The May/June 2014 issue of Horizons is now online (46 pages in a 9 MB PDF file). Horizons is the newsletter of the Houston Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). This issue’s cover story is, “Morpheus, The Ups and Downs of an Autonomous Lander,” by Jon Olansen, NASA/JSC. This issue also contains climate change science and public policy articles, a book review by Bill West of the novel The Martian, by Andy Weir, a report on the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, by Larry Jay Friesen, and articles and schedules from the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society (JSCAS), including, “Building an Astronomer’s Chair,” by Jim Wessel, and a summary of a presentation to JSCAS members by NASA astronaut Dr. Stanley G. Love, “Challenges of Traveling to Mars.”
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.