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Space Ops Technical Committee Lunch & Learn: Space Planes at the Houston Spaceport

June 3, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Presentation Objective

Latest Information on the design and construction of the Houston Spaceport using a culture of innovation, E2T (extreme edge technology) and the governing body of requirements for the four commercial space plane tenants at Ellington field.

Objective Philosophy

Innovation, E2T, and FAA demands executive leaders (including the CEO, CFO, or CTO), managers, technicians, auditors, certified personnel, and team leaders to establish the program, configuration, and quality management and review to the highest level possible.

Presentation Goal

The goal is to generate an earnest and dedicated bidder interest to accomplish completion of the Houston Spaceport, no later than October 1, 2020, paid for by national security funds through DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and U.S. Space Command.

During this L & L, attendees will learn and discuss:

  1. History, contract signings, requirements, and the four-component proposal
  2. Commercial tenants and space planes (with short tenant video blogs)
  3. Spaceport proposal and funding (a quiz with prizes)
  4. Design and construction timeframes with bidders list requirements (if time permits)


John M. DiIorio is an accomplished quality, reliability, and mechanical engineer and currently a professional speaker on quality, aerospace, and oil/gas topics. He financially supports school events like the SEFH (Science and engineering fair of Houston), STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) festivals, and NASA science faction presentations at Houston conventions. He is a member of several professional societies and has been a politically supportive Houston resident since 1995.

This event is open to all interested attendees. Regardless all L&L’s start at 11:30 AM. Professional Engineers earn one hour of credit toward Continuing Education requirements by attending this event. Brown Bag lunches while allowed, the Gilruth will not be responsible for any food or beverages brought in by individuals or from outside catering companies. Attendees understand and are responsible for their own food and do not hold Gilruth or the AIAA responsible for the food or beverages they consume or bring to the LnL. For additional information please contact BeBe Kelly-Serrato, AIAA Houston Sections- Space Operations Technical Committee Chair at 281.798.9060 or bebe.aiaa.use@gmail.com.

This is a free LnL and we are offering the original brown bag lunch and learn, attendees are allowed to buy, or pack their own lunch and bring it to the Coronado Room. That’s right we’ve cleared this with the Gilruth Center and this is allowed. It will be necessary for all attendees to clean up after themselves. Also, we can not under any circumstances share our meals with other attendees for health reasons. You are also welcome to attend without bringing a lunch. Please let us know what the plan is by which ticket you order. There will be no catering for this LnL.


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June 3, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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NASA/JSC Gilruth Center, Coronado Room


BeBe Kelly-Serrato