AIAA Houston Dinner Meeting: Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico: Lessons from Offshore Drilling that are Applicable to Aerospace

Join AIAA Houston in welcoming Mr. Wayne Hale, Jr. as our speaker for the next AIAA dinner meeting on the evening of March 28th.
Deepwater offshore drilling rivals orbital space launch for engineering complexity, extreme environments, and technological challenge. The major failure in the Gulf of Mexico mirrors the Challenger and Columbia accidents. Mr. Hale will discuss the April 2010 Macondo accident as a case study for all involved in a high reliability organization looking to learn from past mistakes in order to prevent accidents in one’s own field of endeavor.

Please join us for an enlightening evening by sending your RSVP and making your dinner selection at the event page.

January/February Issue of Horizons Available

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Houston Section January / February 2013 Horizons newsletter is now available in high resolution and low resolution formats (PDF). Cover story: A Geologist and Curiosity on Mars by Dr. Dorothy Oehler, Tau Ceti Exoplanet Candidates by Wes Kelly of Triton Systems LLC, The Late Science Fiction Author Boris Strugatskij by Wes Kelly, Sarah Brightman on ISS by Sandrine Rolland, A Profile of Future Virgin Galactic Astronaut Dominique Teyssier, Science Fiction by Scientists (Dr. Larry Jay Friesen), and the 4th of 8 installments in the 1952 – 1954 series of space articles Man Will Conquer Space Soon! Wernher von Braun led this team of writers and artists for these articles in the weekly magazine Collier’s. Horizons is the first to reprint these page by page in high resolution.