Distinguished lecturers to speak at AIAA's 46th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit

December 14, 2007

December 13, 2007 - Reston, Virginia - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that the following lectures will be presented during the 46th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 7-10, 2008, at the Grand Sierra Resort (formerly the Reno Hilton) in Reno, Nevada.

The 2008 Dryden Lectureship In Research will be presented by Dr. Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His lecture, "Robotic Exploration of Mars," will be presented on Monday, January 7.

The 2008 William Littlewood Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr. Earll M. Murman, Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Murman's lecture, on Tuesday, January 8, will address "Lean Aerospace Engineering."

The 2008 von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics will be presented by Dr. Edward Weiler, director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. His lecture, "The Scientific Legacy of NASA's Great Observatories," will take place on Wednesday, January 9.
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Further information about the 46th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit can be found at www.aiaa.org/events/asm.

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