Apollo 50+50: Agenda, March 13, 2019
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|7:45am – 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 the 2009 40th anniversary of the moon landing
|8:30am – 8:40am||
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 – 11:15am||
Laurence Young, MIT Apollo Program Professor (Post Tenure) of Astronautics: "Remembering Doc Draper." Panel Moderator: John Tylko - MIT, Aurora Flight Sciences. Panel: Michael Collins, Gemini 10, Apollo 11; Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7; Charles Duke, Apollo 16; Donald 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
|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||
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: Kerri Cahoy, associate professor; Paulo Lozano, M. Alemán-Velasco Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Richard Binzel, professor, AeroAstro and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences departments; Danielle Wood, assistant professor
|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||
|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 Ancieto, "Transmitting Hundreds of Gbps from Space with Laser Communication"; Matthew Moraguez, "Made in Space: 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
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen - associate administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate
|4:10pm – 4:20pm||
Awarding of Lightning Talk prize