ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
Prominent NASA Technologist Presents ISA EXPO 2007 Keynote Address on Going Back to the Moon
Research Triangle Park, NC (27 August 2007) - Donald W. Monell, the manager for NASA's Constellation Project Modeling, Simulation and Data Architecture, will give a keynote address on 4 October at ISA EXPO 2007 in Houston, Texas.
With over 24 years of experience, including a wide range of aircraft and spacecraft systems design and analysis activities, Monell is responsible for defining strategies, policies, and guidelines for the use of modeling and simulation applications across the Constellation program.
He works to define, develop, and implement data architecture requirements that ensure a cohesive approach to defining and managing Constellation data.
Monell will deliver Thursday's keynote address, "Project Constellation - NASA's New Spaceship: Going Back to the Moon," at 9:00 a.m. Project Constellation spacecraft consist primarily of the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles, the Orion crew capsule, the Earth Departure Stage and the Lunar Surface Access Module. These spacecraft will be capable of performing a variety of missions, from Space Station re-supply to lunar landings with the goal of full operational capability service no later than 2014 and returning U.S. astronauts to the moon by 2020.
Since 1990, Monell has worked on numerous NASA projects including the International Space Station Program; managing the advanced engineering environment for the 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle (2GRLV) program; contributing to the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters; and managing the Avionics Integration and Vehicle Test activities in the Vehicle Integration Office of the Crew Launch Vehicle Project. Since 2006, he has served as the Manager for the Cx Modeling, Simulation and Data Architecture.
Monell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Press can register to attend the event in the online press room at www.isa.org/isaexpo2007. To learn more about ISA EXPO 2007, or to register as an attendee, visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2007 or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).