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AIAA Executive Director to Speak

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:00 PM
Nedderman Hall 100

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Dr. Sandy MagnusDr. Sandra H. "Sandy" Magnus is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

Selected to the NASA Astronaut Corps in April 1996, Dr. Magnus flew in space on the STS-112 shuttle mission in 2002, and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. In addition, she flew to the International Space Station on STS-126 in November 2008, served as flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 18, and returned home on STS-119 after four and a half months on board. Following her assignment on Station, she served at NASA Headquarters in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. her last duty at NASA, after STS-135, was as the deputy chief of the Astronaut Office.

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