Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM PST
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(December 19, 2020) A Space Architecture Gathering with AIAA LA-LV Section 

Volunteers are needed for al AIAA activities, please contact cgsonwane@gmail.com

December 19th, 2020, 10 AM (PST)

AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section 
Christmas Holiday Special Event
Saturday, December 19th, 2020 (online on Zoom)
10am-5:30pm (PST)
A Space Architecture Gathering
Moderated by Prof. Madhu Thangavelu
USC Astronautical Engineering Department and USC School of Architecture

This event will have two parts. First segment will focus on Extraterrestrial Habitat Simulators and Simulations. Experiences of “Simnauts” during the course of their simulated and choreographed expedition are presented. Activities and divergence from planned program will be addressed. The second part will bring together an international group of space architects who will present their latest and greatest visions for our Moon, Mars and beyond. Each part will be concluded by a panel followed by discussion and Q&A from audience.
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All Time PST (Pacific Standard Time, US and Canada)
10:05 am: Dr. Chandrashekar Sonwane (Welcome)
Part 1. Invited participants in Simulators and Simulations program include :
10:10 am: Prof. Madhu Thangavelu (Introduction – Part 1)
10:20 am: Prof. Bernard Foing – Advanced Projects, European Space Agency
10:35 am: Mr. Keelan Garde & Mr. Daniel Lin – CRADLE Simulator, Lucerne Valley
10:50 am: Ms. Jackelynne Silva-Martinez– Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) at JSC
11:05 am: Dr. Pascal Lee – Mars Institute
11:20 am: Mr. Henk Rogers – Chairman PISCES, Founder International MoonBase Alliance
11:35 am: Dr. Angelo Vermeulen - SEADS Network
11:50 am: Dr. Robert Zubrin – Mars Society, Mars Desert Research Station
12:05 pm: Dr. Barbara Imhof – Liquifer, Vienna
12:20 pm: Prof. Garrett Reisman, Astronaut, Q&A with Prof. Madhu Thangavelu
12:35 pm: Panel Discussion
01:10 pm: Fin - Part 1
Part 2. Invited international participants in the Space Architecture program include :
01:20 pm: Prof. Madhu Thangavelu (Introduction Part 2)
01:30 pm: Prof. Samer El-Sayary – Alexandria University Egypt
01:45 pm: Dr. Tom Spilker & Mr. John Blincow – Gateway Foundation
02:00 pm: Mr. Anthony Longman – SkyFrame Research
02:15 pm: Prof. Valentina Sumini - Politecnico Milano
02:30 pm: Mr. Tomas Rousek – XTEND DESIGN Architects, London
02:45 pm: Mr. Sam Ximenes, President, XArc Exploration Architecture Corporation
03:00 pm: Ms. Meeradevi Kathaliyil – HOK, Dubai
03:15 pm: Mr. Thomas Schmidt – SepiaDesigns, Hong Kong
03:30 pm: Ms. Vera Mulyani – Mars City Design
03:45 pm: Ms. Tamara Stefanovic & Ms. Sara Kocevska, Polytechnic University of Milan
04:00 pm: Ms. Ziyu (Ivy) Jiang, PG20 Bartlett, University College London
04:15 pm: Mr. Theodoros Tamvakis, PG20 Bartlett, University College London
04:30 pm: Mr. Will Hosikian - Woods Bagot Architecture, RMIT
04:45 pm: Panel Discussion
05:30 pm: Fin - Part 2
Dr. Robert Zubrin, formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver is now president of his own company, Pioneer Astronautics. He holds Masters degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington. He is the inventor of several unique concepts for space propulsion and exploration, the author of over 200 published technical and non-technical papers in the field, as well the non-fiction books "The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must" (Simon and Schuster 1996), “Entering Space” (Tarcher Putnam 1999), “Mars on Earth” (Tarcher Penguin 2003) and “Energy Victory” (Prometheus Books, 2007), "Merchants of Despair" (Encounter Books, 2012), the novels “The Holy Land,” (Polaris Books, 2003) and “First Landing,” (Ace 2001), the science-humor immigrant guidebook, “How to Live on Mars” (Three Rivers Press, 2008), and most recently "The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility" (Prometheus Books, 2019). He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and former Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Space Society. Most recently, he founded the Mars Society; an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. In that capacity, he personally led the construction and operation of a human Mars exploration training station on Devon Island, an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic 900 miles from the North Pole. Prior to his work in astronautics, Dr. Zubrin was employed in areas of thermonuclear fusion research, nuclear engineering, radiation protection, and as a high school science teacher.
Dr. Thomas R. Spilker earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and then worked for more than 20 years as both a scientist and engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retiring in 2012, he started his own consulting business as a space flight mission architect. Tom worked on NASA’s Voyager, Cassini, and Genesis missions, and is a Co-Investigator for the MIRO instrument on ESA’s Rosetta mission.
Mr. John Blincow has worked as a pilot for 24 years, flying all over the world in such aircraft as the Boeing 757, DC-10, and Boeing 747-400. John Blincow’s experience as a pilot instructor includes United Airlines, Boeing Flight Safety, and as a security instructor for The Transportation Security Administration (TSA). John Blincow graduated with a B.A. from Cal State San Bernardino in 1996.
Dr. Pascal Lee
Mr. Henk Rogers
Mr. Sam Ximenes
Prof. Samer El-Sayary
Prof. Bernard Foing
Ms. Jackelynne Silva-Martinez
Human Systems Integration Lead, Gateway Program,
NASA Johnson Space Center (www.jackelynne.com)