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NSS Space Forum - The Changing Face of Aerospace: Perspectives from a Panel of Early Career Professionals
Fifty plus years ago, a young technical workforce both at NASA and from industry pushed the boundaries of technology to put American astronauts on the Moon. Technology since then has advanced tremendously and today as we celebrate a helicopter on Mars, a fleet of reusable rockets, and human spaceflight launches from the US, we also look forward to a return to the Moon and many other aerospace technological innovations. Today’s aerospace workforce is just as talented as the Apollo Generation, but it looks a lot different, reflecting and embracing the diversity of our nation.

Join NSS Board of Directors Member, Chantelle Baier, as she hosts a panel of these early-career aerospace professionals. The panelists, Athena Brensberger, Lindani Johnson, Kaela Martin, Hannah Rens, and Betsy Soukup will share their stories. You will hear about what got them interested in aerospace, the challenges they overcame, their current projects, and how they are working to inspire the next generation. Don’t miss this informative and inspirational session. And invite your kids so they can learn about opportunities in aerospace.

The Panelists:

Athena Brensberger, Founder of Astroathens LLC and a space advocate who wants to make science and space more accessible to everyone.

Lindani Johnson, an Aircraft Segment System Safety Team Lead for Wisk Aero and Chief Engineer for the National Society of Black Engineers Aerospace Special Interest Group.

Kaela Martin, an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ.

Hannah Rens, a Project Engineer for Boeing Defense, Space
and Security and a member of the NSS Board of Directors.

Betsy Soukup, a Structures Engineer II, Falcon Launch Vehicles for SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA.

May 6, 2021 09:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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