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AE285 Undergraduate Seminar: “Sibling rivalry or family ties that bind?: NASA’s Return to the Moon”

Trudy Kortes

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Trudy Kortes

“NASA is called to land American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024. We’re committed to achieving this bold goal. Through the Artemis program, we will go to the Moon in a way we have never gone before – with innovative new partnerships, technologies and systems to explore the entire lunar surface. Then we will use what we learn on the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.”
- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine


Think you have issues with sibling rivalry? Or do you get along with your favorite brother or sister? NASA has named its new program to return to the Earth’s moon “Artemis”, the twin sister of Apollo and Greek mythological goddess of the Moon. With plans to land the first woman and next man on the Lunar South Pole by 2024, U.S. space policy provides the direction for NASA to more effectively organize government, commercial and international efforts to develop a sustainable presence on the Moon and beyond. Come hear one of NASA’s senior managers talk about NASA’s exploration campaign which cuts across three strategic areas: low-Earth orbit, the Moon, and Mars & deeper into space and how American leadership will drive an open, sustainable and agile architecture, with international and commercial partners, to get astronauts back on the lunar surface as quickly as possible via the Artemis Program.

About the Speaker

Throughout her successful 30 year NASA career, Trudy Kortes has developed a unique speaking style and brand of leadership, championing compelling tools that elevate leaders and their ability to connect. Her strong reputation for maneuvering technically challenging and complex workplace dynamics to meet objectives and empower leaders and teams is indisputable. And as the winner of the 2017 NASA Headquarters talent show for stand-up comedy, it is her authentic, relatable presence that is perhaps most powerful.

Trudy offers speaking, panel moderation, career mentoring, and consulting services on a variety of leadership and workplace topics. Her focus is on helping women in STEM fields excel and raising across-the-board awareness of the challenges faced along the way as a means to help shift the collective mindset towards one of a healthy, holistic work environment that can meet the demands of a changing world.
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