AIAA Associate Fellow Recognition Dinner at Burritt on the Mountain

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AIAA Associate Fellow Recognition Dinner at Burritt on the Mountain

This annual dinner recognizes the most recent class of AIAA associate fellows within the Greater Huntsville Section.

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Burritt on the Mountain 3101 Burritt Drive Southeast Huntsville, AL 35801

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Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

This event will recognize seven Greater Huntsville Section members who had their member rank elevated to Associate Fellow and were inducted in 2022. We hope you can join us for this event, which also serves as a holiday networking/social for our section. Associate fellows from GHS for 2022 include: George Story, Naveen Vetcha, Richard Tuggle, John Vickers, Jody Singer, Andy Crocker, and Robert Harris.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Roger Launius, who will give a talk entitled: "Why Go to the Moon? Apollo, the Space Race, and the Many Faces of Lunar Exploration"

About Dr. Launius: Roger D. Launius is Principal of Launius Historical Services, Auburn, Alabama. Between 1990 and 2002 he served as chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From there he moved to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where he served most recently as Associate Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs until retirement in 2017. He is the author, most recently, of The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future (Smithsonian Books, 2018); Apollo's Legacy: The Space Race in Perspective (Smithsonian Books, 2019); Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of Space Race (Yale University Press, 2019); The NASA Archives: From Project Mercury to the Mars Rovers, 60 Years in Space (Taschen, 2019); An Unofficial History of NASA Mission Patches (Thunder Bay Press, 2020); and NASA Space Shuttle: 40th Anniversary (Motorbooks, an Imprint of The Quarto Group, 2021). He was a consultant to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in 2003 and served on several review boards of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the Exceptional Achievement Medal. He has been a guest commentator on space history for all the major television and news radio networks.

Catering is provided by Bubba's Silver Spoon.

  • Caesar Salad
  • Rolls
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Shrimp & Crab Alfredo
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Yellow Squash & Tomatoes
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Tea

Please specify any dietary restrictions in your ticket order.