MER Telecommunications Interface Electronics Assembly (Courtesy JPL)High-performance, radiation-hardened, single board computer in a 3U cPCI format.  (Courtesy BAE Systems)Logic module welding detail.  Block II logic module design was a radical departure from Block I.  A multilayer printed board provided interconnections for 60 flat-pack dual Micrologic gates.  Each logic module held two boards, 240 gates, which doubled the packaging density.  Following the all-welded construction guidelines, Block II logic gates were welded to the multilayer board’s bonding pads. (Courtesy Eldon Hall and MIT)View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module "Spider" in a lunar landing configuration photographed by Command Module pilot David Scott inside the Command/Service Module "Gumdrop" on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission.  The landing gear on "Spider" has been deployed. Lunar surface probes (sensors) extend out from the landing gear foot pads. Inside the "Spider" were astronauts James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 Commander; and Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot. "OK, let's change the tires!" - Pistol Grip Tool in use.Astronaut Thomas D. Jones assembling a breakfast burrito during STS-80.  He later went on to assemble the Destiny laboratory to ISS-Alpha during STS-98, during several spacewalks.  Note that Tom is having decaf with his breakfast.Lift-off of Gemini-Titan 11 (GT-11) on Complex 19. The Gemini 11 mission included a rendezvous with an Agena target vehicle.  September 12, 1966.STS100-396-007 (19 April - 1 May 2001) --- Astronaut Scott E. Parazynski, mission specialist, works with cables associated with the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) or Canadarm2 during one of two days of extravehicular activity (EVA). Parazynski shared both space walks with astronaut Chris A. Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA) as seen from the Gemini 9 spacecraft during one of their three rendezvous in space. The ATDA and Gemini 9 spacecraft are 66.5 ft. apart. Failure of the docking adapter protective cover to fully separate on the ATDA prevented the docking of the two spacecraft. The ATDA was described by the Gemini 9 crew as an "angry alligator."  (6/3/1966)View of the Flight Directors console in the Mission Control Center (MCC), Houston, Texas, during the Gemini 5 flight. Seated at the console are Eugene F. Kranz (foreground) and Dr. Christopher C. Kraft Jr. (background). Standing in front of the console are Dr. Charles Berry (left), an unidentified man in the center and astronaut Elliot M. See. (8/21/1965)MER Non-volatile Memory/Camera Board (Courtesy JPL)

2004 MAPLD International Conference

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 8-10, 2004

Over 130 Presentations:
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The 7th annual MAPLD International Conference will present papers on programmable logic devices and technologies, digital engineering, and related fields, for military and aerospace applications.   Devices, technologies, logic design, flight applications, fault tolerance, usage, reliability, radiation susceptibility, and encryption applications of programmable devices, processors, and adaptive computing systems in military and aerospace systems are topics for papers.

We are planning an exciting program with presentations by Government, industry, academia, and consultants, including talks by distinguished Invited Speakers.   This conference is open to US and foreign participation and is unclassified.  For related information, please see the NASA Office of Logic Design Web Site (

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Seminars Industrial and Government Exhibits
Welcome and Opening Remarks
"NASA Update: New Exploration Vision"
Jim Nehman Director of Development Programs
NASA Office of Exploration Systems (Code T)
Invited History Talk
"The Past, Present, and Future of Human Space Exploration"
Captain John W. Young (Gemini 3, 10; Apollo 10, 16; STS-1,9)
NASA Johnhson Space Center
Technical Sessions

Birds of a Feather, Workshop, and Special Sessions

Roger D. Launius, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum presents at the 2003 MAPLD International Conference "After Columbia: How We Got into this Fix and How We Can Get Out of It"
Roger D. Launius, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum
presents at the 2003 MAPLD International Conference
"After Columbia: How We Got into this Fix and How We Can Get Out of It"

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