Development and application of aerodynamic deceleration systems and lifting parachutes, pararotators, sand
inflatable decelerators for aerodynamic deceleration, sustentation, and landing of manned and unmanned vehicles.
Parachute Design by Dr. J. Stephen Lingard
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22nd AIAA Aerodynamic
Decelerator Systems Technology Conference
Daytona Beach, Florida
The AIAA ADS Technical Committee co-hosted a conference in
Daytona Beach with the AIAA Balloons and Lighter-than-Air Technical Committees,
and the Parachute Industry Association. The conference was a great
success with over 1300 people attending. The awards banquet honored Gary
Thibault, the 2013 AIAA Theodore W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems
Award winner, and Nick Fogell the Student Paper Award winner. The awards
banquet Keynote Speaker was Robert D. Cabana, Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space
Center and four time Space Shuttle astronaut.
See IMAGES of the Conference.