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Tour of Facilities and Program Overview of School of Space Studies, UND

****NOTE:  This event is now FULL.  Registered attendees will receive confirmation emails very soon.

The Canadian Space Society, Winnipeg Chapter, in conjunction with the Department of Space Studies,John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences,   University of North Dakota, invites members of the Society and other professionals interested in aerospace and space, to a one day workshop, October 27, featuring the facilities and faculty of the Department of Space Studies and the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Education and Training in Grand Forks.

Tour highlights:

***Itinerary Subject to Change***

Monday, October 27, 2014

7:00 am

9:30 am

Depart from McDonald’s Parking Lot, 3045 Pembina Hwy South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5H5

Estimated Time of Arrival at Space Studies Department

Meet Space Studies tour guides at Clifford Hall Lobby

Tour guides: Lindsay Anderson and Travis Nelson

 
 

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Tour of Human Spaceflight Lab (Room 363)

and Space Life Sciences Lab (Room 370)

Split into two groups; 30 minutes at each location

     
 

10:30 am

To Ryan Hall Room 262 – tour guides will direct

     
 

10:45 am to 11:45 am

Tour of Spacecraft Simulator Facility

Ryan Hall, Room 262

     
 

11:45 am

To Space Studies Department, Clifford Hall 5th Floor – tour guides will direct

     
 

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch followed by extended discussions with Space Studies Faculty

     
 

1:30 pm

To Clifford Hall, Room 220

     
 

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Overview of the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Education and Training (UAS)

Mike Corcoran, Assistant Director

Clifford Hall, Room 220

     
 

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Engineering at UAS

Will Semke, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Clifford Hall, Room 220

     
 

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Bob Becklund, Executive Director

Clifford Hall, Room 220

     
 

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

UAS Discussion and questions

Clifford Hall, Room 220

     
 

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm

To site of Inflatable Lunar Habitat – 5 minute drive using personal transportation

Tour guide: Tiffany Swarmer

 

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

EVA demonstration related to 30-day Analog Mission in progress (weather permitting)

 

4:15 pm

To Grand Forks International Airport

Follow tour guide using personal transportation

     
 

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Tour of  UND Aviation facilities

     
 

5:30 pm

Depart

     
       

 7:30-8:00 pm                            Arrival at McDonald’s Parking Lot, 3045 Pembina Hwy South Winnipeg

Space Simulators, http://human.space.edu/simulator/index.htm

The Vertical Launch Simulator is based on the Apollo Command Module that housed astronauts involved in the lunar explorations of the late 1960s and early 1970s.  It the approximate size of the original Apollo Command Module can accommodate three people at a time.

Lunar Habitat Project, http://webadmin.aero.und.edu/newsImgs/ICES_2014_Paper_10_day_mission_2014-07-29_09-51-10-AM.pdf

The integrated inflatable habitat system developed at the University of North Dakota’s Human Spaceflight Laboratory includes an electric rover and pressurized planetary exploration suits to better facilitate Extra Vehicular Activities (EVA).  One ten day simulation has been conducted successfully with human subjects with further longer habitations planned

Space Suit Lab, http://www.human.space.edu/

The Department of Space Studies University of North Dakota (UND) was the first university with a NASA-funded laboratory for designing and constructing space-exploration and planetary surface exploration suits.  Two suits have been constructed and tested.

Space Life Sciences Lab, http://www.space.edu/ResearchandFacilities/LifeSciencesLab.aspx

The Space Life Sciences Lab hosts low pressure chambers to grow plants in modified environments such as reduced pressures, different atmospheric compositions, varying levels of illumination, etc. as part of a interdisciplinary effort at UND and with NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre.

Another opportunity will be a tour and presentation of the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Education and Training - a Department of Defense Center of Excellence for UAV Education, http://www.uasresearch.com/aboutus/Default.aspx, one of five such facilities in the United States.

 

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