Retired NASA scientist to speak at OC

Don Cooper, Retired NASA Scientist

Thursday, March 29, 5:00 pm – PEC229
"Saturn V Guidance Equations"

Before reaching earth orbit, the onboard computer issues commands to steer the mighty Saturn rocket. 
How does the computer know what commands to send? What information does the onboard computer 
have? How does the computer adapt to changing weight, thrust, gravity, and what if one of the engines 
fails?
Thursday, March 29, 6:00 pm – PEC229
"Have Rocket – Will Travel"
Demonstration using scale Saturn V Rocket of how we went to the Moon and back