2019 Annual Technical Symposium

AIAA Houston Section proudly presents the 2019 Annual Technical Symposium

Saturday, June 1, 2019
NASA Johnson Space Center, Gilruth Center Lone Star Room

Conference Schedule

08:00 – Registration and Welcome
08:15 – Keynote Speaker
09:00 – Morning Technical Session
12:00 – Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
13:30 – Afternoon Technical Session

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, May 20, 2019 – Abstracts due to planning committee (contact us sooner if possible).
Monday, May 27, 2019 – Abstract authors notified of abstract acceptance
Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Luncheon Reservations (pay online at time of RSVP)
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Registration (all day, starting at 8:00 AM)


  • Aeronautics and Aviation
  • Astrodynamics
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Climate Change and Engineering
  • Communication and Tracking
  • Cybersecurity and Intelligence
  • EVA
  • GN&C
  • In-Space Imaging
  • International Space Activities
  • Life Sciences and Human Factors
  • Propulsion and Power Systems
  • Space Architecture
  • Space Commercialization
  • Space Exploration
  • Space Operations
  • SR&QA
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Systems Engineering

More Information

See the Early Warning Flyer (PDF), Call for Abstracts (PDF), Schedule (PDF), and Long Program (PDF).


Morning Keynote Presentation: Mark Geyer, NASA-JSC Center Director, Forward to the Moon: NASA’s Strategic Plan for Lunar Exploration (PDF)

Morning Presentations:

  • Jerry R. Goodman, Apollo Crew Compartment Problems & Remedial Action, Post Apollo 1 Accident
  • Jerry R. Goodman, Apollo In-Flight EVA Problems & Remedial Action, Post Apollo 1 Accident
  • Gary W. Johnson, Lessons Learned on Design
  • John DiIorio, Space Commercialization 

Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Dayna Steele, The Rock Star Principles of Success

Afternoon Presentations:

For more information: Annual Technical Symposium (ATS) General Chair Patrick Rodi, Patrick.Rodi@rice.edu or ATS Co-Chair Wanda Sigur, wasigur@aol.com.