Making Space: Pioneering Women in Aerospace

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of 19th amendment’s ratification. To acknowledge this important anniversary, discover the untold story of women in aviation and space exploration.

Return to the Moon and On to Mars

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.

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Willy Ley

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…