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The 11th Annual Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium

  • 23 Oct 2018
  • 25 Oct 2018
  • Charger Union Theater, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Registration

Register at http://astronautical.org/events/vonbraun/

Registration rates are as follows:

  • AAS Members - $600
  • Non-AAS Members - $750
  • Government - $600
  • Academia - $600
  • Students - $150

(Full event information including the program is available on the Symposium Landing Page.)

Agenda:

Tuesday, October 23

6:00 p.m. Von Braun Symposium Welcome Reception – Student Services Building

Sponsored by The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Wednesday, October 24

7:00 a.m. Registration Opens / Networking / Continental Breakfast – Charger Union

Sponsored by a.i. solutions and The Aerospace Corporation

8:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks – Charger Union Theater

  • Robert Altenkirch, President, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Alan DeLuna, Executive Vice President, American Astronautical Society
  • Jody Singer, Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

8:30 a.m. Exploration Update – Key Industry Perspectives

  • Bill Hill, Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Development, NASA

HQ (Moderator)

  • Andy Allen, Vice President and General Manager, Test and Operations Support

Contract, Jacobs

  • Mike Hawes, Vice President and Orion Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space

Systems Company

  • Charlie Precourt, Vice President and General Manager, Propulsion Systems

Division, Northrop Grumman

  • John Shannon, Vice President and Program Manager, Space Launch System, Boeing

Defense, Space & Security

  • Julie Van Kleeck, Vice President, Advanced Space Technology Development and

Strategy, Aerojet Rocketdyne

9:30 a.m. Lunar Surface Operations

  • Rob Chambers, Senior Manager Systems Engineering, Lockheed Martin
  • Clive Neal, Professor of Lunar Geology, University of Notre Dame
  • Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, Apollo 17 Astronaut (Ret.), U.S. Senator (Ret.)

10:25 a.m. Break – Sponsored by a.i. solutions and The Aerospace Corporation

10:45 a.m. VBExtra – Future SLS Payloads

Kimberly Robinson, Payloads Manager, Spacecraft Payload Integration & Evolution

(SPIE) Office, SLS Program, NASA MSFC

11:15 a.m. Aerospace Workforce Development: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • Gale Allen, Executive Director, American Society for Gravitational and Space

Research (ASGSR) (Moderator)

  • Sirisha Bandla, Business Development & Government Affairs Manager, Virgin Orbit
  • Lucia Cape, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Industry Relations &

Workforce, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County

  • Dan Dumbacher, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and

Astronautics

  • Shankar Mahalingam, Dean of Engineering, The University of Alabama in

Huntsville

  • Shane Prestegard, Lead Recruiter, Dynetics

12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Student Services Building – sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Guest Speaker: Jody Singer, Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

2:00 p.m. ISS Commercialization

  • Bobby Watkins, Manager, Human Exploration Development and Operations Office,

NASA MSFC (Moderator)

  • Lee Jankowski, Senior Director of Business Development, Teledyne Brown

Engineering

  • Mark Kinnersley, Orion European Service Module Resident Liaison, Airbus DS

Space Systems Inc.

  • Jeffrey Manber, CEO, NanoRacks
  • Mike Read, Manager, Commercial Space Utilization, NASA JSC

3:00 p.m. Commercial Space Outlook

  • Mike Gold, Vice President for Regulatory, Policy, and Government Contracts,

Maxar Technologies (Moderator)

  • Josh Brost, Senior Director, Government Business Development, SpaceX
  • John Elbon, Chief Operating Officer, United Launch Alliance
  • Peter McGrath, Director of Global Sales and Marketing – Space Exploration, The

Boeing Company

  • Mark Pieczynski, Vice President of Business Development, Northrop Grumman

Innovation Systems

3:55 p.m. Break – Sponsored by a.i. solutions and The Aerospace Corporation

4:15 p.m. VBExtra –

Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA HQ

4:45 p.m. Advanced Exploration Technologies

  • Ron Birk, Associate Principal Director, Development Directorate, Civil Systems

Group, The Aerospace Corporation (Moderator)

  • Jonathan Cirtain, Vice President of Advanced Technologies, BWX Technologies, Inc.
  • Robyn Gatens, Deputy Director, ISS, NASA HQ
  • Jim Reuter, Acting Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate

(STMD), NASA HQ

  • Al Tadros, Vice President, Space Infrastructure and Civil Space, SSL

6:15 p.m. Reception and Student Poster Displays – The Huntsville Museum of Art

Sponsored by United Launch Alliance and KBRWyle

Thursday, October 25

7:00 a.m. AAS Corporate Members Breakfast (Invitation Only)

7:00 a.m. Registration Opens / Networking / Continental Breakfast – Charger Union

Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

8:00 a.m. VBExtra – Remembering Apollo

Deborah Barnhart, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

8:30 a.m. Gateway: Next Steps

  • Joseph Pelfrey, Deputy Manager, Human Exploration Development and Operations

Office, NASA MSFC (Moderator)

  • Steven W. Clarke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration, NASA HQ
  • Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems, NASA HQ
  • Ginger Flores, Gateway Habitat Element Manager, NASA MSFC
  • Vanessa E. Wyche, Deputy Director, NASA JSC

9:45 a.m. VBExtra – National Security and Space

Stephen L. Kitay, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy,

U.S. Department of Defense

10:15 a.m. Break – Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

10:25 a.m. VBExtra – National Defense

Mike Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering,

U.S. Department of Defense

11:15 a.m. National Space Policy

  • Dan Dumbacher, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and

Astronautics (Moderator)

  • Eileen Collins, Astronaut (Ret.), Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
  • Mary Lynne Dittmar, President & CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
  • James O. Ellis, Admiral, USN (Ret.)

12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Student Services Building – sponsored by The Boeing Company

  • Guest Speaker: Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
  • Announcement of Student Poster Contest Winners

Student Poster Contest sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne

  • Presentation of Ordway Award

2:30 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, October 25

30th Annual Dr. Wernher von Braun Memorial Dinner

Thursday, October 25, 2018

U.S Space & Rocket Center, Davidson Center

5:30 p.m. Reception | 7:00 p.m. Dinner | Black Tie / Military Equivalent

*NOTE: This event is NOT associated with the AAS von Braun Symposium and requires a

separate admission ticket. For information, visit spaceclubhsv.org.

Friday, October 26 (Optional) – Select option at Symposium registration

8:30 a.m. Tour of the United Launch Alliance Rocket Production/RUAG Space USA Large

Composite Manufacturing Facility

  • Bus will depart from (and return to) the UAH Executive Parking Lot.
  • Tour is limited to 50 spots; first come, first served.
  • Only U.S. Citizens/Persons are permitted on the tour.
  • Required for the tour: Valid U.S. government agency picture I.D. such as a driver

license, passport, or other government-issued I.D.

  • Visitor Rules:

o This will be a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes. Please inform

ULA if you are unable to walk the tour and we will make every effort to

accommodate you.

o No open-toed or high-heeled shoes over two inches in production areas. Flat

closed toe shoes preferred.

o No cameras. (If cell phone/PDA has a camera capability, the camera function is

not to be used while visiting ULA.)

o No laptops or voice recorders.

o No shorts in production areas.

o Those who RSVP will be required to re-confirm prior to boarding the ULA bus.

A tour representative will be located at the front check-in desk of the

symposium for participants to confirm their attendance.

12:30 p.m. Tour ends

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