Our eye in the sky and our extraterrestrial protector, the Moon holds a critical role in the evolution of life on our planet. It is responsible for Earth’s ebbing tides and illuminating our imagination; it holds the key to our future and our past. As humanity begins its epic quest to leave the bonds of Earth’s gravity, we must look to the Moon for guidance and wisdom to propel us into the age of space exploration. Join Robert Chambers and Tim Cichan of Lockheed Martin to explore our next steps in the golden age of space.
About the Speaker: Robert Chambers and Tim Cichan, Lockheed Martin
Rob Chambers is the director of Human Spaceflight Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s Corporation’s Space Systems Company. In this role, he is focused on Lockheed Martin’s blueprint for deep space exploration, leveraging the company’s proven heritage in robotic and human spaceflight to extend humanity’s understanding of our solar system to answer fundamental questions about where we come from, where we’re going, and whether we’re alone in the universe. Rob has been with Lockheed Martin since 1993 and has worked on a variety of Space Systems Company programs including Earth remote sensing satellites, the Space Shuttle, Orion, and deep space habitats. Rob has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. Throughout his career, Rob has led the development of guidance and controls subsystems, avionics, and flight software.
Timothy Cichan is the Space Exploration Architect at Lockheed Martin, where he leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineers who figure out how to help astronauts and robots visit the Moon, asteroids, and Mars. He previously was the Orion System Architect. Timothy joined Lockheed Martin in 2002, and has worked for both human spaceflight and commercial communication satellite teams, in optimal trajectory design, mission analysis, subsystem development, and systems engineering. He has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State.