AIAA Houston Lunch and Learn: Heritage Capabilities Enabling Deep Space Human Exploration Missions and Apollo vs. Artemis Mission Design

Please join us for 2 presentations by Ms. Sarah Shull and Ms. Nujoud Merancy (20 minutes each and 20 minutes of Q&A to follow) on Tuesday, 12/10, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, NASA JSC B1 Room 620

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.

AIAA Houston Lunch and Learn: Heritage Capabilities Enabling Deep Space Human Exploration Missions and Apollo vs. Artemis Mission Design

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

See more details on the event page.

Casual AIAA Houston Dinner with 2 Speakers

Continuing our commitment to bring you a dinner speaker every month, we will have TWO speakers on Wednesday, November 19th at Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant in Webster. This is one of our casual dinners where you don’t need to register and pay ahead of time. You just grab a seat, order your own dinner, and enjoy 2 wonderful topics.

Dinner: 6pm
Program: 6:45pm

The first speaker will be Dr. Rebecca Forrest, UH Physics Professor, who will speak for about 15 minutes on the amazing Mars Rover Competition being held in January 2015 that is looking for volunteers to judge kids’ entries. I volunteered last year and enjoyed it immensely. More information is at http://marsrover.phys.uh.edu/

 

The second speaker will be Mr. Larry Price, Lockheed Martin’s Deputy Program Manager for Orion. As many of you might know, Orion is scheduled to have an unmanned launch next month. Now is the perfect time for you to learn about what Orion is and how it will provide America the path to deep space and long duration flights.

November 19 Casual Dinner Meeting: Mars Rover Celebration and Orion

Continuing our commitment to bring you a dinner speaker every month, we will have TWO speakers on Wednesday, November 19th at Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant in Webster. This is one of our casual dinners where you don’t need to register and pay ahead of time. You just grab a seat, order your own dinner, and enjoy 2 wonderful topics.

See more details on the event page.

March/April 2014 Horizons Issue

The March/April 2014 issue of Horizons is now online (36 pages in an 5.2 MB PDF file). Horizons is the newsletter of the Houston Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The cover story is “Climate Change Science & Public Policy,” by Douglas Yazell, Horizons Editor and editorial board member of AIAA’s Aerospace America magazine. This issue also contains, written testimony to Congress about Orion and a Mars 2021 Flyby by AIAA Executive Director Dr. Sandra Magnus, “Detecting Starships,” by Dr. Albert A. Jackson IV, part 6 of 7 of “Building an Astronomer’s Chair,” by Jim Wessel, JSC Astronomical Society Educational Outreach Chair, and much more.