In July 1989, on the 20th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing, the first President Bush called for America to renew its pioneering push into space with the establishment of a permanent Lunar base and a series of human missions to Mars. While many have said that such an endeavor would be excessively costly and take many decades, a small team at Martin Marietta drew up a daring plan that could sharply cut costs and send a group of American astronauts to the Red Planet within ten years. The plan, known as "Mars Direct," has attracted international attention and broad controversy.
Photographs from an AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Section dinner meeting in which Robert Horton discusses the X45-A Uninhabited Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV).
These photographs were taken at a AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Section dinner meeting with Margaret Hanson, who presented "Aiming for the Stars: Frontiers of Modern Astronomy." Dr. Hanson touched on current topics in astronomy such as the Big Bang Theory, dark energy and matter, and exo-planets. She will also talk about current research in the field and where it is going.
A photograph from a dinner meeting with speaker John Clarke.
Photographs from a dinner meeting held on 27 September 2007.