Lunch & Learn: Space Mineral Resources

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Houston Section presents this Lunch & Learn organized by our Section's astrodynamics technical committee (Chair: Dr. Albert Allen Jackson IV, members: Dr. Tim Crain & Douglas Yazell). 

  • Subject: Space Mineral Resources, a 2015 book authorized in 2012 by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Scientific Commission
  • Guest speaker: Art Dula, Editor
  • Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Place: NASA/JSC Gilruth Center Lone Star room
  • Lunch option: Red River BBQ (self serve brisket, links, cole slaw, beans, iced tea). No-meat option: potatoes, salad. Price for this optional meal is the same for members and non-members. Order and pay for the meal online up to 3 days in advance. 
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Membership not required
  • Free event (Ordering and paying for a lunch meal up to 3 days in advance is optional.)
  • Room capacity: 54. 

Additional information: 

Space Mineral Resources; A Global Assessment of the Challenges and Oppotunities; 
Editors; Arthur M. Dula, Zhang Zhenjun
385 pages, published September 2015
Research and Editorial Staff: 
Dr. Peter Swan; Mr. Roger Lenard; Dr. Cathy Swan; Mr. Brad Blair; Ms. Anat Friedman; Ms. Shirazi Jaleel-Khan; Mr. Jason Juren

Below is additional information from our pubilcity flyer: 

Space Mineral Resources
by Art Dula
An AIAA Houston Section Lunch & Learn 
from the Astrodynamics technical committee
Chair: Dr. Albert Allen Jackson IV; Members: Douglas Yazell, Dr. Tim Crain

This study was conducted under the assumption that the international space community can make a difference. We, as an industry and as a portion of humanity, can change the current arrow of history so that it points in optimistic directions allowing the human condition to improve and expand. The change that is mandated to accomplish this is to: Leverage the phenomenal resources available in our solar system. From space - For Space!

 

Speaker Arthur M. “Art” Dula
Arthur M. (“Art”) Dula (born February 6, 1947 in Arlington, Virginia) is a space lawyer, a patent attorney, the literary executor for major science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, and chairman & founder of the private spaceflight company, Excalibur Almaz. He is a renowned spaceflight visionary, an entrepreneur championing commercial ...

Arthur M. (“Art”) Dula (born February 6, 1947 in Arlington, Virginia) is a space lawyer, a patent attorney, the literary executor for major science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, and chairman & founder of the private spaceflight company, Excalibur Almaz. He is a renowned spaceflight visionary, an entrepreneur championing commercial spaceflight, an international business leader, and a recognized aerospace attorney. He has more than 30 years of professional experience, including startup support for many new spaceflight companies, including; Eagle Aerospace Inc.; Space Services Inc., which launched the first private US space vehicle; Spacehab Inc., which built the Spacehab modules for the NASA Space Shuttle; and Space Commerce Corporation, where he was Director and President for the first US-Russian aerospace joint venture. He also provided legal guidance to Ad Astra Rocket Company, presently under NASA contract for future deep-space programs. His history includes legal work on international space challenges to the US Congress such as “Space Stations and the Law: Selected Legal Issues,” plus support to drafting the law controlling the licensing of private space launch services.  He has been a NASA consultant on Space Shuttle contracts and legal advisor for International Space Station issues.

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Organizer American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Houston Section

When

Fri, Mar. 11, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US/Central

Where

NASA/JSC Gilruth Center Lone Star room
Space Center Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
United States