Presentation Topic: Virginia Space and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport
Abstract: Did you know that Virginia has a Spaceport that is FAA-licensed to launch payloads into low Earth orbit? What exactly is a Spaceport? How is civil engineering involved with space flight and rocket launches? This presentation will introduce you to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority and the creation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island in Virginia. It will touch on various civil engineering aspects and challenges in the design, construct, and operations of the Mid-Atlantic’s only Spaceport.
Presenters: James N. Richardson III, P.E., Nathan Overby, P.E.
James N. Richardson III, P.E., LEED AP, M.ASCE.
Jay is the Director of Engineering at Virginia Space and oversees all projects at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). Jay earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Lafayette College and later earned his Master’s of Engineering at NC State University. Jay has 14 years of experience in the aerospace industry and has background in the design, construction, and management/operations aspect of projects. He has been with Virginia Space since 2011 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland and Virginia.
Nathan Overby, P.E., M.ASCE
Nate is a Senior Engineer for Virginia Space specializing in civil/structural engineering. Nate earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Clemson University and is currently enrolled in the University of Virginia in pursuit of his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering. Nate has 11 years of experience in structural design, construction, and project management. Nate came to Virginia Space in 2018 after working in South Carolina and Pennsylvania. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia
When: Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.
A free lunch will be provided to 10 random Richmond ASCE members who sign up by March 22nd.