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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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5:30 pm - 6:35 pm Check-in, Networking, Dinner
6:35 pm - 6:45 pm AIAA LA-LV Introduction
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm Presentations and Q&A
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm Networking, Adjourn

(Library (indoor) closes at 9:00 pm)


Manhattan Beach Library 
1320 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  


(Lot 8 - Free - 10 hour limit, Lots 5, 6, 14, & 15 - $0.75 per hour - 2 hour limit)

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Events/Programs Chair, LA 
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section 

Ticket Information

  $2 (Full-Time Student w/ ID) Presentation Only -No Dinner
  $5 Presentation Only -No Meal (w/ snacks)
$10 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price (w/ Dinner)
$15 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator (w/ Dinner)
$20 AIAA Professional Member Price (w/ Dinner)

$25 Non-AIAA Member -Regualr Price (w/ Dinner)

(No Refund within 7 days of the event or afterwards)

Dress Code

Business Casual

Dinner (except for Presentation Only tickets)

Pan Asian Dinner Platters or Boxes:
(a) Chicken,
(b) Beef,
(c) Fish, or
(d) Vegetarian

Refreshment (for all attendees)

Snacks and hot/cold beverages

AIAA LA-LV 10/29 Dinner Meeting
(No AIAA Membership is required for attening this event.)
(Full-Time Student with valid Student ID can enjoy Special Low Rate $2 Presentation Only - No Meal Ticket (Limited Seats))

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Moving Past Apollo: 
This generation's tools to build the 2nd major step for Mankind in Space
Prof. David Barnhart
Director, USC ISI / SERC
Faculty Liason to RPL/LPL
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The Speaker

Prof. David Barnhart

Director, USC ISI / SERC
Faculty Liason to RPL/LPL

David Barnhart is currently an active Research Professor in the Department of Astronautical Engineering at USC, the faculty liason to USC’s student rocketry groups (RPL/LPL), and the Director/Co- Founder of the USC Space Engineering Research Center located at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) operated jointly with Astronautical Engineering.

At USC David specializes in developing innovative technologies and architectures for 2nd generation space morphologies, rendezvous and proximity operations technologies/techniques, and hands-on projects with students, faculty and staff through an “engineering teaching hospital” construct. The SERC created and launched USC’s first two Cubesat’s into space in 2010 and 2012. Over 200 students have graduated through the SERC’s hands on training capabilities and every summer hosts US and international student interns. SERC is currently the technical arm for a national and global standards development push for commercial rendezvous and servicing missions (CONFERS), creating a larger re-usable Lunar Lander simulator project, and has the third USC Satellite flight planned for Summer 2019.

David was most recently a senior space Project Manager at DARPA, pioneering cellular spacecraft morphologies, satbotics, space robotics and low cost high volume manufacturing on the Phoenix and SeeMe projects. He represented the first DARPA space project at the United Nations COPUOS in Vienna Austria addressing new technology pushing the need for updates to space regulations and policy issues for next generation missions.

Prior to USC and DARPA David helped initiate two commercial space companies; co-founding and serving as Vice President and CFO for Millennium Space Systems in Los Angeles CA; and was the youngest elected member of a three-person international Executive Management board for a German startup in Bremen, Vanguard Space, one of the first companies working commercial spacecraft servicing.

David started his career as a civilian for the Air Force Research Labs spending over 13 years helping to birth several notable innovations in micro-miniature electronic technologies, micro-chemical/electric propulsion systems, some of the first small satellites for remote observations, and the first independent RPO missions.

Dr. Jessie Christiansen
Research Scientist, Deputy Science Lead
Caltech/IPAC-NASA Exoplanet Science Institute