9-12 February 1997
Huntsville, Alabama


Registration Fee: AAS or AIAA Members
The registration desk will be open Sunday evening from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Tuesday, and &:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesday. Please note that we cannot accept credit cards for payment of any fees. Checks payable to the 1997 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting are the preferred form of payment.

Conference Proceedings: Based on current estimates, proceedings will be available at a pre-publication cost to attendees of the conference at a cost of approximately $135 (hard cover). The price may vary. Orders for the proceedings can be placed when registering at the conference.

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Huntsville Marriott. The cost of these rooms will be $68 ($58 government rate) per day, plus applicable state and local taxes, for a single or a double. The cut-off date for accepting reservations is 24 January 1997. Tax exempt certificates need to be submitted/filled out at check-in. When making reservations, please be sure to mention that you are with the 1997 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting.

Huntsville Marriott
5 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
(205) 830-2222 (voice)
(800) 228-9290 (voice)

The Huntsville Marriott is located just off Interstate 565 at Exit 15, on the grounds of the U. S. Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp, the world's largest space museum. It is only two blocks from Cummings Research Park and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, ten minutes from downtown, the airport, and the von Braun Civic Center, and five minutes from Madison Square Mall, Huntsville's newest and largest shopping mall. Gate 9 to the U. S. Army's Redstone Arsenal complex which includes the U. S. Army Missile Command and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is only a short distance from the hotel.

All guest rooms have remote-controlled color television, SpectraVision movies, alarm clocks, individual climate control, telephone with message light and data port, full-size ironing boards and irons. Hair dryers are available upon request. One fourth of the rooms have private balconies. Rooms with western exposure overlook the U. S. Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp while rooms with eastern exposure provide a scenic view of Monte Sano Mountain. Rooms for the handicapped are available as well as smoking and non-smoking rooms.

The hotel's amenities include an indoor/outdoor heated pool, fully-equipped fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi, same-day laundry service, game room, and gift shop. Health facilities are open from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM. A jogging trail with exercise stations winds through a protected wooded area. Golf, boating, and fishing are nearby. Complimentary coffee service from 5:00 AM until 8:30 AM is located in the main lobby.

TERMS: Check-in after 3:00 PM, check-out by noon, deposit required, cancellation fee imposed.

FACILITY: On premises parking, seven stories, interior corridors, combined sprinklers and smoke detectors. DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT: Dinner from $9 to $20, food service 6 AM-11 PM, Sat & Sun from 7:00 AM, one coffee shop on premises, one dining room on premises, standard menu, cocktail lounge, cocktails in the dining room.

Airport: Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field is located just outside of Huntsville, Alabama, approximately seven (7) miles from the Huntsville Marriott on I-565. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and cab service is also available. A complimentary courtesy telephone is provided in the airport baggage claim area. Airlines which currently serve Huntsville are Delta, US Air, United, American, Atlantic, Southwest, and Northwest.

Social Events: On Monday evening, the conference dinner will be held from 6-9 PM in Salon AB. The guest speaker will be RADMR (Ret.) T. K. Mattingly, former Apollo and Space Shuttle astronaut and current Lockheed Martin Vice-President for the X-33. The cost of the dinner will be $20.

On Tueday at 5:00 PM, Robert Springer, former Space Shuttle astronaut and current Boeing Director of Space Station Mission Operations will be the guest speaker. He will provide an overview of Space Station Freedom and other current topics. The presentation will be followed by a cocktail reception in Salon AB. Complimentary tickets to the cocktail reception will be provided during registration; a cash bar will also be available.

Based on interest, on Thursday, 13 February 1996, a group tour of the U. S. Space and Rocket Center will be arranged. Group rates are $12 for adults and $8 for children. These are $2 under the respective regular prices. Tours of certain laboratory facilities within Marshall Space Flight Center will also be arranged if sufficient interest is indicated.

Questions or Comments:
Dr. John E. Cochran Jr.
AAS General Chair
211 Aerospace Engineering Building
Auburn University, AL 36849-5338
(334) 844-6815 (voice)
(334) 844-6803 (fax)
E-Mail: jcochran@eng.auburn.edu
Dr. T.S. Kelso
AIAA General Chair
AU/RCO (Air University)
225 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6426
(334) 953-2308 (voice)
(334) 953-2292 (fax)
E-Mail: tkelso@tuvok.au.af.mil

Speaker's Briefing: Authors who are presenting papers, panelists, and session chairs will meet for a short briefing each morning at 7:30 AM in Salons A&B. Please attend only on the day of your session. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Timing of Presentations: Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes (including introduction and question and answer period) except where otherwise noted. Please note that the NO PAPER/NO PODIUM rule will be strictly enforced (i.e., speakers will not be allowed to present their work if they have not provided a completed paper). Also, papers will be automatically withdrawn from the meeting and will not be eligible for inclusion in the proceedings if one of the stated authors is not in attendance to present the paper.

Paper Sales: Authors have been requested to bring 50 copies of their paper to the meeting. The preprints will be on sale for $1 per paper in the Challenger room. Bound copies of the proceedings may be ordered at the registration desk.

Committee Meetings: All committee meetings will be held in the Atlantis room.

AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee, Monday, 10 February, 12:00-1:30 PM.

AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee, Tuesday, 11 February, 12:00-1:30 PM.
AIAA Astrodynamics Standards Committee, Wednesday, 12 February, 12:00-1:30 PM.

Questions on Technical Program:
AAS Technical Chair AIAA Technical Chair
Dr. Kathleen C. Howell
AAS Technical Chair
School of Aeronautics & Astronautics
1282 Grissom Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1282
(317) 494-5786 (voice)
(317) 494-0307 (fax)
E-Mail: howell@ecn.purdue.edu
Dr. David A. Cicci
AIAA Technical Chair
211 Aerospace Engineering Building
Auburn University, AL 36849-5338
(334) 844-6820 (voice)
(334) 844-6803 (fax)
E-Mail: dcicci@eng.auburn.edu