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

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

Think Big. Dream Big.

A new IMAX film produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) looks to explore engineering contributions to the world and its future. See more about it and where to view it at http://www.dreambigfilm.com/