2011 Space Shuttle Symposium

Atlanta, GA
Monday, June 06, 2011

The Space Shuttle: An Engineering Milestone
A Symposium to Celebrate the Accomplishments
of the NASA Space Shuttle Program

Conference Overview
The symposium is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the contributions of men and women from the U.S. and around the world who dedicated their careers to the success of space missions in the Shuttle Era. The Space Shuttle program has spanned three decades of operation and its storied saga is coming to an end with STS Mission 135 scheduled in 2011. The technical advances made possible by the program have touched everyone on this planet, and opened our eyes both to the wonders of the planet we all share and to the mysteries of the deep space beyond. As this time of remarkable accomplishments draws to a close, it is important that we pause to honor those who contributed to its design, operation, and success, and reflect on the lessons from this complex system, a true turning point in mankind’s voyage into space.

This symposium will bring together an international group of scientists, technologists, engineers, mission designers, policy makers and students with an interest in learning from the significant contributions of the shuttle era and in exchanging ideas to promote future collaboration and continued leadership in space science and engineering. The symposium scope includes topics of the Shuttle Era-its history, technical and scientific achievements, the orbiter, propulsion, structures and thermal protection, system and mission flight operations, ground operations, current and future vehicle concepts and designs, astronaut safety provisions and two panel discussions focusing on “lessons learned” and international collaboration.

All participants are invited to enjoy a Welcome Reception offering beverages and light hors d’oeuvres on Monday, June 6, 5:30 – 7:00 PM; Registration will be available on Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 – 9:30 AM. A continental breakfast (including hot entrée) will be offered on Tuesday and W
ednesday, 7:30 – 8:30 AM. The symposium will begin on Tuesday, June 7 at 8:30 AM with a reception and banquet that evening at 6 PM in the Georgia Tech Hotel Ballroom (which is easily accessed from the Global Learning Center). The symposium will resume on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:30 AM and adjourn after lunch at 1 PM.

Registration and Fees
The public is welcome to attend the presentations of this commemorative symposium. Seating will be made available on a first come, first served basis due to the limited space. Walk-in registration will be required to receive appropriate credentials, prior to entering the auditorium. This offer is for non-food events only.

Early Registration Fee:  $ 400 (deadline May 15,
Regular Registration Fee:  $ 475 (after May 15, 2011)
Student Registration Fee:  $ 200

Regular and Student Registration fees include the following: continental breakfast, continuous food breaks, and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as the Welcome Reception and program materials. It also includes the reception and banquet on Tuesday evening.

Reception and Banquet Fee: $75/person
Admission to the Reception and Banquet at 6pm on June 7 is included in the registration fee. Tickets may be purchased separately for those who do not plan to atten
d the symposium, but would like to attend this evening event.

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 5th Street NW
Atlanta, GA  30308-1031
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