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Tuesday, November 17
 

9:00am PST

KEYNOTE: The Boeing 737 MAX: Lessons Learned for Software Development
From airplanes and automobiles to the latest electronic devices and wearable technology, software is an increasingly important part of most products today, delivering gains in flexibility, speed-to-market, cost advantages, and features that would not be achievable in hardware alone. In fact, at the core of it many modern systems are really just networks of computers and software. But along with the exponential growth in software code has come added complexity and risk that can be difficult to manage in even some of the seemingly simplest of systems. Using the example of what went wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX, this keynote examines the engineering, cultural, and systems design/software development approaches that can lead to negative outcomes and what today’s organizations can do to build safer systems.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Travis

Gregory Travis

Managing Director, Supporwell LLC
Gregory Travis is a writer, an executive in software development, a pilot, and the owner of a 1979 Cessna 172. Realizing at the age of 13 that computers had applications far beyond number crunching, he created Note, one of the earliest social media platforms, for the Control Data... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Meeting Room 230
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

9:00am PST

KEYNOTE: From Low Earth Orbit to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Capabilities Needed for NASA’s Human Exploration Campaign
NASA and the international space exploration community are on a mission to extend the human presence from Earth to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. For nearly 20 years, humans have resided onboard the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit, learning to live and work in space. NASA’s plans continue the journey in space beyond the space station, with the return of humans to the Moon, long-term exploration and science, followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations. Concurrently, NASA is working with partners from many industrial sectors to foster a robust economy in low-Earth orbit, where NASA will be one of many customers utilizing microgravity platforms for diverse activities such as scientific research, manufacturing, and tourism.

This keynote presentation discusses NASA’s current exploration plans and the challenges associated with human voyages to the Moon and Mars. It describes key human spaceflight capabilities that must be advanced to enable NASA’s exploration goals, including sensors and avionics that can survive extreme environments, systems that enable crew and vehicle autonomy, and highly reliable environmental monitoring systems that require minimal maintenance. The presentation addresses the importance and application of these capabilities to deep space human spaceflight. It discusses the activities required to advance critical exploration capabilities, the means of demonstrating system performance, and implementation planning, including selection of flight test location based upon the unique environments and characteristics of the International Space Station, exploration-class vehicles, and lunar surface habitats.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs

Exploration Capabilities Development Team Lead, NASA
Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs leads the Exploration Capabilities Development Team in Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA. In this role, she leads strategic planning for development and demonstration of capabilities critical for long duration deep space missions... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Meeting Room 230