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AIAA Houston Dinner Meeting: Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico: Lessons from Offshore Drilling that are Applicable to Aerospace

March 28, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 - $15

Join AIAA Houston in welcoming Mr. Wayne Hale, Jr. as our speaker for the next AIAA dinner meeting on the evening of March 28th.

Deepwater offshore drilling rivals orbital space launch for engineering complexity, extreme environments, and technological challenge. The major failure in the Gulf of Mexico mirrors the Challenger and Columbia accidents. Mr. Hale will discuss the April 2010 Macondo accident as a case study for all involved in a high reliability organization looking to learn from past mistakes in order to prevent accidents in one’s own field of endeavor.

See the event flyer (PDF).

Please join us for an enlightening evening by submitting your RSVP by Wednesday, March 20, below. If you are RSVPing for other guests, please provide their names in the “Special Instructions” of the PayPal form:

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March 28, 2013
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 - $15
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NASA/Johnson Space Center, Gilruth Center


Michael Frostad