"My Trip to Space”: GBS AEROSPACE WEEK PRESENTATION

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THIS IS THE SECOND OF THE THREE GBS AEROSPACE WEEK PRESENTATIONS.

Since the dawn of the space age more than 60 years ago, most of what has been accomplished in space has been carried out by governments or government space agencies. In the future, that is no longer likely to be the case. For example, just since July 2021, 3 different companies have successfully conducted a total of 8 commercial human spaceflights, with 36 private citizens having the opportunity to travel to space. This presentation provides a fascinating first-person account of one such mission and the training leading up to it: the fourth human flight of Blue

Origin's New Shepard rocket.



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  • Date: 19 Aug 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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Registrants will be mailed ZOOM information to join the event

  • Starts 12 July 2022 07:22 PM
  • Ends 18 August 2022 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


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George of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC

Topic:

"My Trip to Space”

Since the dawn of the space age more than 60 years ago, most of what has been accomplished in space has been carried out by governments or government space agencies. In the future, that is no longer likely to be the case. For example, just since July 2021, 3 different companies have successfully conducted a total of 8 commercial human spaceflights, with 36 private citizens having the opportunity to travel to space. This presentation provides a fascinating first-person account of one such mission and the training leading up to it: the fourth human flight of Blue

Origin's New Shepard rocket.

Biography:

Dr. George C. Nield is the President of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC, which he founded to encourage, facilitate, and promote commercial space activities. He also serves as the Chairman of the Global Spaceport Alliance. He has more than 50 years of aerospace experience with the Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and in private industry. In March of 2022, he flew to space as a private astronaut onboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. He served as the FAA's Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation from 2008-2018. Prior to joining the FAA, Dr. Nield served as Senior Scientist for the Advanced Programs Group at the Orbital Sciences Corporation. His previous assignments include working as an Astronautical Engineer at the Space and Missile Systems Organization, a Flight Test Engineer at the Air Force Flight Test Center, and an Assistant Professor and Research Director at the USAF Academy. He was the Manager of the Flight Integration Office for the Space Shuttle Program at the NASA Johnson Space Center and later worked on both the Shuttle/Mir Program and the International Space Station Program.

 

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University and an MBA from George Washington University. He is also a Flight Test Engineering graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School. Dr. Nield is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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