The Exploration of the Moon and then onto Mars, by Dr. Jim Green

December 4 @ 11:00 am 12:40 pm PST

(December 4) The Exploration of the Moon and then onto Mars, by Dr. Jim Green (NASA)

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AIAA LA-LV 12/4 Section (Town Hall) e-Meeting (on Zoom)Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11 AM PST

The Exploration of the Moon and then onto Mars

by

Dr. James L. Green

NASA Chief Scientist

Scientists believe that the Moon was formed out of a collision between the Earth with a Mars sized planet named Theia at a very early stage of the development of the solar system. From then on, the Earth and the Moon’s evolution have been intertwined. The Moon has kept the Earth’s rotational axis pointing in the same direction providing a significant level of stability for the Earth’s climate. Today, the Moon holds many fascinating mysteries for scientists to explore. Scientifically there has been several stunning advances in lunar science and a realization that going back to the Moon will provide scientists and explorers the opportunity to live to live and work on a planetary surface. NASA’s future plan is to go to the Moon to stay and then onto Mars.

Dr. James L. Green,

Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S.A.

NASA’s Chief Scientist Jim Green serves as principal adviser to the NASA administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning, science policy, and the evaluation of related investments. Prior to his appointment as the chief scientist, Dr. Green was the director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters from August 2006 to April 2018. Under his leadership, he managed the New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars just to name a few. Jim was also the lead consultant on the movie “The Martian.”

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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))

09:00 AM PDT: Welcome and AIAA LA-LV Introduction
09:10 AM PDT: Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal (No recording)
10:25 AM PDT: Prof. Paul D. Ronney
11:27 AM PDT: Prof. Dr. Sarah Baatout
12:15 PM PDT: Dr. Jeng Yen, PhD
01:35 PM PDT: Adjourn

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Prof. Sarah Baatout:

TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e607t5AeIxk

In the Science Fiction novel “2Reply noReply” of the Belgian author Peter Rakers about the preparation of martionauts, she plays her own character training and teaching the selected crew before their space mission to Mars.

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AIAA LA LV July 17 2021 Apollo 11 and Vikings Anniversaries
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing (52nd) and Vikings Mars Landing (45th) Anniversaries

July 17 @ 9:00 am 1:30 pm PDT

1) Michael Collins 2) Become an Astronaut 3) Radiation Protection 4) Drive Mars Perseverance (Apollo 11 and Vikings Anniversaries)

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AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the Anniversaries of

Apollo 11 Moon Landing (52nd) and Vikings Mars Landing (45th)

July 17, 2021, 9 AM PDT (US and Canada) (GMT -0700)

Speakers

(The list may not represent the actual order of presentations.)

“Michael Collins: A Life Well Live”

Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal

Historian

NASA Johnson Space Center

 

“NASA Astronaut Program – How to Become an Astronaut”

Dr. Paul D. Ronney

AIAA Associate Fellow

Professor and Chair, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering,

Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

 

“Radiation Protection of Astronauts, and Human Space Exploration to the Moon and Mars”

Prof. Dr. Sarah Baatout

Director/Head of Radiobiology Unit, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

SCK-CEN, Belgium,

Invited Professor @ Department of Astrophysics, KULeuven, Belgium,

Member, The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR),

Secretary-Treasurer of the European Radiation Research Society

 

“Drive Perseverance on Mars”

Jeng Yen, PhD

Group Supervisor, Robotics

Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

 

Tentative Agenda (All Time PDT (Pacific Daylight Time, US and Canada))

09:00 AM PDT: Welcome and AIAA LA-LV Introduction

09:05 AM PDT: Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal

10:20 AM PDT: Prof. Paul D. Ronney

11:05 AM PDT: Prof. Dr. Sarah Baatout

11:50 AM PDT: Dr. Jeng Yen, PhD

01:20 PM PDT: Adjourn

 

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The Challenges of Landing Perseverance on Mars by Mr. Allen Chen

(with Brief Recognition of the AIAA LA-LV members with 25, 40, 50, 60, and 70 Years of Membership)

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2021 May 27 AIAA LA LV Section Meeting on Perseverance Landing on Mars and AIAA Membership Anniversaries Recognition (video)
2021 May 27 AIAA LA LV Section Meeting on Perseverance Landing on Mars and AIAA Membership Anniversaries Recognition (audio only)

e-Happy Hour in AIAA LA-LV Virtual Mars Base, Jezero Crater, Mars

June 17 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm PDT

(June 17, 2021) e-Happy Hour in AIAA LA-LV Virtual Mars Base, Jezero Crater, Mars

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e-Happy Hour in AIAA LA-LV Virtual Mars Base, Jezero Crater, Mars

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 6:30 PM PDT

 

It’s an exciting time for the Mars Exploration with Ingenuity and Perseverance! Please join us for a fun and delightful online gathering, and share your ideas and excitement, on Mars exploration, aviation on Mars, living on Mars, space architecture, food, entertainment etc. on Mars, and on aerospace / space in general.

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Enjoy chatting with fellow attendees and share your excitement and ideas!

 

Fun and Cool

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Enjoy the stylish out-of-the-world meeting places with AIAA LA-LV and feel at home! Exhibitors welcome!

 

Inspiring

for your career

Relax and release your imagination! Get a boost for your daily life and also possible career and life inspiration!

 

Joy and Peace

humanity’s future

AIAA’s goal is to improve the life of the human being/society. AIAA LA-LV virtual Mars Base @ Jezero Crater welcomes you!

AIAA LA-LV Virtual Mars Base @ Jezero Crater, Mars

 

Please RSVP / register and join us online on June 17, 2021. The first 20 registrants will be free admission. Additional attendees will need to purchase the ticket at low cost. If you sign up free but can’t make it, please inform us so another person can attend with the free admission. The web link, password, and simple instructions will be emailed to the registrants after Monday, June 14, 2021, a few days before the event. Please check the email Spam or Junk folder at that time if you don’t see it in your email Inbox.

 

You will be able to meet, chat, networking, and socialize with a computer web browser, camera, microphone / speaker, and a high-speed internet, similar to join a Zoom meeting with a link/URL and password to be provided a few days before the event. A keyboard (a real keyboard of a virtual keyboard) is needed to move around in the virtual meeting facility, to have the mixed-reality simulated in-person presence and experiences. If your computer is ok for a Zoom video / audio meeting (or similar), it will be ok for this as well.

 

Please join us and give it a try. And help us to try out for a different new way of networking, socializing, and meeting. It will be fun. Thank you very much ! Look forward to meeting you there in this e-Happy Hour! Enjoy!

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(May 15, 2021) Mars Atmosphere and Climate: Past, Present, and Future, by Prof. Bruce M. Jakosky

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AIAA LALV on May 15 2021 Mars Atmosphere and Climate Past, Present, and Future by Prof Bruce M. Jakosky

Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion by Joseph A Sholtis Jr, LtCol,USAF(Ret)

May 22 @ 10:00 am 11:50 am PDT

(May 22, 2021) Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion by Joseph A Sholtis Jr, LtCol,USAF(Ret)

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“Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion”

by

Joseph A Sholtis Jr, LtCol,USAF(Ret)

Sholtis Engineering & Safety Consulting

AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting

May 22, 2021, 10 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)(US & Canada)

This presentation will address, using figures, photos & videos, the notable 60-year history of the development & use of nuclear systems for power, heating, and propulsion in space — principally by the U.S., but also briefly by the former Soviet Union & Russia. U.S. space nuclear systems, as well as nuclear-powered/heated space missions flown, will be illustrated & described, along with major discoveries gleened; and future nuclear systems, along with their potential space applications, will be briefly depicted and addressed.

Joseph A. Sholtis, Jr., LtCol, USAF (Ret)

Colonel Sholtis is the Owner & Chief Engineer of Sholtis Engineering & Safety Consulting, providing expert nuclear, aerospace & systems engineering consulting services to government, national laboratories, academia, and private industry since 1993, He founded his company immediately upon retiring from the Air Force after a distinguished 23-year military career. Colonel Sholtis has broad technical & programmatic experience in all life-cycle aspects of advanced nuclear energy technologies & systems for space, missile & unique terrestrial applications. Forty years of his 50-year career to date have involved space nuclear power & propulsion technologies, systems, programs & missions. He is internationally recognized as an expert in space nuclear systems, their safety & reliability, and assessment of the risks associated with their validation testing, launch & in-space use. He also has extensive experience in program & technical project management, to include serving as Program Manager of the $700M joint DoD/DOE/NASA SP-100 space reactor power system development effort at DOE HQ for the Strategic Defense Initiative, as well as leading, conducting & assessing numerous studies, analyses, evaluations & reports, and presenting the results to middle & top management within DoD, NASA, DOE, NRC, EPA, the National Academies, the Administration (White House), Congress & the United Nations. He has been Involved in every U.S. space nuclear system development since 1974, and every U.S. nuclear-powered or heated space mission launched since 1975 — a total of 15 missions: Viking I & II, Lincoln Experimental Satellites 8 & 9, Voyager I & II, Galileo, Ulysses, Mars Pathfinder “Sojourner” rover, Cassini, Mars Exploration Rovers A & B “Spirit” & “Opportunity” rovers, New Horizons-Pluto, Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” rover & the Mars 2020 “Perseverance” rover. Currently, he is supporting the advancement of radioisotope and fission power systems for future space use; including conceptual design options for a new radioisotope heat source using Pu-238 oxide microsphere particle fuel, for a Jet Propulsion Laboratory cryobot concept (to penetrate the ice sheets of Europa or Enceladus, and explore their liquid oceans beneath in the future). He recently completed participation in a 1-year National Academies’ Committee study of ‘Space Nuclear Propulsion Technologies’ for NASA cargo missions and a first crewed mission to Mars in the 2030s. He is a former NRC-licensed Senior Reactor Operator; Reactor Facility Director; Director of the USAF Nuclear Regulatory Authority; and an inventor, who conceived of and advanced Pu-238 oxide coated particle fuel & fuel forms, to improve the design, integration, performance & safety of future radioisotope heat sources & power systems for space and remote terrestrial applications. He received a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State in 1970, an MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1977, and completed PhD coursework in Nuclear Engineering, also from UNM, in 1980. He also holds Graduate Certificates in Systems Safety, System Safety Management, Systems Engineering, and Program Management from various institutions. He has received numerous awards from the White House, USAF, DOE, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a biographee in several Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a member of the AIAA Aerospace Power Systems Technical Committee & the Albuquerque Section of AIAA. For more info, including his Resumé & List of 120+ Publications, go to: https://www.sites.google.com/site/SholtisEngineering

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Dr. Ken Lui, Events/Program Chair, LA

AIAA Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section

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May 22
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The Challenges of Landing Perseverance on Mars by Mr. Allen (with Brief Recognition of the AIAA LA-LV members with 25, 40, 50, 60, and 70 Years of Membership)

May 27 @ 7:00 pm 8:50 pm PDT

(May 27, 2021) The Challenges of Landing Perseverance on Mars by Mr. Allen Chen (with Brief Recognition of the AIAA LA-LV members with 25, 40, 50, 60, and 70 Years of Membership)

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The Challenges of Landing Perseverance on Mars

by

Mr. Allen Chen

Systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and

Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7 PM PDT (A Zoom Webinar)

also with

Recognition of AIAA LA-LV Members of 25, 40, 50, 60, and 70 years of Membership

by Mr. Aldo Martinez
AIAA LA-LV Membership Chair
Boeing

and

Dr. Jeff Puschell
AIAA LA-LV Section Chair, AIAA Fellow
Raytheon Intelligence & Space

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Mr. Allen Chen is a systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Lead for the Mars 2020 project. During his ten year tour of duty on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, he was the EDL operation lead, the EDL flight dynamics lead, co-led the joint science/engineering Mars atmosphere characterization team, was a member of the Flight System Systems Engineering team, and did play-by-play commentary for landing. He also worked on the Mars Exploration Rovers project, performing EDL reconstruction analysis and testing.

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Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dr. Ken Lui, Events/Program Chair, LA

AIAA Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section | events.aiaalalv@gmail.com | aiaa-lalv.org

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May 27
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Mars Atmosphere and Climate: Past, Present, and Future: Prof. Bruce Jakosky

May 15 @ 10:00 am 11:50 am PDT

(May 15, 2021) Mars Atmosphere and Climate: Past, Present, and Future by Prof. Bruce M. Jakosky

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Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10 AM PDT (A Zoom Webinar)

Mars Atmosphere and Climate: Past, Present, and Future

by

Prof. Bruce M. Jakosky

 

NASA MAVEN’s Principal Investigator

Professor of Geological Sciences

Associate Director for Science

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

University of Colorado

 

Geological and geochemical evidence points toward Mars having had a warmer and wetter climate early in its history, in which liquid water could flow and was abundant. This compares to today’s very cold and dry that cannot support stable water. What caused this change in climate? Where did the water go? Where did the CO2 from an early greenhouse atmosphere go? And is it possible to mobilize CO2 remaining on the planet back into the atmosphere and “terraform” Mars to make a more clement climate? I’ll discuss the evolution of the Martian atmosphere and climate, integrating results from numerous recent spacecraft missions.

 

Dr. Jakosky is a Professor in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the Dept. of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and is Associate Director for Science at LASP. He received his Ph.D. in Planetary Science and Geophysics from Caltech in 1982. His research interests are in the geology of planetary surfaces, the evolution of the Martian atmosphere and climate, the potential for life on Mars and elsewhere, and the philosophical and societal issues in astrobiology. He is the Principal Investigator of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission to Mars that has been orbiting Mars since fall of 2014. He has published more than 300 papers in the refereed scientific literature, and has authored or co-authored a number of books, including “The Search for Life on Other Planets” and “Science, Society, and the Search for Life in the Universe”.

 

Dr. Ken Lui, Events/Program Chair, LA

AIAA LA-LV | aiaa-lalv.org | events.aiaalalv@gmail.com

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(1) Excellence Award 2021 Announcement ; (2) Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

May 1 @ 10:00 am 11:50 am PDT

(Saturday, May 1, 2021) (1) AIAA LA-LV Excellence Award 2021 Announcement, by Dr. Jeff Puschell ; (2) Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: challenges, first flights and live Q&A with a member of the team, by Dr. Jeff Delaune

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AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting

(1) AIAA LA-LV Excellence Award 2021 Announcement, by Dr. Jeff Puschell ; (2) Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: challenges, first flights and live Q&A with a member of the team, by Dr. Jeff Delaune

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10 AM PDT (US/Canada)
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(Part I)
AIAA LA-LV Excellence Award 2021 Announcement
by
Dr. Jeff Puschell
Section Chair, AIAA LA-LV Section; Fellow, AIAA
Principal Engineering Fellow
Chief Scientist, Space Systems
Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Raytheon Technologies Corporation
*Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Team
To be presented to:
Ms. Mimi Aung
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Project Manager
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
*Mars 2020 / Perseverance Rover Team
To be presented to:
Mr. Allen Chen
Systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
*AIAA LA-LV Best Event 2021
Space Architecture Gathering
To be presented to:
Prof. Madhu Thangavelu
Faculty Member, USC / ISU
 
(Part II)
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter:
challenges, first flights and live Q&A
with a member of the team
by
Dr. Jeff H. Delaune
Robotics Technologist
Aerial Mobility
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Tentative Agenda (All Time PDT (Pacific Daylight-Saving Time, US and Canada))
10:05 AM PDT: Welcome and AIAA LA-LV Excellence Award 2021 Announcement (Dr. Jeff Puschell, AIAA LA-LV/Raytheon)
10:25 AM PDT: Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Design challenges, first flights and live Q&A with a member of the team (Dr. Jeff H. Delaune, NASA JPL)
11:40 AM PDT: Adjourn
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Dr. Jeff Puschell is an internationally recognized scientist-engineer with 30+ years of proven success as Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist, Chief Engineer, Technical Director or Lead System Engineer on 15+ major projects sponsored by governments and private industry in space-based remote sensing, laser-based systems, observational astrophysics and underwater laser systems. He is author or co-author of 130+ technical publications, co-editor and co-author of Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD, the leading textbook and reference source for space systems engineering, co-author for Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, 2nd Edition and co-author for AccessScience, among many other publications. He is a Raytheon Principal Engineering Fellow, AIAA Fellow and SPIE Fellow. He and his wife Dana live in Hermosa Beach and Solvang, California.

Dr. Puschell been a space guy since first grade. His earliest memory of wonder is from a dark summer night. After arriving home with his family, his father picked him up from the back seat of their 1959 Edsel to carry him into the house, because he had been asleep. As his father picked him up, he woke up and looked up at the summer Milky Way, immediately awestruck. That moment propelled him to who he is today. His parents reinforced that wonder on his next birthday with a 2.5 inch Gilbert Newtonian reflector telescope, which he used until he made an 8 inch Newtonian reflector from an Edmund kit in junior high school. Along the way, he made and launched Estes rockets, entered and won awards in local, regional, state and national science fairs. He has been blessed with a life of endless wonder that he is always happy to share with others.
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Ms. MiMi Aung is a project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, where she is leading the project to develop a Mars helicopter technology demonstration. Since joining JPL in 1990 she has performed various roles in multiple disciplines on space flight and Deep Space Network (DSN) projects, technology development, and line management. She is passionate about space exploration, especially to advance the autonomous capability of spacecraft exploring deep space.

She started in the DSN development of its first operational digital receiver system, the Block V Receiver. She developed, analyzed, and tested receiver algorithms, and continued work through implementation to operationalization at all three DSN complexes across the globe. She then led a multidisciplinary team to evaluate the applicability of the monopulse technique for precise pointing of the 34-meter-diameter antennas, leading to operational use in the DSN. She next worked on the Earth Orbiting System Microwave Limb Sounder instrument as a cognizant engineer for the 240 GHz radiometer.

In 2000 she became project element manager for the autonomous formation flying sensor on the StarLight two-spacecraft interferometer mission, where she applied her knowledge of transmit/receive systems to the determination of interspacecraft range and bearing measurement for precise formation flying of multiple spacecraft. She went on to become the project element manager for formation flying on the Terrestrial Planet Finder project.

In 2003 she took on the additional duty of technical group supervisor, a line management position, for the Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C) Sensors Group, where she was involved in next-generation sensor technologies required for future spaceflight missions. Her technical interest expanded to next-generation GN&C capabilities for increasingly autonomous space exploration. In 2010 she became manager of the Guidance and Control Section, where she emphasized the development of advanced GN&C technologies and their infusion in future missions for precision entry, descent, and landing on planetary surfaces; proximity operations about small bodies; multispacecraft precision formation flying; and precision pointing of spacecraft. In 2013 she became deputy manager of the Autonomous Systems Division responsible for spacecraft GN&C, power, avionics, flight software, and robotics. Since 2015 she has been the lead for Mars Helicopter technology demonstration development.

Ms. Aung earned her BS (1988) and MS (1990) in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her MS thesis was in the area of signal processing and communications.

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Mr. Allen Chen is a systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Lead for the Mars 2020 project. During his ten year tour of duty on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, he was the EDL operation lead, the EDL flight dynamics lead, co-led the joint science/engineering Mars atmosphere characterization team, was a member of the Flight System Systems Engineering team, and did play-by-play commentary for landing. He also worked on the Mars Exploration Rovers project, performing EDL reconstruction analysis and testing.

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As a member of the EDL and Flight System (FS) teams for the Mars 2020 rover (M2020), Mr. Aaron Stehura:
–executes trade studies to characterize current capability of landing system, assess sufficiency to meet M2020 requirements
–executes trade studies to determine EDL capability improvement for selected set of enabling technologies and associated flight system impacts
–assists in planning strategic direction of M2020 EDL team
–participates in grass-roots modeling infusion trial

SSS Systems Engineer (Aug 2012 – Present)
As a member of the Surface Sampling and Science (SSS) team for JPL’s Curiosity rover, Mr. Aaron Stehura:

–plans, execute, and support Vehicle System Testbed (Curiosity’s engineering model) shifts for drill flight software V&V, operational activity development, and anomaly investigation
–certifies new versions of flight software
–leads development of Organic Check Material and High Tilt drilling First Time Activities (FTAs)
–shepherds FTAs through operational readiness process: construct detailed plan, complete associated V&V, execute additional testing, identify risks and mitigations, specify constraints, conduct reviews at team and project level
–assists in coordination of the drill team: drive anomalies to closure, ensure staffing needs are met, plan and prioritize future team activities, assign tasks …

EDL Systems Engineer (Aug 2010 – Feb 2013)
As a member of the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) team for JPL’s successful Mars Science Laboratory mission, Mr. Aaron Stehura played a major part in EDL Flight System V&V and operations. He planned, executed, and supported a variety of mission system testbed shifts, nominal and off-nominal operational readiness tests, as well as multiple test campaigns on MSL’s flight hardware. Leading the effort to streamline EDL testing and data analysis, He was responsible for the development and deployment of a GUI-based test execution tool and an automated analysis framework that increased test throughput and repeatability dramatically. He owned a majority of the flight products necessary to configure the spacecraft for EDL and performed as an Activity Lead for the week prior to landing. As part of EDL Reconstruction efforts,he has played a part in gathering lessons learned, documenting the as-flown behavior of the spacecraft during landing, and followed up on a variety of observed phenomena.
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http://pressroom.usc.edu/madhu-thangavelu/

Prof. Madhu Thangavelu conducts the ASTE 527 graduate Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He also teaches the Arch599 Extreme Environment Habitation Design Seminar in the School of Architecture, where he is a graduate thesis adviser. Mr.Thangavelu’s educational background is in Architecture(Masters in Building Science, USC School of Architecture 1989) and in Engineering(Bachelors in Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, 1980). He is also a graduate of the inaugural summer session of the International Space University held at MIT in 1988. Versions of Madhu’s masters thesis(conceived during ISU ’88 at MIT)entitled “MALEO: Modular Assembly in Low Earth Orbit. An Alternate Strategy for Lunar Base Establishment” were published in several journals worldwide. At USC, he was mentored by and worked as a research assistant and research associate under Dr.Eberhardt Rechtin, professor of Electrical, Systems and Aerospace Engineering,(while he was creating the Systems Architecting Engineering program at USC), considered the chief architect of NASA’s Deep Space Network and President Emeritus of Aerospace Corp. He is a co-author of the book “The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization”, John Wiley &Sons 1999, and the second Springer/Praxis edition was published in 2007, third edition in preparation. He is a former Vice Chairman for Education, Los Angeles Section of the American Institute Of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA). He has directed Space Exploration Projects at the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture. Mr. Thangavelu is also the invited author of the chapter “Living On the Moon” in the Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, a major reference work published by John Wiley and Sons in October 2010, updated in 2012. He was on the team that won the coveted NASA NIAC Phase 1 and 2 awards consecutively for developing robotic building technologies on the Moon and Mars with PI Prof.Behrokh Khoshnevis. Mr. Thangavelu’s concept creation work was greatly appreciated for proposing ideas that pointed to the “leading-edge sensor concept” for return to flight of the space shuttle fleet. Mr.Thangavelu is on the faculty of the International Space University, an international organization that offers advanced interdisciplinary, intercultural and international training for promising leaders and space professionals. He is the North American coordinator for the International Moon Village Association and is a Director of the National Space Society(NSS) and also the NSS Vice President and Liaison for NSS India.
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Dr. Jeff Delaune is a robotics technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He researches and develops autonomous navigation and robotic systems for planetary exploration, with a focus on flying vehicles. Jeff was part of the navigation team for NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flight project. His interests include state estimation, sensor fusion, perception, computer vision and mission design. Jeff received his Ph.D. in Robotics from Institut Superieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE, France) in 2013, after a M.S. in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University (United Kingdom),and a B.S./M.S. in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France).

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