Burton Dicht

 

 


 

Burton Dicht is currently the Director of University Programs for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In this capacity, Dicht is responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs for engineering faculty and students. Dicht

began his career in the aerospace industry at Northrop Grumman in 1982 and during his aerospace career he made important design contributions on the F-5E/F, F-20A, YF-23A and F-18E/F projects.

Dicht received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University and an M.A. in History from California State University, Northridge. Dicht has authored numerous articles on aerospace history and is a frequent guest speaker on aviation and space topics. Dicht servers as an Exhibit Explainer for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC and as a 1st Lt. and Aerospace Education Officer for the Phoenix Composite Squadron (NYC) of the Civil Air Patrol.




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Apr 12th 2016

Explore rocket science from ancient Chinese weaponry to NASA’s race to get a man on the moon. Learn about one of the greatest engineering efforts in human history: NASA’s Project Apollo and the space race to put a man on the moon. Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, just eleven years after the first successful satellite launch (Sputnik in 1957) and forty-three years after Robert Goddard’s launch of the world’s first liquid fueled rocket. But the history of rocket development actually can be traced back more than 2,000 years to the experiments of Archytas, an ancient Greek Philosopher.

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