The Aerospace Systems Conference features ten keynote addresses from subject matter experts, leaders, and executives within the Aerospace community.  These meal events provide an opportunity for conference attendees to interact with heroes and role models of the Black aerospace community.


Wednesday, August 24
Aerospace Manufacturing Luncheon

Ernest Levert
Lockheed Martin Fellow
Lockheed Martin Corporation


Wednesday, August 24
Systems Engineering Dinner


Eric Holmes
Acting Deputy Director, Strategic Planning and Integration, Space Technology Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters
Thursday, August 25
National Defense Aviation & Space Systems Breakfast

Rupert L. Seals
Associate Technical Fellow
The Boeing Company
Thursday, August 25
Avionics and Software Luncheon


Jerome Bennett
Chief of Software Engineering Division
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Thursday, August 25
Aerodynamics and Aviation Dinner

Henry Brooks
President, UTAS Interiors
United Technologies Corporation
Friday, August 26
Cubesat and Smallsat Platforms & Technologies Breakfast

Dr. Shermane Austin
Director, CUNYSAT Program
Medgar Evars University
Friday, August 26
Aerospace Missions and Technologies: Challenges and Lessons Learned Luncheon


Dr. Christopher Jones
Corporate Vice President and President, Technical Services
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Friday, August 26
Space Exploration Dinner

Bobby Watkins
NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

Saturday, August 27
Space Science Luncheon


Dr. Derrick H. Pitts
Planetarium Programs Director and Chief Astronomer
Franklin Institute Science Museum 
Saturday, August 27
Celestial Torch Awards Banquet

Major General Charles F. Bolden
NASA Administrator