(July 9) The Upcoming Europa Clipper Mission by Dave Doody

July 9 @ 10:30 am 1:30 pm PDT

(July 9) The Upcoming Europa Clipper Mission by Dave Doody

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AIAA LA-LV 7/9 Section (Town Hall) Meeting

(A hybrid event: In-person and online on Zoom)

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11 AM PDT (10:30 AM PDT Check-in)

In-Person Attendance is better. Meet the distinguished speaker!

Online attendance welcome. Please join us!

 

Location

Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)

14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

(South of 105 Hwy and East of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))

(Near SpaceX Hawthorne)

 

(also online on Zoom for a hybrid event)

(This event is not sponsored by the Lawndale Library)

 

The Upcoming Europa Clipper Mission

 

by

 

Mr. Dave Doody

Space Flight Operations Engineer,

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

(The speaker will present in person.)

 

Join Dave Doody, Space Flight Operations Engineer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for his presentation:

 

Dave will describe the Europa Clipper Mission being fabricated to investigate the Jovian moon Europa. About the size of our own Moon, Europa harbors a tantalizing saltwater ocean, which might have the potential to harbor life below its icy shell. The solar-powered spacecraft will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy in October, 2024. Dave will touch on how the spacecraft will get to the Jupiter system using gravity assist, and how the spacecraft will go about investigating Europa. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from someone directly involved with exploring our solar system.

europa.jpl.nasa.gov

 

Mr. Dave Doody

 

Space Flight Operations Engineer,

 

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

 

Dave Doody is a Senior Systems Engineer for realtime Mission Control operations. Currently working on the Psyche Mission, he previously spent 20 years flying the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, from launch through its spectacular Grand Finale in 2017.

 

 

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Dave Doody worked as an instructor for Japan Air Lines teaching Captains and First Officers of JAL. At the same time, he led an instructional systems development effort at the JAL flight crew training center. Having landed at Catalina Island after sailing the coast, Dave worked as a systems engineer there for three years before joining the NASA-JPL Deep Space Network in Pasadena to create instructional systems and training materials for operators of the worldwide spacecraft-communications systems.

 

 

On completion of the Deep Space Network contract, Dave got his master’s degree and then went to work on the NASA Voyager mission flight operations team while Voyager 2 cruised from Saturn to Uranus and Neptune. Flight operations on Magellan, the Venus mapper, then led to flight ops work on the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, where he has been since 1994.

 

 

All during the Voyager, Magellan, and Cassini mission operations, Dave has also been publishing in the technical and popular literature, teaching short courses, and speaking in public about space-flight related subjects.

 

 

Once in a while you can find Dave playing sidewalk astronomer in Pasadena, offering free telescope views of the planets to passers-by. And once a year, Dave welcomes participants from all walks of life in his “Basics of Interplanetary Flight” seminar with ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

 

Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)

 

14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

 

(South of 105 Hwy and East of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))

 

(Near SpaceX Hawthorne)

 

 

Parking Information:

 

(Free Library and Street Parking, following the signs.

 

Metered/Payment Parking Lot/Spots nearby.)

 

Mr. Dave Doody

 

Space Flight Operations Engineer,

 

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

 

Dave Doody is a Senior Systems Engineer for realtime Mission Control operations. Currently working on the Psyche Mission, he previously spent 20 years flying the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, from launch through its spectacular Grand Finale in 2017.

 

 

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Dave Doody worked as an instructor for Japan Air Lines teaching Captains and First Officers of JAL. At the same time, he led an instructional systems development effort at the JAL flight crew training center. Having landed at Catalina Island after sailing the coast, Dave worked as a systems engineer there for three years before joining the NASA-JPL Deep Space Network in Pasadena to create instructional systems and training materials for operators of the worldwide spacecraft-communications systems.

 

 

On completion of the Deep Space Network contract, Dave got his master’s degree and then went to work on the NASA Voyager mission flight operations team while Voyager 2 cruised from Saturn to Uranus and Neptune. Flight operations on Magellan, the Venus mapper, then led to flight ops work on the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, where he has been since 1994.

 

 

All during the Voyager, Magellan, and Cassini mission operations, Dave has also been publishing in the technical and popular literature, teaching short courses, and speaking in public about space-flight related subjects.

 

 

Once in a while you can find Dave playing sidewalk astronomer in Pasadena, offering free telescope views of the planets to passers-by. And once a year, Dave welcomes participants from all walks of life in his “Basics of Interplanetary Flight” seminar with ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

 

Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)

 

14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

 

(South of 105 Hwy and East of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))

 

(Near SpaceX Hawthorne)

 

 

Parking Information:

 

(Free Library and Street Parking, following the signs.

 

Metered/Payment Parking Lot/Spots nearby.)

 

[AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas], [events.aiaalalv@gmail.com], [https://aiaa-lalv.org]

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Date:
July 9
Time:
10:30 am – 1:30 pm PDT
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Phone:
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Website:
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The advent of interplanetary small spacecraft, by Dr. Andy Klesh

April 9 @ 11:00 am 12:40 pm PDT

(April 9) The advent of interplanetary small spacecraft (and the enabling of COTS-based robotic explorers), by Dr. Andrew Klesh

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AIAA LA-LV 4/9 Section (Town Hall) Meeting

(An hybrid event: in-person and online on Zoom)

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 11 AM PDT

 

Location (Also it’s online on Zoom) 

Manhattan Beach Library

1320 Highland Avenue

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(South of 105 Hwy and West of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))

(also online on Zoom for an hybrid event)

(If you are sick or don’t feel well, please stay home and attend online on Zoom.)

(This event is not sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Library)

 

The Advent of Interplanetary Small Spacecraft (and the Enabling of COTS-based Robotic Explorers)

(plus a general comment on the civilian astronaut application process)

 

by

Dr. Andrew Klesh

Lunar Trailblazer Project Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

(The speaker will present in person.)

 

Recent years have seen an explosion in low-cost exploration as small spacecraft become a regular contributors to science missions. While these craft have made an impact in Earth science for over a decade, including the introduction of high-temporal-resolution imaging, until recently, none have ventured beyond low-Earth orbit. In 2018, MarCO paved the way for interplanetary SmallSat exploration with the successful support of the InSight mission at Mars and the completion of an over 480 million kilometer, 6.5 month independent journey. Now, similar vehicles are heading to asteroids, orbiting the moon, and serving critical roles for novel science opportunities.

 

While these craft explore further from Earth, the same technology is enabling their brethren to dive deep into our oceans or crawl under Antarctic ice shelves. The miniaturization and availability of commercial-off-the-shelf electronics provides new opportunities to explore extreme environments with a renewed look at cost-risk-objective trades.

 

In this seminar, we’ll tell the story of MarCO, and how two small spacecraft changed the perception of the possible. We’ll also look at what upcoming interplanetary small spacecraft are aiming to do, and how lessons learned from interplanetary explorers are making an impact with extreme exploration robotics here on Earth.

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Dr. Andrew Klesh

Lunar Trailblazer Project Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

Dr. Andrew Klesh is a mission architect and the Lunar Trailblazer Project Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously, he served as the chief engineer for MarCO, the first two interplanetary CubeSats, which successfully flew by Mars in 2018. He is also technical lead of several teams which use extreme environment robots and instruments to explore the deep ocean and ice-water interfaces in arctic, Antarctic, and glacial terrains. Prior to JPL, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at JAXA. He has multiple degrees from the University of Michigan (BSE EE, BSE Aero, MSE Aero, MEng Space Systems, PhD Aero), is working on a masters in geology/geophysics, and served as postdoc and chief engineer of Michigan’s Radio Aurora Explorer mission. He was awarded the 2020 AIAA Engineer of the Year and NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Medal for his work on MarCO.

 

Andy is an active EMT and a captain of JPL’s Urban Search and Rescue team. He is an instrument rated private pilot, and previously volunteered on the California Science Center’s scuba dive team. Currently, he volunteers at the USC/Wrigley Hyperbaric Chamber and with the Pasadena Fire Department as an emergency responder. As a lecturer at Caltech and adjunct professor at Arizona State University, he teaches Space Systems, Electronics for Space Applications, and Macgyver Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering, mountaineering, backpacking, and adventure racing.

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Tentative Agenda: (All Time PDT)

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Check-in, Networking

11:00 am – 11:10 am :Welcome and Introduction

11:10 am – 12:40 pm: Presentations and Q&A

12:40 pm – 01:30 pm: Networking

02:00 pm: Adjourn (Need to leave the meeting room completely by 2 pm)

 

Tickets: (No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards)

 

In-Person tickets: (Online access included)

$5 Presentation Only -No Lunch

$16 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price (w/ Lunch)

$21 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator (w/ Lunch)

$20 AIAA Professional Member Price (w/ Lunch)

$25 Non-AIAA Member -Professional Price (w/ Lunch)

$17: AIAA Life-Time Member (w/ Lunch)

$17: AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership (w/ Lunch)

 

COVID-19 Pre-cautions:

 

(This rule could be changed anytime before the event. Further update will be provided if any changes.)

 

Currently, this meeting room still has the indoor masking and social distancing mandates. The seats are limited, but the online-only tickets are available (See below). Please only RSVP the in-person tickets if you are sure you will show up in-person. If you booked with in-person tickets, but realized you can’t make it in-person, please inform us ASAP. However, No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards. Each in-person ticket will include the online access as well.

 

No food or water consumption is allowed in this meeting room. Therefore, the lunchbox will be picked up at the end of the presentation/Q&A and to be taken home or enjoyed outside the building. There is a patio right next to the meeting room, however, only 1 table and several chairs in this public patio area.

 

Online-Only tickets:

$2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Professional Member

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Professional

$1.95: (Online Only) AIAA Educator Member

$4.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Educator

$1.45: (Online Only) AIAA University Student Member

$4.45: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – University Student

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student

(Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)

$2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Member – Other Categories

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Other Categories

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Life-Time Member

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership

 

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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April 9
Time:
11:00 am – 12:40 pm PDT
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Phone:
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Email:
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Manhattan Beach Library

1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 US
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The Dragonfly Mission to Titan

September 25, 2021 @ 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.

 

Tickets: (No Refund within 7 days before the event. No Refund during or after the event.)

$2.95: AIAA Professional Member

$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Professional

$1.95: AIAA Educator Member

$4.95: Non-AIAA Member – Educator

$1.45: AIAA University Student Member

$4.45: Non-AIAA Member – University Student

$0 (No Charge): AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student

(Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)

$2.95: AIAA Member – Other Categories

$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Other Categories

$0 (No Charge): AIAA Life-Time Member

$0 (No Charge): AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership

 

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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Date:
September 25, 2021
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10:00 am – 11:40 am PDT
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(1) Deep Space Communications, by Dr. Jon Hamkins (2) Aerospace Robotics and Autonomy Research at Caltech (how to combine Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) with GNC), by Prof. Soon-Jo Chung

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am 1:10 pm PDT

(August 28, 2021) Deep Space Communications by Dr. Jon Hamkins

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(Part I: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM PDT) an AIAA LA-LV Zoom webinar
Deep Space Communications

by

Dr. Jon Hamkins
Chief Technologist of the Communications, Tracking, and Radar Division
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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(Part II: 11:40 AM – 1:10 PM PDT) an AIAA LA-LV Zoom webinar
Aerospace Robotics and Autonomy Research at CalTech
(How to combine Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) with GNC)

by

Prof. Soon-Jo Chung
Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems
Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Department of Aerospace/ Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT)
California Institute of Technology

JPL Research Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
California Institute of Technology

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Dr. Jon Hamkins is the Chief Technologist of the Communications, Tracking, and Radar division at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In this role he provides strategic leadership for JPL’s developments in the areas of next generation radio frequency and optical communications, radar, frequency/timing, and quantum technologies. A graduate of Caltech and the University of Illinois, he has performed research in RF and optical communications, information theory, channel coding, synchronization, and ranging. He is currently the editor-in-chief of a JPL technical journal, the Interplanetary Network Progress Reports.
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Prof. Soon-Jo Chung is Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems in the California Institute of Technology. Prof. Chung is also a Research Scientist of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Chung received the S.M. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Sc.D. degree in Estimation and Control with a minor in Optics from MIT in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He received the B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST in 1998 (school class rank 1/120). From 2009 to 2016, Prof. Chung was an associate professor and an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Chung was a Member of the Guidance & Control Analysis Group in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a JPL Summer Faculty Research Fellow and Faculty Affiliate working on distributed small satellites during the summers of 2010-2014.

Professor Chung’s research focuses on distributed spacecraft systems, space autonomous systems, and aerospace robotics, and in particular, on the theory and application of complex nonlinear dynamics, control, estimation, guidance, and navigation of autonomous space and air vehicles.

He is the recipient of the UIUC Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, the Arnold Beckman Faculty Fellowship of the U of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, the AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award, the NSF CAREER award, a 2020 Honorable Mention for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper Award, three best conference paper awards (2015 AIAA GNC, 2009 AIAA Infotech, 2008 IEEE EIT), and five best student paper or finalist awards. He also received multiple teaching awards including the UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent and the instructor/advisor for the 1st place national winning team of the AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition. The work and robots of Prof. Chung’s and his colleagues have received extensive media coverage. The robotic bat, called Bat Bot, was placed in a special exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg along with the work of virtuosos like Albrecht Dürer and Alexander von Humboldt.

Prof. Chung is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics, and the Guest Editor of a Special Section on Aerial Swarm Robotics published in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA.
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Tickets:
$2.95: AIAA Professional Member
$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Professional
$1.95: AIAA Educator Member
$4.95: Non-AIAA Member – Educator
$1.45: AIAA University Student Member
$4.45: Non-AIAA Member – University Student
$0 (No Charge): AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student
(Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)
$2.95: AIAA Member – Other Categories
$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Other Categories

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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

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section | PO Box 1285, El Segundo, CA 90245

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Spacecraft in Science Fiction with the Three Spacecateers

May 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm PDT

Spacecraft in Science Fiction with the Three Spacecateers: Aldo Spadoni, Rick Sternbach, and Rod Pyle !

May 30, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PT)

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Spacecraft in Science Fiction

with

The Three Spacecateers

(Rod Pyle, Aldo Spadoni, & Rick Sternbach)

(Online) Saturday, May 30, 2020, 1 PM – 4 PM (Add to Calendar)

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Join us for a remarkable discussion about the intersection of the science fiction and science facts behind spacecraft, past, present and future. Two noted space artists and a space historian join forces to explore how the idea of plying the interplanetary and interstellar spaceways came to be, who designed the spacecraft we all know and love—many of which have become major cultural icons—and what the future holds for the exploration of deep space. Your guides to this superluminal adventure are:

Rod Pyle is a space author, jounalist and historian. He has authored eleven books on space history, exploration and development for major publishers that have been published in seven languagaes. His frequent articles have appeared in Space.com, LiveScience, Futurity, Huffington Post and WIRED. He has written extensively for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, and authored the Apollo Executive Leadership Program for the Johnson Space Center with The Conference Board. His most recent book release is “Mars: Making Contatct.” Rod is currently writing Space 2.0: The New Space Age” in association with the National Space Society, and “Technology Highlights” for NASA/JPL. He appears frequently on national radio and television, with regular slots on KFI/Los Angeles, and WGN/Chicago. He was recently featured on PBS’s “Between the Lines” and C-SPAN’s “Book TV.” Rod holds an MA from Stanford University and a BFA from the Art Center College of Design, and lives in Pasadena, CA.

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, and the U.S. Armed Services. 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. He is an accomplished self-taught artist and concept designer with four U.S. patents to his credit. He is a Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) and is currently serving on its 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 an aerospace concept designer and technology consultant to the entertainment industry, 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. Aldo’s personal goals are to promote STEAM education and create compelling visions of humanity’s spacefaring future.

Rick Sternbach has been a space and science fiction artist since the early 1970s, often combining both interests in a project. His clients include NASA, Sky & Telescope, Data Products, Random House, Smithsonian, Analog, Astronomy, The Planetary Society, and Time-Life Books. He is a founding member and Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), which was formed in 1981. He has written and illustrated articles on orbital transfer vehicles and interstellar flight for Science Digest. Beginning in the late 1970s Rick added film and television illustration and special effects to his repertoire, with productions like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Last Starfighter, Future Flight, and Cosmos, for which he and other members of the astronomical art team received an Emmy award, the first for visual effects. Rick also twice received the coveted Hugo award for best professional science fiction artist, in 1977 and 1978. In 2006, after fifteen years with the Star Trek franchise, Rick produced physical terrains and globes of Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Saturn’s moon Iapetus for the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, for their Gunther Depths of Space exhibit. Digital renderings of the Cosmos 1 solar sail were done for the Planetary Society, along with composited images of a sixteen square foot scale model of their revised Lightsail 1. He has also built a scale model of a proposed asteroid retrieval spacecraft for the Keck Institute for Space Studies. Most recently, Rick was included as a member of the special committee overseeing the restoration of the original U.S.S. Enterprise eleven foot filming miniature by the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

This incredible adventure of fact-meets-fiction is hosted by the AIAA LA/LV Section, and is illustrated with lavish visual media to bring you some of your favorites from science fiction past and a peek at some likely future designs. It’s sure to be the best hour of entertainment you’ll find this side of the Mos Eisely Cantina!

May 30, 2020 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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