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.
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.
Platforms for Innovation
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.
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.
Confirmed Speakers as of 7.17.14
Bretton Alexander, Director, Business Development and Strategy, Blue Origin
Chris Boshuizen, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Planet Labs Inc.
Scott Colloredo, Director of Center Planning and Development, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Ariane Cornell, Blue Origin
Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA
Jeff Greason, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, XCOR Aerospace
Paul Guthrie, Senior Economist and Business Development Lead, Tauri Group
Wayne Hale, Consultant, Special Aerospace Services
Kevin Heath, CEO and President, Waypoint 2 Space
Laguduva “LK” Kubendran, Flight Opportunities Program Executive, NASA
Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, DOD
Sandy Magnus, Executive Director, AIAA
Barry Matsumori, Vice President of Commercial Sales, SpaceX
Kenneth Miyagishima, Mayor, City of Las Cruces
Clay Mowry, President, Arianespace
George Nield, Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
Will Pomerantz, Vice President for Special Projects, Virgin Galactic
Jane Poynter, Co-Founder & President, Paragon Space Development Corporation
Duane Ratliff, Chief Operating Officer, NASA Liaison, CASIS
George Sowers, Vice President of Strategic Architecture, United Launch Alliance
James Vanderploeg, Chief Medical Officer, Virgin Galactic
George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic
Stuart Witt, Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, Mojave Air & Space Port