Speaker: Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo
Senior Technical Lead for Advanced Entry, Descent and Landing Vehicle Technology Development @NASA Langley Research Center
Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo is the Senior Technical Lead for Advanced Entry, Descent and Landing Vehicle Technology Development at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Primarily focusing on Mars exploration over the past 20 years, she has worked on several missions to the planet including the Odyssey and Reconnaissance Orbiter aerobraking operations and as a member of the Entry, Descent and Landing Team that successfully landed the Curiosity Rover in 2012 and the InSight lander in 2018. Using that experience, she worked to identify technology investments to enable human exploration of both the Moon and Mars. Currently, she serves as the Systems Engineering Team Lead Deputy for the Artemis Program’s Human Landing System.
This presentation will provide an overview of the NASA’s plans to land the first woman and person of color on the Moon, describe the increasing complexity planned with each mission, and how that complexity is being managed specifically for the first crewed mission to the Lunar surface in 50 years