“Aerospace 101” Congressional Briefings

These virtual sessions provide congressional staff with a better understanding of the aerospace enterprise, including the importance of government investment in this vital area and how the industry is critical to both our economic stability and national security.

First Session
2 February 2021

Topics Covered: civil aeronautics, civil and commercial space

Moderator: Dan Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA


Sirisha BandlaSirisha Bandla
Vice President, Government Affairs, Virgin Galactic

Martin FrederickMartin Frederick
Corporate Director, Civil Space Programs, Northrop Grumman

Kevin MichaelsKevin Michaels
Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory

Second Session
2 March 2021

Topics Covered: national security space

Jacqueline FeldscherModerator: Jacqueline Feldscher
National Security Reporter, POLITICO


Fred KennedyFred Kennedy
President, Momentus

Laura McGillLaura McGill
Deputy Laboratory Director for Nuclear Deterrence, Sandia National Lab

Deirdre WalshDeirdre Walsh,
Vice President, Strategic Operations, Ball Aerospace