My 25 Years with ‘Wings in Orbit’: Science Accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program
About the Speaker
Dr. Kamlesh (Kam) P. Lulla is an award-winning NASA scientist and senior leader who has dedicated his professional life towards space exploration, science and technology research and innovations. Currently, Dr Lulla serves as the director for University Research Collaboration and Partnership Office at Johnson Space center. Dr. Lulla’s distinguished career at NASA spans 29 years where he has served as the Chief Scientist for Earth Observation for Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs and directed the training of NASA Astronauts in Earth Observation Sciences and Earth Science payloads. Dr. Lulla’s scientific research involved optical and radar remote sensing, advanced sensor development and image and data processing technologies. His senior management positions include Director for Research and Technology collaborations office and as Branch chief for Flight Science branch and Earth Science division at NASA Johnson Space center.
Dr. Lulla holds two Ph.D. degrees with expertise in Space sciences and technologies in operational and research activities at NASA. Dr. Lulla is a widely published author. He has coauthored or edited eight books and authored a large number of research and technical papers in prestigious journals His most recent book “Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering legacies of the Space Shuttle program” highlights the accomplishments of this longest operated human spaceflight endeavor
The Space Shuttle was a crown jewel in NASA’s human spaceflight program for over three decades. This spectacular flying machine served as a symbol of our nation’s prowess in science and technology, along with a demonstration of our “can do” attitude. The Space Shuttle program was a major leap forward in our quest for space exploration. It prepared us for our next steps with a fully operational International Space Station. It set the stage for journeys to destinations like Mars. This presentation will focus on the select science accomplishments from this cathedral to space technology.
Grand Forks, ND
Lulla, Kamlesh, "My 25 Years with ‘Wings in Orbit’: Science Accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program" (2017). Space Studies Colloquium. 80.