November 2017 Dinner Meeting

Our dinner meeting on 14 November 2017 featured two speakers.   Our first speaker was AIAA Associate Fellow and AIAA Distinguished Lecturer Eugene L. Fleeman. Mr. Fleeman is best-known for his textbooks and expertise on missile design. His presentation on Global Climate Drivers was based… Read More

October 2017 Dinner Meeting

  Our speaker for October was Commuter Craft designer Richard Hogan. Mr. Hogan presented a delightful talk about his kit-built aircraft. The average time to build a home built aircraft is seven years. Mr. Hogan’s goal with Commuter Craft is to make that “build my… Read More

AIAA Propulsion & Energy

Tomorrow is the beginning of three days of networking and cutting-edge learning at the annual AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum. We are fortunate this year to have this event in our own backyard — the Hyatt Regency at 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30303.… Read More

April 2017 Dinner Meeting

Our speaker for the April dinner meeting was Doug Ellis. Mr. Ellis is a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight Soars. Angel Flight provides free air transportation for medical patients in the southeast, covering the six states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and… Read More

Congressional Visits Day 2017

Possibly due to the heightened interest in politics, we had six Atlanta participants at the 2017 Congressional Visits Day event: Dr. Dimitri Mavris    Dr. Alicia Sudol Satyam Patel                    Braven Leung Bob Greene Daryl Brace With two teams we were able to spend quality time with… Read More

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