(2022 July 16) AIAA LA-LV Neil’s Day 2022: Apollo 11 Moon Landing / Vikings Mars Landing Anniversaries

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AIAA LA-LV Section Celebrates Neil’s Day 2022Anniversaries ofApollo 11 Moon Landing (53rd) and Vikings Mars Landing (46th)July 16, 2022, 9 AM PDT (US and Canada) (Add to Calendar)Tentatively Online-Only.If you are interested in also a local gathering, please contact us at your early conveniences so we could know there would be enough interests for a local gathering at the same time to attend the online presentations together as well.Also, if you worked on the Apollo or the Vikings Program, please contact us. We will arrange the recognition during the event or on the AIAA LA-LV Section Monthly Newsletter.
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Speakers and Panelists(The list may not represent the actual order of presentations.)An AIAA LA-LV Neil’s Day Special Presentation:“Neil’s Remarkable Poise Under Pressure”Dr. Christian GelzerChief HistorianLogical Innovations, IncNASA Armstrong Flight Research Center(Dr. Gelzer is also the panel moderator/panelist)How a simple plan got me to mission control for Apollo 11 and could change your life too.Dr. Lawrence KuznetzFormer NASA Senior Scientist and Aerospace Engineer(Panelist)Ms. Michelle EvansAIAA Distinguished Speaker, AIAA MemberAuthor, bestselling book “The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings into Space”Founder and President, Mach 25 Media (www.Mach25Media.com)Writer, Photographer, and Communications Specialist in aerospacehttps://www.aiaa-lalv.org/september-28-2020-aiaa-member-spotlight-on-michelle-evan/(Panelist)“Aneutronic Fusion Prototype”Mr. Alan SimmonsDesigner and Digital Artistfor Animation, Games and Live Action “Film”(Panelist)Mr. Aldo SpadoniAIAA / IAAA MemberNorthrop Grumman – RetiredAerospace Artist“Use your STEM Industry Experience to Change Lives!”Ms. Leah RodriguezTeaching Fellowship RecruiterEnCorps“Virtual Moon AR/VR Demo– A Virtual Spacetime Portal to the Moon”Mr. Philippe Van NederveldeAward winning VR creator, space settlement advocate, futurist“CHASE – Commercial Human Spaceflight Expeditions:BuzzCraft: Evolution of Cislunar Architecture for 2024 Artemis Lunar Landing & Beyond”Prof. Madhu ThangaveluDirector and Faculty Member, USC / ISU
Tentative Agenda (All Time PDT (Pacific Daylight Time, US and Canada))09:00 AM PDT: Welcome and AIAA LA-LV Introduction09:05 AM PDT: Dr. Christian Gelzer10:15 AM PDT: Panel Discussion (Dr. Christian Gelzer (also panel moderator), Ms. Michelle Evans, Mr. Aldo Spadoni, Mr. Alan Simmons)Panel theme: “Apollo 11 / Vikings Impacts and Inspirations for the Next Generations, STEAM Education, and the American Space Program.”11:05 AM PDT: Ms. Leah Rodriguez (Exhibitor)11:20 AM PDT: Mr. Philippe Van Nedervelde12:05 AM PDT: Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz01:15 PM PDT: Prof. Madhu Thangavelu01:40 PM PDT: Adjourn
Dr. Christian Gelzer taught history at Auburn University before coming to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in 2002, where he serves as the center’s historian. He has authored three books, co-authored or contributed to four, and edited another nine. Gelzer has published in refereed journals and is a regular presenter at conferences and meetings. He is wrapping up his current project, a history of a flight research project at the AFRC that explore a new spanload (https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/20160003578/downloads/20160003578.pdf). He holds a Ph.D. in the history of technology and U.S. history from Auburn University and is finishing his LSA pilot’s certificate.“Neil’s Remarkable Poise Under Pressure”Everyone present knows that Neil Armstrong was the first person to step onto the moon, and many are aware of the tension in the final moments of Apollo 11’s Lunar Module’s descent. But this was not the first time Neil displayed extraordinary cool under pressure. I look back at five events in his career where he manifested calm and poise: Apollo 11, his Lunar Landing Training Vehicle ejection, the Gemini VIII spin, the longest flight in the X-15, and his ejection from an F9F in Korea. I focus on Neil’s X-15 “excursion”, as fellow X-15 pilot Milt Thompson took to calling, because the story is not well known and because it epitomizes this remarkable character trait.
Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz holds advanced degrees from Columbia University and the University of California Berkeley. His first project at NASA was a filtration system for the Apollo command module to prevent the return of hypothetical pathogens from the Moon. During project Apollo he was on Console at mission control using 41 Node man, a computer model of the human body and spacesuit he wrote to predict metabolic rate and consumable usage on EVAs which is still in use today. Following Apollo he was assigned to the Build Team at the Kennedy Space Center responsible for tile installation and final construction of space Shuttle Columbia prior to first flight. Following a decade of consulting and teaching during which he earned 8 US patents in the field of extreme environment protection, did a Post doc at NASA-Ames and taught at UC Berkeley, MIT (International Space University), he returned to the Johnson space Center in 2001 as Experiments manager for the Human Research Program on the Shuttle and ISS. During this time he wrote a notable white paper used by Congress to improve the HRP research process and created the bioadvisory Algorithm Violet. This Voice Interrogated Operator for Life support and Exploration Tracking is a smart space suit buddy system designed to augment Mission control or replace it at distances beyond the reach of real time guidance. In 2012 Dr Kuznetz left NASA to create the Hypernet Paradigm, a project-based STEAM learning tool and used it to form the MarsSuit Project, a space suit and life support system for the exploration of Mars which is now under construction. Dr. Kuznetz has written a climate change novel, a spacesuit users manual for kids 9 to 90 and Save the Shuttle, a space shuttle “autobiography.” He is the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles including the first to show that liquid water can be stable in the Martian environment and that earth based extremophiles can survive in it. In the wake of COVID-19 he has come full circle, using everything he learned in his nasa career to form Planetary Pro-Tech (PlanetaryProtech.com) and create the Qsuit for future pandemic protection by preventing forward and backward contamination. On a lighter note, he was the only non celebrity guest to appear on the Johnny Carson tonight show on consecutive nights and enjoys playing keyboard at dark and dingy piano bars in his spare time.“How a simple plan got me to mission control for Apollo 11 and could change your life too.”
Michelle Evans is the founder and president of Mach 25 Media (www.Mach25Media.com) and is a writer, photographer, and communications specialist in aerospace. She has written the bestselling book “The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings into Space” which was published by the University of Nebraska Press as part of their “Outward Odyssey, People’s History of Spaceflight” series.Michelle’s background in aerospace engineering includes serving in the US Air Force working on missile systems, and later in private industry accomplishing environmental testing for systems used in airliners and spacecraft. Her current work with Mach 25 Media provides education and display services for astronaut appearances and other space-related events at government facilities, science centers, schools, and other venues across the country and overseas.Michelle is a Distinguished Lecturer with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and her book on the X-15 was a finalist for the Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature. Michelle received the Diverse Community Leader Award from Orange County Human Relations, and was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County. She has appeared in numerous publications, including Air & Space Smithsonian, Ad Astra, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. Michelle was also a technical consultant on the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man.”
Aldo Spadoni is an MIT graduate with an aerospace engineering career spanning over 35 years. He has made significant technical contributions to numerous advanced aircraft, missile, and spacecraft programs for NASA, DARPA, the U.S. Air Force and Navy.He began his engineering career at Hughes Space & Communications Group as a spacecraft configuration design engineer working on the Galileo Jupiter spacecraft. Later, he joined TRW Defense & Space Systems as a navigation systems engineering specialist working on ICBMs and spacecraft programs. Aldo joined Northrop in 1985, supporting the advanced design team in the area of advanced avionics system integration and project management. He created and managed an award-winning creative simulation team at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Aldo is a recipient of NASA’s 2004 Turning Goals Into Reality team award for Reusable Launch Vehicle Development.Aldo is an accomplished self-taught artist and concept designer with four U.S. patents to his credit. He is President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) as well as a Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Aldo’s consulting company, Aerospace Imagineering, specializes in the conceptual design, visualization and prototyping of advanced technology products and concepts. His visualizations have appeared in numerous magazines and television documentaries. He has worked closely with hard science fiction authors such as Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle to bring their technological visions to life.As a Hollywood technical consultant and concept designer, he supported the production of APOLLO 13, SUPERNOVA, STEALTH, IRON MAN 1 & 2, and other movie projects. He helped produce the 2009 National Geographic Channel documentary called HITLER’S STEALTH FIGHTER. He is currently the spacecraft technical adviser on the upcoming interstellar adventure film, PERSEPHONE. Aldo’s personal goals are to promote STEAM education and create compelling visions of humanity’s spacefaring future.
Prof. Madhu Thangavelu
“CHASE – Commercial Human Spaceflight Expeditions:BuzzCraft: Evolution of Cislunar Architecture for 2024 Artemis Lunar Landing & Beyond”
Leah Rodriguez (Exhibitor)Leah joined EnCorps in August 2021 to support recruitment efforts in Southern California. The Indiana native relocated to Los Angeles after graduating from DePauw University in 2020, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education Studies. Being a first generation college graduate, she has a strong passion and commitment to improving the educational opportunities for low-income students and students of color.Use your STEM Industry Experience to Change Lives!“Racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps persist in our schools today. There is a 26% or greater gap in math achievement between white students and students of color. We believe in the power of STEM to offer opportunities to students who need it most. You can change this by becoming a STEM teacher.EnCorps STEM Teachers Program’s vision is to realize a day where all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are inspired and prepared to pursue their dreams. STEM Teaching Fellows explore the process to become a teacher within 1-3 years with the support of EnCorps training, guest teaching field experience, licensing guidance, EnCorps cohort of peers and the EnCorps network of schools. When you become an EnCorps Fellow, you will provide access to quality education within low income schools, supporting students who need your mentorship the most.”
Philippe Van NederveldeAward-winning 30 year veteran VR/AR/MR creator. Founded and runs E-SPACES for 25+ years, the world’s oldest continuously operated VR/AR development studio.As one of the earliest, still active practitioners of VR UI/UX design, his track record traces the development history of multi-user virtual worlds, a.k.a. metaverses. His 100+ delivered VR/AR projects include the pioneering metaverse CyberTerm (1991), one of the earliest working prototype fully 3D metaverses ever; VisCIS (1992), a working prototype for turning CompuServe into a metaverse; and CyberTown (1993), a working VR e-commerce platform prototype for online VR shopping, produced well before the web went mainstream. After having produced five metaverses for paying clients over the past three decades, he is presently building his sixth and most ambitious metaverse yet, this time not for clients.Serving blue chip clients worldwide for 25+ years, VR highlights include Virtual Europe (for the European Commission & inaugurated by PM Tony Blair at Cardiff’s ‘98 EU Summit); the SimsalaGrimm fairytale wonderland for children; Virtual Munich Airport Center (“Best VR Application” award of VR World Congress 2001, Barcelona); and a crowning glory of the social VRML era: ICITY (2000). Led E-SPACES to swiftly become “Preferred Content & Application Development Partner” of Blaxxun Interactive, developer of the world-leading social VR platform of the 90s.Co-founder & CTO of disruptive AR/VR security & surveillance tech startup Panoptic Systems, Inc. in L.A. Applied his 3D UI & AR/VR UX design expertise to revolutionize cognitive ergonomics performance in surveillance systems. Inventor of Panoptic’s breakthrough C-Thru system.Helmed X3D Technologies —a Palm Beach, FL VR startup co-founded by Hollywood director Michael Bay— and was instrumental in its merger in 2002 into Multicast Media Technologies of Atlanta, GA.“Virtual Moon AR/VR Demo – A Virtual Spacetime Portal to the Moon”
Mr. Alan SimmonsMr. Simmons does design and development work for Animation, Games and Live Action “Film” (Film is now mostly digital images). He is adding “HYperloop on the Moon”. He designed a moonbase and this shot has a refinery/ processing plant with the Hyperloop running beside it. The pumps and valves might not be necessary here since the Moon is mostly vacuum–(as far as we know). The bottom pic is a drone he designed for the Tesla Foundation.“Aneutronic Fusion Prototype”
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(July 17, 2021) (1) Michael Collins’ Life (2) How to Become an Astronaut (3) Astronaut Radiation Protection / Trip to the Moon and Mars (4) Driving Perseverance on Mars (Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Viking Mars Landing Anniversaries (52nd and 45th))

(July 17, 2021) (1) Michael Collins’ Life (2) How to Become an Astronaut (3) Astronaut Radiation Protection / Trip to the Moon and Mars (4) Driving Perseverance on Mars (Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Viking Mars Landing Anniversaries (52nd and 45th))

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10:25 AM PDT: Prof. Paul D. Ronney
11:27 AM PDT: Prof. Dr. Sarah Baatout
12:15 PM PDT: Dr. Jeng Yen, PhD
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(July 18, 2020) Apollo 11 (51st) and Vikings (44th)

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July 18 AIAA LA LV Celebrates Apollo 11 and Vikings Anniversaries

(July 18, 2020) Apollo 11 (51st) and Vikings (44th) Anniversary 2020

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(July 18, 2020) Apollo 11 (51st) and Vikings (44th) Anniversary 2020 with James French

Jul 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PT)

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Apollo 11 (51st) and Vikings (44th) Anniversary 2020 (Neil’s Day)

James R. French, JRF Consulting, AIAA Fellow
“Gone But Not Forgotten, The Test Stands for the Rocket Engines of Apollo”
Prof. David Barnhart, Director, USC ISI / SERC, Faculty Liason to RPL/LPL
“Moving Past Apollo: This generation’s tools to build the 2nd major step for Mankind in Space”
Carl Stechman, Aerospace Propulsion Systems Consultant, Aerojet-Rocketdyne / Marquardt Retired, Apollo, Space Shuttle, Orion Engineer
“Evolution of the Apollo SM/LM RCS rocket engine into Cassini and Orion”

Gerald Blackburn, North America Rockwell – Retired,
Engineer, Project Manager, Boeing Corporation
Founder and CEO of Tinkers Corner LLC
“250,000 miles a Proper Social Distance?
– The Aerospace Industry was a significant developer of the Contamination Control Technologies and Techniques used today.”

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“Gone But Not Forgotten, The Test Stands for the Rocket Engines of Apollo”
Before they lofted the Saturn launch vehicles into space and landed the Lunar Module on the Moon, the rocket engines in these vehicles had to be tested on the ground. This was first done on test stands at Santa Susanna, Inglewood, and San Juan Capistrano California before moving on to Edwards Rocket Base and NASA facilities. These original stands are mostly gone now but they appear again in the pictures of this presentation. Jim French worked on these engines and test stands and shares his memories of those days.



James R. French
AIAA Fellow (60+ year member of AIAA !)
President, JRF Aerospace Consulting LLC

James R French graduated from MIT in 1958 with a degree of BSME Specializing in Propulsion. While at MIT, Mr French became the Founding President of the MIT Chapter of The American Rocket Society, an AIAA predecessor. In the ensuing years he has pursued additional education both in technical subjects and management. 

Upon graduation, he accepted a job with Rocketdyne Div. of North American Aviation and during a 5 year employment, worked on developmental testing of H-1 engines and combustion devices hardware for F-1 and J-2 engines used in Saturn 5. He was also involved in various experimental programs. Moving on to TRW Systems, Mr. French was Lead Development Test Engineer on the Lunar Module Descent Engine and was responsible for bringing on-line the High Altitude Test Stand use for all-up LMDE testing at TRW’s Capistrano Test Site. He also was involved in experimental testing of exotic propellants.

After leaving TRW as propulsion work ran down, Mr. French joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked on testing and launch vehicle integration for Mariners 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9; Viking 1 & 2 and Voyager 1 & 2. Mr. French was Advanced Planetary studies Manager for JPL for several years as well as Chief Engineer for the SP-100 Space Nuclear Power System. He was Chief Engineer of a RTG powered Mars Rover study for a vehicle essentially identical to Curiosity.

Leaving JPL after 19 years, Mr. French was VP Engineering and Chief Engineer for American Rocket Company developing hybrid rocket launch vehicles.

Since leaving AMROC in 1987, Mr. French has been consultant to a variety of aerospace companies, SDIO, NASA, and USAF. As a consultant to SDIO he functioned as the government’s chief engineer on the DC-X project. He has participated in various startup companies in the private space flight arena and currently consults extensively to Blue Origin, a company in which he has been involved since its beginnings. He has worked with Project Icarus investigating interstellar missions. His current efforts draw primarily upon his extensive experience in rocket propulsion development and operational aspects of launch vehicles.

Mr. French is co-author with Dr. Michael Griffin of the best-selling text Space Vehicle Design, published by AIAA. For over 20 years he taught a 4 day short course, mostly through AIAA, on the same topic. The second edition of the book has received the Summerfield Book Award for 2008. Mr French is also the author of Firing a Rocket, a reminiscence of testing rocket engines for the Apollo missions.

Mr. French is a Fellow of both AIAA and the British Interplanetary Society and a 60+ year member of AIAA. He has held several Technical Committee and other posts in AIAA. In 2018, Mr. French was named Engineer of the Year by the Orange County Section of AIAA.

Moving Past Apollo: This generation’s tools to build the 2nd major step for Mankind in Space”


Prof. David Barnhart
Director, USC ISI / SERC
Faculty Liason to RPL/LPL


David Barnhart is currently an active Research Professor in the Department of Astronautical Engineering at USC, the faculty liason to USC’s student rocketry groups (RPL/LPL), and the Director/Co- Founder of the USC Space Engineering Research Center located at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) operated jointly with Astronautical Engineering.

At USC David specializes in developing innovative technologies and architectures for 2nd generation space morphologies, rendezvous and proximity operations technologies/techniques, and hands-on projects with students, faculty and staff through an “engineering teaching hospital” construct. The SERC created and launched USC’s first two Cubesat’s into space in 2010 and 2012. Over 200 students have graduated through the SERC’s hands on training capabilities and every summer hosts US and international student interns. SERC is currently the technical arm for a national and global standards development push for commercial rendezvous and servicing missions (CONFERS), creating a larger re-usable Lunar Lander simulator project, and has the third USC Satellite flight planned for Summer 2019.

David was most recently a senior space Project Manager at DARPA, pioneering cellular spacecraft morphologies, satbotics, space robotics and low cost high volume manufacturing on the Phoenix and SeeMe projects. He represented the first DARPA space project at the United Nations COPUOS in Vienna Austria addressing new technology pushing the need for updates to space regulations and policy issues for next generation missions.

Prior to USC and DARPA David helped initiate two commercial space companies; co-founding and serving as Vice President and CFO for Millennium Space Systems in Los Angeles CA; and was the youngest elected member of a three-person international Executive Management board for a German startup in Bremen, Vanguard Space, one of the first companies working commercial spacecraft servicing.

David started his career as a civilian for the Air Force Research Labs spending over 13 years helping to birth several notable innovations in micro-miniature electronic technologies, micro-chemical/electric propulsion systems, some of the first small satellites for remote observations, and the first independent RPO missions.

Evolution of the Apollo SM/LM RCS rocket engine into Cassini and Orion



Carl Stechman
Aerospace Propulsion Systems Consultant, Aerojet-Rocketdyne / Marquardt Retired, Apollo, Space Shuttle, Orion Engineer

Carl Stechman has 60 years of experience related to the conception, design, development, qualification, production and marketing of small (4-4000 N thrust) liquid hypergolic propellant based rocket engines and propulsion systems using hydrazine compounds, nitrogen tetroxide, hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, and other space related liquids and gases.

He graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1958 with a BS in chemical engineering and a subsequently an MS in engineering from California State University, Northridge. After a short one year at Rocketdyne he moved to The Marquardt Company and after many company name changes retired from Aerojet in 2011. During his more than 50 years he was a project engineer, program manager, chief engineer, chief scientist, rocket systems director and director marketing. His specific engineering specialties included heat transfer, thermodynamics, mechanical design and chemical engineering.

In the early 1960’s he was heavily involved in the Apollo reaction control engine (Model R-4D) development and qualification subsequent to his co-authoring a report for NASA on the design of liquid rocket Engines. His primary duties during that time period as manager of the Marquardt development group was to insure the reliability of the Apollo engine through extensive off limit testing. 

His many subsequent achievements include:

The design, development and qualification of the first integrated satellite propulsion system for Space Systems Loral which included a performance and material uprated Apollo R-4D-164 490 N bipropellant rocket engine. This engine is still produced today for the Orion program.Design and subsequent development (as project engineer) of the Space Shuttle 4000 N and 110 N liquid bipropellant control thrusters.Patent holder for the model HiPATtm 445 N R-4D-15 Rhenium material based combustion chamber liquid bipropellant rocket engine using both MON-3/MMH and MON-3/N2H4.Design and development/qualification of the R-42 900 N Liquid rocket engine and its upgrades.Design and development of the model R-6C 22N thruster which provided ACS for numerous satellites and spacecraft.Design and development of the Model R-1E uprated 110 N engine used on the IHI HTV and the X-37.


250,000 miles a Proper Social Distance? 
– The Aerospace Industry was a significant developer of the Contamination Control Technologies and Techniques used today.

Gerald Blackburn
North American Rockwell – Retired,
Engineer, Project Manager, Boeing Corporation,
Founder and CEO of Tinkers Corner LLC
Gerald is an engineer and was a Project Manager with the Boeing Corporation. He has been in the Aerospace Industry for over 40 years. His career has spanned the entire manned space program from the X-15 at North American Aviation to the Apollo, Saturn SII, Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs.
His proactive leadership in business and education partnerships is widely known. Gerald has taught at the California State University in Los Angeles, University of Southern California and Cerritos College. He has been an active member of several business and education advisory boards and served on the California State Department of Education Advisory Committee for Career Technology Education.
Gerald is also a professional international speaker on the history and programs of the Aerospace Industry of Southern California. He is author of “Downey’s Aerospace History” by Arcadia Publishing.
Mr. Blackburn has an MBA from Pepperdine University and is a native Californian.
He is a Director of Columbia Memorial Space Center Foundation and Past President and Executive Advisor of the Aerospace Legacy Foundation developing historical preservation and outreach projects.
Gerald is the Founder and CEO of Tinkers Corner LLC
a STEM education resource company in Southern California.
He enjoys spending time with his seven grandchildren and traveling with his wife Kathy.
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