Presentation #1: Title: HERITAGE CAPABILITIES ENABLING DEEP SPACE HUMAN EXPLORATION MISSIONS
Presentation will highlight the use of heritage (Apollo, Shuttle, etc.) hardware in the Orion, SLS and Exploration Ground System programs to enable the Artemis I and II missions.
Bio #1: Ms. Shull is the Associate Mission Manager for the Artemis Missions providing integration leadership and technical expertise in the area of mission integration and operations as well as direct support to the Artemis Mission Manager. Prior to this role she worked as a project manager for ECLSS technology development in the engineering directorate and as a flight controller for numerous ISS and Shuttle missions.
Presentation #2: Title: Apollo v. Artemis Mission Design: Then & Now
Presentation compares the overall mission design including constraints, limitations, and objectives associated with both Apollo and Artemis. This includes a phase by phase look at the driving design considerations for the vehicles and resulting capability.
Bio #2: Ms. Merancy is the Chief of the JSC Exploration Mission Planning Office conducting mission design across Artemis and the human exploration portfolio. She has previously supported the Exploration Systems Directorate, Orion MPCV, and International Space Station Programs.
Please join us for 2 presentations (one by Ms. Sarah Shull and one by Ms. Nujoud Merancy) that are 20 minutes each with 20 minutes of Q&A to follow on: Tuesday, 12/10 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NASA JSC B1 Room 620
Reproducing an Apollo Applications Program Single-Launch Human Venus Flyby Trajectory
by Daniel R. Adamo, Astrodynamics Consultant, AIAA Senior Member, and Distinguished Lecturer
An event of AIAA Houston Section History technical committee Chair: Douglas Yazell; Members: Ted Kenny, Chester Vaughan
AIAA Houston Section Astrodynamics technical committee Chair: Dr. Albert Allen Jackson IV; Members: Douglas Yazell, Dr. Tim Crain
As proposed to the Apollo Applications Program by NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967, a single Saturn 5 launch of Apollo-derived hardware could send a crew of three on a Venus flyby mission with free return to Earth one year later. Three 30-day Earth departure seasons between 1972 and 1975 were identified. The season-open trajectory for earth departure on 4 April 1972 is developed in detail for this presentation.
Cost: Free for presentation only. Membership not required.
Meal option prices (order by Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, 2:00 PM): Members $12, Non-members $15
Meal: Red River BBQ; brisket, spicy links, cole slaw, beans, iced tea. Vegetarian options available.
Join the AIAA Houston Section in the last dinner of 2014 with Mr. Glynn Lunney (See his biography)! He will speak about his experience as a Flight Director during the Apollo missions.
Mr. Lunney has held a variety of positions within NASA during his exalted career such as Space Shuttle program director, Apollo-era Flight Director, Chief of the Flight Director’s office, Chief of the Flight Dynamic branch, and program manager for the Space Shuttle payload integration and development office. Mr. Lunney also worked for Rockwell and then the United Space Alliance.
Social hour: 5:30pm
Book Signing after the Dinner Event
After the dinner event, Mr. Lunney will be signing copies of his book, Highways into Space, which can be either bought through our Eventbrite website when you register ($22 + online fee) or may be purchased at the event ($22). Either way you purchase it, your book will be waiting for you when you check in. You can also purchase it through Amazon.com, but you must bring the book with you to the event if you want it signed.