Special Interest Lecture aboard SeaDream I Transatlantic Crossing April 18, 2015
Lt. Col. William “Bill” Rothschild will sail aboard SeaDream I providing a lecture series about space exploration. He presents interesting, easy to understand, and down to earth stories spiced with tantalizing insider information about the real moon race, what’s happening in space now, and an intriguing look into the future for this greatest of all travel adventures.
Bill has 44 years of experience in the aerospace industry involving space systems program management, project engineering, and rocket propulsion development and testing. He retired recently as Boeing’s director of engineering operations for the Space Exploration Division in Houston, TX and has been working as a consultant for NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and several aerospace companies. Bill led an industry consortium that defined the Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicle concepts leading to NASA’s next generation of heavy lift space launchers.
While at Boeing, he held program management and engineering leadership positions on the Space Shuttle, Orion, Orbital Space Plane, 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle, Commercial Reusable First Stage Booster, Air Force Space Maneuver Vehicle, Space Rescue Vehicle, and the Liquid Flyback Booster programs.
Prior to joining Boeing, Bill worked at Pratt & Whitney in West Palm Beach, Florida where he served as senior project engineer on advanced rocket engines, space propulsion architectures, and military jet engine development programs. Lt. Col. Rothschild also served as an officer in the Air Force for 20 years. His distinguished military career involved research, development, testing, and acquisition management on rockets, guided weapons, and a wide variety of missile systems. He has a BS degree from Penn State (High Honors) and an MS degree in Aero and Mechanical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Onboard Lecture series includes:
The Early Years of Space Exploration
Join Bill Rothschild as he describes the early Russian and American space programs including Project Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, with tantalizing insider secrets about the real moon race.
Current Space Operations
Feel like an astronaut as Bill Rothschild describes the marvels of the American, Russian and Chinese space shuttles and space stations.
The Way Forward into Space
Get the real scoop from Bill Rothschild as he presents an intriguing preview of NASA’s future plans plus the exciting promises and difficult challenges of commercial space flight.
Mission to Mars
You can be a Martian as Bill Rothschild describes how NASA plans to get you there and the exciting things you could do on the Red Planet during your voyage of discovery and adventure.
Space Service Calls to Hubble
Listen to Bill Rothschild describe this amazing space telescope and learn how our astronauts made critical repairs while flying high and fast in orbit above our heads.
Payback Time for Space Exploration
Hear Bill Rothschild describe how NASA’s investments in space exploration have created the everyday stuff of our modern society that you and your grandchildren can’t live without.