Tuesday, October 14

**All events at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum unless noted otherwise

11:30  - 1:30 pm      Community Partnership Luncheon, Registration required

Speaker: Stuart Witt, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Mojave Air and Space Port

Sponsored By: El Paso Electric

1:00 - 7:00 pm      Tour Spaceport America, Registration required

Sponsored By: Follow the Sun

5:30  - 7:00 pm      Speaker and Sponsor Reception, **Double Eagle Restaurant. By invitation only

  Sponsored By: Las Cruces Sun News

7:00 pm                     Registration Opens, **Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

7:00  - 9:00 pm      Opening Reception, **Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Speaker: Sandy Magnus, Executive Director, AIAA

Sponsored By: AIAA



Wednesday, October 15

**All events at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum unless noted otherwise

**Agenda: All listed speakers confirmed. Agenda is updated every Friday, by 12pm MDT.

5:30 - 6:30 am      Morning Run, Open to all registered attendees

7:00 - 8:25 am      Registration Open, Full Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 am      Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Pat Hynes,  Chair, ISPCS

Sponsored By: Lockheed Martin & Harley Davidson

9:00 - 9:30 am      Keynote Address: Power, a Philosophical Analysis

George Sowers, Vice President of Strategic Architecture, United Launch Alliance

Description:  Dr. Sowers will discuss the concept of power as presented in his book The Philosophy for the Future. In this conception, power is defined as power-to or capability and is optimistic and affirming. A formal definition of power will be given and the various kinds of power will be discussed including economic, political and scientific. Sowers will argue that that the overarching goal of humanity should be to maximize the power of humankind in the long run. Human expansion beyond earth in general and commercial development of space in particular are seen to be perfectly aligned with that overarching goal.

Sponsored By: United Launch Alliance

9:30 - 9:40 am      Spotlight Talk:  Virgin Galactic Update

George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic

Description: Flight test program update and transition to Spaceport America. Evolution of the company from its origins to the present to the future.

Sponsored By: Virgin Galactic

9:40 - 10:10 am      Keynote Address

Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA 

Sponsored By: CASIS

10:10 - 10:40 am     Break

Sponsored By: Fish & Richardson

10:40 - 11:10 am      Keynote Address:  Launch (R)evolution

Clay Mowry, President, Arianespace USA

Description:  Naturalist Charles Darwin posited in his famous work “The Origin of Species” that populations evolve over generations in order to survive. The same can be said for rocket launch companies. Arianespace was founded as the world’s first commercial launch company. Their fresh, customer-focused approach paved the way for private satellite operators like PanAmSat to break into markets previously dominated by government-backed players. Three decades later Arianespace still leads a constantly shifting market where a host of new competitors are rapidly redefining commercial launch. Learn how they’ve adapted to customer demands and their (r)evolutionary approach to winning market share with new and improved launch systems.

Sponsored By: Space News

11:10 - 11:20 am      Spotlight Talk

Stuart Witt, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Mojave Air and Space Port

11:20 - 11:50 am      Keynote Address

Barry Matsumori, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development,  Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

11:50 - 12:00 pm      Spotlight Talk: From Vision to Reality

Bretton Alexander, Director, Business Development and Strategy, Blue Origin

Description: In just a decade, commercial human spaceflight has gone from the giggle factor of “space tourism” to the reality of “commercial crew.” Success beyond anticipation, born of compromise, with as-yet-unfulfilled expectations. Hear about the path from vision to reality, from the White House to today’s changing industry.

12:00 - 1:30 pm     Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 pm      Keynote Address

Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, DOD

Background material:  National Security Space Strategy- Unclassified Summary, January 2011

2:00 - 2:10 pm      Spotlight Talk

Ron Dunklee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Astrium North America

 2:10 - 2:35 pm      Panel Discussion: ISS Customers

Chair: Duane Ratliff, Chief Operating Officer, NASA Liaison, CASIS

Paul Reichert, Associate Principal Scientist, Structural Sciences Department, Merck Research Laboratories

Sponsored By: CASIS

2:35 - 3:05 pm      Under Development

3:05 - 3:30 pm      Break

3:30 - 3:40 pm      Spotlight Talk:  Rock Science is Hard…Entrepreneurship is Harder

Kevin Heath, Chief Executive Officer, WayPoint 2 Space

Description: The road to success is full of obstacles, challenges and tests. These trials weed out the “great idea people” from true Entrepreneurs. Interestingly enough after all is said and done the initial idea is rarely the product in the end... it’s better.

3:40 - 4:30 pm      Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurs Working with the Government

Chair: Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

Bob Richards, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Moon Express, Inc.
Sean Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer, Masten Space Systems
Chris Boshuizen, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Planet Labs Inc.

4:30 - 4:40 pm      Spotlight Talk:  Protecting the Heritage of Tranquility Base

Beth O'Leary, Professor Emerita, Anthropology Department, New Mexico State University

Description: As an expert in space archaeology and heritage, Dr. O’Leary will describe the importance of investigating the cultural heritage of space, including preservation efforts to protect the artifacts at the first lunar landing site.

4:40 - 4:50 pm      Spotlight Talk:  Why ALL of you can go to Space!

James Vanderploeg, Chief Medical Officer, Virgin Galactic

Description: This spotlight will examine what it takes to create and sustain a commercial program that puts ordinary civilians in space. It will focus on the latest academic research describing the accessibility of space flight for people with significant medical problems. Dr. Vanderploeg will discuss some of the reassuring results which show that even those with complicated medical problems should not be precluded from participating in spaceflight.

4:50 - 5:00 pm      Spotlight Talk

Will Pomerantz, Vice President for Special Projects, Virgin Galactic

Sponsored By: Arrowhead Center

 5:00 - 5:10 pm      Spotlight Talk:  World View: Pioneering Discovery at the Edge of Space

Jane Poynter, CEO, World View Enterprises, Inc

Description: Jane Poynter is building a company that will take you to the edge of space in style, ascending gracefully inside a pressurized space capsule suspended beneath a high-altitude balloon. Along the way, she's pioneering a new era of near-space commercial discovery for researchers, educators, and scientists around the world.

5:30  - 7:00 pm      Industry Reception, **Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Sponsored By: Northrup Grumman Corporation

7:00  - 8:30 pm      Dinner, **Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Sponsored By: JACOBS

8:30  - 10:30 pm     Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau Reception, **Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Sponsored By: Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau


Thursday, October 16

**All events at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum unless noted otherwise

** Agenda:  All listed speakers confirmed.  Agenda is updated every Friday, by 12pm MDT.

5:30  - 6:30 am      Morning Run, Open to all registered attendees

7:30 - 8:25 am      Registration Open, Full Breakfast

8:45 - 9:15 am      Opening

Pat Hynes, Chair, ISPCS
Ken Miyagishima, Mayor, City of Las Cruces

8:45 - 9:15 am      Keynote Address:  The Role of Government in Commercial Space Transportation

George Nield, Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, FAA

Description:  Since the dawn of the space age more than 50 years ago, the government has played a number of roles in our nation’s space programs.  Government employees and the government agencies they worked for, have, in conjunction with their support contractors, been able to design, build, test, and operate a number of extremely capable launch vehicles and spacecraft.  Along the way, they have performed research, analyzed trajectories, conducted simulations and training, and exercised technical and program management responsibilities for a series of challenging and very impressive accomplishments in space.  With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the likely continuation of highly constrained budgets, and the emergence of new markets like Suborbital Space Tourism, the rules of the game are clearly changing.  How should our government departments and agencies respond?  Even more broadly, what is the proper role of government in the space programs of the future? 

9:30 - 9:45 am       Keynote Address:  Captains of our Fate

Jeff Greason, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, XCOR Aerospace  

Description:  What can the emerging space industry do to establish conditions for success?

9:45 - 10:15 am        Keynote Address

Jess Sponable, Program Manager XS-1, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

10:15 - 10:45 am      Break

10:45 - 10:55 am      Spotlight Talk

Doug Young, Vice President, Missile Defense and Advanced Missions, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Sponsored by: Northrup Grumman Corporation

10:55 - 11:05 am      Spotlight Talk

Sean Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer, Masten Space Systems

11:05 - 11:15 am      Spotlight Talk:  The Time Is Now

Will Hampton, Director, Advanced Space Access, Boeing Company

Description:  Affordability, Reusability, Operability. These have been discussed and studied many times for many years with little progress. The question is, why should we expect the result now to be any different? Can we really do this and if so, what should we do differently?

11:15 - 11:45 am       Keynote Address:  Flight Opportunities: A Stepping Stone to ISS and Beyond

Laguduva "LK" Kubendran, Flight Opportunities Program Executive, NASA

Description: Flight Opportunities Program (“Program”) has been the little commercial program with a lot to show in the form of accomplishments since the start in 2011. The Program has selected more than 100 technology payloads, and has flown many of those technologies on commercial suborbital flight platforms. Some of the technologies have already made it ISS and others are on the way to station and beyond. The program is working with science and education stakeholders to provide access to a vast number of flight experiments to be flown on existing as well as emerging reusable suborbital flight vehicles. NASA is using the Program as an on-ramp for the nation to develop skill and mastery.

11:45 - 11:55 am      Spotlight Talk:  Commercial Spaceports: Lessons Learned and Observations

Christine Anderson, Executive Director, New Mexico Spaceport Authority

Description: Lessons learned and observations from the development of the first purpose-built commercial spaceport, Spaceport America, will be discussed. Comparisons with the aviation industry will be provided. A virtual tour of Spaceport America will be presented, highlighting some of the challenges along the way.

11:55 - 1:30 pm    Lunch

Sponsored by: Space Foundation

1:30 - 1:40 pm      Spotlight Talk:  The Transformation of Kennedy Space Center to a Multi-User Spaceport

Scott Colloredo, Director, Center Planning and Development Directorate, NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center

Description: With Space Shuttle program's end, KSC is undergoing a major transformation to support NASA and commercial ventures needing launch pads, landing sites and other launch capabilities. Partnerships with Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, ULA and others demonstrate a new, diverse approach to providing access to space.

1:40 - 1:55 pm      Spotlight Talk:  U.S. Space Industry "Deep Dive" Supply Chain Assessment

Brad Botwin, Director, Industrial Studies Office of Technology Evaluation, U.S. Department of Commerce

Description:  Presentation covering results of the joint Commerce, NASA, NRO and USAF effort to better understand the intricate supply chain network supporting the development, production and sustainment of products and services across defense, intelligence, civil and commercial space sectors.

1:55 - 2:10 pm      Spotlight Talk

Mark Jaso, Senior Engineer, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls

2:10 - 2:20 pm      Spotlight Talk

Andrew Nelson, President, XCOR Aerospace

2:20 - 2:50 pm      Under Development

2:50 - 3:20 pm      Break

Sponsored by: XCOR Aerospace

3:20 - 3:50 pm      Keynote Address

Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems

3:50 - 4:20 pm      Keynote Address

Martin Heinrich, United States Senator, State of New Mexico

4:20 - 4:50 pm      Beyond CCtCap Announcement

Chair: Kathy Lueders, Manager, NASA's Commercial Crew Program

4:50 - 5:00 pm      Spotlight Talk:  Congested, Contested and INVESTED: Space Commerce and Sustainability

Mike Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation

Description: Private capital has both met and created demand for space technology and applications. In a space environment that is not only congested and contested, but heavily invested as well, it can also advance our ability to protect critical orbits to sustain current operations and to support innovative and profitable development.

5:00 - 5:15 pm      Closing

Pat Hynes,  Chair, ISPCS

5:15 - 6:30 pm      Happy Trails Reception


Friday, October 17

8:00 - 3:00 pm      Tour Spaceport America, Registration required

Sponsored By: Spaceport America