Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series: Vanessa E. Wyche

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Featured Speaker: Vanessa E. Wyche

10 June 2021 12:00 CST

Virtual

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Meeting ID: 990 5181 1785
Passcode: 672332
    Biography

    • Vanessa Wyche was recently named acting director of NASA Johnson Space Center, home of America’s astronaut corps, Mission Control Center, International Space Station, Orion and Gateway programs and its nearly 11,000 civil service and contractor employees. She is responsible for a broad range of human spaceflight activities, such as development and operations of human spacecraft, commercialization of low-Earth orbit and JSC’s role in landing the first woman and first person of color on the surface of the Moon.
    • Wyche was most recently deputy director of JSC, a position she held since 2018. Other key leadership positions she has held at NASA include: assistant and acting deputy director of JSC, director of Exploration Integrations and Science Directorate, flight manager of several Shuttle missions and executive officer in the Office of the NASA Administrator, among others. Before joining NASA in 1989, Wyche worked for the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, DC.
    • Wyche has received many prestigious awards, including two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals, two NASA Achievement Medals, and is a “Women at NASA” award recipient. She is a current fellow of the International Women’s Forum.

    2014 Annual Technical Symposium

    See the Poster (MS PowerPoint), Early Warning Flyer (PDF), Call for Abstracts (PDF), and Short Program (PDF).

    Registration/Cost

    Registration Options


    • $15 for AIAA Student Members (lunch included)
    • $20 for AIAA  and INCOSE Members (lunch included)
    • $25 for Non-Members (lunch included)

    Note: Civil servants need to contact their Organization’s Conference POC/Training Coordinator by April 10th to be registered to attend.

    Schedule

    08:00 – Registration
    08:15 – Keynote speaker
    09:00 – Morning Sessions
    12:00 – Luncheon
    13:30 – Afternoon Sessions

    See the 2014 program (PDF). Check back often as this program will grow.
    (Current as of May 2, 2014)

    Important Dates to Remember

    Monday, April 21, 2014 – Abstracts due to planning committee (contact us sooner if possible)
    Monday, April 28, 2014 – Abstract authors notified of abstract acceptance
    Thursday, May 1, 2014 – Luncheon Reservations (pay online at time of RSVP)
    Friday, May 9, 2014 – Registration (all day, starting at 8:00 AM)

    More information and abstract information is available on the 2014 ATS page.

     

    Walk-In Registration:

    ATS Volunteer Sign Up:

    AIAA Houston ATS Kickoff with Cdr. Chris Cassidy: Go for EVA – words that all astronauts want to hear!

    AIAA Houston welcomes Commander Chris Cassidy to kickoff our Annual Technical Symposium with his presentation, “Go for EVA – words that all astronauts want to hear!” Before becoming an Astronaut, Commander Chris Cassidy served 10 years as a Navy Seal. He made four six-month deployments: two to Afghanistan, and two to the Mediterranean. He deployed to the Afghanistan region two weeks after 9/11/01, served as Ground Assault Force Commander for international and U.S.-only combat missions in Afghanistan, and led two months of noncompliant ship-boardings in the Northern Arabian Gulf. In 2004 Commander Cassidy was selected as an astronaut by NASA. Before completing his first flight, he served as Capsule Communicator(CAPCOM) in Mission Control. Commander Cassidy flew on STS 127 which helped complete the construction of the Japanese Kibo module on the International Space Station. Most recently, Cassidy served as a flight engineer on Expedition 35/36, living and working on the station for more than five months. During his NASA career, Cassidy has completed six spacewalks, totaling 31 hours, 14 minutes and has accumulated 182 days in space.

    Please RSVP by choosing a meal (dessert included) below and we will see you on May 8th to kick off our Annual Technical Symposium!

     

    Tortellini:


    AIAA/INCOSE/Student/Non-Member



    Parmesan Chicken:


    AIAA/INCOSE/Student/Non-Member



     

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    JSC State of the Center with Deputy Director Kirk Shireman

    AIAA Houston Section will host Deputy Director Kirk Shireman for a Johnson Space Center State of the Center event February 27th, 2014. The Section invites all to RSVP at the event website below by February 18th.

    Mr. Shireman’s extensive career in aerospace engineering began in 1985 with navigation and control for the space shuttle. He served as manager for Solid Rocket Booster and External Tank Separation and also manager for Ascent Guidance, Navigation and Control for the space shuttle. In 1994 Mr. Shireman began supporting the International Space Station, first as manager of Navigation and Control Subsystems and then as manager over the space station’s Russian Elements and Operations Integration branch. As deputy center director, Mr. Shireman works with Dr. Ellen Ochoa to manage the people, budget and activities of Johnson Space Center. He also serves as the chair of the International Space Station Mission Management Team, where he is responsible for all aspects of on-orbit operations of the International Space Station.

    We look forward to seeing you at the event!

    RSVP Link