Dr. Jai N. Gupta works as CEO and chairman of Centerline Biomedical. An engineer by training, Dr. Jai N. Gupta has served as an associate fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Established in 1963 when the American Rocket Society and the Institute of Aerospace Sciences merged, the AIAA gives the aerospace community a place to share ideas. The organization is the world’s largest aerospace society and boasts more than 30,000 members living in more than 85 countries.
In December 2016, the AIAA acknowledged that lawmakers decided to continue a resolution pertaining to federal government spending. The spending package, which totals $1.07 trillion, includes giving NASA flexibility on spending for specific exploration programs. However, the package did not address the current needs for aerospace and defense strategies. In response, the AIAA announced that it plans to work with the new administration and 115th Congress to take care of immediate needs of the military, aviation, and space programs.