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July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA
The Space Frontier Foundation’s annual NewSpace Conference attracts a unique mix of revolutionary space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, regulators, and space policy leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement. Conference sessions highlight the latest discussions on NASA-private sector cooperation, the business of NewSpace, and frontier enabling technologies of tomorrow. The featured evening event, the NewSpace Awards Gala, will recognize achievements of steely-eyed rocketeers, futuristic thinkers, and space enthusiasts from around the world.
Friday, July 23, 2010 The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat: The Business of NewSpace NewSpace 2010 will open with discussions between industry leaders about the recent advancements and future hurdles of suborbital and orbital ﬂight. Tim Pickens of Dynetics Inc. will ﬁnish oﬀ the morning with a talk during a featured luncheon. The afternoon will begin with Alan Stern and a look at the business opportunities presented in the space domain, followed by an all-star panel of space industrialists who will outline the lessons they learned in their entrepreneurial journey through the space industry. The day will be capped oﬀ with a keynote address from Space Adventures CEO, Eric Anderson. Saturday, July 24, 2010 Pushing the Limits: Challenges Facing NewSpace Today The second day of NewSpace 2010 will kick-oﬀ with roundtable discussions between NASA and leaders in the commercial space industry. Topics will include the hurdles and the collaboration potential for Low Cost Reliable Access to Space (LCRATS), and technologies for in-space servicing to enable sustainable exploration. The afternoon sessions will discuss NEOs, challenges to human spaceﬂight, utilization of the ISS, and the future of the suborbital industry. Sunday, July 25, 2010 Beyond the Horizon: The NewSpace and New Worlds of Tomorrow Sunday will focus on the destinations of the future, and how we will get there. The morning will feature discussions on destinations we see ourselves visiting and developing in the coming years. The afternoon will focus on the role of developing technologies have on how we move forward to accessing these new worlds of tomorrow, and will close with a view of how the Space Frontier can best be opened.
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NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA
Dedication: Thanks Bob, Jim, & Rick, for setting the bar high and always encouraging us to reach for the stars. – NewSpace 2010 Conference Team
On Saturday, July 24th, the Space Frontier Foundation will host their annual Awards Gala at the NewSpace 2010 conference in Silicon Valley, CA. Come enjoy an elegant evening ﬁlled with live music performed by the Magnolia Jazz Band, a candlelit dinner with delectable food and drinks, and wonderful conversation as we celebrate the accomplishments of several successes in the private space industry.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010 – Pre-Conference Events 6:00pm – 8:00pm Centennial Challenges Discussion 8:00pm – 10:00pm Annual SFF Advocates Meeting Friday, July 23, 2010 – The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat: The Business of NewSpace 7:30am – 8:30am Registration/Networking 8:30am – 9:00am NewSpace Today 9:00am – 10:15am Suborbital Spaceﬂight 10:00am – 11:00am Spaceﬂight Law Roundtable 10:15am – 10:45am Networking Break 10:45am – 12:00pm Orbital Spaceﬂight Session 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch With Tim Pickens: Creating a Successful Space Company 1:30pm – 2:00pm The NewSpace Economy of the Late 2020s: A Look Ahead to Illuminate The Present 2:00pm – 3:15pm Space: Open for Business 3:15pm – 3:45pm Networking Break 3:45pm – 5:00pm War Stories from the Entrepreneurial Frontier 5:00pm – 5:30pm Creating the Framework for Space Tourism 6:00pm – 8:00pm SEDS-ISU Dinner – Students and Alumni Only Saturday, July 24, 2010 – Pushing the Limits: Challenges Facing NewSpace Today 7:30am – 8:30am Registration/ Networking 8:30am – 8:45am The Real Game Begins 8:45am – 9:00am The New Way Forward 9:00am – 9:15am A New Day for NASA and NewSpace 9:15am – 10:15am NASA Rountable: Low Cost, Reliable Access to Space 10:15am – 10:45am Networking Break 10:45am – 12:00pm NASA Roundtable: In-Space Services and Commercial Opportunities 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Joshua Raﬀaelli: Investment in NewSpace 1:30pm – 2:45pm Physical Threats and Commercial Opportunities: Orbital Debris and NEOs 2:45pm – 3:15pm Mitigating Biomedical Long Duration Constraints With Innovative Mission Architecture 3:15pm – 3:45pm Networking Break 5:00pm – 5:30pm Suborbital Spaceﬂight and Beyond 6:00pm – 9:00pm NewSpace Awards Gala Sunday, July 25, 2010 – 7:30am – 8:30am 8:30am – 9:00am 9:00am – 10:15am 10:15am – 10:45am 10:45am – 12:00pm 12:00pm – 1:30pm 1:30pm – 2:45pm 2:45pm – 3:15pm 3:15pm – 3:45pm 3:45pm – 5:00pm Beyond the Horizon: The NewSpace and New Worlds of Tomorrow Registration/Networking A New Space Exploration Enterprise Closing the Lunar Business Case Networking Break Space Solar Power Lunch with Tom Nugent: The Story of LaserMotive Approaching Warp Speed: Advanced Space Propulsion To Mars and Beyond Networking Break The Road Forward to the New Worlds of Tomorrow
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the Peak room, with meals being held in the Quantum room. Exhibitors and Networking will be held in the Apex room on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. Thursday, July 22, 2010 6:00pm – 8:00pm Centennial Challenges Discussion This session is an opportunity for conference attendees to provide input and discussion of the future direction of the NASA incentive prize program, Centennial Challenges. With a new round of prizes on the horizon and in anticipation of further growth in the scope and range of future prize competitions, NASA Centennial Challenges is developing a new long term strategy that will guide the prize development process. How can prizes best be used by NASA to harness the power of open innovation, mass participation and public engagement? Matt Everingham – Exploration Uplink, NASA Ames 8:00pm – 10:00pm Annual SFF Advocates Meeting This event is FREE to all Advocates of the Space Frontier Foundation. Although light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served, we recommend that Advocates eat dinner beforehand. SFF Advocates only, please. Non-Advocates will not be permitted to attend. James Pura – Project Manager, Space Frontier Foundation Bob Werb – Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
Detailed Schedule: Friday, July 23, 2010 Friday, July 23, 2010 7:30am – 8:30am 8:30am – 9:00am Registration/Networking NewSpace Today Introduction to the NewSpace 2010 Conference: Where does the NewSpace industry currently stand and where is it likely to go in the future? James A. Muncy – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace 9:00am – 10:15am Suborbital Spaceﬂight Suborbital spaceﬂight has long been a stepping stone for groups looking to launch into orbit. However, it has become a popular destination for many space startups due to its huge potential in markets such as tourism and low-gravity research. With the world on the verge of a space revolution, suborbital space has proven to be a major step in privatizing space. Alan Stern (Moderator) – Associate Vice President-R&D, SWRI A.C. Charania – President, SpaceWorks Commerical Douglas Maclise – NASA - CRuSR Dave Masten – President and CEO, Masten Aerospace Lee Valentine – Space Studies Institute 10:00am – 11:00am Spaceﬂight Law Roundtable Attorneys and interested attendees will exchange ideas about what things newspace-inclined practitioners can be doing, as a group, to ensure that a system is in place for the optimized delivery of legal services to members of the commercial human spaceﬂight industry. **Note that this session is separate from the main programming track.** Doug Griﬃth – Aviation Lawyer 10:15am – 10:45am 10:45am – 12:00pm Networking Break Orbital Spaceﬂight Session For decades, orbital spaceﬂight has been restricted to only the wealthiest governments pace programs. What can be done to support commercial companies and what are commercial companies doing to open up Earth orbit for commercial applications. Philip Mcalister – NASA Headquarters James A. Muncy – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace Mark Sirangelo – Sierra Nevada Corp. Dennis Stone – NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch With Tim Pickens: Creating a Successful Space Company What is necessary to create a successful space company? Tim Pickens, founder of Orion Propulsion, will discuss what skillsets and strategies are important, how to formulate a business plan, and how to forge your way in a largely developed industry. Tim Pickens – Dynetics, Inc. 1:30pm – 2:00pm The NewSpace Economy of the Late 2020s: A Look Ahead to Illuminate The Present What will commercial space look like 15-20 years from now? Let’s take a look at some realistic possibilities for 2025-2030, and then draw some conclusions that illuminate the world of 2010-2011. Alan Stern – Associate Vice President-R&D, SWRI 2:00pm – 3:15pm Space: Open for Business Will we see the world’s ﬁrst trillionaire this century? The space frontier is opening for entrepreneurs and space related business plans closing more and more often. Knowing the international environment, who to work with, and how to develop these businesses in this emerging industry will be invaluable in the months and years to come. Dr. Burton Lee (Moderator) – Managing Partner, Innovarium Ventures Diane Dimeﬀ – Director - eSpace Esther Dyson – EDventure Holdings Dr. Bob Richards – CEO Odyssey Moon 3:15pm – 3:45pm 3:45pm – 5:00pm Networking Break War Stories from the Entrepreneurial Frontier When NewSpace companies get started, they have all the best intentions and very often a solid business plan. But what happens when all doesn’t go according to plan? Presented here are a few case studies and lessons learned from the NewSpace start-up trenches. Guillermo Sohnlein (Moderator) – Managing Director, Space Angels Network Jason Andrews – Andrews Space Jeﬀ Greason – XCOR Aerospace Debra Lepore – President, DFL Space LLC Tim Pickens – Dynetics, Inc. 5:00pm – 5:30pm Creating the Framework for Space Tourism What goes into managing a service-based space company? challenges exist and how can they be handled? Eric Anderson – President and CEO of Space Adventures What additional
Detailed Schedule: Friday, July 23, 2010 6:00pm – 8:00pm SEDS-ISU Dinner – Students and Alumni Only Students for the Exploration and Development of Space - International Space University Dinner is open to SEDS, ISU, and Singularity University students and alumni only. Current space industry leaders engage in an inspirational and motivational discussion giving their perspectives on how to be a leader in tomorrow’s space industry. A presentation on the National Space Society’s Space Ambassador Program will also be given. Gary Barnhard – National Space Society Will Pomerantz – X Prize Foundation Dr. Bob Richards – CEO Odyssey Moon
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Saturday, July 24, 2010 7:30am – 8:30am 8:30am – 8:45am Registration/ Networking The Real Game Begins Of all the space groups and organizations the Space Frontier Foundation was the ﬁrst to step up and strongly defend and help deﬁne the new NASA policy. Some have said NewSpace has won. This could not be further from the truth. After 30 years of trying we have simply been granted the chance to enter the ﬁeld. Now the real contest begins. How can we in the Frontier movement create a new partnership with our friends in government to create a permanent industrial infrastructure in space that will allow us all to go everywhere and stay anywhere? Rick Tumlinson – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outﬁtters 8:45am – 9:00am The New Way Forward An overview of the new NASA Budget and the New Oﬃce of the Chief Technologist and its role in technology development and commercial space. Doug Comstock – NASA Innovative Partnership Program 9:00am – 9:15am A New Day for NASA and NewSpace Overview of new NASA multi-Center Commercial Space Team and the activities that are taking place within it. Charles Miller – NASA Commercial Space 9:15am – 10:15am NASA Rountable: Low Cost, Reliable Access to Space Panel discussion between NASA representatives and industry leaders concerning barriers and obstacles to Low Cost, Reliable Access to Space (LCRATS) James A. Muncy (Moderator) – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace Michael Beavin – Senior Program Analyst, Oﬃce of Space Commercialization, Deptartment of Commerce Doug Comstock – NASA Innovative Partnership Program Gary Hudson – HMX Inc. Michael Mealling – VP Business Development, Masten Space Systems Charles Miller – NASA Commercial Space Michelle Murray – FAA, Oﬃce of Commercial Space Transportation Tim Pickens – Dynetics, Inc. 10:15am – 10:45am Networking Break
Detailed Schedule: Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:45am – 12:00pm NASA Roundtable: In-Space Services and Commercial Opportunities With sights set on the Moon, Mars, and beyond, the government and private sectors are working together to overcome some of the greatest technological challenges ever faced by mankind. From old ideas like propellant depots and on-orbit assembly, to radical new concepts such as power-beaming, the next generation of space exploration and settlement will require enormous breakthroughs in technology. Gary Martin (Moderator) – Director of New Ventures & Communications NASA Ames Dallas Bienhoﬀ – Manager for In-Space and Surface Systems, Boeing Ron Clark – CEO, Space Orbital Systems Doug Comstock – NASA Innovative Partnership Program Dr. Dan Rasky – Director, NASA Ames Space Portal Dennis Wingo – Founder, Skycorp, Inc., CTO, Orbital Recovery Corporation 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Joshua Raﬀaelli: Investment in NewSpace From the perspective of an investment ﬁrm, what does the NewSpace industry look like? by Joshua Rafaelli, with introduction from Space Investment Summit Leader Paul Eckert. Paul Eckert – Boeing BDS - Space Exploration Joshua Raﬀaelli – Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson 1:30pm – 2:45pm Physical Threats and Commercial Opportunities: Orbital Debris and NEOs Asteroids contain staggering riches and seemingly endless sources of minerals, propellants, water and oxygen that could fuel deep space commerce, enable settlement, and help make Earth both far wealthier and far greener. Unfortunately, near Earth space is becoming more dangerous due to the threat from orbital debris, which wreak havoc on operational satellites and threaten to make some orbits inaccessible. Berin Szoka (Moderator) – Senior Fellow, Progress and Freedom Foundation Joe Carroll – Tether Applications, Inc A.C. Charania – President, SpaceWorks Commerical Dennis Wingo – Founder, Skycorp, Inc., CTO, Orbital Recovery Corporation 2:45pm – 3:15pm Mitigating Biomedical Long Duration Constraints With Innovative Mission Architecture What are the challenges facing human spaceﬂight? What can be done to adapt humans to long-term spaceﬂight and what additional support and infrastructure can be provided with near-term technology? Dr. Jim Logan – Space Medicine Associates 3:15pm – 3:45pm Networking Break
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA 5:00pm – 5:30pm Suborbital Spaceﬂight and Beyond What are the challenges for the suborbital spaceﬂight industry today and how does suborbital spaceﬂight ﬁt into the commercial space industry? What role do Virgin Galactic and other companies play now and how should this evolve? Enrico Palermo – Project Engineering Manager, Virgin Galactic 6:00pm – 9:00pm NewSpace Awards Gala Join the Space Frontier Foundation in honoring the winners of the NewSpace Awards at the NewSpace 2010 Awards Gala. This star-studded event will feature steely-eyed rocket men, futuristic thinkers, and space enthusiasts from all over the world. The NewSpace Awards aim to recognize outstanding achievements toward advancing NewSpace and opening the space frontier. The awards are voted on by the Space Frontier Foundation Board and presented at the annual NewSpace Conference Gala. Please note that black-tie attire is recommended. Art Dula – Heinlein Prize Benjamin Higginbotham – Space Vidcast Duncan Jones – Director, Moon Dave Masten – President and CEO, Masten Aerospace
Detailed Schedule: Sunday, July 25, 2010 Sunday, July 25, 2010 7:30am – 8:30am 8:30am – 9:00am Registration/Networking A New Space Exploration Enterprise Why should we go to space? What should be our priorities and destinations? How should we get there? John Olson, Ph.D. – Director for the Directorate Integration Oﬃce 9:00am – 10:15am Closing the Lunar Business Case What does it take to close a business case on the moon? What technologies are necessary in order to suﬃciently reduce the cost and how can we leverage current technologies in order to reach that level with the least development time and cost? A panel of lunar science experts will discuss the status and future of these technologies. Rick Tumlinson (Moderator) – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outﬁtters Ed McCullough – Principle Scientist, Boeing Wendell Mendell, Ph.D. – NASA Planetary Scientist Bruce Pittman – Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal Dr. Bob Richards – CEO Odyssey Moon Dennis Wingo – Founder, Skycorp, Inc., CTO, Orbital Recovery Corporation 10:15am – 10:45am 10:45am – 12:00pm Networking Break Space Solar Power Recently, a number of governments have taken a serious interest in Space Solar Power as a way to alleviate the world’s energy crisis. This panel will investigate what technologies are necessary to utilize SSP on a commercial scale and if this is feasible in the long term. Amaresh Kollipara (Moderator) – Co-founder & Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit LLC Joe Carroll – Tether Applications, Inc Taylor Dinerman – Writer and syndicated weekly columnist Dr. Feng Hsu – Senior Vice President, Space Energy Thomas Olson – Exodus Consulting Group 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Tom Nugent: The Story of LaserMotive LaserMotive is a Seattle-based company developing laser power beaming systems to transmit electricity without wires, for applications where wires are either cost prohibitive or physically impractical. Their ﬁrst project was to win the NASA-sponsored Power Beaming Challenge, which they did by winning the Level 1 prize of $900,000 in 2009. This is the story of how it all started, and where it’s headed. Tom Nugent – Founder, LaserMotive
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA 1:30pm – 2:45pm Approaching Warp Speed: Advanced Space Propulsion Up until recently, propulsion systems have been either high thrust or high eﬃciency, but recent technologies and methods, such as VASMIR, ﬁssion-based propulsion, and laser based propulsion look promising. Are these systems capable of delivering payloads to new destinations in the near future? Bruce Pittman (Moderator) – Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz – President and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company Steve Howe, Ph.D. – Director of The Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) Leik Myrabo, Ph.D. – Research Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Vince Teoﬁlo, Ph.D. – Lockheed Martin 2:45pm – 3:15pm To Mars and Beyond When humans go to mars, what would be the best use of resources and what should be done to support science, exploration, and development? What technologies and infrastructure will be necessary? Dr. Chris McKay – Planetary Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center 3:15pm – 3:45pm 3:45pm – 5:00pm Networking Break The Road Forward to the New Worlds of Tomorrow What does the future hold for the space industry? What role should NASA play and how should commercial companies (new and old) ﬁt into this plan? What destinations and business cases should be the focus of eﬀorts? This panel of experts and visionaries will seek to answer these questions. Dr. Chris McKay – Planetary Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center Rick Tumlinson – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outﬁtters
Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners
Space Frontier Foundation The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization composed of space activists, scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and citizens from all backgrounds and all nations. The Space Frontier Foundation is transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. SFF is determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and rejects the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past.
NASA NASA Ames Research Center (Silicon Valley) enables exploration through selected development, innovative technologies, and interdisciplinary scientiﬁc discovery. Ames provides leadership in astrobiology; robotic lunar exploration; technologies for CEV, CLV, and HLV; the search for habitable planets; supercomputing; intelligent/adaptive systems; advanced thermal protection; and airborne astronomy. Ames develops tools for a safer, more eﬃcient national airspace and unique partnerships beneﬁting NASA’s mission. Boeing Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Isle of Man International ﬁnance dedicated to space, Independent ﬁnancial advisors. The Isle of Man Government is pro-space and committed to helping the Space industry ﬂourish. Dynetics Dynetics has delivered high-quality, high-value engineering, scientiﬁc, and information technology (IT) solutions to customers within the U.S. government and a range of other market segments since 1974. With headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, and oﬃces throughout the United States, we have more than 1,300 employees. Our mission is to bring expertise, integrity, and tenacity to every relationship and to demonstrate our commitment to customers by providing powerful solutions to their technical challenges in Intelligence, Missiles, Aviation, Cyber, and Space.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation If you’re seeking improved situational awareness on your rocket or spacecraft, you can count on our renowned RocketCam onboard imaging systems: the world’s leading brand. Whether in Earth orbit, at the Moon or Mars or almost anywhere in between, we’ll get your picture. But we don’t stop here. Ecliptic also provides a variety of small, costeﬀective systems for accessing and experiencing other extreme environments: air, land, and sea. SpaceWorks Commercial SpaceWorks Commercial advances innovative ideas, solutions, and partnerships aimed at maturing near and far term commercial and international space ventures. SpaceWorks Commercial works with entrepreneurial, privately ﬁnanced companies, either to enhance existing or to facilitate new business opportunities. SpaceWorks Commercial provides both consulting services and advocacy services to help bring space projects to maturation. We also aim to champion our own new ventures in aerospace. After pragmatic due diligence and careful review, SpaceWorks Commercial seeks to take these companies from idea to birth and eventually spin them oﬀ under future management teams. Masten Space Systems, Inc. Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based rocket company that is currently developing a line of reusable VTOL spacecraft, and related rocket propulsion hardware. Masten Space Systems is also an aerospace R&D shop that provides aerospace design, analysis, consultation, prototype construction and testing, and design review services for groups involved in rocket propulsion and spaceﬂight research. XCOR Aerospace XCOR Aerospace is a small, privately-held California C Corporation founded in 1999. The company has evolved from its original four founders, working out of our chief engineer’s tiny hangar, to a team of 20-25 highly-skilled, experienced and talented employees housed in a 10,375 square foot hangar on the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. The company is the path to the dream of spaceﬂight for its founders who recognize that the only way for them to get to space is to make it aﬀordable for private citizens. Heinlein Trust The Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization, generally known as the Heinlein Prize, was founded in 1988 to reward individuals who make practical contributions to the commercialization of space. The Heinlein Prize, oﬀers a cash award of $500,000 to one or more individuals for practical accomplishments in the ﬁeld of commercial space activities rewarded by the International Aeronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany. The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein, one of the most popular science ﬁction writers of the 20th century. The trust was established soon after his death in 1988 by his widow, Virginia Gerstenfeld Heinlein, whose estate will fund the prize.
Sponsors and Partners Space Age Publishing Company & International Lunar Observatory Association Space Age Publishing Company, publisher of Space Calendar weekly and Lunar Enterprise Daily, operates oﬃces on Hawaii Island, Hawaii (1988), and in Palo Alto, California (1977), USA, and pursues a business plan for its third oﬃce on the Moon. With its International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) aﬃliate, Space Age advances and supports a wide variety of scientiﬁc, commercial, international and educational lunar / astro activities and enterprises - such as Stanford on the Moon and the International Lunar Observatory - consistent with a human return to the Moon within the decade. Space Age, with ILOA, also promotes the Galaxy Forum Architecture and Ad Astra Kansas initiatives – To The Stars. SEDS SEDS, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, is a group dedicated to expanding the role of human exploration and development of space. SEDS seeks to educate the public in such a way as to attain this goal. SEDS has many ways of doing this, including educational outreach, conferences, and chapter projects. National Space Society The National Space Society’s vision is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth. NSS members promote change in social, technical, economic, and political conditions to advance the day when people will live and work in space. Space.com SPACE.com, launched in 1999, is the world’s No. 1 source for news of astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceﬂight and related technologies. SpaceVidcast SpaceVidcast is a community of people who are looking to educate the planet on the values of space ﬂight. Their goal is to open up the cosmos and truly make space commonplace for everyone on the planet. SpaceVidcast is a new media site with daily on-demand episodes, weekly live shows and live HD coverage of major space events. Space News Publication of record for commercial space, military space and satellite communication businesses. Space Newsfeed Published every Sunday since January 2000 as an email newsletter and online, Microcom’s Space Newsfeed is your source of news on the space, satellite communications, Earth resources, launch, broadcasting, space science, and professional astronomy industries. We focus on the business of space and its commercialisation. Written by professionals for professionals.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Subtractive SUBTRACTIVE is a multimedia production company that creates content for broadcast, retail, and live events. A collective of talented, driven, and like-minded individuals, SUBTRACTIVE is a constantly evolving entity... focused on the expansion of an emerging culture where music, art, and technology converge. The company nurtures and supports new hybrid forms of artistic expression, and gives them a platform to be seen, heard, and experienced. Magnolia Jazz Band The Magnolia Jazz Band brings fun and elegance to celebrations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. At weddings, parties, and banquets, our fans enjoy the popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites – from a strolling trio to a swinging dance combo. Preview the fun you’ll enjoy at our Awards Gala on July 24. Please visit MagnoliaJazz.com for music samples, testimonials, videos, photos, and our public schedule.
Astronaut Teacher Alliance TATA is creating an international collaboration with visionaries like you who see the settling of our Moon and a human mission to Mars as a reality in our lifetime. The Atacama Center of Excellence for Space Studies (working title), a multifaceted project, includes the development of Chile’s ﬁrst formal institute of astrobiology (a university annex onsite) with full scale simulations for the Moon Mars Atacama Research Station analogue habitat (MMARS) and a Lunar Settlement (hotel/education center/thematic tourism) as a funding instrument to support infrastructure and rotations at MMARS. National Space Society The National Space Society’s vision is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth. NSS members promote change in social, technical, economic, and political conditions to advance the day when people will live and work in space. Quality of Life in Space For the long duration space stay and the commercial space activities on the ISS and Space Hotels, it will be more important to provide such elements of comfort, amenity, taste, amusement, hearing, hospitality, services, as well as basic safety and reliability. As JAXA’s new research project, ”Quality of Life in Space” has been launched which will develop new products and services to be used in space that will enhance Quality of Life in Space. Also these will contribute to improving QOL in daily life on Earth as well. Space Frontier Foundation The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization composed of space activists, scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and citizens from all backgrounds and all nations. The Space Frontier Foundation is transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. SFF is determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and rejects the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past. Space Tourism Society Imagine ﬂoating in zero gravity while gazing at our beautiful planet Earth majestically rolling by your view port. Millions of people from around the world would love to have such a wonderful life-enhancing experience. Founded in 1996, the Space Tourism Society is the ﬁrst organization speciﬁcally focused on the space tourism industry. Our goals: To conduct the research, build public desire, and acquire the ﬁnancial and political power to make space tourism available to as many people as possible as soon as possible.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Space Travelers Emporium The Space Travelers Emporium is operated by the San Diego Space Society (”SD Space”), a non-proﬁt organization. It’s designed to be a classroom, project lab, and meeting place for local space enthusiasts, plus a storefront that provides both ﬁnancial support for the lab and outreach to the community. Items to be sold, both online and at the store, will be what any adventurous space traveler will need or want. Everything from astronaut training packages, suborbital tickets and travel assistance packages to space suits and ﬂight suits, to space travel posters, postcards, memorabilia, books and artwork. Soon after, project kits, such as rockets, payloads and rovers, will be available that will allow you to be more hands on in your space science exploration eﬀorts. The San Diego Space Society was founded in 2008 with the purpose of raising awareness and educating the general public to the beneﬁts of human exploration of space and San Diego’s role in space development, as well as to the idea of creating a spacefaring civilization within our lifetimes. SpaceWiki.com he ﬁeld of space-related industries and agencies is vast and complex, so that newcomers who want to get involved in space-related ﬁelds may ﬁnd it diﬃcult to know where to begin. And even old hands who’ve been to all the conferences for the past twenty years, and think they know everyone who is anyone, might ﬁnd they could use a little refresher now and then. SpaceWiki’s goal is to solve this problem by organizing some basic information on all the major players in the NewSpace Movement, and some of the ”old guard” as well. (Which group you fall into, as with the two-year-old Venezuelan national space agency, may be open to some debate.) SpaceX SpaceX develops rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and beyond. We are committed to becoming the world’s premiere space services company by substantially improving both the reliability and cost eﬃciency of space transportation, ultimately by a factor of ten. SpaceX was founded with the long-term goal of enabling humanity to become a space-faring civilization. Students for the Exploration and Development of Space SEDS, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, is a group dedicated to expanding the role of human exploration and development of space. SEDS seeks to educate the public in such a way as to attain this goal. SEDS has many ways of doing this, including educational outreach, conferences, and chapter projects. Subtractive SUBTRACTIVE is a multimedia production company that creates content for broadcast, retail, and live events. A collective of talented, driven, and like-minded individuals, SUBTRACTIVE is a constantly evolving entity... focused on the expansion of an emerging culture where music, art, and technology converge. The company nurtures and supports new hybrid forms of artistic expression, and gives them a platform to be seen, heard, and experienced.
Exhibitors Synergy Moon Synergy Moon is an eccentric, electrifying merge of the arts and sciences. We represent a collaboration of individuals from over 15 countries and our numbers are growing. We are an oﬃcial team in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, and also pioneers in human space travel and interplanetary exploration. Our technological innovations make manned orbital travel, personal satellite launches, and Solar System colonization cost-eﬀective, and above all, possible for everyone. Through aerospace research and development, rocket launch services, and a wide range of public events and awareness campaigns, we aim to inspire and invigorate humanity’s desire to explore the Moon, Mars, and space beyond. Team FredNet Team FREDNET is a group of scientists, technologists, and engineers who are using their combined talents to create a timely and elegant solution to win the Google Lunar X Prize. Team FREDNET is going to the Moon, the Engineering Project of a Lifetime! Team FREDNET: the First and Only 100% Open Source Competitor for the Google Lunar X Prize. Virtual Daughter Spacewear Virtual Daughter Spacewear creates a synergy between fashion, science, technology and design. Its mission is to outﬁt the ﬁrst mass group of space travelers in style with utility - enhancing the whole experience. Prototypes feature wearable technology and oﬀer options in color, silhouette and details resulting in one of a kind couture spacewear, taking the space tourist’s trip to another dimension. Virtual Daughter Spacewear - Is what to wear in space.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA
Speaker Biographical Information
Eric Anderson – President and CEO of Space Adventures Eric C. Anderson is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the space industry. Mr. Anderson co-founded Space Adventures, Ltd. in 1998 with several former astronauts and leading visionaries from the aerospace, adventure travel and entertainment industries. He has served as Space Adventures’ President and CEO since the company’s founding, and has led the world’s premier space tourism company through several successful years and has sold more than $200 million (USD) in spaceﬂights, including those taken by the ﬁrst and only six private space explorers who have actually ﬂown to space: Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Greg Olsen, Anousheh Ansari, Charles Simonyi and Richard Garriott. Charles Simonyi is the company’s ﬁrst repeat orbital spaceﬂight client. Mr. Anderson’s vision is to open the space frontier to all private citizens which will then enable the development of space resources for the beneﬁt of humanity. Jason Andrews – Andrews Space Jason Andrews co-founded Andrews Space in July 1999. Since that time, he has led the company’s daily operations as President and has been responsible for averaging over 50% annual growth while moving into new markets and expanding the company’s core competencies. Mr. Andrews leads the strategy development for the company and manages all day-to-day operations, including proﬁt and loss responsibility, customer relations, new business development, program management, staﬃng, and engineering management.
Gary Barnhard – National Space Society Gary Barnhard is the owner and president of Barnhard Associates, LLC, a systems engineering consulting ﬁrm and Internet Service Provider (Xisp.net) based in Cabin John, Maryland. He is a robotic space systems engineer whose professional work includes a wide range of robotic, space, and computer systems engineering projects. Over the last 34 years he has been extensively involved in the space advocacy community: as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Maryland Alliance for Space Colonization (MASC) one of the most successful chapters/aﬃliates of the L5 Society, as founder and Executive Director of the Space Development Foundation, as a frequent public speaker on space advocacy issues, as an organizer of space related educational programs and conferences, and as participant in many other space advocacy organization activities. Mr. Barnhard feels that the National Space Society can and must rise to the challenge of being architects, staunch advocates, and supporters of a reasoned evolution into a spacefaring society. By doing so, NSS can make a material diﬀerence in helping to provide for a positive future, a future we would all like to see come to pass.
Speaker Biographical Information Michael Beavin – Senior Program Analyst Oﬃce of Space Commercialization Deptartment of Commerce Mr. Michael Beavin has served as a Senior Program Analyst in the Oﬃce of Space Commercialization since May 2006. He came to the Department of Commerce from the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), where he was the Director of Government Aﬀairs and focused on the association’s legislative and policy issues within Congress and the Administration. Before working at SIA, Mr. Beavin worked for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), where he was the Director of Government Relations and Public Policy. Mr. Beavin also served on the majority staﬀ of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing the committee’s authorization of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ﬁscal year budget and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Research, Engineering, and Development budget. Dallas Bienhoﬀ – Manager for In-Space and Surface Systems Boeing Dallas Bienhoﬀ is Boeing’s Manager for In-Space and Surface Systems within the Advanced Space Exploration organization. He is responsible for developing concepts and capturing contracts related to ﬁxed orbital infrastructure systems (e.g., in-space propellant depots, orbiting assembly nodes, Deep Space habitats, communications & navigation networks), Moon and Mars surface systems (e.g., habitats, rovers, mining and processing equipment), and human servicing missions. He is also responsible for identifying, capturing, and creating commercial space opportunities in the Earth-Moon system. Dallas has 36 years of space systems experience with 28 in advanced programs development. He has led internal and contract many studies on Space exploration architectures, Earth to orbit transportation architecture studies, and lunar habitat concepts. He participated in the recent NSSO Space Based Solar Power study and contributed to the ﬁnal report. And, most relevant to the discussion for this show, he provided relevant propellant depot data to the Augustine Panel, whose report has had a major impact on the Administration’s proposed budget for NASA and its new direction for Space Exploration. Joe Carroll – Tether Applications Inc Mr. Carroll was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area. He received a BA in Philosophy in 1969 from Catholic University of America. Over the next 12 years he worked as a math teacher, store manager, photographer, and solar energy researcher. Since 1981 his main focus has been advanced space transportation concepts, with an emphasis on the use of long tethers to sling payloads into higher or lower orbits. He proposed and led the development of the Small Expendable Deployment System (SEDS), which was used 3 times in orbit. SEDS deployed tethers 4 to 20 km long, proving out tether concepts for spacecraft stationkeeping and controlled deorbit without rockets. He also developed the deployer and wire for the Plasma Motor Generator (PMG), which tested electrodynamic reboost in 1993. He has also worked on several electrodynamic concepts, including reboost of the Mir station, and a NIAC study of debris removal by electrodynamic tether which he will discuss at the Sunday panel. He has also worked on unmanned and manned reentry vehicle concepts for NASA MSFC and Ames and several startups. Mr. Carroll has 5 patents: 3 on electrodynamic tether operation (with Eugene Levin), and two on enhanced tile-type thermal protection materials (with co-inventors from NASA Ames). His most recent work was design lead for the Naval Research Lab on a high-voltage electron collection experiment which was launched 2 months ago.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz – President and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company Dr. Chang, inventor of the Variable Speciﬁc Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR, U.S. patent 2002) and other advanced propulsion technologies (U.S. patents 1989, 1990), founded the Ad Astra Rocket Company (AARC) in 2005, after 25 years of service as a NASA astronaut. AARC is dedicated to the development and commercialization of the VASIMR and related technologies.
A.C. Charania – President SpaceWorks Commerical Mr. A.C. Charania is President of SpaceWorks Commercial, a division of SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI). Mr. Charania works with entrepreneurial and established aerospace clients to explore future commercial opportunities and to develop businesses to service those markets. He also champions and incubates SpaceWorks- led ventures. As head of SpaceWorks Commercial, he is an advocate for and analyst of commercial space markets, venture-driven space initiatives, and international space activities. Mr. Charania has been with the ﬁrm since 2000. He was previously Senior Futurist and head of the Engineering Economic Group (EEG) of SpaceWorks Engineering. Mr. Charania holds an B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (with a concentration in systems design and optimization) and a B.A. in Economics/Mathematics from Emory University. He is currently a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a member of the Space Power Association, and a Board Member of the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). Ron Clark – CEO Space Orbital Systems Dr. Ron Clark started Space Orbital Systems to build a commercial business to provide transport and service for in-space satellite systems. Dr. Clark began working in this business area while he was the Director of Future Concepts and Analysis for Lockheed Martin Space Systems. While there he was responsible for Future Concepts, Mission Analysis, System Architecture, and Space Systems Internal Research & Development. Previously, Dr. Clark held several other positions within Lockheed Martin, including Technology Planning and Analysis, GPS System Architect, Capture Director, Director of Advanced Systems, and Director of Technology Applications for the Advanced Technology Center.
Speaker Biographical Information Doug Comstock – NASA Innovative Partnership Program Douglas A. Comstock is the director of NASA’s Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP). The IPP provides leveraged technology for NASA’s mission directorates, programs and projects through investments and technology partnerships with industry, academia, government agencies and national laboratories. Comstock also is responsible for directing the IPP portfolio of technology investments and partnering mechanisms including Small Business Innovative Research, Small Business Technology Transfer Research, the Centennial Challenges and the Innovative Partnerships Seed Fund. Additionally, he is responsible for intellectual property management and technology transfer that will provide broad societal beneﬁts from the nation’s investment in NASA’s space and aeronautics missions, and for encouraging and facilitating partnerships with the emerging commercial space sector including the agency’s purchase of emerging commercial services. Comstock previously served as the NASA comptroller, as well as the founding director of NASA’s Strategic Investments Division. Before coming to NASA, Comstock spent four years as a program examiner in OMB, with responsibility for NASA’s human space ﬂight activities, biological and physical research and personnel. Prior to his government service, he was Director of Engineering with the Futron Corporation, a Bethesda, Md.based technology consulting ﬁrm, and began his career with General Dynamics Space Systems Division, conducting preliminary design and systems analysis for numerous aerospace systems, from strategic defense to advanced space transportation. Comstock has undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington in both mechanical engineering and architecture. He did his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received masters degrees in both aeronautics and astronautics, and technology and policy. Jason Crusan – Chief Technologist NASA SOMD Jason Crusan is a Program Manager with a passion for a entrepreneurial approach to managing projects through leveraging investments and technology partnerships with industry, academia, government agencies and national laboratories. He has broad experience in strategic program formulation, technology development, ﬁnancial performance, partnership development, and project management. Diane Dimeﬀ – Director - eSpace Diane Dimeﬀ is the director of eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining eSpace, Diane was the associate dean at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. She has over 30 years of experience in the ﬁeld of education focusing on developing and implementing new programs. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Diane served as the assistant dean and director of MBA programs at the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder and as executive director of the evening and weekend MBA programs at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Diane taught quantitative methods, marketing, and strategy in business schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to her work with a wide variety of educational institutions, Diane was a consultant with the San Francisco oﬃce of KPMG Peat Marwick (now BearingPoint). Diane earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Mathematics as well as her M.B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Taylor Dinerman – Writer and syndicated weekly columnist Taylor Dinerman writes a syndicated weekly column for the Space Review (www.thespacereview.com) and has written on space and defense issues for the Wall Street Journal, National Review and Ad Astra the magazine of the National Space Society, Space News and elsewhere. He was an author of the textbook Space Science for Students and has been a part time consultant for the US Defense Department. His views in no way represent those of the department. Art Dula – Heinlein Prize Art Dula is a space lawyer, a patent attorney, the literary executor for major science ﬁction author Robert A. Heinlein, and the CEO of the private spaceﬂight company, Excalibur Almaz. Since 1980, Art Dula has co-founded several aerospace companies. Eagle Aerospace provided engineering expertise for NASA and U.S. aerospace companies. Space Services, Inc., secured the ﬁrst US regulatory approval of a private space launch. In 1982, it launched the ﬁrst private U.S. space vehicle, the Conestoga, from Matagorda Island, Texas. Spacehab, Inc., built payload bay modules for the U.S. space shuttle. Space Commerce Corporation was the ﬁrst U.S.-Russian aerospace joint venture, which sold a Soviet Proton rocket launch to Hughes Aerospace in 1987, and marketed remote sensing radar images. Tethers Unlimited, Inc., won seven patents on space tether systems, and secured over $2 million in research contracts. Starcraft Boosters, Inc., has contracts with US Air Force and NASA for the StarBooster launching system. Excalibur Almaz, Ltd., owns several Almaz Space System space capsules and space stations, and intends to begin launching its spacecraft as early as 2013. Esther Dyson – EDventure Holdings Esther Dyson is an active investor in a variety of mostly disruptive start-ups. Her portfolio of private space and air travel investments includes Coastal Aviation Software, XCOR Aerospace, Space Adventures/Zero G, Icon Aircraft, and Airship Ventures. She has ﬂown weightless on Zero-G four times, and hopes to go up again soon. She is also the organizer of Flight School, an executive workshop for air and space entrepreneurs. (It took a break this year in the face of a crumbling economy, but will return for the fourth time in 2009.) On the IT side, her investments have included Flickr and del.icio.us, both sold to Yahoo! and Medstory, sold to Microsoft. Currently, she sits on the boards of 23andMe, Meetup, WPP Group, Eventful.com, Evernote, Boxbe and Yandex, the leading Russian search company. Dyson sold her business EDventure Holdings, along with its Release1.0 newsletter and PC Forum conference, to CNET Networks in 2004; PC Forum and Release 1.0 played key roles in the early development of the PC software marketplace and the commercial Internet. Dyson left CNET at the end of 2006 and (with permission) has resumed doing business under the name of EDventure Holdings.
Speaker Biographical Information Paul Eckert – Boeing BDS - Space Exploration Dr. Paul Eckert holds the position of International & Commercial Strategist within the Space Exploration division of The Boeing Company. In this role, Dr. Eckert develops strategies to strengthen global business relationships and explore new commercial markets. He serves as Coordinator of the international Space Investment Summit Coalition, which presents events linking investors and entrepreneurs in order to encourage investment in entrepreneurial innovation. Within the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Eckert chairs the Emerging Markets Working Group of the Space Enterprise Council. He also chairs the Entrepreneurship and Investment Technical Committee of the International Astronautical Federation and acts as commercial coordinator for the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group. Having joined The Boeing Company in 2003, Dr. Eckert’s prior roles have involved space exploration planning, infrastructure design, Earth observation, space science, government relations, and communications. Previously, within the U.S. Department of Commerce, he helped promote the growth of the commercial space industry, as part of the Oﬃce of Space Commercialization. Earlier, in the NASA Oﬃce of Legislative Aﬀairs, Dr. Eckert coordinated liaison with the U.S. Congress involving space and aeronautics research, information technology, systems engineering, and technology transfer to industry. Prior to this, he served as science and technology advisor to U.S. Senator John Breaux, a key member of the Senate Commerce Committee, with jurisdiction over NASA. Dr. Eckert holds a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Harvard University and a doctoral degree from Michigan State University. Matt Everingham – Exploration Uplink NASA Ames As a contractor at NASA Ames Research Center, Matt coordinates Exploration Uplink, a project focused on bringing ﬁeld science and planetary exploration into classrooms through hands-on telerobotic activities. Matt also supports other projects with expertise in software systems engineering, robotics and science education. As a member of the California Space Authority staﬀ, Matt was responsible for the project management and technical management of the Regolith Excavation Challenge and Moon Regolith Oxygen (MoonROx) Challenge; prize competitions being executed under the NASA Centennial Challenges Program. Matt was also responsible for establishing the Regolith Simulant Testbed, a simulated lunar surface environment. In addition, he focused on education and workforce development, managing and supporting projects that emphasized handson engineering and science activities and building a sense of community among young professionals in the space industry. Jeﬀ Greason – XCOR Aerospace Jeﬀ Greason has 17 years experience managing innovative technical project teams at XCOR Aerospace, Rotary Rocket and Intel Corporation. As president and a co-founder of XCOR, he leads the engineering team that has developed ten diﬀerent long-life, highly-reusable liquid-fueled rocket engines, a low-cost liquid propellant piston pump, and two manned reusable rocket aircraft the EZ-Rocket and a prototype for a private customer. As part of his duties at XCOR, Mr. Greason has had the ﬁnal go/nogo decision responsibility on hundreds of rocket engine test ﬁrings, more than twenty manned rocket ﬂights, and has served as a ﬂight test engineer aboard one of those ﬂights.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Doug Griﬃth – Aviation Lawyer Before starting his own ﬁrm focusing on the needs of aviation and private spaceﬂight companies, Doug spent more than four years at the international law ﬁrm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. As part of the ﬁrms aviation practice group, Doug engaged in a broad-based commercial litigation practice emphasizing sophisticated contract and regulatory disputes encompassing real property transactions, operating agreements, labor and employment matters, construction projects, trade secrets and airport noise/access issues. Benjamin Higginbotham – Space Vidcast SpaceVidcast.com is a community of people who are looking to educate the planet on the values of space ﬂight. Our goal is to open up the cosmos and truly make space commonplace for everyone on the planet. We are a new media site with daily on-demand episodes, weekly live shows and live HD coverage of major space events.
Steve Howe, Ph.D. – Director of The Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) Dr. Steven D. Howe was appointed the ﬁrst Director of the CSNR in 2005. He was previously part of the Thermonuclear Applications group of the Applied Physics Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Howe’s research interests include antiproton physics and applications, nuclear rocket propulsion, hyper-velocity aerodynamics and thermodynamics, and non-equilibrium X-ray emission. Dr. Howe is also a ﬁction writer, having published the novella Wrench and Claw in Analog Magazine and the novel Honor Bound Honor Born, which detailed the possible development of the ﬁrst commercial base on the Moon. Dr. Howe has appeared in numerous television programs about space and rocketry. He holds ﬁve patents involving the storage and application of antiprotons, and he is the co-founder of Hbar Technologies. Dr. Howe has served on a number of national committees. Dr. Feng Hsu – Senior Vice President Space Energy Dr. Feng Hsu is the Executive Vice President of Technology, Systems Engineering & Risk Management for Space Energy. Dr. Hsu is a world renowned expert and former research fellow of Brookhaven National Laboratory in the ﬁelds of risk assessment, riskbased decision making, safety & reliability and mission assurances for nuclear power, space launch, energy infrastructure and other high integrity social and engineering systems. Gary Hudson – HMX Inc. Gary Hudson has been involved in private spaceﬂight development for over 25 years. Hudson is best known as the founder of Rotary Rocket Company, which in spending $34 Million attempted to build a unique single stage to orbit launch vehicle known as the Roton. Rotary Rocket built a landing test simulator the ATV-1 which ﬂew a handful of ﬂights, prior to the company ceasing operations. He also helped found Transformational Space (T/Space) in 2004. Previous projects included designs of the Phoenix SSTO and other single stage to orbit rockets, founder of Paciﬁc American Launch Systems, and various consulting projects.
Speaker Biographical Information Duncan Jones – Director Moon Jones’ ﬁrst feature ﬁlm, Moon, was nominated for 7 British Independent ﬁlm awards and won 2, both going to Jones. In 1995, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the College of Wooster. He then pursued a PhD degree at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee but left before completion to attend London Film School, where he graduated as a director.
Kris Kimel – President KSTC and Founder Kentucky Space Kris Kimel is President and a founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), a non-proﬁt company with an international reputation for designing and implementing a range of innovative initiatives. Over the 21 year life of KSTC dozens of projects have been funded by diverse supporters involving corporations, private foundations, state and federal governments. KSTC funds important R&D and technology commercialization projects at Kentucky universities. It also designed and manages the Kentucky Enterprise Fund (KEF)an early-stage venture fund which currently holds over 60 equity positions in innovation-driven Kentucky companies. Kimel is a leader behind the vision and implementation of Kentucky Spacea nonproﬁt enterprise focused on the design, development and application of entrepreneurial and educational space platforms. Amaresh Kollipara – Co-founder & Managing Partner Earth2Orbit LLC Amaresh is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Earth2Orbit, LLC, which is a global provider of satellite launch services. Earth2Orbit works with the Indian Space Research Organization to provide commercial launch services to a variety of satellite clients. In addition to his role at Earth2Orbit, Amaresh serves as a management consultant and ﬁnancial advisor to a generation of entrepreneurs by helping them develop viable businesses and prepare for the world of venture ﬁnance. Amaresh’s vision to provide management guidance to entrepreneurs led him to co-produce the ﬁrst and second annual Space Venturing Forum, an entrepreneurial event hosted by the National Space Society. Amaresh enjoyed a successful career with the Strategy group of Accenture, where he managed key strategy oﬀerings and developed recommendations for Global 500 clients such as Cisco, HP, and Siemens. He specialized in creating business cases, operational plans, Internet strategies, and M&A assessments. He has been inﬂuential in pricing multi-million dollar private equity deals as well as in assisting clients to strategically allocate large-scale investments. Amaresh holds an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He also earned a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Burton Lee – Managing Partner Innovarium Ventures Burton H. Lee Ph.D. MBA is Managing Partner of Innovarium Ventures, a senior strategic, ﬁnancial and technical advisory services ﬁrm based in Silicon Valley. He also serves as Lecturer in the Stanford School of Engineering, where he teaches and conducts research in the area of European entrepreneurship and innovation (http://www.europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com/). His areas of expertise include venture ﬁnance and investment; startup business & technology strategy and market positioning; technology roadmapping and due diligence; corporate development and M&A; technology transfer and commercialization; and innovation policy.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Debra Lepore – President DFL Space LLC Debra Facktor Lepore is President for DFL Space LLC. Prior to DFL Space, she served as President for AirLaunch LLC. As President of AirLaunch LLC, Ms. Lepore was responsible for the external activities of the company, including development and execution of the companys business plan, marketing plan, and government relations.
Dr. Jim Logan – Space Medicine Associates Dr. Jim Logan has held numerous positions in his eighteen-year career at NASA including Chief of Flight Medicine where he was the personal physician to the astronauts and their families and Chief of Medical Operations. He served as Mission Control Surgeon, Deputy Crew Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for twenty-ﬁve space shuttle missions and Project Manager for the Space Station Medical Facility, developing the initial design for a telemedicine-based inﬂight medical delivery system for long duration missions. After a year at NASA Headquarters as the Medical Liaison Oﬃcer for the Life Sciences Division and the Space Station Program Oﬃce, he left the space agency to serve as Provost for International Space University, Strasbourg, France. Upon returning to the USA, he consulted for The RAND Corporation and created Logan & Associates, Inc., an independent telemedicine consulting ﬁrm. A founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Logan served as a telemedicine resource for a variety of professional organizations including a stint as Telemedicine Clinical Director for the DOD’s Paciﬁc Regional Program Oﬃce at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Dr. Logan returned to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in 1999 and is now a senior aerospace medical oﬃcer in the Clinical Services Branch of the Space Medicine Division. Board certiﬁed in Aerospace Medicine and recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Speakers Award, his lecturing activities have taken him around the world. As an expert in space medicine and biomedical issues for long-duration spaceﬂight, Dr. Logan has been featured on the Public Broadcast System (PBS), CanadaAM, The History Channel and numerous radio talk shows. He is a co-founder of Space Medicine Associates and currently writing a book entitled Frontier and Destiny: Risks, Riches and Renaissance in the Solar System. Douglas Maclise – NASA - CRuSR Dougal Maclise is the current manager of the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) Program. He also leads the ISHM Technology Maturation Group within the Intelligent Systems Division at Ames Research Center. He has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in BioMedical Engineering. Over the nineteen years that he has worked at NASA, he has managed a wide variety of projects such as physiology experiment payloads for the Shuttle, the consolidation of seven resource tracking databases, a real-time imaging payload for the Solar-Powered Pathﬁnder UAV and the development of the Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics Testbed. For the last ﬁve years he has focused on the systems engineering and application aspects of Integrated Systems Health Management while working on the Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle, Orbital Space Plane and the Constellation vehicles the Ares I and V rockets, the Orion crew vehicle and Altair lunar lander.
Speaker Biographical Information Dave Masten – President and CEO Masten Aerospace David Masten is a manufacturing, mechanical, and information technology engineer with extensive experience in managing complex IT projects for Cisco Systems, Andiamo Systems, and SBC/Ameritech (now AT&T). As past President of the Bay Area’s Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS), David oversaw the development of the KISS hydrogen peroxide ﬂight vehicle, the Gizmocopter VTVL test platform, and numerous bipropellant and monopropellant engine development projects and tests. Philip Mcalister – NASA Headquarters Phil McAlister is a veteran of the space industry with over 20 years of experience in civil, military, and commercial space programs. He is currently in the Studies and Analysis Division, Oﬃce of Program Analysis and Evaluation, NASA Headquarters. The Oﬃce of Program Analysis and Evaluation is an independent assessment organization that provides objective, transparent, and multidisciplinary analysis to inform NASA’s strategic decision-making. Ed McCullough – Principle Scientist Boeing Edward McCullough is a retired principal scientist from Boeing. He has received his professional schooling mainly in nuclear engineering through the U.S. Navy (gaining his Certiﬁcation for Nuclear Engineering in 1975). Mr. McCullough focuses on concept development and advanced technology at Rockwell Space Systems Advanced Engineering and Boeings Phantom Works. He has researched innovative methods to reduce the development time of technologies and systems from 10 to 20 years down to 5 years. He has experienced successes in the area of chemistry and chemical engineering for extraterrestrial processing and photonics for vehicle management systems and communications. This included leading a chemical process development research team in a skunk works environment for 4 years. Mr. McCullough has led eﬀorts for biologically inspired multi parallax geometric situational awareness for advanced autonomous mobility and space manufacturing. He recently developed several patents, including patents for an angular sensing system; a method for enhancing digestion reaction rates of chemical systems; and a system for mechanically stabilizing a bed of particulate media. Mr. McCullough has served in a variety of professional societies and councils. He is an Emeritus member of the Board of Trustees for the University Space Research Association, a member of the Science Council for Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science, an Emeritus Chairman of the AIAA Space Colonization Technical Committee and a charter member of the AIAA Space Exploration Program Committee. He has worked several studies for the National Research Council. Dr. Chris McKay – Planetary Scientist NASA Ames Research Center Dr. Christopher P. McKay, Planetary Scientist with the Space Science Division of NASA Ames. Chris received his Ph.D. in AstroGeophysics from the University of Colorado in 1982 and has been a research scientist with the NASA Ames Research Center since that time. His current research focuses on the evolution of the solar system and the origin of life. He is also actively involved in planning for future Mars missions including human exploration. Chris been involved in research in Mars-like environments on Earth, traveling to the Antarctic dry valleys, Siberia, the Canadian Arctic, and the Atacama desert to study life in these Mars-like environments. He was a co-I on the Titan Huygen’s probe in 2005, the Mars Phoenix lander mission in 2008, and the Mars Science Laboratory mission for 2011. He is the deputy program scientist for Constellation - the NASA program for future human exploration of the Moon and Mars.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Michael Mealling – VP Business Development Masten Space Systems Michael has spent the past 15 years developing and deploying large scale Internet products such as VeriSign’s EPCglobal Network RFID service and the XWORDs keyword service. He has extensive experience in deploying revolutionary products in diﬃcult markets and is now using that experience to create new services in the aerospace industry. He is a regular conference speaker on innnovative space based businesses and a Space Frontier Foundation Advocate. Wendell Mendell, Ph.D. – NASA Planetary Scientist DR. WENDELL W. MENDELL is the Manager, Oﬃce for Human Exploration Science at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). His research focus is remote sensing of planetary surfaces, particularly specializing in thermal emission radiometry and spectroscopy of the Moon. Since 1982, he has done planning and advocacy of human exploration of the solar system, especially with regard to the establishment of a permanent human base on Moon. His interests lay as much with policy issues as with technical issues. He is most well known as the editor of the volume, Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century; and he received the 1988 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering from the National Space Society for this work. Charles Miller – NASA Commercial Space Mr. Miller is President of Space Policy Consulting, Inc., the President and CEO of Constellation Services International, Inc., a Member of the Board of Directors of the Space Frontier Foundation, and led the Public-Private Partnerships section of the NSSO’s Space-Based Solar Power study. Miller is currently under contract to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the area of Operationally Responsive Space access and is helping the AFRL be a smarter partner with the emerging space transportation industry. SPC supports a number of ongoing AFRL activities in the reusable launch vehicle area. Mr. Miller is also the founding President and CEO of Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI), which is a NewSpace company that specializes in commercial on-orbit space operations which is an ideal knowledge niche to advise on SBSP. CSI was founded in 1998, and is an entrepreneurial space services company that is focused on commercial opportunities in Earth orbit. CSI is developing, and patenting, a number of innovative solutions for orbital space markets, including LEO ExpressSM Space Cargo System for delivering cargo to space stations that uses over 99% existing technology, and the Lunar ExpressSM system that uses existing technology to enable a near-term human trip around the Moon. Miller has raised over $2 million in private investments for CSI to date. CSI has successfully completed 4 NASA contracts to date related to commercial ISS cargo services, and has an existing Space Act Agreement with NASA to cooperate on the development of CSIs LEO Express system. Prior to CSI and Space Policy Consulting, Mr. Miller was the founding Chairman and President of ProSpace where he served from 1996 to 1999. Under Mr. Miller’s leadership, ProSpace was instrumental in the passage of space-related legislative initiatives, including the Commercial Space Act of 1998, funding for NASA’s X-33, Future-X and Space Solar Power programs, and the U.S. Air Forces RLV Technology Development program. Mr. Miller studied engineering at the California Institute of Technology and has a BS in Business Administration (Finance) from the California State University of Chico.
Speaker Biographical Information James A. Muncy – Co-founder Space Frontier Foundation President PoliSpace James A. Muncy founded PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy, in early 2000 to help space entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs succeed at the nexus of business, public aﬀairs, and technology. His clients have included several companies in the emerging private human space ﬂight industry, ﬁrms oﬀering commercial services to NASA spaceﬂight programs, and government managers of Air Force military space projects. Immediately prior to establishing PoliSpace, Muncy spent over ﬁve years working for the U.S. House of Representatives. Before joining congressional staﬀ in late 1994, Muncy spent nine years as a space policy and marketing consultant for various clients including NASA, NOAA, several private ﬁrms, and the not-for-proﬁt space community, while also securing a graduate degree. In the mid-1980’s he worked for two and a half years as a policy assistant in the White House Oﬃce of Science and Technology Policy under President Reagan. Muncy began his career in space policy in 1981 as a staﬀ advisor in the Oﬃce of Congressman Newt Gingrich. Muncy co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation in 1988 and served as its Chairman of the Board for six years. Earlier he had served on the Board of Directors of both the National Space Society and the L5 Society. Muncy holds an MS in Space Studies from the Center for Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar. Michelle Murray – FAA Oﬃce of Commercial Space Transportation Michelle Murray has been working as an aerospace engineer for the FAA Oﬃce of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) since 2001. She specializes in AST’s Reentry and Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) laws and regulations. Ms. Murray is currently serving as a technical advisor starting up AST’s newest ﬁeld oﬃce, the West Coast Operations Oﬃce located in Southern California to support the launch operators on the west coast. Prior to that, she has held other positions within AST ranging from lead engineer for pre-application consultation to the Program Lead for the Experimental Permit program, managing the day to day operations of the program and plans for its future. Leik Myrabo, Ph.D. – Research Associate Professor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Myrabos research relies on a combined experimental/ theoretical/ numerical investigative approach. His current MURI project investigates the propulsion physics of high power laser-beam launched nanosatellites (i.e., 1 to 10 kg) for aﬀordable, rapid access to space. Myrabo has authored and co-authored more than 210 journal, symposium, and conference articles, and one bookThe Future of Flight. His second bookThe Lightcraft Technical Manualis nearing completion
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Tom Nugent – Founder LaserMotive Tom Nugent is the Project Manager for LaserMotive and general Jack of Many Trades. He is also a part-time contractor at Intellectual Ventures. Before LaserMotive, He served as the Research Director at LiftPort. His education is in Physics and Materials Science. He has worked with nanometer-sized material via atomic force microscopes up to macroscopic hunks of metal in heavy duty tension testing machines. As an undergrad, he interned at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working on an advanced fusion propulsion system. He spent a year in an intensive, non-degree program in Japanese language and then enjoyed a one-year internship in Japan, working in the space group at IshikawajimaHarima Heavy Industries. In grad school, he worked on liquid-fueled rocket engine development through the MIT Rocket Team. He has consulted for a micro-satellite ﬁrm, studied solar power satellites and alternative launch vehicles, and more. In short, he says, ”I’m a space geek”. Beyond the technical background, he has also run a number of volunteer groups and teams. John Olson, Ph.D. – Director for the Directorate Integration Oﬃce Director for the Directorate Integration Oﬃce within the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. Responsible for a broad range of Exploration architecture and integration activities including Lunar and Mars architecture development and reﬁnement, International partnerships and bi-lateral discussions as part of the Global Exploration Strategy, Commercial Partnerships, and integration of Science and other government agencies. Also oversees the ESMD information technology architecture and IT management, risk and knowledge management, technology protection, Exploration architecture trades and analysis, special projects, independent cost estimation, and ESMD Level 1 (Directorate) requirements. Thomas Olson – Exodus Consulting Group For nearly a quarter-century, Mr. Olson has been a business systems engineer and analyst in the Communications, Aerospace, and Publishing sectors. In addition, he has worked in an investment analysis and operations capacity in the Financial Services area (cash and fund management). A serial entrepreneur, he helped found Exodus Group as a way to bridge the gap of understanding between entrepreneurial space tech startups and Angel/VC/Institutional investors seeking new opportunities. He is also on the organizing committee for the ’Space Investment Summits’, a semi-annual event bringing together interested investors and entrepreneurs for knowledge sharing and professional networking. Enrico Palermo – Project Engineering Manager Virgin Galactic As Project Engineering Manager for Virgin Galactic, Enrico is responsible for growing the operations of a new commercial suborbital spaceﬂight manufacturer called TSC or The Spaceship Company at Mojave Air & Space Port. TSC was founded by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Scaled Composites with the mission of building the world’s ﬁrst ﬂeet of commercial spaceships and launch aircraft intended to make widespread space travel a reality. Enrico is directing the establishment of TSC’s production operations including the engineering, supply chain, quality assurance, and vehicle assembly functions, in addition to supporting the setup of other key business infrastructure functions at TSC. Enrico also serves as a key member of the Virgin program management team for the SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo development program at Scaled Composites. Enrico is an alumni of the International Space University and has a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia.
Speaker Biographical Information Tim Pickens – Dynetics Inc. Tim Pickens is the Commercial Space Advisor/Chief Propulsion Engineer at Dynetics, Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in the aerospace industry, specializing in the design, fabrication, and testing, of propulsion hardware systems. Tim started and grew Orion Propulsion to be a $6.4M company as of 2009. Tim sold his 5 year old, 40 person Aerospace Company, to Dynetics. in December of 2009. Tim worked in all areas of Orion to run a lean and innovative start-up. In this theme, he recently worked as the CEO of the company, as well as the program manager in-development of the reaction control thrusters for the Bigelow Aerospace Sundancers module. These thrusters would operate burning hydrogen and oxygen produced from waste byproducts. This technology oﬀers the state of the art in in-space recycling. Bruce Pittman – Flight Projects Director NASA Ames Space Portal Bruce Pittman is the President of the Silicon Valley Space Club and a Founding Member of the Alliance For Commercial Enterprise in Space, and has been involved in high technology product development, project management and system engineering for over 30 years. He spent 11 years working at the NASA Ames Research Center working on a number of ﬂight projects including Pioneer Venus, IRAS, and several advanced studies programs, and is now back at Ames under a Space Act Agreement as the Director, Flight Projects for the NASA Commercial Space Portal/ACES. He has also worked with NASA as a consultant on a number of projects including the High Speed Civil Transport (19971998), the Lunar/Mars program (1989-1991) and Space Shuttle Processing (1987-1988). Startups and early stage companies have always been very alluring for Bruce and he has participated in a number of such eﬀorts including SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, New Focus, Product Factory, Prometheus II Ltd., and Industrial Sound and Motion. Bruce was a founding team member of both SpaceHab and Kistler Aerospace which have raised more than $700 million in private ﬁnancing and Bruce helped New Focus grow from 150 people to 2000 people in 2 years and where revenues increased from $25 million to $150 million including a very successful IPO. Bruce co-founded Proﬁt Engineering Technologies a high tech consulting ﬁrm in 1994 to develop tools and methodologies to assist project teams and organizations to perform better, produce superior results and have more fun doing it. Bruce has provided training, consulting and mentoring to a number of Fortune 100 companies and government. Bruce has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from U. C. Davis and a MS in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University. Will Pomerantz – X Prize Foundation William Pomerantz currently serves as the Senior Director of Space Prizes for the X PRIZE Foundation. He holds a BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University and a Masters of Science in Space Studies from the International Space University. As Senior Director of Space Prizes, Mr. Pomerantz manages the all of the X PRIZE Foundation’s space activities, including the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. From 2006-2009, he also managed the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X PRIZE Challenge, which concluded with the successful award of $2 million in NASA-provided prize purses. Additionally, he oversees the development of Foundations forthcoming prizes in the ﬁeld of space exploration. From 2005-2006, Mr. Pomerantz served as the Foundations sole representative in Washington, DC.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA James Pura – Project Manager Space Frontier Foundation James Pura is a recent graduate of University of California, San Diego with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, where he founded a chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. He has previously worked for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, CA and SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA. He currently works for NASA JPL in Pasadena, CA. He has been working for the Space Frontier Foundation since 2007 where he has held multiple positions, including the editor of the online publication NewSpace News, conference chair for the NewSpace Conference, Advocate Coordinator and Board Member.
Joshua Raﬀaelli – Draper Fisher Jurvetson Joshua Raﬀaelli is an Associate and Kauﬀman Fellow at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Joshua’s primary areas of interest are in energy and services businesses. Prior to joining Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Joshua was an Analyst at Och-Ziﬀ Capital Management in London where he focused on merger arbitrage and emerging market investments in the logistics and oil and gas markets. Prior to OZ, Joshua was an Analyst at JPMorgan’s Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and debt and equity oﬀerings for media-related consumer products and software clients. Joshua also worked in the Debt Capital Markets group at JPMorgan in New York where he worked on acquisition related transactions in a variety of industries including energy, waste management, telecommunications, semiconductors, and health care services. Joshua is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Government, and an MBA from Stanford Business School. Dr. Dan Rasky – Director NASA Ames Space Portal Dr. Daniel J. Rasky is the Director for the Emerging Commercial Space Oﬃce at NASA Ames, and also a Senior Scientist with NASA. He is a Co-Founder and Director for the Space Portal whose mission is to Be a friendly front door for emerging and nontraditional space companies. He recently completed a one-year Interagency Personnel Assignment (IPA) with the Space Grant Education and Enterprise Institute (SGEEI), where he served as a Senior Research Fellow supporting a number of emerging space companies and other organizations. This included provided expert consulting to SpaceX on the design and development of the heatshield for their Dragon capsule. SpaceX has chosen to use the PICA heatshield material, invented by Dr. Rasky and associates at NASA Ames, for Dragon.
Speaker Biographical Information Dr. Bob Richards – CEO Odyssey Moon Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Limited, where he currently serves as CEO. As Director of the Optech Space Division from 2002-2009, Bob led the company’s technology into orbit in 2004 and to the surface of Mars in 2007 aboard the NASA Phoenix Lander, making the ﬁrst discovery of falling Martian snow. Bob studied aerospace and industrial engineering at Ryerson University; physics and astronomy at the University of Toronto; and space science at Cornell University where he became special assistant to Carl Sagan. Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Limited, where he currently serves as CEO. As Director of the Optech Space Division from 2002-2009, Bob led the company’s technology into orbit in 2004 and to the surface of Mars in 2007 aboard the NASA Phoenix Lander, making the ﬁrst discovery of falling Martian snow. Bob studied aerospace and industrial engineering at Ryerson University; physics and astronomy at the University of Toronto; and space science at Cornell University where he became special assistant to Carl Sagan. Bob is an evangelist of the ’NewSpace’ movement and has been a catalyst for a number of commercial space ventures. He is the recipient of the K.E. Tsiolkovski Medal (Russia, 1995), the Space Frontier ’Vision to Reality’ Award (USA , 1994), the Arthur C. Clarke Commendation (Sri Lanka, 1990) and Aviation & Space Technology Laurel (USA, 1988). He is a contributing author of ’Blueprint for Space’ (Smithsonian Institution 1992); ’Return to the Moon’ (Apogee Books 2005) and ’The Farthest Shore’ (ISU Press 2009). In 2005 Bob received a Doctorate of Space Achievement (honoris causa) from the International Space University for ’distinguished accomplishments in support of humanitys exploration and use of space.’ Mark Sirangelo – Sierra Nevada Corp. Mark Sirangelo is the Chairman of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, a leading producer of satellites, propulsion systems and space sub-systems and is also the Executive Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation, a billion dollar aerospace and defence ﬁrm. Mr. Sirangelo was the Chairman & CEO of SpaceDev, Inc., prior to its merging with Sierra Nevada Corporation. Prior to SpaceDev, he was the CEO of the QuanStar Group, an advanced technology commercialisation and investment company that identiﬁed promising technology companies and actively assisted in their growth. In addition to QuanStar, Mr Sirangelo founded and acted as Chairman and CEO of a major global communications ﬁrm, was an oﬃcer in an international investment bank and was an entrepreneurial managing partner in high growth technology design ﬁrm. Jeﬀ Smith – NASA Ames Branch Chief Radiation & Space Biotechnologies Jeﬀrey Smith is Branch Chief of the Radiation and Space Biotechnologies group. As a computer scientist with the Gravitational Biology Research Branch, he also applies the advanced computer visualization/simulation technologies of the Center to his speciﬁc research interests in Space Life Sciences. Dr. Smiths continuing projects include 1) the Virtual Glovebox Project, a new technology for astronaut training that integrates advanced computer hardware and software technologies to provide a realistic immersive virtual environment for conducting simulated biology research tasks in space, and 2) Procedural Identiﬁcation, Task Analysis and Computer Aided Design for the Virtual Glovebox, which use Human Performance Modeling tools to design optimized procedures for biology research in space.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Guillermo Sohnlein – Managing Director Space Angels Network Managing Director, Space Angels Network. Guillermo Sohnlein has spent almost ten years in leadership roles with various technology startups in the Washington D.C. area as well as Silicon Valley. He is currently co-founder of Seattle-based OceanGate, an ocean exploration venture focused on supporting marine research with manned submersibles and underwater remotely operated vehicles. Previously, he was Co-founder of a San Francisco-based speech recognition application development ﬁrm that was acquired in 2001. Guillermo is the Founder of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, an online community focused on promoting global entrepreneurship in space ventures, which was recently transferred to the Space Frontier Foundation for ongoing growth. He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate and currently serves on various Advisory Boards and teaches entrepreneurship. Guillermo earned an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Alan Stern – Associate Vice President-R&D SWRI Stern attended and graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1975. From 1983 to 1991 Stern held positions at the University of Colorado in the Center for Space and Geoscience Policy, the oﬃce of the Vice President for Research, and the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy. He received his doctorate in 1989. From 1991 to 1994 he was the leader of Southwest Research Institute’s Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences group and was Chair of NASA’s Outer Planets Science Working Group. From 1994 to 1998 he was the leader of the Geophysical, Astrophysical, and Planetary Science section in Southwest Research Institute’s Space Sciences Department, and from 1998 to 2005 he was the Director of the Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute. In 1995 he was selected to be a Space Shuttle mission specialist ﬁnalist and in 1996 he was a candidate Space Shuttle payload specialist but did not have the opportunity to ﬂy on the Space Shuttle. Dennis Stone – NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo Dennis Stone is Assistant Manager for Commercial Space Development in NASAs Commercial Crew & Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center. This Program manages NASAs Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) initiative. During both COTS competitions, he chaired the Business Committee. He also negotiated the Programs agreements with unfunded commercial space transportation partners. He leads eﬀorts to support this emerging industry as a whole. Prior to his COTS assignment, Dennis spent 20 years in NASAs Space Station Program in a variety of positions, including Chief System Engineer of the Assured Crew Return Vehicle, Manager of Avionics Integration, and Co chair of the ISS Commercialization Working Group. Prior to NASA, he worked for McDonnell Douglas, Ford Aerospace, and Rockwell. Throughout his career, he has encouraged eﬀorts to build the commercial space industry. Dennis serves as volunteer President of the World Space Week Association which coordinates UNdeclared World Space Week, celebrated each October 4-10 in over 50 nations. He has bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation.
Speaker Biographical Information Berin Szoka – Senior Fellow Progress and Freedom Foundation Berin Szoka is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Internet Freedom at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Previously, he was an Associate in the Communications Practice Group at Latham and Watkins LLP, where he advised clients on regulations aﬀecting the Internet and telecommunications industries. Before joining Latham’s Communications Practice Group, Szoka practiced at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney, LLC, a boutique telecommunications law ﬁrm in Washington, and clerked for the Hon. H. Dale Cook, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Szoka received his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Submissions Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. Szoka has chaired, and currently serves on, the Board of Directors of the Space Frontier Foundation, a nonproﬁt citizens’ advocacy group founded in 1988 and dedicated to advancing commercial opportunity and expansion of human civilization in space. Vince Teoﬁlo, Ph.D. – Lockheed Martin Dr. Teoﬁlo is a Principal Research Engineer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. Advanced Technology Center where he has been developing advanced energy sources for satellites, missiles and undersea vehicles since 1983. He has led R&D programs developing energy generation, storage and direct conversion technologies for aerospace applications and nuclear power sources for satellite power and propulsion. Before joining Lockheed Martin he engaged in research, design and development of advanced ﬁssion and fusion reactor technologies at Bechtel Research, Westinghouse and Paciﬁc Northwest National Laboratory. Previously he engaged in controlled magnetic conﬁnement fusion research at Princeton and New York Universities Rick Tumlinson – Co-founder Space Frontier Foundation Orbital Outﬁtters Named by Space News as one of the world’s top “Visionaries” and one of the hundred most inﬂuential people in the space movement, Rick is a Texan and was a protege of Gerard K. O’Neill at the Space Studies Institute, founder of the Space Frontier Foundation (whose ﬁrst $50 came from the Heinleins), a founding trustee of the X Prize and a lead witness 6 times at House and Senate hearings on the future of NASA, the U.S. space program and space tourism. Rick helped create or ﬁnd funding for many NewSpace ﬁrms and projects and ran the $25 million Foundation for the International Non-governmental Development of Space (FINDS). He co-founded LunaCorp, which produced the ﬁrst commercial to be shot in space, signed up Dennis Tito as the ﬁrst commercial space ﬂight participant and led the team which leased the Russian Mir space station for a year (the world’s ﬁrst commercial space facility.) He helped kick-start the Lunar Prospector project which discovered water on the Moon, was a member of the Air Force’s DC-X single stage rocket team, produced the ﬁrst paid political announcement for space, was the Sci Fi channel’s founding space expert, and did the core media used to fund the International Space University, the X-33 and other projects. Rick was one of only 20 outsiders invited by the White House to witness President Bush’s announcement of his space exploration initiative to return to the Moon and go to Mars.
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA Lee Valentine – Space Studies Institute Dr. Lee S. Valentine is the Executive Vice President of the Space Studies Institute in Princeton, NJ. Lee Valentine, M.D., earned his B.S. in science at Penn State and his medical degree at Jeﬀerson Medical College. He is Board Certiﬁed in Internal Medicine and has been a member of AIAA since the 1970s. Dr. Valentine is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Space Studies Institute in Princeton 1980 to present: Dr. Valentine is proud to have been involved in ﬁnancing Lunar Prospector, Mass Driver III, production of glass /glass composites from lunar simulant, and magnetic beneﬁciation of lunar regolith to obtain clean anorthite suitable for use in lunar aluminum process. In addition, he has been involved with Spacewatch at the University of Arizona, the design of satellite solar power stations optimized for construction from lunar materials with Professor Leik Myrabo of RPI. He has also been associated with initial analytical laser launch studies with Prof. William Jewell, Cornell University, and initial Closed Ecological Life Support System prototype work. He is the editor of Settling Circumsolar Space, Vol. 13 of Princeton/SSI Conference on Space Manufacturing and Space Settlement. He is a co author of Mass Drivers for Planetary Defense and a member of the Board of Directors of ProSpace. Bob Werb – Founder Space Frontier Foundation Bob Werb was an active partner in Rivercrest Realty Investors from 1976 until 2001. Rivercrest Realty Investors is a privately held, real estate ﬁrm that owns and manages a portfolio of garden apartments, shopping centers and oﬃce buildings with properties in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida. Since 2001 he has assumed a more passive role in Rivercrest Realty Investors and has been spending more time working on a variety of projects including the Space Frontier Foundation. Bob is one of the three founders of the Space Frontier Foundation.
Dennis Wingo – Founder Skycorp Inc. CTO Orbital Recovery Corporation Dennis Wingo is the author of the recently published book, “Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon’s Resources.” He is also the CTO of Orbital Recovery Corporation and president of Skycorp, Inc. He is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities and was an integral force in the use of commercial systems for use in space and ﬂew the ﬁrst MacIntosh on the Space Shuttle as experiment controller. Orbital Recovery Corporation is developing a way to extend the life of satellites by up to ten years or more and SkyCorp Inc. has developed a patented approach to the development of highly capable spacecraft manufactured on orbit on the Space Shuttle or International Space Station. SkyCorp has also qualiﬁed payloads for ﬂight to the station via the Russian Soyuz vehicle, one of which was used in the ﬁlming of a commercial last year for the American retailer Radio Shack. Mr. Wingo received his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he won honors for his academic publications and for his unique approach to small satellite development.
Ryan McLinko (MIT) – Conference Chair Ryan McLinko, is a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Aerospace Engineering. Organizations of primary involvement include the Space Frontier Foundation, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. As part of the SFF, he is both this years conference chair as well as an advocate. As part of SEDS, he has maintained the position of Vice Chair for the past few years. As part of the AIAA, he has led the MIT chapter for the past couple of years as President. Most of his time, however, is spent in various engineering side projects, such as the MIT Satellite Team, Mars Gravity Biosatellite Project, MIT Rocket Team, MIT Power Beaming Team, UAV Team, and Space Architects Group. James Pura (NASA JPL) – Assistant Conference DChair, Banquet Manager James Pura is a recent graduate of University of California, San Diego with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, where he founded a chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. He has previously worked for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, CA and SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA. He currently works for NASA JPL in Pasadena, CA. He has been working for the Space Frontier Foundation since 2007 where he has held multiple positions, including the editor of the online publication NewSpace News, conference chair for the NewSpace Conference, Advocate Coordinator and Board Member. Will Watson (SFF) – Executive Director William Watson is presently Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). He endeavors to create new business relationships for the Foundation and to communicate its vision of space utilization and settlement. Before the Foundation, Will worked for The Tauri Group as an analyst on the Space Foundations The Space Report and on spaceport related business development. Mr. Watsons professional involvement with the NewSpace industry started with his graduate placement at the Transformational Space Corporation, LLC (t/Space). Bruce Pittman (NASA Ames) – Programming Manager Brad Cheetham (CU Boulder) – Friday Day Manager Amanda Heaton (NASA Marshall) – Sunday Day Manager James Tumber (BU SEDS) – Saturday Day Manager Marcus Bautista (UCSD SEDS) – Volunteer Manager Darrell Cain (Stanford) – Registration Manager Jonathan Card (UASEDS) – Treasurer Marimikel Charrier (Glow Marketing) – Press Manager Josh Sosa (UASEDS) – Website Manager Anastasia Soukhareva (Virgina Tech) – Hotel Manager My-Linh Truong (SEDS-UCF) – Catering Manager Brian Young (NASA JPL) – Exhibits Manager 39
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Brad Blair – Assistant Exhibitor Manager Nick Caiello – Assistant AV Manager Triana Henz (UASEDS) – Assistant Volunteer Manager Curtis Iwata – Saturday Assistant Day Manager Gary Marx – Friday Assistant Day Manager Sara Meschberger (UASEDS) – Assistant Registration Manager Dan Pastuf (UB SEDS) – Sunday Assistant Day Manager Brice Russ (Ohio State) – Catering Assistant Pye Pye Zaw (UASEDS) – Assistant Hotel Liaison Orian J. Breaux – Microphone runner Casey Keys – Registration Desk James Mason – Registration Desk Basant V Sagar (MIT SEDS) – Registration Desk Joel Stein – Registration Desk Claire Walker – Microphone runner Rachid Zougari (Virginia Tech) – Registration Desk Cameron Crowell – Registration Desk Francis Cisco Fahnestock – General volunteer Sean Mobilia – General volunteer Amanda Stiles (X-Prize Foundation) – General volunteer Yuki Takahashi – General volunteer Michael Zwach – General volunteer
Silicon Valley Map and Airport Directions
Silicon Valley Map and Airport Directions
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From San Jose International Airport • Follow direction signs out of the airport to Highway 101North • Exit Lawrence Expressway and turn left • Turn right (West) on SR-82 [El Camino Real] • Hotel will be on the right hand side after ﬁrst stop light From San Francisco Airport • Follow direction signs out of the airport to Highway 101 South • Exit Lawrence Expressway and turn right • Turn right onto Lawrence Expressway • Turn right at El Camino Real • Hotel will be on right hand side after ﬁrst stop light
From Oakland International Airport • Depart Start on Local road(s) (South-East) • Turn left onto Airport Dr • Turn right (East) onto SR-61 [Doolittle Dr] • Turn left (East) onto SR-112 [SR-61] • Take ramp onto I-880 [Nimitz Fwy] • Take ramp onto SR-237 [Alviso-Milpitas Rd] • Turn right onto ramp • Keep left to stay on ramp • Keep right to stay on ramp • Road name changes to CR-G2 [N Lawrence Expy] • Keep left onto Ramp • Turn right (West) onto SR-82 [El Camino Real]
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Local Area and Restaurants
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East on El Camino Real • Palace Bar B Que Buﬀet • Seto Japanese Cuisine • Afghani House Restaurant • Fish Market Restaurants • Burger King • Denny’s • Taco Bell • Starbucks North on Hartford (from E El Camino Real) • Rangoli Restaurant (Indian) 42
• Pizza Chicago • Thai Chili Cuisine West on El Camino Real • Midori (Japanese) • Tanto Japanese Restaurant • Subway • Sawa Sushi • Carl’s Junior • Dusita Thai Cuisine • Point Restaurant (Lounge) • Jangtu Restaurant (Korean)
NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoﬀ July 23-25, 2010 Silicon Valley, CA
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