Engineering Seminar Series

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
Moody Life Science 102
Event Type
Presentations
Contact
Gail Jaszcz
210-436-3305
Department/Organization
Engineering
Link
https://ems-app.stmarytx.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=80055

Inside Apollo: Heroes, Rules and Lessons Learned in the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) System Development

Dr. George Schmidt

Apollo 8 (Dec 1968) and Apollo 11 (July 1969) were among the greatest explorations of mankind.  In Apollo 8, astronauts deliberately put themselves in orbit around the moon expecting the rocket engine to later fire and bring them home to Earth.  In Apollo 11, it was mankind’s first visit to the moon and Tranquility Base.  Movies, books, articles, and documentaries have covered the space race.  The author will give his thoughts based on 10 years inside the GNC program design, many hours in the Spacecraft Control room at Cape Kennedy monitoring GNC performance through liftoff, and then providing real-time mission support to NASA from MIT in Cambridge, MA. 

Get Directions
Event Date
Event Time
Title
Location