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July 2014 Momentum

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July 2014
Propulsion and Energy Forum 2014 Set for 28–30 July in Cleveland, OH
Leveraging Technology Synergies to Realize the Promise of Interdependent Systems

From keynotes and panel discussions, to networking and technical sessions, the Propulsion and Energy Forum, set for 28–30 July in Cleveland, OH, provides attendees multiple opportunities to discuss propulsion and energy at every level, in one place, for three days.

The forum will provide new insights into critical challenges and opportunities facing our community, including:

  • Advanced technology architecture — the art of the possible;
  • Systems management and development — the view from the users;
  • The impact of technology on manufacturing, platforms, and future systems; and
  • Research and technology, the new development paradigm.

Each day features an overall topic that the content and discussions will follow. The mornings will focus on "The Art of the Impossible," and the afternoons will explore "The View from the Users."

Learn more or visit

Social Media Ambassadors Wanted
For Propulsion and Energy 2014 and SPACE 2014

We are looking for people active in social media to capture Propulsion and Energy 2014 and SPACE 2014 forums through different channels (tweets, posts, photos, and quotes) and engage attendees (tweet-ups and discussions). Want to participate?

To apply, submit your name, social media account usernames, and a brief explanation on why you should be an ambassador to Lauren Appleton.

Call for Board of Directors Nominations Closes 28 July
Nominations Will Be Accepted Through Monday, 28 July 2014

The 2014–2015 AIAA Nominating Committee will meet in August 2014 to review nominees and select candidates to participate in the 2015 Board of Directors election to fill the following vacancies: President-Elect (1-year term followed by 2 years as President); Vice President-Elect, Education (1-year term followed by 3 years as Vice President, Education); Vice President-Elect, Public Policy (1-year term followed by 3 years as Vice President, Public Policy); Director–Technical, Aerospace Design and Structures Group (3-year term); Director–Technical, Aerospace Sciences Group (3-year term); Director–Region II (3-year term); Director–Region III (3-year term); Director–Region VI (3-year term); and Director–At-Large (3-year term); Director–At-Large, International (3-year term).

The nomination system is still open. AIAA voting members in good standing may nominate any AIAA member in good standing for any of those positions by submitting a nomination through the AIAA website. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, 28 July 2014. To access the nomination system, visit Your participation in determining AIAA's future is appreciated!

Liaisons to the Board of Directors

The AIAA Board of Directors, Student and Young Professional Liaisons were instituted in January 2004, at the request of the AIAA Board of Directors through the AIAA Strategic Plan. The AIAA Strategic Plan tasked AIAA to establish a liaison position on the Board of Directors for Student Members and Young Professionals. These positions are to be non-voting Board of Directors positions, lasting two years in duration. Liaisons will be paid to travel to attend Board of Directors meetings in January (SciTech forum), May (Washington, DC, Board Meetings), and August (meeting TBD) each year. For eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit AIAA's Young Professional Liaison page, or AIAA's Student Liaison page.

AIAA Salutes 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11

AIAA celebrates the aerospace ingenuity, collaboration, and will to achieve that carried the crew of Apollo 11 to their historic landing on the moon 45 years ago this month. Eagle I’s descent to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, and Neil Armstrong’s subsequent first steps outside the capsule on July 21, were iconic moments in the history of mankind. The courage and dedication that Neil Armstrong, AIAA Honorary Fellow; Buzz Aldrin, AIAA Fellow; and Michael Collins demonstrated on that extraordinary mission stand forever as a testament to what is possible when driven, innovative aerospace professionals rally together to fulfill the ambition of a nation while altering the course of human existence. AIAA salutes the crew and the mission team, as well as the thousands of unsung heroes who made Apollo 11 a success.

(Pictured: Apollo 11 mission. Credit: NASA)
Learn More > (NASA)

Braden J. Hancock Wins Inaugural Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship

Braden J. Hancock, a senior at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah, has won the AIAA Foundation’s inaugural Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship. Hancock, who was selected for the award from an outstanding pool of applicants on the basis of his scholarly record, involvement in AIAA activities and the work he has performed in his technical field, will receive $5,000 toward the completion of his undergraduate studies.

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Frederick I. Ordway III, AIAA Fellow, Passes

Frederick I. Ordway III, AIAA Fellow Emeritus; former Chief of the Space Information and Systems Branch, U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency; prolific author, movie advisor; youngest member, at the time he joined, of the American Rocket Society; passed away on 1 July, in Huntsville, AL. Ordway was 87 years old.

Ordway’s involvement with AIAA began in 1941, when at the age of 13, he joined the American Rocket Society – one of AIAA’s two predecessor organizations. Ordway remained actively involved with AIAA throughout his entire life, and was a member of the institute’s History Technical Committee at the time of his death.

(Pictured: Former AIAA President David Thompson (left) presents Fred Ordway (right) with an AIAA award.)
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AIAA and CLOCKSS Partner to Preserve AIAA Publications
Agreement Safeguards Availability of AIAA Content in Case of Catastrophe

AIAA has entered into a partnership with Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (CLOCKSS) to preserve its publications in case of catastrophe. The agreement guarantees that AIAA publications would be available to researchers and other parties in the event that AIAA’s ability to make the works available is catastrophically impaired.

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New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the AIAA Journal

AIAA is seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation for this position to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal, which is devoted to the advancement of the science and technology of astronautics and aeronautics through the dissemination of original archival research papers disclosing new theoretical developments and/or experimental results. The chosen candidate will assume the editorship of AIAA’s flagship journal at an exciting time as new features and functionality intended to enhance journal content are added to Aerospace Research Central, AIAA’s platform for electronic publications.

Learn More >

What Did You Miss?

Couldn’t travel to the most important AVIATION event of the year? No worries, learn what happened 16–20 June at, or watch the recorded sessions via AIAA's YouTube channel.

Conferences and Events
IEEE/INCOSE Energy Tech 2014 Added to Propulsion and Energy Forum
28–30 July, Cleveland, OH
    AIAA has partnered with IEEE and INCOSE for Energy Tech 2014. The following agenda is specifically created for electrical and systems engineers. Topics include:
  • Advancing Technology Impacts in Energy and Transportation
  • Meeting Education Demands of Future Energy Systems
  • Energy Evolution - Achieving Control and Sustainability
  • Energy Life Cycle Vulnerability and Life Cycle Management
  • Regulation & Reliability in the Energy Sector
  • Systems Engineering Electric Utilities for Resiliency

Learn More >

Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forums

At the upcoming Propulsion and Energy Forum there will be a Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum. This event, sponsored by Ohio Aerospace Institute, will have two very interesting sessions for students and younger professionals.

The first event will be a town hall like event with various leaders in industry fielding questions on the future of propulsion, space technologies, what projects are out there to motivate young engineers, and more. The second event is a discussion about Branding Yourself. Do you think of yourself as a brand like superstars and celebrities do? Maybe you should. This session will discuss how you can present yourself in an all-encompassing manner to get the most out of your career.

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Also, there will also be a Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum at the upcoming SPACE Forum. The events at SPACE 2014 will include a Dessert Reception to meet and mingle with other students and young professionals; a Leadership Exchange with many high-level persons acting as mentors; and a panel in which young professionals will discuss various “crossroads” that arise during your career.

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4–7 August, San Diego, CA

At SPACE 2014, set for 4–7 August in San Diego, you will get a 360° view of the impact of technology advancements on space activity. Focused on "Connecting, Protecting, and Enhancing a Global Society," this forum will connect you with the researchers, engineers and experts who are breaking down barriers and driving our industry forward.

Register today and get the big picture on Space from the leading authorities in the field during high-level discussions and presentations, including:

Plenary Sessions

  • MILSATCOM: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities
  • From Earth Dependent to Mars Ready

Forum 360 Panels

  • Robotic Mars Explorers Encounter Comet Siding Spring
  • Human Spaceflight Report
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering - The Promise and the Challenge
  • Cybersecurity in Space Systems

Learn more at!

ICSSC Colloquium
4 August, El Segundo, CA

On Monday, 4 August 2014, the Technical Committee on Communications Systems will present a separate, full-day Colloquium exploring the special topic of “Next Generation Broadband Satcom.” This Colloquium is being organized by its Chair, Robert Frueholz, Ph.D., The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California. Colloquium attendance requires separate registration from the AIAA SPACE Forum.

Learn More >

Don’t Miss the Latest SciTech 2015 Updates
5–9 January 2015, Kissimmee, FL

The 2015 Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, set for 5–9 January 2015 at the Gaylord Palms and Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL, is expected to be better than ever! More than 2700 abstracts have been submitted for consideration within the technical program, and the executive steering committee is lining up a stellar plenary program. Keynote and expert, interactive conversations will cover a spectrum of timely topics including programs, systems, policy, operations, applications, platforms and more. Bringing together 11 individual technical events at a single location, this forum is the place to engage with colleagues within your discipline and to interact with experts in other disciplines.

Sign up today to receive the latest SciTech 2015 developments.

Develop Skills You Can Use Now

This summer, let AIAA Continuing Education courses pave the way to your future success!

  • 2nd AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop, 31 July–1 August 2014
  • Hybrid Rocket Propulsion, 31 July–1 August 2014
  • Missile Propulsion Design, Technologies, and System Engineering, 31 July–1 August 2014
  • Decision Analysis, 3–4 August 2014

Learn More >

New Standard Available: AIAA Qualification and Quality Requirements for Space Solar Cells (S-111A-2014)

This standard is a revision of a document developed by the AIAA Solar Cells and Solar Panels Committee on Standards. It focuses on space solar panel qualification; much effort and care has been taken to clarify requirements and resolve other issues that were present in the original version. It establishes the quality requirements and provides the methods for establishing the qualification of electrical components integrated onto spacecraft solar panels. The result is a new standard that defines the best practices for space solar panel qualification. Standards are free to AIAA members; download a copy today!

Honors & Awards
AIAA to Present Awards at Propulsion and Energy Forum

AIAA will celebrate technical achievements in propulsion and energy systems at a 12:30 p.m. luncheon on 30 July, as part of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, 28–30 July, at the Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, OH. The honorees are Ashwani Gupta, William E. Lear, Frederick L. Dryer, and Roger M. Myers.

Full Story >

AIAA to Recognize Outstanding Achievement at AIAA SPACE
Awards Honor Achievement in Space Technology and Science Fields

AIAA will present awards for key contributions to space science and technology at a noon awards luncheon on 7 August, as part of the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA Space 2014), 4–7 August, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.

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Peter J. Garland to Receive 2014 AIAA Aerospace Communications Award
Honored for Technical Management Contributions to the Advancement of Space and Ground Technology

Mr. Peter J. Garland, director, advanced programs, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada facility, has won the AIAA 2014 Aerospace Communications Award. Garland will receive the award at a noon awards luncheon on 7 August, as part of the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE 2014), 4–7 August, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.

Full Story >

Member Spotlight
AIAA Congratulates Dr. Kimberley Clayfield

With the hot months of summer upon us here in the U.S., the Member Spotlight decided it would seek cooler climes, and thus swung around to shine on Canberra, Australia, illuminating Dr. Kimberley Clayfield, Executive Manager, at CSIRO Space Sciences & Technology, winner of the 2014 AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, a 2011 AIAA Sustained Service Award, founding chair of the AIAA Student Branch at the University of Adelaide, past chair of AIAA’s Sydney Section, and former AIAA Deputy Director–Region VII (Young Professionals).

(Pictured: Dr. Kimberley Clayfield, Executive Manager, at CSIRO Space Sciences & Technology)
Full Story >

Featured Products
Hot Off the Press

Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, Third Edition

Hanspeter Schaub; John L. Junkins
Hardback – AIAA Education Series
ISBN: 978-1-62410-240-0

Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, Third Edition provides comprehensive treatment of dynamics of space systems, starting with the fundamentals and covering topics from basic kinematics and dynamics to more advanced celestial mechanics. Taking a tutorial approach, the text guides the reader through the various derivations and proofs to explain the principles underlying the equations at issue, and shows how to apply them to various dynamical systems.

AIAA Member Price: $84.95
List Price: $109.95

Visit AIAA's Aerospace Research Central (ARC) > today!

Book of the Month

Gas Turbine Propulsion Systems

Bernie MacIsaac; Roy Langton
Hardback – AIAA Education Series
ISBN: 978-1-60086-846-7

Gas Turbine Propulsion Systems pulls together all of the systems and subsystems associated with gas turbine engines in aircraft and marine warship applications. The subject of engine (fuel) control has undergone major changes in the past 20 years due to the advent of the digital electronic control technology and therefore existing books on the subject are typically out of date with current methods.

AIAA Member Sale Price: $64.95
List Price: $119.95

Visit AIAA's Aerospace Research Central (ARC) > today!

Quick Takes
Auburn University – Romance, Rocketry, and the Dannenberg Connection

Auburn University is not only known for its campus beauty, college romance, and passion for football, but also for its celebrated history in aeronautics, its love for rocketry, its faithful devotion to the AIAA community, and its intimate connection with the Wright Brothers and the Dannenberg family.

(Image: Konrad and Klaus Dannenberg at the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Meeting, April 2007)
Full Story > (Aritcle by Dr. Joseph Majdalani, faculty advisor at Auburn University)

July Trivia

Trivia Question
What aviation milestone was first achieved 7–8 July 2010?

Bonus Question
Who achieved the milestone?

Trivia Answer >

July-August Aerospace America Digital Magazine Now Online

The July–August 2014 issue of Aerospace America is now available online for AIAA members. Don’t miss this month's cover story, “Learning fast from MH370,” by Natalia Mironova and Philip Butterworth-Hayes, in which they discuss how the international aviation community wants to put an airliner-tracking system in place to prevent more mysteries like that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 – and to do it quickly.  As the authors write, “The world is about to learn whether the mystery of Flight 370 will be enough to prompt the airlines and the world’s air navigation service providers — meaning the FAA and equivalent organizations around the globe — to finally resolve the technical, financial and policy challenges posed by global airliner tracking.”

To access the July–August issue of Aerospace America visit, log in, and navigate to “Access Publications & Materials” and select “Aerospace America.”

Aerospace America Conversation (Online only)

Retiring Air Force chief, Gen. William L. Shelton, talks RD-180, deterrence and sequestration.

Full Story >

Career Resources

The AIAA Career Center has the most comprehensive career and recruiting tools for the aerospace industry. Set up an account today and gain access to a variety of aerospace job postings, salary information, professional career timelines and much more! Also, Career Resources for job seekers is now available via the AIAA Career Center.

View the full suite of career resources on the AIAA website!

AIAA in the News

8 July 2014
AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus Featured in Retrospective on STS-135
Florida Today – Final Atlantis Crew Reflects on Progress

3 July 2014
AIAA Fellow Fred Ordway Passes Away on 1 July
Smithsonian Air and Space – Remembering Frederick Ira Ordway, III

More AIAA in the News >

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