Centennial Symposium Agenda

Centennial Symposium
October 22-24, 2014
Agenda

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MIT Kresge Auditorium

11:00am - 1:30 pm | Registration and check-in

1:30pm | Welcome: Jaime Peraire, AeroAstro Department Head and H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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1:35pm | Video presentation: "Where we can go," a look at the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics - its history, its people its research.
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1:45pm | Keynote address: Tom Crouch, Senior Curator, Aeronautics Department, National Air and Space Museum
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2:50pm | "Giant Leaps" video: MIT's role in the Apollo Project
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3:00pm | Apollo panel discussionsJeffrey Hoffman, AeroAstro Professor of the Practice and former astronaut, MIT (co-moderator); Laurence R. Young, Apollo Program Professor Emeritus, MIT (co-moderator); Buzz Aldrin (ScD ‘63) Gemini 12, Apollo 11; Karol “Bo” Bobko, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project support crew, Shuttle missions STS-6, STS 51-D, STS 51-J; Michael Collins, Gemini 10, Apollo 11; Vance Brand, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, STS-5, STS 41-B, STS-35; Philip Chapman (SM ’64, ScD ‘67); Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7; Charlie Duke (SM ‘64), Apollo 16; Rusty Schweickart (SB ’56, SM ‘63), Apollo 9
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 MIT Kresge Auditorium

9:00am | Introductory Remarks  : Jaime Peraire, AeroAstro Department Head and H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT ; Robert Millard, corporation chairman, MIT
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9:15am | Spotlight on Designing the Aircraft of the Future: Mark Drela, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
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9:35am | SESSION 1 The Future of Air Transportation: Ian A. Waitz (moderator), Dean of Engineering, MIT, Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MacVicar Faculty Fellow; Alan Epstein, Vice President of Technology and Environment, Pratt & Whitney; R. John Hansman, T. Wilson Professor in Aeronautics, MIT; Jeff Katz, Founding CEO and Chairman, Orbitz and former CEO, Swissair; Pat Shanahan, Senior Vice President and GM of Airplane Programs, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
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11:00am | Spotlight on Autonomous Systems: Mark Caylor, President of Enterprise Shared Services, Northrop Grumman
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11:20am | SESSION 2 Intelligent/Autonomous Aerospace Systems: David Mindell (moderator), Frances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT; Helen Greiner, CEO, CyPhy Works; Charlie Guthrie, Chief Technical Officer, Insitu; Jon How, Richard Cockburn Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT; John Langford, Chairman and CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences; Fuk Li, Director, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
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1:40pm | Spotlight on Space Science Maria Zuber, Vice President of Research and E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, MIT
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2:00pm | SESSION 3 Small Satellites and Access to Space: David Miller (moderator), Chief Technologist, NASA; Kerri Cahoy, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT; Antonio Elias, Chief Technical Officer, Orbital Sciences; Steve Isakowitz, President, Virgin Galactic; Robie Samanta Roy, Vice President, Technology and Innovation, Lockheed Martin; Darryl Sargent, Vice President for National Security and Space Systems, Draper Laboratory
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3:25pm | Spotlight on the Future of Education Sanjay Sarma, Director of Digital Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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3:45pm | SESSION 4 Education: Edward Crawley (moderator), Ford Professor of Engineering, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT; Kent Kresa, Chairman Emeritus, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Robert Meyerson, President, Blue Origin; Robert Niewoehner, David F. Rogers Professor of Aeronautics, US Naval Academy; Karen Willcox, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
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6:00pm | Reception and Symposium Banquet, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Remarks by Rafael Reif, MIT President; and Norman Augustine, former CEO and President, Lockheed Martin
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Friday, October 24, 2014 MIT Kresge Auditorium

9:00am | Lightning Talks MIT student presentations: Patrick Blonigan (G, moderator), Casey Denham (senior), Karl Gantner (G), Gwendolyn Gettliffe (G), Koki Ho (G), Brad Holschuh (G), Xun Huan (G), Luke Jensen (G), Connie Liu (senior), Anne Marinan (G), Tony Tao (G)
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10:15am | Question and answer with MIT alumni active and retired Shuttle/ISS astronauts: Dava Newman (moderator), Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Director of Technology and Policy Program, MacVicar Faculty Fellow; Dominic Antonelli, Kenneth Cameron, Christopher Cassidy, Catherine Coleman, Franklin Chang-Diaz, E. Michael Fincke, Jack Fischer, John Grunsfeld, Jeffrey Hoffman, Michael Massimino, William Shepherd
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12:30pm | One-on-one with Elon Musk, CEO and Co-Founder, SpaceX and Tesla
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8:00pm | MIT Annual Family Weekend Concert: includes a Festival Jazz Ensemble special tribute in celebration of the AeroAstro Centennial. Also, musical portraits from around the globe. MIT Wind Ensemble and MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr. music director. Copland, Lincoln Portrait, with MIT President Rafael Reif, narrator; Brahms, Academic Festival Overture; Vaughn Williams, English Folk Song Suite; jazz works by Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Charlie Parker, and others. Kresge Auditorium.  Free.
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