Following a career with NASA John F. Hall chose to live in Poland
John F. Hall, przez 24 lata pracował w NASA, obecnie jest ekspertem Polskiej Agencji Kosmicznej. John F. Hall opowiedział dla Dzień Dobry TVN swoją historię i dlaczego wybrał akurat Polskę.
John F. Hall and his work at NASA
John F. Hall has worked for the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) for 24 years. He was the director of export control and interagency cooperation of the American agency. 🇺🇸📡🚀
Currently, John is an expert of the Polish Space Agency. He advises the PAK authorities and is involved, inter alia, in work related to the development of the National Space Program and the assumptions of the national space law. 🇵🇱🚀
Why did John F. Hall come to Poland?
John F. Hall openly says that he fell in love with Poland 35 years ago. In the USA, together with his colleagues from studies, he participated in fundraising, food and clothing for Poles experiencing the crisis of the martial law period. At the same time, he learned that his home university, Georgetown University, was the only one in the US at that time to have a student exchange agreement signed with the Central School of Planning and Statistics, i.e. the current Warsaw School of Economics. He seized the opportunity and spent six months in Warsaw with his nine colleagues. He flew back five years later, until – for both professional and private reasons – he began to appear more and more …
John F. Hall and his love for Margaret. How did their acquaintance begin?
What most connected John F. Hall with Poland is … the love for his wife Małgorzata, whom he met in the USA when he was visiting one of his colleagues from the university. 👩❤️👨
I saw her, cooked her my signature fettuccine Alfredo and we are together to this day 🇺🇸🇵🇱👩❤️👨
John F. Hall is always joking.
Their life was not easy – all because of the distance. For 27 years they lived together in two houses – one in Poland and the other in the USA. In 2014, his wife and son Jan decided to return to Poland, John decided to go to Poland permanently. Have you ever regretted that decision? Does he regret leaving the United States and his beloved job? John F. Hall always and firmly replies absolutely no.
Currently, Małgorzata and John live in Marki near Warsaw.
(source: Dzien Dobry TVN program)