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(July 9) The Upcoming Europa Clipper Mission by Dave Doody

  • 1.  (July 9) The Upcoming Europa Clipper Mission by Dave Doody

    Posted 28 Jun, 2022 11:14
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    AIAA LA-LV 7/9 Section (Town Hall) Meeting

    (A hybrid event: In-person and online on Zoom)

    Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11 AM PDT (Add to Calendar)

    In-Person Attendance is better. Meet the distinguished speaker!

    Online attendance welcome. Please join us!


    Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)

    14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

    (South of 105 Hwy and East of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))

    (Near SpaceX Hawthorne)

    (also online on Zoom for a hybrid event)

    (This event is not sponsored by the Lawndale Library)

    The Upcoming

    Europa Clipper Mission


    Mr. Dave Doody

    Space Flight Operations Engineer,

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    (The speaker will present in person.)

    RSVP and Information

    Join Dave Doody, Space Flight Operations Engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for his presentation:

    Dave will describe the Europa Clipper Mission being fabricated to investigate the Jovian moon Europa. About the size of our own Moon, Europa harbors a tantalizing saltwater ocean, which might have the potential to harbor life below its icy shell. The solar-powered spacecraft will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy in October, 2024. Dave will touch on how the spacecraft will get to the Jupiter system using gravity assist, and how the spacecraft will go about investigating Europa. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from someone directly involved with exploring our solar system.



    Mr. Dave Doody

    Space Flight Operations Engineer,

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Dave Doody is a Senior Systems Engineer for realtime Mission Control operations. Currently working on the Psyche Mission, he previously spent 20 years flying the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, from launch through its spectacular Grand Finale in 2017.

    After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Dave Doody worked as an instructor for Japan Air Lines teaching Captains and First Officers of JAL. At the same time, he led an instructional systems development effort at the JAL flight crew training center. Having landed at Catalina Island after sailing the coast, Dave worked as a systems engineer there for three years before joining the NASA-JPL Deep Space Network in Pasadena to create instructional systems and training materials for operators of the worldwide spacecraft-communications systems.

    On completion of the Deep Space Network contract, Dave got his master's degree and then went to work on the NASA Voyager mission flight operations team while Voyager 2 cruised from Saturn to Uranus and Neptune. Flight operations on Magellan, the Venus mapper, then led to flight ops work on the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, where he has been since 1994.

    All during the Voyager, Magellan, and Cassini mission operations, Dave has also been publishing in the technical and popular literature, teaching short courses, and speaking in public about space-flight related subjects.

    Once in a while you can find Dave playing sidewalk astronomer in Pasadena, offering free telescope views of the planets to passers-by. And once a year, Dave welcomes participants from all walks of life in his "Basics of Interplanetary Flight" seminar with ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

    Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)

    14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

    (South of 105 Hwy and East of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))

    (Near SpaceX Hawthorne)

    Parking Information:

    (Free Library and Street Parking, following the signs.

    Metered/Payment Parking Lot/Spots nearby.)

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    Tentative Agenda: (All Time PDT)

    10:30 am - 11:00 am: Check-in, Networking

    11:00 am - 11:10 am :Welcome and Introduction

    11:10 am - 12:40 pm: Presentations and Q&A

    12:40 pm - 01:30 pm: Networking (Lunch if you order the lunchbox or bring your own lunch.)

    02:00 pm: Adjourn (Need to leave the meeting room completely by 2 pm)

    Tickets: (No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards)

    In-Person: (Online access included)

      $5 Presentation Only -No Lunch

    $16 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price (w/ Lunch)

    $21 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator (w/ Lunch)

    $20 AIAA Professional Member Price (w/ Lunch)

    $25 Non-AIAA Member -Professional Price (w/ Lunch)

    $17: AIAA Life-Time Member (w/ Lunch)

    $17: AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership (w/ Lunch)

    COVID-19 Pre-cautions:

    The Indoor Mask Mandate has been lifted. It's recommended to wear a mask indoors, but it's not required. (If you are sick or don't feel well, please stay home and attend online on Zoom.)

    Please only RSVP the in-person tickets if you are sure you will show up in-person. No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards. Each in-person ticket will include the online access as well.

    Online Only:

    $2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Professional Member

    $5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - Professional

    $1.95: (Online Only) AIAA Educator Member

    $4.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - Educator

    $1.45: (Online Only) AIAA University Student Member

    $4.45: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - University Student

    $0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student

    (Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)

    $2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Member - Other Categories

    $5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - Other Categories

    $0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Life-Time Member

    $0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership

    Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

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