types of aircraft for more than 3,000 flight hours. Most of her flight time was in the F-14 Tomcat, EA-6A Electric Intruder, and TA-4J Skyhawk. Susan is from Augusta, GA and holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is married to retired Vice Admiral Colin Kilrain, who was a Navy SEAL for 39 years. They have 4 children and reside in Virginia Beach, VA.


Annual Meeting tickets are $100 for Chamber members, $125 for prospective-members and corporate tables are available at a discounted rate. Advanced registration is required at augustametrochamber.com. Deadline to register is Friday, February 9. Thank you to our generous Annual Meeting sponsors Georgia Power, Ocozzio, Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate, Gerald Jones Auto Group, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, and Azalea Investments, with media sponsors News 12 NBC 26, The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6. 




Media Contact:

Kathryn Freemon, Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce