This panel discussed realistic expectations for sub-orbital platforms. The vehicles being developed by the panelists are all platforms for innovation.
The Space Revolution
Ms. Shotwell addressed the success, challenges and lessons learned in the SpaceX journey.
Inside Bell Labs' Idea Factory
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, author Jon Gertner discussed platforms for innovation in relationship to space technologies and innovative platforms.
Commercial Utilization of ISS
Mr. Ratliff, COO, CASIS, addressed a big question about conducting research in microgravity: “Is there a there, there?"
Keynote Speaker Roundtable
The Speaker Roundtable discussed the purpose of commercial human spaceflight and related product development on ISS.
ISS-The Foundation of Exploration
Mr. Elbon's long history with ISS from the design, through to construction, provided the audience with the primary source information on the capacity of ISS to meet future growth as we increase access and use of ISS.
When Government is Ready to Buy...
The panel discussed their progress under the Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs, the benefits of the program & upcoming challenges.