50 Journal Papers To Celebrate Apollo 11 Written 8 July 2019

CONTACT: Michele McDonald  

July 8, 2019 – Reston, Va. – Want to learn about the technology that allowed the Apollo program to succeed? From launch-vehicle design to reentry flight dynamics and more, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has it covered with 50 Papers for 50 Years as part of its 50th anniversary celebration of the first lunar landing.

“AIAA members have played crucial roles in every major aerospace milestone,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. “As the world’s largest professional society dedicated to aerospace, AIAA is proud to celebrate the technical achievements of the dedicated innovators whose work put us on the moon.”

Current editors of AIAA journals selected representative papers with publication dates ranging from 1947 through 2008 from the AIAA journal archives found at AIAA’s Aerospace Research Central (ARC). The papers are available for free and represent a range of technical topics, time periods, and historical perspectives, including pre-Apollo work and events, ground-support development, communication, landing-on-Earth challenges, flight simulations for astronauts, supporting human flight, launch-vehicle design, flight-control development, orbital dynamics, reentry flight dynamics, science, and historical perspectives.

ARC, AIAA’s electronic library, contains titles from AIAA and its predecessor organizations dating back to the 1930s, including eight technical journals, three book series, conference meeting papers, national and international standards documents, a growing number of eBooks and other electronic products.

Please visit https://www.aiaa.org/apollo50 for more ways AIAA is celebrating the Apollo 50th. For information about the industry’s only conference that encompasses aeronautics, space propulsion and energy technologies, please click on AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition to learn more about the forum held 19-22 August in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About AIAA
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 98 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.


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