Apollo 50+50: Agenda, March 13, 2019

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7:30am – 8:20am

Continental breakfast, Apollo artifact display

8:20am – 8:30am

Video - "Giant Leaps: MIT's Role in the Apollo Project"

Video produced by MIT AeroAstro for the 2009 40th anniversary of the moon landing

8:30am – 8:40am

AeroAstro Welcome

Professor Daniel Hastings - Aeronautics and Astronautics department head, Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor

8:40am – 9:15am

Keynote: "Human Spaceflight for the Mars Generation"

General Charles Bolden - former NASA administrator and astronaut

9:15am – 9:20am

Remembering Doc Draper

Laurence Young - MIT Apollo Program Professor (Post Tenure) of Astronautics

9:20am – 11:15am

Engineering Apollo

Moderator: John Tylko - MIT, Aurora Flight Sciences. Panel: Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7; Charles Duke, Apollo 16; Don Eyles, MIT Instrumentation Lab, Draper Lab; William Widnall, MIT Instrumentation Lab, former MIT AeroAstro associate professor

11:15am – 11:25am

Introduction of MIT Astronauts

Moderator: Jeffrey Hoffman - AeroAstro professor of the practice, former astronaut. Anthony Antonelli (AeroAstro SB ’89), Kenneth Cameron (AeroAstro SB ’78, SM ’79), Catherine Coleman (ChemE SB ’88), Anthony England (EAPS SB ’65, SM ’65, PhD ’70), Michael Fincke (AeroAstro SB ‘89, EAPS SB ’89), Terry Hart (MechE SM ’69), Warren Hoburg (AeroAstro SB ’08), Mark Lee (MechE SM ’80), Nicholas Patrick (MechE SM ’90, PhD ’96), Albert Sacco Jr. (ChemE PhD ’77), Robert Satcher (ChemE SB'86 PhD '93), William Shepherd (MechE SM ’78), Robert Thirsk (MechE SM ’78, Sloan MBA ’98)

11:25am – noon

Keynote: "The Moon and Mars: What Remains to be Discovered?"

Maria Zuber - member, National Science Board; MIT vice president for research; professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

noon – 1:00pm

BREAK

Kresge Lobby: student posters, artifacts, demos, MIT Museum and Draper

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Inventing the Future

Moderator: Dava Newman - AeroAstro Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, former NASA deputy administrator. Panel: Paulo Lozano, M. Alemán-Velasco Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Danielle Wood, assistant professor, AeroAstro and Media Lab; Richard Binzel, professor, AeroAstro and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences departments; Sara Seager, professor, AeroAstro and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and Physics departments

1:50pm – 2:40pm

The New Space Industrial Ecosystem

Moderator: Olivier de Weck - MIT Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, former Airbus senior vice president technology planning. Panel: Keoki Jackson, CTO, Lockheed Martin; Larry James, deputy director, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; John Langford, CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences; Robert Smith, CEO, Blue Origin; Dave Thompson, chairman, CEO, Orbital Sciences

2:40pm – 2:55pm

Break

2:55pm – 3:45pm

This Generation's Space Program: Student Lightning Talks

Moderator: Olivier de Weck - MIT Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, former Airbus senior vice president technology planning. Speakers: Cadence Payne, "Laser Crosslink Atmospheric Sounder"; Raichelle Aniceto, "Transmitting Hundreds of Gbps from Space with Laser Communication"; Matthew Moraguez, "In-Space Manufacturing: Make it, Don’t Take it!"; Golda Nguyen, "Characterizing Human Motion for Patient and Astronaut Performance"; Lena Downes, "Lunar Terrain Relative Navigation"; George Lordos, "Mars Ice Excavation: HYDRATION project"; Eric Hinterman, "MOXIE: Producing Oxygen on Mars"; Mark Chodas, "The REXIS X-Ray Spectrometer"; Akshata Krishnamurthy, "TESS and ASTERIA: Discovering Exoplanets"

3:45pm – 4:10pm

Keynote: Exploring the Solar System

Thomas Zurbuchen - associate administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate

4:10pm – 4:20pm

Closing remarks

Dava Newman - AeroAstro Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, former NASA deputy administrator. Awarding of Lightning Talk prize

updated 3-12-2019