July/August 2012 Horizons Issue

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Houston Section Horizons July / August 2012 newsletter (76 pages) is now available in low and high resolution formats. Cover story: Ring Wing Waveriders by Dr. Patrick E. Rodi. Also on the cover: Man Will Conquer Space Soon! This is from the weekly magazine Collier’s, from the March 22, 1952 issue (25 pages), by Dr. Wernher von Braun, Chesley Bonestell, and many others. Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base by Colonel Jack “Stitch” Daniel, Commander. The 100 Year Starship Public Symposium in Houston, September 13-16, 2012. The Scientific Preparatory Academy for Cosmic Explorers (SPACE) Inaugural Event, by Shen Ge. Suddenly Tomorrow Came… A History of JSC, the Audiobook. Recent conference papers by Section members, and much more.

Here are some links that provide publicity and more detail about our 1952-54 Collier’s series starting in this issue of Horizons:

Volunteers Needed for RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival

RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival
NASA/Johnson Space Center
September 28th, 29th and 30th

The 19th Annual RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival presented by the City of Nassau Bay is here and we need YOU to make this community event another big success. Several hundred volunteers are needed and you can be one of them.

Ballunar Liftoff Festival Inc. is an independent 501 c-3 produced by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, NASA/Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston. The money raised helps Title One students visit the education programs at Space Center Houston and Johnson Space Center. The mission of the festival is to encourage young people to study science and mathematics and to inform the public about the contributions aviation and space exploration make to our everyday lives.

Friday – 5:30-8:00 p.m. & 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Saturday – 6:30-10:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,
12:30-4:00 p.m., 3:30-7:00 p.m. & 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Sunday – 6:30-10:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Go to www.ballunarfestival.com or call the Chamber office at 281-488-7676.

FREE Two-Day Admission for YOU and your passengers
FREE Parking
FREE non-alcoholic beverages while working

Beer Garden (collect tickets only)
Soda Trailers (collect tickets only)
Crowd Management(stationed on front row of balloon field)
Entrance Greeters (hand out programs)
Ticket Trailers (sell tickets for beverages & midway)
SWAT (choose your day and shift then work in any available area)