The SpaceX Starship is a very big deal + Countering Misconceptions in Space Journalism

September 11 @ 10:00 am 11:50 am PDT

The SpaceX Starship is a very big deal, and Countering Misconceptions in Space Journalism, by Dr. Casey Handmer

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The SpaceX Starship is a very big deal

and

Countering Misconceptions in Space Journalism

September 11, 2021, 10 AM PDT

(An AIAA Zoom Webinar)

by

Dr. Casey Handmer

Physicist (PhD Caltech) and Software Engineer

SpaceX has been working on some variant of the Big Falcon Rocket for almost a decade, with a publicly announced architecture for three years. The target performance figures are on the Starship website, endlessly dissected on Twitter, Reddit, and NASA spaceflight forums, and there’s even a livestream of construction.

Yet none of the oft-published mainstream articles seem to capture the magnitude of the vision that Starship embodies. Starship prompts superlatives, but by the end of this presentation the attendees will understand not only how big Starship is, but also that it’s as small as it can possibly be.

In addition, the speaker will address the persistence of a variety of common misconceptions in space journalism, and how he decided to write a series of blogs on each topic, the better to understand the issues myself and to function as a handy reference for others. Each blog represents the speaker’s opinion only, but will be accessible to a general audience and rigorous enough to adequately support that particular viewpoint.

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Dr. Casey Handmer is a physicist (PhD Caltech) and software engineer who disposes of his copious free time by writing about the industrialization of Mars. Casey is the writer of the blog series Misconceptions in Space Journalism (https://caseyhandmer.wordpress.com/2019/08/17/blog-series-countering-misconceptions-in-space-journalism/). @CJHandmer on Twitter.

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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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*Recorded video on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/0LdnzdJh9f8 (Also uploaded below)
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*Agenda Upload September 5, 2020

Agenda September 5

*Slides (PDF) from Frank Czopek (How GPS works and Pre-History of GPS) upload below:

AIAA LA-LV September 5 2020 Bill Gerstenmaier Bruce Banerdt Frank Czopek

(August 15, 2020) AIAA LA LV Section Aerospace Women’s Career Day Event

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*Recorded video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Xe5WY58uBlA
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*Agenda Upload August 15, 2020 below

*Slides (PDF) from Marilee Wheaton upload below.

*Slides (PDF) from Fred Lawler upload below.

*Zoom Recording (Except for the JPL & CalTech, SpaceX presentations) upload below.

Agenda-for-August-15-2020
Participants-for-August-15-2020
AIAA LA-LV August 15 Aerospace Women Career Day Event

(May 23, 2020) e-Town Hall Meeting: Crew Dragon DM-2 and First Flights: A Historical Perspective

Crew Dragon DM-2 and First Flights: A Historical Perspective with authors from the Outward Odyssey series of spaceflight history books: (Michelle Evans) Francis French, David Hitt (Moderator), Richard Jurek, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Melvin Croft, Geoffrey Bowman, and Chris Petty

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Crew Dragon DM-2 and First Flights: A Historical Perspective