Aquarius, a Reusable Water-Based Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Transport

Please join the AIAA Houston Section and Daniel R. Adamo, Astrodynamics Consultant, AIAA Senior Member, and Distinguished Lecturer in a lecture that reviews major challenges to interplanetary human spaceflight and suggests strategies by which they may be addressed. These strategies include pre-emplaced Earth return consumables at the interplanetary destination, water used as a high-efficiency/high-thrust propellant also serving as crew radiation shielding, and transport servicing in a distant retrograde orbit about the Moon. Applied to a hypothetical transport christened Aquarius, the strategies are shown to enable routine and sustainable roundtrips between Earth and Deimos, the outer moon of Mars. Knowledge gaps pertaining to Aquarius are identified with the intent of motivating changes in current technology roadmaps. After listening to this lecture, anyone with interplanetary human spaceflight interests will be conversant with associated technology issues and plausible means by which they might be resolved.

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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
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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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Dinner Meeting: Aquarius, a Reusable Water-Based Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Transport

Join the AIAA Houston Section for a lecture by Daniel Adamo, Astrodynamics consultant, AIAA senior member, and Distinguished Lecturer:

Aquarius, a Reusable Water-Based Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Transport
Saturday, January 28, 2017
6:00pm-9:00pm
University of Houston, Student Center, Space City Room

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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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