STEAM at the High Museum

This Sunday 12 March from 1 to 4 PM our local High Museum of Art has a full slate of STEAM programming. Science, technology, engineering, and math are obviously related to aerospace. We sometimes forget the value of art to the practice of design. Both… Read More

Women, NASA, and Lego bricks

Thank you to NPR for this story with pictures about Lego’s upcoming Women of NASA set. The five women are computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronaut Mae Jemison and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman. Just another reminder that girls belong in… Read More

Want to Go To Mars?

The folks over at fivethirtyeight.com have put together a series of posts called “Earth to Mars.” It covers basics such as why go and how much will this cost to more complex questions such as what to pack, legal ramifications, and how the trip might… Read More

C-141B Restoration

Some years back, we had a dinner speaker talk about the aviation museum in Marietta. That project is now The Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History. While our local section is not an official sponsor, it may be useful for members to know… Read More

Support Your Neighbor Section

Last Monday, two AIAA Atlanta section members attended a speaker luncheon hosted by the Greater Huntsville AIAA Section. The speaker was Scott “Shuttleman” Phillips, author of Remove Before Flight. Mr. Phillips was on the engineering team responsible for the external shuttle tanks. He was a… Read More

Space in the Media

It has been a good week for space themes in popular media. This week’s episode 8 “Space Race” on NBC’s freshman drama Timeless revolves around the Apollo 11 landing, including computer Katherine Johnson as one of the heroes. Hidden Figures, a movie specifically about African-American… Read More

November 2016 Dinner Meeting

Our featured speaker at the November dinner meeting was Ron Alexander, founder of the Candler Field Museum. All in attendance were treated to an enthusiastic presentation about the early history of the Atlanta airport and the history of early aviation. It is therefore very sad… Read More

October 2016 Dinner Meeting

Our October dinner meeting guest was AIAA distinguished lecturer Dr. Richard Hallion. Dr. Hallion is an aviation historian. He presented the topic “The High-Speed Revolution: How Aviation Progressed From the Subsonic to the Hypersonic Era.” It was fascinating to see a graph of flight speeds over… Read More