Highlight Lecture 3: Orion’s exploration Flight Test-1 – Taking Human Spaceflight Beyond LEO for the Future of Mankind

Thursday 15, 17:45 – 18:45
Location: Ussishkin Auditorium

Orion’s first flight test last December took the spacecraft to an altitude of 3600 miles, farther than any human spacecraft has been in 42 years. The nearly flawless flight tested the heat shield, separation systems, launch and entry environments, avionics, and critical re-entry systems. The challenges, problems and successes of this difficult mission, as well as the next steps in taking humans beyond Low Earth Orbit, will be explained by two top Program Managers from NASA and Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor.

Moderator

Carlo MIRRA

Senior Manager, Head of Mission/Increment Integration, Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V.

Italy

Speakers

William GERSTENMAIER

Associate Director Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Michael HAWES

Vice President and Orion Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States of America

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