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

September 2016 Dinner Meeting

  Our September dinner meeting speaker was David A. Alvord from Georgia Tech Research Institute. Mr. Alvord spoke about acoustic testing on both rockets and UAVs. His presentation covered the complexities of testing, including how different elements of a design interact — sometimes in unexpected… Read More

A Little NASA Humor

The website The Onion had maybe a bit too pointed article on Thursday 25 August 2016: “NASA Discovers Distant Planet Located Outside Funding Capabilities.” This is just a friendly reminder that space exploration can be expensive. Every one of our great national accomplishments comes with… Read More