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E-TOWN HALL MEETING WITH DR. AKI ROBERGE (NASA) AND JOHN THORNTON (ASTROBOTIC)

RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/2SvGyx7 Jul 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PT) RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/2SvGyx7 Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities, please contact [masked] Towards Earth 2.0: Exoplanets and Future Space Telescopes (Dr. Aki Roberge) & Making Space Accessible to the World (John Thornton) e-Town Hall Meeting July 11, 2020, 10 AM Dr. Aki Roberge Research Astrophysicist Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center(currently on temporary detail to NASA HQ) and John Thornton Chief Executive Officer of Astrobotic RSVP & Information: https://conta.cc/2SvGyx7 Event Calendar http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/calendar/monthview?eso=0010gqoU-_jblZTmCh7qkkm8w%3D%3D&llr=p9tbt6cab Upcoming Events List https://aiaa-lalv.org/events Dr. Aki Roberge is a research astrophysicist in the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, currently on temporary detail to NASA HQ. Her work focuses on 1) planet-forming disks around nearby young stars and 2) future space observatories to observe planets around other stars, aka. exoplanets. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with a Planetary Science minor from MIT and a PhD in Astrophysics from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently serving as the Deputy Program Scientist for NASA’s WFIRST mission (in development) and was the Study Scientist for the LUVOIR mission concept study. In 2014, she received the Robert H. Goddard Award for Science. She was a member of NASA’s 2013 Visionary Astrophysics Roadmap Team and is currently serving on the NASA Planetary Science Advisory Committee. John Thornton is the Chief Executive Officer of Astrobotic. Astrobotic, a space robotics company, where he is responsible for leading Astrobotic’s mission of making space accessible to the world. Thornton leads by attracting technology contracts, equity investment, and payload customers. He also oversees the team for the company’s product line of landers including Peregrine which is set for the mission for 2021. Prior to Astrobotic, at Carnegie Mellon University, Thornton led the build of Scarab, a NASA concept robot for lunar polar exploration. It was the first robot to carry a prototype of NASA's RESOLVE payload. He also founded Carnegie Mellon's Advanced Composites Lab, an R&D and manufacturing lab specializing in high performance, lightweight composites for robotics. John Thornton holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Part I: Towards Earth 2.0: Exoplanets and Future Space Telescopes Part II: Making Space Accessible to the World (Presentation abstract / description please see: RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/2SvGyx7_ Questions about Events/Program: [masked] [masked] - CONNECT WITH US -aiaa-lalv.org

AIAA LA-LV Honors Aerospace African American Professionals!

Jul 11, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PT) RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/2Y9nZB0 Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities, please contact [masked] Honoring the Aerospace African American Professionals! Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1 PM (Add to Calendar) Online Zoom Webinar Panel Discussion and Talks with Aerospace African American Professionals on interesting aerospace topics and also aerospace careers for African American professions. To speak or join the panel(s), please contact [masked] RSVP and Information United We Stand / Celebration on the auspicious month of July for America and Space Exploration, and join us to honor, support and empower the Aerospace African American Professionals ! And make this day / month also the auspicious month for Aerospace African American Professionals. Event Calendar http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/calendar/monthview?eso=0010gqoU-_jblZTmCh7qkkm8w%3D%3D&llr=p9tbt6cab Join Mailing List https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/FnG0zoy Upcoming Events https://aiaa-lalv.org/events

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

Jul 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PT) Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities, please contact [masked] (Online) July 18, 2020, 10 AM (Add to Calendar) 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" Event Calendar http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/calendar/monthview?eso=0010gqoU-_jblZTmCh7qkkm8w%3D%3D&llr=p9tbt6cab Join Mailing List https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/FnG0zoy RSVP & Information https://conta.cc/2SMuHLl Upcoming Events https://aiaa-lalv.org/events Join AIAA Membership https://aiaa.org/membership "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. (More information on https://conta.cc/2SMuHLl) [[masked]] - [[masked]] - [aiaa-lalv.org]

(Young Professionals) Mars Rover Rocket Launch Watch Party

Jul 22, 2020 from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM (PT) RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/2YAD53T Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities, please contact [masked] AIAA LA-LV Young Professionals Meeting Mars Rover Rocket Launch Watch Party 6 - 7 am PDT, July 22nd, 2020 (Add to Calendar) (Tentative launch time from ULA: 6:35 am PDT) *Note: date and time are subject to change if the launch date changes. For any questions about the event, please contact the LA/LV Young Professionals Chair, Brett Cornick, at [masked] Join us for an early morning launch watch party on July 22nd to watch as NASA’s Mars 2020 rover launches to the Red Planet on a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral. The Young Professionals of AIAA will be hosting a web meeting where we can converse, drink coffee, and watch the launch together! All are welcome to attend! Add this Event to your Calendar: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/addtocalendar?oeidk=a07eh5ex2on884ee1bb http://aiaa-lalv.org http://engage.aiaa.org/losangeles-lasvegas http://aiaa.org http://aiaa.org/membership http://aiaa.org/join Event Calendar http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/calendar/monthview?eso=0010gqoU-_jblZTmCh7qkkm8w%3D%3D&llr=p9tbt6cab Join Mailing List https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/FnG0zoy Upcoming Events https://aiaa-lalv.org/events Join AIAA Membership (Free Educator Membership available; and Free 1-Year Trial e-membership also available before joining the paid membership) https://aiaa.org/membership https://aiaa.org/emember

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