Space Policy: What is it and why is it important? by Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar

October 2 @ 10:00 am 11:40 am PDT

Space Policy:
What is it and why is it important?
by
Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar
Executive Vice President of Axiom Space

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AIAA LA-LV e-Section (Town Hall) Meeting (on Zoom)

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, 10 AM PDT (US/Canada)

Space Policy:

What is it and why is it important?

by

Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar

Executive Vice President of Axiom Space

 

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Dr. Dittmar will discuss national space policy – who makes it, why it is important, and how it impacts the development of national strategy, tactical planning, and government-industry activities and relationships. She will also address a global perspective and explore the relationships between U.S. space policy, international viewpoints, and national goals.

Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar is Executive Vice President of Axiom Space, which is building the world’s first commercial space station. There she oversees Axiom’s activities pertaining to legislative and regulatory affairs as well as international relations. An internationally-known expert in human space exploration beginning with her work on the International Space Station, in 2015 she founded and served for over 5 years as President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, an industry group supporting NASA’s programs in deep space exploration and science.

 

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A recognized influencer of national space policy, Mary Lynne is a Fellow of the National Research Society Sigma Xi and Associate Fellow of the AIAA. She served from 2012-2014 on the Human Spaceflight Committee of the National Research Council and recently completed a 6-year appointment to the Space Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Currently she serves on the U.S. National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group and the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), where she advises the Federal Aviation Administration. Mary Lynne enjoys the outdoors near her home in North Carolina, and travels frequently to Washington, D.C. and to Axiom Space Headquarters in Houston, TX.

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The Dragonfly Mission to Titan

September 25 @ 10:00 am 11:40 am PDT

The Dragonfly Mission to Titan by Dr. Ralph Lorenz

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AIAA LA-LV e-Section Meeting

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10 AM PDT

An AIAA LA-LV Zoom event

 

The Dragonfly Mission to Titan

 

by

 

Dr. Ralph Lorenz

Principal Professional Staff

Applied Physics Lab., Johns Hopkins University

 

Saturn’s giant moon Titan has been revealed to be remarkably Earth-like, with a landscape of vast dunefields, river channels and lakes under a smoggy sky punctuated by methane downpours. Titan serves as a frigid laboratory in which the same processes that shape our own planet can be seen in action under exotic conditions. Titan has a rich inventory of complex organic molecules that may provide clues how the building blocks of life are assembled. NASA recently selected APL’s Dragonfly mission concept as the next $1B-class New Frontiers mission to launch in 2027, to arrive in the mid-2030s.

 

Dragonfly is an octocopter lander, able to repeatedly take off and fly tens of kilometers in Titan’s dense atmosphere and low gravity to sample the surface in a wide range of geological settings. This presentation will describe the mission and how the concept was developed.

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Dr. Ralph Lorenz worked as an engineer for the European Space Agency on the design of the Huygens probe to Saturn’s moon Titan, and as a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, and since 2006, at the JHU Applied Physics Lab. His activities have centered on Titan, Cassini-Huygens and future missions there, but his interests include Mars, dust devils, sand dunes, planetary atmospheres and landscapes, and aerospace systems. He is associated with NASA’s InSight mission at Mars, the Perseverance rover, the Japanese Venus orbiter Akatsuki, and is the Mission Architect for Dragonfly, NASA’s next New Frontiers mission (a rotorcraft lander for Titan). He is author or co-author of nine books including ‘Lifting Titan’s Veil’, ‘Spinning Flight’, ‘Exploring Planetary Climate’ and ‘Space Systems Failures’, as well as over 300 journal publications.

 

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AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women, with Women Aerospace Professionals and a Featured Presentation “From Passenger to Pilot”

August 21 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women, w/ Women Aerospace Professionals & Presentation “From Passenger to Pilot”

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AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women with Aerospace Women Professionals
Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10 AM PDT

Moderated by
Ms. Marilee Wheaton
The Aerospace Corporation, AIAA Fellow
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(Part I)
“From Passenger to Pilot”
by
Ms. Leslie Czechowski
Docent, Museum of Flight, Seattle
Volunteer, Kent Library
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(Part II)
Aerospace Women Professionals
Panel Disucssion
with
Ms. Marilee Wheaton (Moderator)
Aerospace Corp.| Fellow, AIAA

Ms. Claudine Phaire
Chair, AIAA Diversity & Inclusion Working Group;
Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Ms. Leslie Czechowski (Event Speaker)
Docent, Museum of Flight, Seattle

Dr. Claire Leon
Owner, Claire Leon Consulting, LLC.

Atty. Jennifer Perdigao (Pilot)
Member, AIAA
Partner & Co-Chair, Tressler’s Transportation Practice Group
General Aviation Pilot

Dr. Anita Sengupta (Pilot)
CEO/Founder Hydroplane Ltd.
Research Professor of Astronautics USC
Former NASA JPL Aerospace Engineer
Captain Civil Air Patrol
Instrument Rated pilot

Dr. Swati Saxena
AIAA Lifetime Senior Member
Technical and Project Manager, ANSYS Inc.
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(Part III)
Early Career Panel for
Women Professionals
with

Ms. Janet Grondin (Moderator)
AIAA Senior Member
Vice President, Intelligence Programs, Stellar Solutions

Dr. Aki Roberge
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory

Ms. Janelle Wellons
Instrument Operations Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Appearance on the “Super Sensors” episode of PBS Scigirls

Ms. Marilyn L. McPoland
Treasurer, AIAA LA-LV Section
Director, Ceremonies & Events at California State University, Dominguez Hills
former: Sr. Director Operations, XPrize | Director, Museum of Flying | Air Show Producer

Ms. Kathleen Fredette (Glider Pilot)
AIAA Educator Member, Coach, Presenter, Glider Pilot,
Director of STEAM Initiatives for iLEAD CA Charter Schools,
SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador,
One of the first 6 educators to fly on SOFIA and have flown 4 missions altogether,
NASA Endeavor Fellow

Ms. Laura Duffy
Space Systems Engineer, Canyon Consulting, LLC
PhD Student, Colorado State University

Ms. Niyati Chokshi
Graduate Research Assistant at Bagley College of Engineering
Ph.D candidate- Aerospace Engineering
Mississippi State University
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“From Passenger to Pilot”
“The presentation focuses on the development of aviation in the 20th century through women who played significant roles. The first transcontinental passenger was a female reporter from Chicago, and the first stewardess flew on a noted Boeing bi-plane. In the 1920s and 30s Amelia Earhart was a popular pilot, famous for her attempt to fly around the world at the equator. Her friend, Jacqueline Cochran, was another famous pilot through the next two decades, setting speed records in military jet airplanes.”

Ms. Leslie Czechowski has a B.A. in Drama Theory, a M.S. in Library Science, and a M.S. in Liberal Studies (concentration in 19th century American history and literature). She has worked in a variety of library and archives positions at Grinnell College, The University of Minnesota, and The University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she taught graduate courses at The College of St. Catherine and The University of Pittsburgh. She has also authored many professional publications and presented on library and archival services.

Leslie has been a volunteer in numerous organizations and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova in 2012. She currently volunteers at the Kent Library teaching Microsoft Office software, volunteers at the Museum’s archives, and joined the docent program at the Museum in 2016.
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Exhibitor briefing (Between the 1st and the 2nd Panel)

“EnCorps and STEM Teachers Program”
Ms. Tanja Schroeder
Southern California Recruitment Coordinator for EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
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“Development of the Stella App”
Isis Ginyard
A rising junior at Windward School
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AIAA LA-LV Space Philosophy Gathering 2021 !

August 14 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm PDT

(August 14, 2021) AIAA LA-LV Space Philosophy Gathering 2021 !

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AIAA LA-LV Space Philosophy Gathering 2021

August 14, 2021, 10 AM PDT (US & Canada)

Great Philosophies underpin great civilizations. Philosophical thoughts and tenets precede Visions that manifest as Concepts and Architectures that are vital to propel the progress engine for continued sustenance of Civilization.

Space Philosophy shines light on the various dimensions of humanity’s quest to interact with Nature’s most open, transparent and spacious physical domain; to explore, settle and engage not only our nation or established allies, but to collaborate, find common meaning, and enhance and enrich our common humanity across the globe, for the betterment of all.

Space Philosophy, through what we know from the very short span our species has directly engaged our planet from without, continues to refine our species sensitivity, offering new insight and perspectives into our inextricable links with the biosphere, making us more aware of our place in the Cosmos that we call Mother Earth.

Outer space activities continue to provide unbounded inspiration and nourishment for the soul of humanity through the sheer awe and wonder we experience while our curiosity impels us to pursue ever more complex operations in this domain. By design, Space technologies are very conscious of resources, and space operations continue to pursue ever cleaner, ecologically sensitive, awareness and frugal approaches that are finding their way into dwellings and cities on Earth.

Our esteemed group of speakers and panelists will present various dimensions and points of view on Space Philosophy. Topics covered in this program will include Theology, Origins and Life in the Universe, Space Art and Culture, Space Education, Natural and Societal Law, Space Policy and Politics, Space Activity and the Technological Sublime, Spaceship Earth, Overview Effect and Astronaut Observations(thoughts and feelings) since the dawn of Human Spaceflight.

Tentative Agenda (All Time PDT, Pacific Daylight-Saving Time, US & Canada, GMT-0700)
10:00 AM: Mr. Dan Dumbacher (AIAA Executive Director) – Welcome
10:10 AM: Prof. Madhu Thangavelu (Moderator) – “Introduction to Space Philosophy”
10:30 AM: Mr. Luke Jerram – “Museum of the Moon”
10:45 AM: Dr. Jacques Arnould – ” Space Oddity? A brief philosophical meditation inspired by David Bowie”
11:00 AM: Mark Wagner, Ph.D. – “The Moon Village School: Challenges, Designs, and Expert Feedback”
11:15 AM: Dr. Gennaro Russo, Ph.D. – “The Cislunar City anticipated by the Center for Near Space”
11:30 AM: Prof. Christopher Cokinos – “Engineering the Arts for Space: Concept of “Mission Laureates”
11:45 AM: Atty. Michelle Hanlon – “Why Protect the Bootprints?”
12:00 PM: Mr. John C. Mankins – “The Space Technological Sublime”
12:15 PM: Dr. David H. Levy – “A Nightwatchman’s Journey: The Road Not taken.”
12:30 PM: Dr. Niamh Shaw – “Beyond the Space bubble- the importance of engaging the disengaged”
12:45 PM: Ms. Britt Duffy Adkins – “Resisting a Static Space Society: Designing for Adaptability and Transience”
01:00 PM: Ms. Melodie Yashar – “Envisioning A First Peoples”
01:15 PM: Leslie Wickman, Ph.D. – “How the Awe-Response Triggered by Nature Stimulates Exploration”
01:30 PM: Mr. Frank White – “Overview Effect & Cosma Hypothesis”
01:45 PM: Dr. Stan Rosen – “Will Space Settlement Change Humans?”
02:00 PM: Lawrence (Larry) Downing, DMin – “Beyond Earth: The Human Venture to the New Frontier”
02:15 PM: Mr. Henk Rogers – “Why are we here? What is our purpose?”
02:30 PM: Ms. Ayse Oren – “Carving the Moon”
02:45 PM: Maj. Sean McClain – “Space Domain Awareness and In-Space Personnel Recovery”
03:00 PM: Prof. Wes Jones – “The Astronaut’s Memorial”
03:15 PM: Concluding Panel
04:00 PM: Adjourn

Mr. Dan Dumbacher (Opening Speech)
Executive Director, AIAA

“Introduction to Space Philosophy”
Prof. Madhu Thangavelu (Moderator)
Director and Faculty Member, USC / ISU
Vice President, National Space Society
N.American Activities Coordinator, Moon Village Association
https://pressroom.usc.edu/madhu-thangavelu/ (Madhu Thangavelu – Press Room USC USC)

“Space Oddity? A brief philosophical meditation inspired by David Bowie”
Dr. Jacques Arnauld
Historian of sciences and Catholic theologian
Ethics Adviser of CNES (French Space Agency)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Arnould

“Overview Effect & Cosma Hypothesis”
Mr. Frank White
Author. Space Philosopher. Consultant.
Frank White – Author of The Overview Effect (frankwhiteauthor.com)

“The Moon Village School: Challenges, Designs, and Expert Feedback”
Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
Co-Founder
ARES Learning (Academy for the Relentless Exploration of Space)

“The Cislunar City anticipated by the Center for Near Space”
Dr. Gennaro Russo, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Director General
Center for Near Space of the Italian Institute for the Future
Co-founder and President, Trans-Tech
Member, International Academy of Astronautics
https://www.instituteforthefuture.it/center-near-space/?lang=en

Center for Near Space – Italian Institute for the Future
“Engineering the Arts for Space: Developing the Concept of “Mission Laureates”
Prof. Christopher Cokinos
Professor of English
Affiliated Faculty, Arizona Institutes for Resilience
Affiliated Faculty, Social, Cultural and Critical Theory
Mentor, Carson Scholars program
University of Arizona

“Why Protect the Bootprints?”
Atty. Michelle Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for Air & Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Space Law
Faculty Advisor, Journal of Drone Law and Policy
President, National Space Society
Co-Founder, For All Moonkind, Inc.

“Will Space Settlement Change Humans?”
Dr. Stan Rosen
Professor of Program Management at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
AIAA Associate Fellow
Advisory Board Member, National Space Society
Author “Mind in Space” (1976)

“Museum of the Moon”
Mr. Luke Jerram
Installation Artist
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2019
Visiting Fellow Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of West of England. 2018
https://www.lukejerram.com/

“The Space Technological Sublime”
Mr. John C. Mankins
Founder and President of Mankins Space Technology, Inc.,
President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC,
Vice President and member of the Board of the Moon Village Association,
A member of the faculty of the online Kepler Space Institute (KSI),
Formerly Chief Technologist for Human Exploration and Development
of Space (HEDS) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
AIAA Associate Fellow

“Beyond Earth: The Human Venture to the New Frontier”
Lawrence (Larry) Downing, DMin
Retired after more than 40 years as a parish minister serving Seventh-day Adventist churches on both coasts

“A Nightwatchman’s Journey: The Road Not taken.”
Dr. David H. Levy, Wendee’s Husband
Comet and Asteroid Hunter,,
Co-Discoverer, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Editor of the web magazine Sky’s Up!
Columnist, Skyward, in the local Vail Voice paper,
Emmy Award Winner, “Three Minutes to Impact” Documentary ,
Five honorary doctorates in Science and
a PhD which combines astronomy and English Literature

Why are we here? What is our purpose?”
Mr. Henk Rogers
President Blue Planet Research (builder of HI-SEAS)
Chairman, Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES)
Founder, International MoonBase Alliance (operator of HI-SEAS)
Board of Governors, National Space Society(NSS)

“Resisting a Static Space Society: Designing for Adaptability and Transience”
Ms. Britt Duffy Adkins
Architecture School, Wellesley College,
Space Resources, Colorado School of Mines
First Space Urban Planner & Founder of Celestial Citizen

“Envisioning A First Peoples”
Ms. Melodie Yashar
Design Architect, Technologist, and Researcher
Head of Architecture & Building Performance at ICON,
Pioneering the future of 3D-printed housing on Earth and space

“How the Awe-Response Triggered by Nature Stimulates Exploration”
Leslie Wickman, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer at Starry Nights, Inc.

Internationally known research scientist, engineering consultant, author and inspirational speaker
“Beyond the Space bubble- the importance of engaging the disengaged”
Niamh Shaw, BE MEngSC PhD
Irish Performer & Writer, with two degrees in engineering and a PhD in Science
Faculty, International Space University

​”Carving the Moon”
Ms. Ayse Oren
Founder, DesignArt: Design and Architecture Company
New Worlds Institute: (President- Rick Tumlinson)
Kepler Space Institute: (President- Bob Krone)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ay%C5%9Fe_%C3%96ren

“The Astronaut’s Memorial”
Prof. Wes Jones
Partner, Jones, Partners: Architecture
Professor of Practice, School of Architecture, USC
JONES,PARTNERS:ARCHITECTURE (jonespartners.com)

“Space Domain Awareness and In-Space Personnel Recovery”
Major. Sean McClain
Major, USSF

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