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(November 14, 2020) AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting with Todd Barber, Dr Swati Saxena, Dr Stephen Bryen

Voyager 1 & 2: Humanity’s Most Distant Explorers (+Neptune/Uranus) (Todd Barber) | Modeling & Simulation Best Practices to Help Fight COVID-19 (Dr. Swati Saxena) | Best Taiwan Defense Strategy (Dr. Stephen Bryen) RSVP and Information: Video Link: AIAA LA-LV Channel: Agenda (see below)PDF Slides from Dr. Swati Saxena (See Below)Video Upload (see below)

(November 7, 2020) Perlan Project Glider Soars into History by Jim Payne | Time-Sensitive Air Refueling Mission by Lt. Col. Mark Hasara

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(August 31, 2020) AIAA LA-LV Member Spotlight on Col. Mark Pestana

Mark PestanaPilot- Engineer-ArtistAIAA Senior Member Mark Pestana, Colonel, USAF (ret), is a research pilot, aerospace human factors engineer, and consultant for NASA, DOD, and the FAA, and teaches aerospace safety as adjunct faculty at University of Southern California. He’s flown over 5000 hours in over 30 aircraft types, from heavy transport to supersonic jet. As […]

(August 24, 2020) AIAA LA-LV Member Spotlight on Prof. Jason L. Speyer

Prof. Jason L. SpeyerAIAA HONORARY FELLOWMember, National Academy of Engineering Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Professor,Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department andthe Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight AwardAIAA Dryden Lectureship in ResearchAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control AwardAir Force Exceptional Civilian Decoration (1991 and 2001)IEEE Third Millennium MedalRichard E. Bellman Control Heritage […]

(October 19, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Al Globus

Al GlobusAIAA MemberAIAA Space Colonization Technical CommitteeContract software engineer, NASA Ames Research Center – Retired Al Globus worked at NASA Ames for 39 years as a contract software engineer on space settlement, asteroid mining, Hubble, space stations, X37, shuttle, Earth observation, TDRSS, cubesats, lunar teleoperation, spaceflight effects on bone, molecular nanotechnology, scientific visualization, and space […]

(October 12, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on André Bormanis

André BormanisAIAA Member*Writer, consultant, and television producer, currently serving as a writer and co-executive producer of the Fox / Hulu television series, The Orville.*Writer and consulting producer on the latest season of the Fox / National Geographic television series Cosmos, based on the award-wining PBS series created by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.*Head writer and […]

(October 5, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Douglas Yazell

Douglas YazellAIAA Associate FellowHoneywell-Retired; Teacher, Math & Robotics, Texas City High SchoolMr. Yazell worked for Honeywell aerospace engineering from 1981 to 2011, mostly on NASA projects. He earned a BSEE degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, south of the […]

(September 28, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Michelle Evans

Michelle EvansAIAA Distinguished LecturerAIAA MemberFounder and President, Mach 25 Media (, Photographer, and Communications Specialist in aerospace Michelle Evans is the founder and president of Mach 25 Media ( and is a writer, photographer, and communications specialist in aerospace. She has written the bestselling book “The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings into Space” which […]