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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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    Young Professional Program and Reception

    Monday, 21 May 2012 - 1730-1930

     

    Co-Sponsored by The Boeing Company and United Launch Alliance

     

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    Keynote Speaker: Timothy L. Pickens

    1730 - 1830, Monet III Room

    Chief Propulsion Engineer and Commercial Space Advisor at Dynetics, as well as Team Leader for the Rocket City Space Pioneers Google Lunar X PRIZE Team, delivers his unique presentation entitled "From Hobby to the Moon."

     

    Young Professional Reception

    1830 – 1930, Quorum Room

    Young Professionals are invited to join us for a networking reception, where they will meet senior agency and industry executives, as well as other early career space professionals at this networking reception. This event is for Young Professionals attending the conference and other invited guests.

     

    Welcome Reception and Poster Session

    Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 1900–2030 hrs

    L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20024

    Sponsored by The Boeing Company  


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    Join conference speakers and attendees at this gathering to welcome you to Washington, DC! Tickets are required and are included in the conference registration fee where indicated. Extra tickets may be purchased online or onsite at the conference. 

     

    Off-Site Reception at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 1930–2100 hrs

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Independence Ave at 6th St, SW, Washington, DC 20560

    Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation


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    Enjoy a light hors d’oeuvres reception while viewing the history of aviation and space at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The museum is located walking distance from the hotel.  Tickets are required and are included in the conference registration fee where indicated. Extra tickets may be purchased online or onsite at the conference.

    Networking Coffee Breaks

    Tuesday Networking Coffee Breaks

    Sponsored by Battelle Memorial Institute


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    Wednesday Networking Coffee Breaks

    Sponsored by PISCES 

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    Coffee and tea will be served in the Solarium on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon. Schedule is as follows:

     

    Tuesday, 22 May 2012    0930-1000 hrs       1500-1530 hrs
    Wednesday, 23 May 2012    1000-1030 hrs       1500-1530 hrs
    Thursday, 24 May 2012    1000-1030 hrs       1500-1530 hrs

    Dinner Cruise - Canceled

    The Thursday evening dinner cruise has been canceled. AIAA and IAF regret any inconvenience this may have caused. 

    Tours

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Friday, 25 May 2012

    0830 - 1300 hrs

    This tour of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center consists of Building 7, the Spacecraft Testing and Integration Facility, as well as Building 29, the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility. Buses will depart from the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 0830 hrs and return at 1300 hrs. A ticket for the tour is $20 per person and is listed as an extra ticket on the registration form. Space is limited to the first 40 participants who purchase tickets. Preregistration is required. Foreign nationals must purchase their ticket no later than two weeks before the tour date, and must provide their full name (as on their passport), date of birth, passport number, and country of citizenship in an email to Sandra Turner, conference registrar, at sandrat@aiaa.org.


    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Friday, 25 May 2012

    0830 - 1300 hrs

    This tour of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) includes an overview of NOAA satellite programs, followed by a tour of the satellite operations control center and launch control room. Buses will depart from the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 0830 hrs and return at 1300 hrs. A ticket for the tour is $20 per person and is listed as an extra ticket on the registration form. Space is limited to the first 40 participants who purchase tickets. Preregistration is required. Foreign nationals must purchase their ticket no later than two weeks before the tour date, and must provide their full name (as on their passport), date of birth, passport number, and country of citizenship in an email to Sandra Turner, conference registrar, at sandrat@aiaa.org.

      

    Lockheed Martin Space Experience Tour

    Friday, 25 May 2012

    0800 - 1300 hrs  and 1400 -1600 hrs

    In the Space Experience Center, visitors explore the critical role space plays in their everyday lives and understand the scope of Lockheed Martin's heritage in helping our customers apply advanced space and missile technology to connect, protect and explore. Multimedia displays and interactive demonstrations showcase the critical function of space utilization for both civil and military applications in space science and exploration, national defense, and global security missions. A multi-purpose theater features high-definition video presentations and demonstrations on specific space-technology and program topics. Unique interactive displays, such as the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle cockpit simulator, a missile defense simulator, and the GPS Value Station provide visitors with a visceral experience of actual space technology in action. Foreign nationals must purchase their ticket no later than two weeks before the tour date, and must provide their full name (as on their passport), passport number, passport expiration date, and country of citizenship in an email to Sandra Turner, conference registrar, at sandrat@aiaa.org.