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Space Visionaries Share Ideas at Aerospace Workforce & Education Symposium

High-profile engineering and aerospace visionaries assembled for a two-hour panel discussion at the Aerospace Workforce & Education Symposium held here, Sept. 15. The theme of the symposium was "Seeking the Right Stuff: Ensuring a Vibrant Aerospace Industrial Base." It was co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Los Angeles Section; National Defense Industrial Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter; El Segundo Chamber of Commerce; in conjunction with Space and Missile Systems Center. Pictured (left to right) are Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO; Dean Kamen, DEKA Research and Development Corporation founder and inventor; Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO; Congresswoman Jane Harman, California’s 36th Congressional District; Dr. Albert Carnesale, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus; Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA administrator; Erik Daehler, The Boeing Company, Business Development for Space and Intelligence Systems manager; Douglas Loverro, Space and Missile Systems Center’s executive director; Bruce Wilson, Western Region American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics director; and Dr. Wanda Austin, The Aerospace Corporation CEO. (Photo by Joe Juarez.)

High-profile engineering and aerospace visionaries assembled for a two-hour panel discussion at the Aerospace Workforce & Education Symposium held here, Sept. 15. The theme of the symposium was "Seeking the Right Stuff: Ensuring a Vibrant Aerospace Industrial Base." It was co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Los Angeles Section; National Defense Industrial Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter; El Segundo Chamber of Commerce; in conjunction with Space and Missile Systems Center. Pictured (left to right) are Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO; Dean Kamen, DEKA Research and Development Corporation founder and inventor; Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO; Congresswoman Jane Harman, California’s 36th Congressional District; Dr. Albert Carnesale, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus; Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA administrator; Erik Daehler, The Boeing Company, Business Development for Space and Intelligence Systems manager; Douglas Loverro, Space and Missile Systems Center’s executive director; Bruce Wilson, Western Region American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics director; and Dr. Wanda Austin, The Aerospace Corporation CEO. (Photo by Joe Juarez.)