The presentation will focus on the NASA aeronautics contributions to the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity design and developmental testing. The overview will include a look at the evolution of the design and testing methods from the 2014 – 2018 and include some discussion of Ingenuity’s historic flight on Mars.
About our speaker:
Susan Gorton has been with NASA for 22 years and has been the NASA Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology Project lead for the past 15 years. The project mission is to develop and validate tools, technologies and concepts to overcome key barriers for vertical lift vehicles. Ms. Gorton is responsible for the work in this area that is conducted at NASA Ames, Armstrong, Glenn and Langley. Ms. Gorton is an Honorary Fellow of the Vertical Flight Society.