Please join the AIAA Houston Section History Technical Committee for “A Photographic History of Wildlife at and around NASA’s Johnson Space Center” by Gary Seloff, NASA/JSC Information Management Specialist.
Wildlife on the campus of NASA/JSC includes bobcats, alligators, coyotes, snakes, lizards, and many kinds of birds, including herons, egrets, woodpeckers, owls, flycatchers, cardinals, mockingbirds, bluejays, sparrows, doves, bald eagles, and ospreys.
Wednesday, June 6 11:30am-1:00pm Tietronix
AIAA Houston Section provides sandwiches (our treat) from Jimmy Johns based on the crowd size using the online registration.
See the 2014 program (PDF). Check back often as this program will grow. (Current as of May 2, 2014)
Important Dates to Remember
Monday, April 21, 2014 – Abstracts due to planning committee (contact us sooner if possible) Monday, April 28, 2014 – Abstract authors notified of abstract acceptance Thursday, May 1, 2014 – Luncheon Reservations (pay online at time of RSVP) Friday, May 9, 2014 – Registration (all day, starting at 8:00 AM)
More information and abstract information is available on the 2014 ATS page.
AIAA Houston welcomes Commander Chris Cassidy to kickoff our Annual Technical Symposium with his presentation, “Go for EVA – words that all astronauts want to hear!” Before becoming an Astronaut, Commander Chris Cassidy served 10 years as a Navy Seal. He made four six-month deployments: two to Afghanistan, and two to the Mediterranean. He deployed to the Afghanistan region two weeks after 9/11/01, served as Ground Assault Force Commander for international and U.S.-only combat missions in Afghanistan, and led two months of noncompliant ship-boardings in the Northern Arabian Gulf. In 2004 Commander Cassidy was selected as an astronaut by NASA. Before completing his first flight, he served as Capsule Communicator(CAPCOM) in Mission Control. Commander Cassidy flew on STS 127 which helped complete the construction of the Japanese Kibo module on the International Space Station. Most recently, Cassidy served as a flight engineer on Expedition 35/36, living and working on the station for more than five months. During his NASA career, Cassidy has completed six spacewalks, totaling 31 hours, 14 minutes and has accumulated 182 days in space.
Please RSVP by choosing a meal (dessert included) below and we will see you on May 8th to kick off our Annual Technical Symposium!
AIAA Houston Section will host Deputy Director Kirk Shireman for a Johnson Space Center State of the Center event February 27th, 2014. The Section invites all to RSVP at the event website below by February 18th.
Mr. Shireman’s extensive career in aerospace engineering began in 1985 with navigation and control for the space shuttle. He served as manager for Solid Rocket Booster and External Tank Separation and also manager for Ascent Guidance, Navigation and Control for the space shuttle. In 1994 Mr. Shireman began supporting the International Space Station, first as manager of Navigation and Control Subsystems and then as manager over the space station’s Russian Elements and Operations Integration branch. As deputy center director, Mr. Shireman works with Dr. Ellen Ochoa to manage the people, budget and activities of Johnson Space Center. He also serves as the chair of the International Space Station Mission Management Team, where he is responsible for all aspects of on-orbit operations of the International Space Station.