Where: Hartley Room @ Florida Tech
When: Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM
Sponsored by: Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida; Missile, Space and Range Pioneers; National Space Club Florida Committee
United Launch Alliance is solely focused its customers' mission and is the nation’s most experienced space launch company with more than 130 consecutive launches and a 100% mission success rate. ULA is transforming the future of space launch, making it more affordable and accessible for customers and the new Vulcan Centaur rocket will make the impossible possible with capabilities that will allow a thriving lunar economy and extend the reaches of space exploration for generations to come. We are standing on the threshold of a post scarcity human future. Recent discoveries by NASA and others have revealed the presence of natural resources on the moon and other near earth asteroids. An expansion of space transportation systems and the supporting industrial base is occurring which, together with the discovery of ubiquitous water that can be converted to high energy rocket fuel, could make recovery of space resources practical and promise a new era for humanity.
Established in 2007 as the F. Alan Smith Visiting Executive Program and now known as the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, this event was created to attract corporate executives in the transportation industry and other subject experts to speak to students, faculty and community members at Florida Institute of Technology. At least one executive speaker is welcomed to campus every Fall and Spring semester. Speakers address topics such as innovation in the automotive industry, self-driving cars, the hyperloop high-speed rail, and innovations in ride-sharing and transportation.