Purdue Engineering speakers join Governor to discuss cislunar growth at AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum

Kathleen Howell, the Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and David Spencer, an associate professor in AAE, participated in a“Partnering Advances in Aerospace” panel that Dean Mung Chiang moderated.
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David Spencer, an associate professor in AAE, and Kathleen Howell, the Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, spoke at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum. (Photo credit: AIAA)

Two Aeronautics and Astronautics faculty members and Mung Chiang, the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, joined Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb as speakers at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Indianapolis on Aug. 20.

On a panel on “Partnering Advances in Aerospace,” the Purdue Engineering speakers said the orbital economy is growing rapidly and the recently launched Purdue Engineering Initiative in Cislunar Space is designed to accelerate that trend.

“Purdue Engineering is working to collaborate with commercial aerospace companies and government organizations such as NASA to conceive, design and enable a 50-year vision for the cislunar space infrastructure and economy,” said panelists David Spencer, director of the Space Flight Projects Laboratory and associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics, and Kathleen Howell, the Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

Video of the panel is available on AIAA's livestream site, and an email is required for access. The link also includes other sessions.

Related Link: https://www.aiaa.org/home/news/news/2019/08/20/purdue-engineering-cislunar-initiative-sets-priorities-for-moon-exploration