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(***New Date Undecided, TBD, Rescheduled Until Further Notice***) Virgin Galactic's Quest into Space -LauncherOne and SpaceShipTwo (AIAA LA-LV 2018 New Year Launch Event)

AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

(***New Date Undecided, TBD, Rescheduled Until Further...

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(Apologies: This event is being rescheduled to the spring time in 2018. It will NOT take place on Jan. 11, 2018, but will be sometime in the spring. Please check back for updates. A notice will be sent out for any update. People who have registered for it will be contacted for the ticket arrangement. Thanks.)

 

2018 New Year Launch Meeting

 

Virgin Galactic's Quest into Space

LauncherOne and SpaceShipTwo

with

Todd Ericson

Vice President, Virgin Galactic


Event information & Location

S-Café (Building S - Cafeteria)
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
One Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

  • Next to the Space Park

  • West of 405 Hwy, East of Pacific Coast Hwy, and South of 105 Hwy

  • Please follow the directions & maps on the Registration (Eventbrite) website

  • Enter from the Marine Ave  through the Simon Ramo Dr.  Entrance. After passing the Stop signkeep going, and then turn Right to the parking lot.


 
Free Parking in front of the S-Cafe
 
                        5:30 pm - 6:55 pm Check-in, Networking, Reception, Dinner (6PM)
                        6:55 pm - 7:00 pm Introduction
                        7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation and Q & A
                        8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Networking
 
(RSVP Here - See Above)

***Online Ticket sales will end at 11:30 PM, Sunday, January 7th, 2018***

(Presentation-Only ticket sales will continue till Wednesday, January 10th, 2018)

REGISTRATION FEES

                                 $25.00 - Non-AIAA Member Regular Price
                                 $20.00 - AIAA Professional Member Price
                                 $15.00 - Student / Educator - Non-AIAA Member
                                 $10.00 - AIAA Student / Educator Member
                                   $5.00 - Presentation Only, No Meal
 

Dinner: Mediterranean Platters/Trays or Boxes (Vegetarian option will be available)

Snacks, Cookies, Soda, Bottled Water, and Hot Beverages will be provided



Virgin Galactic's flagships, LauncherOne and SpaceShipTwo, are advanced aerospace vehicles for the space exploration & development, such as small satellite launches and space tourism.
 
Please join us to learn more about their past, current progresses, and future development.
  • Learn from one with first-hand experience in New Space
  • Meet a leader key in the development and deployment of LauncherOne & SpaceShipTwo
  • Discuss the importance of safety and test
  • Understand more of the interesting features and applications
  • Listen to the stories behind the successes and obstacles
  • Network with the speaker, aerospace professionals, educators, enthusiasts, business professionals, and other attendees

The Speaker

Todd Ericson

Todd joined Virgin Galactic in 2014 as a pilot of SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo. With his experience as a former Safety Director and pilot in the US Air Force, he served in critical safety roles during ground and test flights. Today, Todd’s responsibilities extend across the full range of the company’s activities: the manufacture and testing of both the second SpaceShipTwo and LauncherOne satellite launch vehicle and flights of the WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft.

Todd brings 23 years of military and aviation safety experience to the role including service as the Chief of Safety for the US Air Force Test Center, where he was responsible for test, ground, weapons and flight safety for all US Air Force experimental and developmental test programs. Todd also served as Operations and Maintenance Group Commander for the USAF, where he directed performance and safety for over 600 personnel engaged in flight operations and maintenance for 21 diverse aircraft types.

He is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned both a bachelor’s degree and the Langley Award as the Outstanding Cadet in Aeronautical Engineering. He received a master’s degree in Aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland.

A distinguished graduate of every flying program he attended, including winning both the Air Training Command Commander’s Trophy as the top graduate of Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Class 92-07 and the McKenna Trophy as the top graduate of the Empire Test Pilots School’s 60th Fixed Wing Course, Todd  amassed over 230 combat hours in the F-16 during Operation Allied Force where he earned seven Air Medals. He is a 2011 distinguished graduate from USAF Air War College where he was awarded Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and won the General Charles Horner Award. Todd has logged more than 8,500 flight hours in over 90 diverse aircraft types.


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(Email events.aiaalalv@gmail.com if any questions - or call (949)426-8175)

 

 

 

 

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S-Café (Building S - Cafeteria)
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
One Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)


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AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession.  AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society.

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