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Out of this world careers
The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents as part of the 2010 Australian Science Festival
OUT OF THIS WORLD CAREERS
Featuring Dr James Waldie and Mr. Daniel Faber
Date: Wednesday 4th August 2010 at 6:30pm (expect about 1.5 hours)
Location: CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain, Canberra
This event is FREE and all are welcome. No bookings required.
Have you ever wanted to be a rocket scientist? Experience zero gravity or build satellites that fly in space? Dr. James Waldie and Daniel Faber are two young Australian aerospace engineers who have! Join them for an interesting panel discussion about their experiences and how you can have a career that is ‘Out of This World’.
A brief biography of the speakers is below and a flyer with all the details is also attached. Feel free to forward details of this event to others who may be interested. Apologies if you receive this more than once.
About Dr. James Waldie:
Dr. James Waldie is an engineer and scientist at the forefront on future spacesuit technology that could one day be used by astronauts exploring the Moon, Mars and beyond. He has just returned from a period as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Man-Vehicle Laboratory at MIT where his research focused on the design and physiological effects of skinsuits for both extra- and intra-vehicular activity, and the challenges of existing gas-pressurized spacesuits. Dr. Waldie has tested his designs in zero gravity aboard the 'Vomit Comet' and in various Mars-like environments around the world. Prior to working at MIT, he completed his bachelor’s degree and PhD in Aerospace Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, and was a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Waldie has 2 patent applications, and is currently sponsored by the European Space Agency to develop his innovative gravity loading suit to reduce astronaut bone atrophy. Dr. Waldie is also working with BAE Systems on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle design and production, and has flown over 80 research missions.
About Daniel Faber:
Daniel Faber is an entrepreneur, engineer and general trouble-maker in the new-space and micro-space industry. His career has covered all aspects of spacecraft missions from rocket science and orbit mechanics, to microelectronics and spacecraft integration, to marketing and finance. He has designed, built and operated some of the world's most interesting space debris including the world's smallest space telescopes, inflatable space hotels and tiny satellites. During periods of boredom Daniel tinkered with launching satellites from giant guns, with hyper-velocity crash-landers for the Moon, and then started a company to turn bench-top nuclear fusion reactors into instruments for the mining industry. After growing up in Tasmania's mountains, Daniel got an engineering degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney where he founded the BLUESat student satellite project. While saving up for a house on the Moon, he is working on a broadband satellite communications service aimed at meeting the data transfer needs of the Antarctic community.
For information about the AIAA Sydney Section visit http://www.aiaasydneysection.org
For more information about the 2010 Australian Science Festival visit http://www.sciencefestival.com.au