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Illinois Space Society
First General Meeting
August 28th, 2014
Executive Board
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Director – Brian Gardas
Assistant Director – Alex Case
Administrative Director – Min-Yee Deng
Treasurer – Rick Wilhelmi
Tech Director – Chris Lorenz
Educational Outreach Director – Kelsey White
Social Director – Jack Fuller
Corporate and Publicity Director – Nathan Dye
Freshman Positions – ??? [It could be you!]
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Freshman Positions
 Engineering Council Representative
 Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Advisory Board (AEUAB)
Representative
 Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
National Representative
 Applications will go live immediately following this meeting
– The deadline will be Monday, September 1st at midnight
– Interviews will be Wed., Thurs., Fri. of that week
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Technical Projects
Chris Lorenz
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Student Launch Initiative
 Highly competitive NASA project
 Hands on rocket building
 Creative payload design
– Mars sample return
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RASC-AL
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Revolutionary Aerospace System Concepts – Academic Linkage
Space mission design for National Institute of Aerospace
Present before a panel of industry experts
This year’s options:
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Self-sufficient Mars base
Lunar Base
Robotic mission to Phobos and Deimos
Martian sample return
 Team Lead position open
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High Altitude Balloon
 Scientific balloon into the upper atmosphere
– 80,000-110,000 feet
 Payload chosen by team
 Team Lead position open
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Hybrid Rocket Engine
 Solid fuel liquid/gaseous oxidizer rocket
 More hands on designing and building experience
 Educational outreach demonstration
[Video removed for ease of attachment]
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Other Possible Projects
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NASA’s Microgravity University
Space Grant Regional Rocket Design Competition
CanSat
Other Ideas?
 Meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at 6PM, 103 Talbot [Here!]
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Educational Outreach
Kelsey White
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Educational Outreach
 What is Ed-Out?
– Spread knowledge of and interest in space!
– Reach out to all age groups-Elementary, middle, and high school kids
as well as adults
– No experience necessary
 Why participate in Ed-Out?
– It’s FUN!
– Also, it’s extremely rewarding to inspire someone’s interest in space
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Major Events
 Engineering Open House
– Student run showcase of the entire College of Engineering
– Multiple exhibits
• Space Shuttle tile, liquid nitrogen, hybrid rocket engine, orbital simulator
• Possible EOH leadership positions to be chosen at the end of the semester
 Illinois Space Day (ISD)
– Organized and run by ISS
– Similar exhibits to EOH, but entirely focused on space
– This years speaker TBD; Previous speakers have included
distinguished UIUC alumni
– Need volunteers to run exhibits, help with sign-ins, set up, take down,
etc. (i.e. A LOT of people)
– Possible ISD leadership positions to be chosen at the end of the
semester
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Other Events
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Millennium Girls – Early October
Elementary and middle school visits
Boy Scout Space Exploration Merit Badge
SWE Little Sisters Weekend
Other ideas!?
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Space Shuttle Tile
Liquid Nitrogen
Egg Drop Contest
Orbital Simulator
(small) Model Rocket Launches
Hybrid Rocket Engine
New Demos!?
 Meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at 7PM, 103 Talbot [Here again!]
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Social Activities
Jack Fuller
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Social Events!
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Past Events and Bar Crawl
 Yuri’s Night
– Celebrate the first human in space!
 ISS vs. AIAA Paintball
 Movie Nights
 Fall Bar Crawl
– Doodle poll to be sent out
soon for exam schedules
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Society Trips
Alex Case
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Professional…Trips?
 Why attend conferences:
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Meet industry leaders
Meet researchers pushing the boundaries of space
Listen to panels on topics you have never even considered before
Complimentary AAS Student membership with conference registration
Meet Astronauts!
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Past Conferences
 2013 Wernher Von Braun Memorial Symposium
– ISS’s first time attending the conference
– Listened to detailed progress updates for SLS and Orion programs
– Attended after conference receptions with industry professionals
 2014 Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
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7th time attending this symposium
Listened to keynote speech by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
Had a private sit down discussion with Administrator Bolden
Toured NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Attended after conference receptions with industry professionals
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This Year
 2014 Von Braun Symposium
– Dates already announced: Oct. 27-30
– Looking into setting up tour of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
while at conference
– Can view entire conference program online
– Signups will go out in a few weeks
 2015 Goddard Memorial Symposium
– Waiting on dates to be announced
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In Conclusion…
Min-Yee Deng
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The Next Step
 Fill out Membership Forms
– Indicate interest in projects and sections of ISS
– Available tonight and on the website, at iss.ae.illinois.edu, soon
 $10 Dues payable by Cash or Check to “Illinois Space Society”
– If you do not have money tonight, give it to an executive member or to
Laura Gerhold.
 Tell your friends about ISS and how they should get involved too!
 Find us on Facebook!
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