On Saturday, June 11, 2022, the annual Tripoli Membership Banquet was held at the Holiday Inn Victorville.
The Tripoli Rocketry Association held the annual public board meeting to conduct organizational reviews and business.
A raffle was held of rocket-related items donated by numerous vendors. Raffle tickets will be available at the event.
A featured speaker, Doctor David Reese, rounded out the evening. Details are below.
Featured Banquet Speaker
David Reese is the Director of the Propulsion Department at The Aerospace Corporation. He leads a team that works closely with government and industry partners to execute complex space missions on Atlas, Delta, and Falcon launch vehicles. David is also a lecturer at the University of Southern California, teaching a graduate-level course in solid rocket propulsion. He received his B.S. in Astronautics from USC and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Purdue University. David has been a Tripoli member since 1997 and achieved Level 3 certification in 2005. Since then, he has flown and volunteered at launches in eleven states. He lives in Los Angeles.