History and Astrodynamics Lunch and Learn: Reproducing an Apollo Applications Program Single-Launch Human Venus Flyby Trajectory

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
and
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.

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January AIAA Houston Lunch and Learn: Reproducing an Apollo Applications Program Single-Launch Human Venus Flyby Trajectory

Join the AIAA Houston History and Astrodynamics Technical Committees for a discussion by Daniel Adamo, Astrodynamics consultant, AIAA senior member, and Distinguished Lecturer:

Reproducing an Apollo Applications Program Single-Launch Human Venus Flyby Trajectory
Friday, January 27, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
NASA/JSC Gilruth Center, Lone Star Room

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December Dinner Meeting: Glynn Lunney – Apollo Flight Director

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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.

 

The dinner will be at the NASA Gilruth Center in the Alamo ballroom and will be a buffet. Please reserve a plate (for a nominal fee) or one of the free seats below.

Social hour: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm
Program: 6:45pm

 

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.

 

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December 9 Dinner Meeting: Glynn Lunney

Please join us for our December AIAA Houston dinner event on Tuesday, December 9th, with another amazing speaker: Mr. Glynn Lunney. He 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.

The dinner will be at the NASA Gilruth Center in the Alamo ballroom and will be a buffet. 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 bring your own book with you to the event if you want it signed.

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