17–19 September 2018
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Sunday, 16 September, 2018

0800-1700Hypersonic Air Breathing Propulsion: A Technical Primer
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will provide the essential foundation for anyone interested in the growing field of hypersonic air-breathing propulsion (HAP), a course with a strong focus on the practical research and development (R&D) of enabling technologies.

0800-1700Space Standards and Architectures Course
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course is intended for individuals and organizations that desire to increase their teams’ understanding of the benefits of and the usability of (1) Space Standards and (2) Architecture Framework. The audience should be spaceflight mission planners, designers and engineers that seek guidance on the broad space standards environment and techniques to “harvest” the most beneficial standards to be applied to their missions. 

0800-1700Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering Course
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will be of interest to systems engineers, program/project managers, software engineers, Information Technology Specialists, educators and other professionals that need to learn how to integrate program management and systems engineering.  You’ll learn how to apply systems engineering processes, tools, methods and techniques on program management’s organizing and staffing, planning, performance measurement, decision, and cost control for an accurate Earned Value Measurement System (EVMS).

 

1400-1530Ignite the "Meet"ing
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Nothing can be more intimidating than being a newcomer or young person at a conference or event where everyone already knows one another! At this high-energy and fun workshop, attendees will gather tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make the event more enjoyable and productive. We’ll focus in on creating an introduction, understanding how to engage with others, playing off the unique networking styles of introverts and extroverts, and some of the absolute do nots of networking. Then the interaction kicks in with an activity designed to foster quick friendships so that throughout the conference the participants will never enter a session or party where they are the stranger!

1600-1800Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This event offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members in a fun and dynamic environment where they will interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. 

1800-1930Student Welcome Reception
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Daniel L. Dumbacher. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member.

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Monday, 17 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0830NASA at 60 (Opening Keynote)
James Bridenstine-Administrator, NASAJames BridenstineAdministrator, NASA
0830-0930NASA at 60 Panel
Roger Launius (Moderator)-Principal, Launius Historical Services, Author and Former NASA Chief Historian (1990-2002)Roger Launius (Moderator)Principal, Launius Historical Services, Author and Former NASA Chief Historian (1990-2002)
Charles Bolden -Major General, U.S. Marine Corps. (ret.), and Former NASA Administrator (2009-2017)Charles Bolden Major General, U.S. Marine Corps. (ret.), and Former NASA Administrator (2009-2017)
James Bridenstine-Administrator, NASAJames BridenstineAdministrator, NASA
Daniel Goldin (Invited)-Founder & CEO, KnuEdge and Former NASA Administrator (1992-2001)Daniel Goldin (Invited)Founder & CEO, KnuEdge and Former NASA Administrator (1992-2001)
Michael Griffin-Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense and Former NASA Administrator (2005-2009)Michael GriffinUnder Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense and Former NASA Administrator (2005-2009)
Sean OSean O'KeefeUniversity Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse University and Former NASA Administrator (2001-2005)
Richard Truly-Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and Former NASA Administrator (1989-1992)Richard TrulyVice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and Former NASA Administrator (1989-1992)
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1000-1500Generation STEM: Discovering Aerospace through ExperienceRoom: Regency Ballroom S
1230-1400Networking Lunch on Own
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1530Forum 360: Complex System Evolution – Balancing Technical, Political, and Environmental Factors for Success
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Reflect on past vs. today for complex systems in the context of technology advancements, teaming practices, politics, budgeting, and a 24 hour news cycle. How have these topics/practices evolved and what has been the effect on developing systems? How do these topics/practices affect our ability to design, build, and deliver systems today? 

David Dress (Moderator)-Associate Director for Space Technology and Advanced Development Programs, Space Technology and Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research CenterDavid Dress (Moderator)Associate Director for Space Technology and Advanced Development Programs, Space Technology and Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
John Fiore (Invited)-Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Naval Sea Systems CommandJohn Fiore (Invited)Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Naval Sea Systems Command
Malina Hills-Senior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace CorporationMalina HillsSenior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation
Steven Lindsey (Invited)-Vice President, Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada CorporationSteven Lindsey (Invited)Vice President, Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Robert Lightfoot-President, LSINC CorporationRobert LightfootPresident, LSINC Corporation
Laura McGill (Invited)-Vice President of Engineering, Raytheon Missile SystemsLaura McGill (Invited)Vice President of Engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems
Mike Ryschkewitsch-Head, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryMike RyschkewitschHead, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
1400-1530Forum 360: On-Orbit Servicing – Status and Progress of a Revolutionary Capability
Trudy Kortes (Moderator)-Program Executive, Technology Demonstration Missions, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA HeadquartersTrudy Kortes (Moderator)Program Executive, Technology Demonstration Missions, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Carolyn Belle-Senior Analyst, Northern Sky ResearchCarolyn BelleSenior Analyst, Northern Sky Research
Ian Christensen-Director, Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation Ian ChristensenDirector, Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation
Frank DeMauro -Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Programs Division, Northrop Grumman Innovation SystemsFrank DeMauro Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Programs Division, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Erica Rodgers-Science and Technology Partnerships Lead, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASAErica RodgersScience and Technology Partnerships Lead, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
Al Tadros-Vice President, Space Infrastructure and Civil Space, SSLAl TadrosVice President, Space Infrastructure and Civil Space, SSL
1400-1530Forum 360: Additive Manufacturing to Advance Hypersonics Capabilities
Peter Montgomery (Moderator)-Director of Commercialization, Jacobs Test and Operations Support Contract, Kennedy Space CenterPeter Montgomery (Moderator)Director of Commercialization, Jacobs Test and Operations Support Contract, Kennedy Space Center
Jeffrey Haynes (Invited)-Program Manager, Advanced Materials and Processes, Aerojet RocketdyneJeffrey Haynes (Invited)Program Manager, Advanced Materials and Processes, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Arthur Mabbett (Invited)-Director, Advanced High Speed Weapons, Advanced Missile Systems, Raytheon Missile SystemsArthur Mabbett (Invited)Director, Advanced High Speed Weapons, Advanced Missile Systems, Raytheon Missile Systems
Christopher Schulz-Chief Engineer, Hypersonic Programs and Technologies, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space CompanyChristopher SchulzChief Engineer, Hypersonic Programs and Technologies, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Company
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
1800-1900Pickering Lecture - The Search for Exoplanets
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Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0930International Collaboration - Opportunities and Challenges
Lt. Gen. Larry James (Moderator)-Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryLt. Gen. Larry James (Moderator)Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Axmann -Founding Director, Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR)Robert Axmann Founding Director, Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Shri P. Kunhikrishnan -Director, UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Shri P. Kunhikrishnan Director, UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Jean-Yves LeGall (Invited)-President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)Jean-Yves LeGall (Invited)President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Masami Onoda-Director, Washington DC Office, JAXAMasami OnodaDirector, Washington DC Office, JAXA
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1000-1500Generation STEM: Discovering Aerospace through ExperienceRoom: Regency Ballroom S
1230-1400Awards Luncheon and Thompson Lecture
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce provides annual recognition to a prominent industry leader or team who have created or grown a space-related business and generated substantial economic benefits and market value. The award is sponsored and endowed by Orbital ATK, to commemorate the long and distinguished career of commercial space pioneer, David W. Thompson.

This year's inaugural award honors Charles R. Trimble, founder and former President and CEO of Trimble Navigation. Mr. Trimble was the original pioneer in commercial GPS equipment and related services and established Trimble Navigation in 1978 above an old theater in the heart of Silicon Valley; creating an entire industry in the process. 

1400-1530Forum 360: Pioneering Space - Charlie Trimble and the Commercialization of GPS
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This Forum 360 Session will be a "fireside chat" of sorts, with Charlie joined by his contemporary and fellow pioneer Dr. Brad Parkinson, space policy expert and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Dr. Scott Pace, and current Trimble executive Bryn Fosburgh. These luminaries will reflect and reminisce on the technical, programmatic, and policy decisions that led to the creation of GPS and the dramatic proliferation of government, commercial, and consumer applications it has spawned. Orbital ATK CEO Dave Thompson will facilitate what promises to be a lively conversation.

David W. Thompson (Moderator)-Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK Inc.David W. Thompson (Moderator)Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK Inc.
Bryn Fosburgh-Senior Vice President, Trimble, Inc.Bryn FosburghSenior Vice President, Trimble, Inc.
Scott Pace-Executive Secretary, National Space CouncilScott PaceExecutive Secretary, National Space Council
Bradford Parkinson -Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford UniversityBradford Parkinson Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
Charles Trimble-Founder and Former President and CEO, Trimble Inc.Charles TrimbleFounder and Former President and CEO, Trimble Inc.
1400-1530Forum 360: Commercial Crew - The Newest Ride to LEO
Kathy Lueders (Moderator)-Program Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASAKathy Lueders (Moderator)Program Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA
1400-1530Forum 360: Global Space Exploration – Enhanced Benefits through International and Commercial Partnerships
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Panel 1: Lunar Lander
Stefaan De Mey (Invited)
Naoki Sato

 

 

Panel 2: Lunar Volatiles and Other Resources
Pierre Jean (Invited)
Stephen Hoffman

 

Kathy Laurini (Moderator)-Senior Advisor, Exploration and Space Operations, NASA HeadquartersKathy Laurini (Moderator)Senior Advisor, Exploration and Space Operations, NASA Headquarters
Stefaan De Mey (Invited)-Senior Strategy Officer, Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space AgencyStefaan De Mey (Invited)Senior Strategy Officer, Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency
Stephen Hoffman-Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation Stephen HoffmanEngineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation
Pierre Jean (Invited)-Director, Space Exploration Strategic Planning, Canadian Space AgencyPierre Jean (Invited)Director, Space Exploration Strategic Planning, Canadian Space Agency
Naoki Sato-Director, Space Exploration System Technology Unit, JAXA Space Exploration Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyNaoki SatoDirector, Space Exploration System Technology Unit, JAXA Space Exploration Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
1600-1730Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Accomplished members of corporations and AIAA will be taking time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight from top-level officials and make some great new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.

1800-1900von Kármán Lecture - Strategies for Technology Infusion and Risk Mitigation at NASA
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Honoring Theodore von Kármán, world famous authority on aerospace sciences, the von Kàrmàn Lectureship in Astronautics recognizes an individual who has performed notably and distinguished himself technically in the field of astronautics. The lecture is open to all attendees.

 

AIAA has selected Christopher J. Scolese to give it's 2018 von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics. Scolese, an AIAA Fellow, is the director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He is described as having “a rare blend of technical achievements and managerial skills in the area of Aeronautics and Space Systems Engineering.”

Christopher Scolese -Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterChristopher Scolese Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
1900-2030Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Networking Reception
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Join your peers for a night of networking! Young professionals are encouraged to attend and will enjoy complimentary beverages and light hor d’oeuvres.

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Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0930New Directions in Space Exploration
Stephen Jurczyk (Moderator)-Associate Administrator, NASA Headquarters Stephen Jurczyk (Moderator)Associate Administrator, NASA Headquarters
William Gerstenmaier (Invited)-Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASAWilliam Gerstenmaier (Invited)Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
James Reuter-Acting Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASAJames ReuterActing Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
Thomas Zurbuchen -Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA HeadquartersThomas Zurbuchen Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1200-1400Rising Leaders in Aerospace: SGAC Presents - Shaping the Future of Space
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is a global organization whose mission is to bring the views of the next generation of space leaders to the highest levels of the space sector, including the United Nations.  Learn about how you can get involved in this international professional organization and hear from three young professionals about how this significantly impacted their careers in aerospace!  

This presentation will be followed by an interactive workshop where you will engage with fellow young professionals in discussions about the future of the space sector, in light of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and formulate ideas regarding what the next 50 years of space exploration should look like. This forum will enable both excellent networking and also a unique opportunity to hear the perspectives of your global space colleagues. No specific prior knowledge or experience is required.  Lunch will be provided so bring an open mind and be ready to engage with your peers in the space sector! 

 

1230-1400Networking Lunch on Own
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1530Forum 360: Cis-Lunar Economy Development
Melissa Sampson (Moderator)-Commercial Aerospace and Strategic Technology, Ball AerospaceMelissa Sampson (Moderator)Commercial Aerospace and Strategic Technology, Ball Aerospace
Carissa Christensen-Chief Executive Officer, Bryce Space and TechnologyCarissa ChristensenChief Executive Officer, Bryce Space and Technology
James Vedda-Senior Policy Analyst, The Aerospace CorporationJames VeddaSenior Policy Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation
1400-1530Forum 360: What Does It Take to be Top Employer in the New Space Age?
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

As the commercialization of space takes hold, competition for the best and brightest talent is coming from all sides—legacy space agencies and companies, and a range of newcomers producing launch, satellite, and services to mine space for exploration and in pursuit of an entirely new global economy that has no ruling authorities, no boundaries, and plenty of unknowns. This session will look at Aviation Week’s latest data on what is required to attract employees in this new environment – and at responses provided by SPACE Forum attendees this week.

Carole Rickard Hedden (Moderator)-Executive Editor, Aviation Week Executive IntelligenceCarole Rickard Hedden (Moderator)Executive Editor, Aviation Week Executive Intelligence
Joe Anselmo (Invited)-Editor-in-Chief, Aviation WeekJoe Anselmo (Invited)Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week
John Karren -Partner, People & Organization, PwCJohn Karren Partner, People & Organization, PwC
1400-1530Forum 360: Small Launch Vehicles
Warren Frick (Invited)-Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Warren Frick (Invited)Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Phillip Joyce (Invited)-Vice President, Small Launch Programs, Northrop Grumman Innovation SystemsPhillip Joyce (Invited)Vice President, Small Launch Programs, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Leslie Kovacs-Vice President, Business Development, Firefly Aerospace Leslie KovacsVice President, Business Development, Firefly Aerospace
Gregory Orndorff-Director, Government Launch Sales, Vector Launch Inc. Gregory OrndorffDirector, Government Launch Sales, Vector Launch Inc.
Bradley Schneider (Invited)-Executive Vice President - USA, Rocket LabBradley Schneider (Invited)Executive Vice President - USA, Rocket Lab
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
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