Join Phil McAlister from NASA Headquarters for an insider’s look at the partnerships between the space agency and private companies and what it means for future low-earth orbit and deep-space missions.
Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, an aerospace engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center, will discuss how recent work at NASA to develop human landers at Mars is influencing new lunar lander vehicle designs. The goal is to develop and utilize technologies that will increase sustainability and lower costs on future missions.
Scaled Composites, an aviation and aerospace company located at the Mojave Spaceport in California, is a leader in air vehicle design and developmental flight tests of air and space vehicles.
Willy Ley, a German writer and rocket enthusiast, was born Oct. 2, 1906. As a young man, Ley read Hermann Oberth’s pioneering book, Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen (By Rocket to Planetary Space, 1923) and was immediately empassioned with the possibilities of space flight. In 1927, Ley helped organize the world’s first amateur rocket society…