Apollo 50+50: Agenda, March 13, 2019

Apollo 50+50 Event


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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

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 – 11:15am

Engineering Apollo

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

Closing remarks

Awarding of Lightning Talk prize

updated 2-13-2019