Purdue Engineering Speakers Join Governor to Discuss Cislunar Growth at AIAA Conference

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.
(left to right) Mung Chiang, dean of engineering at Purdue University; Lisa Teague, head of research and technology, Rolls-Royce Corporation; Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director; Eric Holcomb, governor of Indiana; David Spencer, director of the Space Flight Projects Laboratory at Purdue University; and Kathleen Howell, an expert on multibody dynamics and a professor at Purdue University, panelists on Partnering Advances in Aerospace on Aug. 20, 2019, at the 2019 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Indianapolis.

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.

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