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Monthly Society Meeting

The next VBAS Monthly Meeting is Friday, September 15 at 7:30 PM. Join us for pizza at 7:00 PM.

The September program is: “Mars: Exploring the Red Planet” discusses humanity’s long relationship with Mars and what it will take to send people there as part of NASA’s Journey To Mars and will be presented by Dr. Tom Percy. Mars/VBAS Frank Schenck

Bio for Tom Percy

Dr. Tom PercyDr. Percy is an Aerospace Engineer working in the Advanced Concepts Office at Marshall Space Flight Center. In his time working at Marshall, Tom has primarily been involved in advanced in-space transportation, including advanced propulsion technology development, trajectory analysis, and spacecraft and mission concept development. In his current role with the Marshall Advanced Concepts Office Tom supports the evaluation of transportation architecture options for human deep space exploration and the development of robotic space mission concepts. Prior to his time with the Advanced Concepts Office, he analyzed emerging propulsion technologies for the In-Space Propulsion Technology Program Office at MSFC. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from GeorgiaTech, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Don Reed

Vice-President

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