Come learn about the history, technology and concept of space transportation as presented by former Lockheed Martin engineer Stephen Kelly, Martin Sagara, formerly of Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Christopher Allison, currently a Systems Engineer with Sierra Nevada Corporation. The first 40 minutes of the lecture will be a deep dive into what led to the creation of NASA’s space shuttle program, an overview of NASA’s HL-20 concept and how that has transformed into the modern day Dream Chaser® spacecraft developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation. The last 20 minutes will be a walking tour around Wings’ Dream Chaser mock-up.
The lecture will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in our Harrison Ford Welcome Theater. Interested? Tickets will also give you entry into the museum for the day.
Members are FREE! but an RSVP is recommended.
Steve has had careers in education and the aerospace industry, retiring from Lockheed/Martin Geospatial Systems in 2015. He has served in a number of volunteer roles with Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum since 1994.
Martin has over 20 years of engineering experience working in the Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense systems fields and has been a volunteer with the Wings Over the Rockies Museum since its opening. Martin is currently employed by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Christopher Allison is a Systems Engineer with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems. In support of SNC’s Dream Chaser® orbital vehicle program, he has served as the Federal Agencies Lead, Landing Site Coordinator, and Flight Termination System Lead. In recent years, Mr. Allison has represented SNC to the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of State, and Federal launch Ranges coordinating compliance with government requirements and regulations in support of planned Dream Chaser launches and landings. He also leads the technical studies when evaluating potential landing sites for Dream Chaser.