February Dinner Meeting Recap and Upcoming Events

February Dinner Meeting

Mrs. Romero did a fantastic job presenting about CPAS at the dinner meeting this past Thursday. See the charts (MS PowerPoint), video montage of the Generation 1 and 2 tests (Windows Media File), and another video (Windows Media File). More videos are available at the NASA CPAS YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Events

Yuri’s Night 5K Run/Walk

Volunteers are needed for this fantastic fundraising event on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for Houston’s Challenger Center for Space Education. Visit our event page for more information. ‎See the PDF version of the call for volunteers.

2013 Region IV Student Paper Conference

Save the date!

The Region IV Student Paper Conference will be hosted at Baylor University on April 27-28, 2013. For more information, visit the paper conference website at http://region4.aiaastudentconference.org.

See the Call for Papers (MS Word) for the conference.

AIAA Houston Dinner with CPAS – Save the Date!

The AIAA Houston Section invites you to save an evening for dinner and a discussion of the Capsule Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) with Mrs. Leah Romero.  Mrs. Romero has participated in 10 CPAS drop tests as the lead analyst on the load train predictions which determine margins of safety for test support equipment.  Currently she is the team lead for implementing the Flight Analysis and Simulation Tool (FAST) and is co-authoring a paper discussing the cutting edge statistical methods CPAS uses to define the parachute model for the 2013 AIAA ADS conference.

See the event flyer (PDF).

This AIAA Houston dinner will be at the Gilruth with doors opening at 5:30pm on Thursday February 21st.

RSVP at the event page today!

AIAA 2013 Space Automation and Robotics Award

The AIAA Houston Section proudly wishes to congratulate the Robonaut2 team on this exciting award. Robonaut2 continues to inspire the youth and adults around the world, and is a prime example of high technology and a strong model for how governmental research entities can partner with industry in a mutually beneficial manner. Their team has overcome great challenges and rose to the occasion in ways that us outside their team may never fully understand, but will strive to duplicate in the future. Congratulations, the AIAA Houston Section is very proud of their achievements and this wonderful recognition of their efforts.

Daniel Nobles, Chairman, AIAA Houston Section 2012-2013