NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing

July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA
The Space Frontier Foundation‘s annual conference, NewSpace 2011, is one of the most important commercial space conferences in the nation, which will be on July 28-30 at NASA Ames Research Center. Lori Garver, Deputy NASA Administrator will present the opening keynote on Thursday morning, kicking off a great conference. This is the third year that the conference has been here in Silicon Valley and we are working to grow this into THE premier commercial space event in the world. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Next Big Thing”.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 The Big Thing of Today Programming on Thursday will kick off with “The Big Thing of Today”, which will address the current state of not only the NewSpace industry, but also the critical partnership between the growing commercial industry and civil space and will feature a roundtable of the leadership of the different NASA Centers. Friday, July 29, 2011 The Big Thing of Tomorrow Friday will carry on with “The Big Thing of Tomorrow‘’, which will feature a Business Plan Competition and our ever popular “War Stories” panel. An international approach to NewSpace will be examined as we lead into a discussion on how business is bringing us ever closer to affordable and reliable access to space. Friday will also seek to investigate what opportunities and markets exist in the near term Saturday, July 30, 2011 The Future is the Really Big Thing Saturday will focus on “The Future is the Really Big Thing”, which will explore what opportunities await us in the future and will feature a panel on “The Promise of NewSpace,” which will be comprised of high-level visionaries from across the industry. Finally, the conference will close Saturday night with the star-studded NewSpace Awards Gala.

Contents
Letter from the Foundation Schedule Overview Detailed Schedule Sponsors and Partners Exhibitors Speaker Biographical Information Conference Team Local Area Maps Notes 2 3 5 14 17 22 44 45 48

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA

Letter from the Foundation

NewSpace 2011 Attendees, Space is awe-inspiring, exhilarating, thrilling, inspirational... Whatever word you use to describe it, you know it, I know it, and that’s why you’re here. As a kid, you might have looked up at night and wondered what it would be like to see stars actually from space, or what the curvature of the Earth would look like with your own eyes. My friends, we’re closer than ever to making that a reality for everyone. What sets you apart from the others, though, is that you also know that space is a place, not a program. It’s a place where things like suborbital and orbital flights, cutting-edge research, truly clean energy, advanced communication and transportation is all possible and feasible – all while making the world a better place down here on Earth for everyone. And yet, we’re at a crossroads. As you’re reading this, you might be hearing about the last shuttle flight on the news, and how the news reporters are calling it “the end of the space program.” Or you might be reading about how NASA’s technology budget is about to be gutted... CCDEV, COTS, and other commercial space initiatives are fighting for their very existence at the moment. This is all while the Apollo-era personalities are shaking their heads and thinking about “what could’ve been.” Its time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. We’ve gotten together here at NewSpace 2011 to figure out how the leaders of the space industry world-wide can work together and help each other turn space into a self-sustaining, growing industry that leads to the permanent human settlement of space, unbelievable scientific discoveries, cheap and reliable space transportation, and a commercial space industry that turns into an economic powerhouse. While youre here, feel free to strike up a conversation in a hallway. Share ideas, interview potential business partners, meet new clients, and watch the future of commercial space blossom in front of your eyes during the Business Plan Competition. Listen to fresh, new ideas from the industry’s best. And then go grab your tux or your evening gown and come to the NewSpace Awards Gala where we celebrate the best and brightest. My friends, the conference is yours. Onwards and Upwards, James Pura Director & NewSpace 2011 Assistant Chair

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Schedule Overview

Schedule Overview
Thursday, July 28, 2011 – The Big Thing of Today
07:00am 08:00am 08:15am 09:00am 10:15am 10:45am 12:00pm 01:30pm 02:00pm 03:15pm 03:45pm 05:00pm 05:30pm 07:00pm 08:00pm – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 08:00am 08:15am 09:00am 10:15am 10:45am 12:00pm 01:30pm 02:00pm 03:15pm 03:45pm 05:00pm 05:30pm 06:00pm 08:30pm 10:00pm Registration/Networking Opening Remarks From Jim Muncy Working Together: Shuttling, Exploring, Settling Suborbital Spaceflight: Now Boarding Networking Break Orbital Spaceflight and Beyond Lunch: The Potential in Government/Commercial Partnership Public-Private Partnerships: Back to the Future of Space Development NASA Leadership Roundtable: Commercial Partnerships Networking Break Government/Commercial Roundtable I: Customer Base Development for Orbital Science Platforms NASA’s Challenges Certifying and Acquiring Commercial Crew Transportation Services A Commercial Spaceflight Story Young Professionals Networking Dinner Annual SFF Advocates Meeting

Friday, July 29, 2011 – The Big Thing of Tomorrow
07:30am 08:30am 09:00am 09:00am 10:30am 10:45am 12:00pm 01:30pm 02:00pm 02:30pm 03:00pm 04:30pm 05:00pm 06:00pm 07:00pm – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 08:30am 09:00am 09:15am 10:30am 10:45am 12:00pm 01:30pm 02:00pm 02:30pm 03:00pm 04:30pm 05:00pm 06:30pm 07:00pm 10:00pm Registration/ Networking Exploring New Markets NewSpace Incubator Business Plan Competition Networking Break War Stories from the Entrepreneurial Frontier Lunch: Settlement is a Verb! The International Space Frontier The NewSpace Approach to International Markets Networking Break Government/Commercial Roundtable II: Low Cost, Reliable Access to Space Supporting Commercial Space Development Networking Reception SpaceX Info Session #NewSpaceTweetup!

Saturday, July 30, 2011 – The Future is the Really Big Thing
07:30am 08:30am 09:00am 10:15am 10:45am 12:00pm 01:30pm 02:00pm 03:15pm 03:45pm 06:00pm – – – – – – – – – – – 08:30am 09:00am 10:15am 10:45am 12:00pm 01:30pm 02:00pm 03:15pm 03:45pm 05:00pm 10:00pm Registration/Networking New Technologies and New Directions Beyond Earth - NEO Destinations Networking Break Hotels to Homesteads: What Technology will Bring us From LEO to Permanent Settlements Lunch: “2061 - Kennedy + 100” The Next Fifty Years in the Space Frontier How Commercial Space Can Enable Science Futuristic Concepts: Visions of a New Tomorrow Networking Break The Promise of NewSpace NewSpace Awards Gala

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA

We invite you to be part of history. The Space Frontier Foundation will be hosting the 2011 NewSpace Awards Gala on Saturday, July 30 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. Begin the evening at 6pm to meet and mingle with the most influential individuals in the industry. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and top notch entertainment by the Magnolia Jazz Band in the Siskiyou Room. Following the Advocate pinning ceremony at the end of the cocktail hour, the elegance continues next door in the Donner Room with live jazz, wine, and a candlelit sumptuous multi-course meal prior to the Awards Ceremony. As this is a formal event, evening wear is recommended.

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Detailed Schedule: Thursday, July 28, 2011

Detailed Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the ballroom, with meals being held in the mezzanine/showroom. Exhibitors and Networking will be held in the Fireside room.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:00am – 8:00am 8:00am – 8:15am Registration/Networking Opening Remarks From Jim Muncy Jim Muncy – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace 8:15am – 9:00am Working Together: Shuttling, Exploring, Settling As Deputy Administrator at NASA and a long-time supporter of commercial space development, Lori Garver has worked tirelessly to promote policy in favor of commercial providers. During her opening keynote, she will not only share her thoughts and experiences working in one of the highest positions at NASA, but will give an inside look at what is being done to promote favorable commercial space policy, develop government/commercial partnerships, and what she thinks can be done to make a permanent human presence in space a reality. Lori Garver – Deputy Administrator, NASA 9:00am – 10:15am Suborbital Spaceflight: Now Boarding 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 spaceflight has proven to be a major step in privatizing space. Gary Martin (moderator) – Director, Code V, NASA Ames Douglas Maclise – Manager, Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program, NASA Sean Mahoney – Head of Business Operations, Masten Space Systems Khaki McKee – Program Manager, XCOR Aerospace Will Pomerantz – Vice President, Virgin Galactic 10:15am – 10:45am 10:45am – 12:00pm Networking Break Orbital Spaceflight and Beyond For decades, orbital spaceflight has been restricted to only the wealthiest government space programs. What can be done to support commercial orbital companies and what are companies doing to open up Earth orbit for commercial applications? Dennis Stone (moderator) – Manager, Program Integration, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program, NASA Maria Collura – Acting Deputy Director, Commercial Crew Program, NASA KSC Garrett Reisman – Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance, SpaceX Mark Sirangelo – Chairman, Sierra Nevada Space Systems Gerard Szatkowski – SmallSat Project Manager, United Launch Alliance

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch: The Potential in Government/Commercial Partnership The new level of partnership between government and commercial space is both exciting and complex. Dr. Nield is the Associate Administrator for the FAA’s Office for Commercial Space Transportation and has been spearheading ongoing efforts to facilitate and promote safe growth in the commercial space industry. During the event, he will expand on the interesting interrelationship between NASA and the FAA in regards to commercial crew plans. Dr. Nield has over 30 years of aerospace experience with the Air Force, NASA, and private industry. He came to FAA from the Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he served as Senior Scientist for the Advanced Programs Group. George Nield – Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA 1:30pm – 2:00pm Public-Private Partnerships: Back to the Future of Space Development As Senior Adviser for Commercial Space at NASA and a leader of numerous private space organizations, Charles Miller is highly knowledgeable in all things space. With such diverse high-level experience in both the public and private sectors, Miller is uniquely qualified to discuss the importance of public/private partnerships and how they can be utilized in the future. He also discusses the NACA model and how it is largely responsible for the commercial airline industry we know today. Charles Miller – Senior Advisor for Commercial Space, NASA 2:00pm – 3:15pm NASA Leadership Roundtable: Commercial Partnerships NASA will play a vital role in the development of the commercial space sector, but what exactly can they do for commercial space? What do they plan to get from helping private companies? Leaders from some of the biggest NASA locations come together to give answers to these questions, and to discuss current developments at their centers, the potential for government/commercial partnerships, and what role they see their centers playing in the future of commercial space. Rebecca Keiser (moderator) – Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy Integration, NASA Robert Cabana – Director, NASA KSC Arthur Goldman – Deputy Director, NASA Marshall Steve Jurczyk – Deputy Director, Langley Research Center Pete Worden – Director, NASA Ames Research Center 3:15pm – 3:45pm 3:45pm – 5:00pm Networking Break Government/Commercial Roundtable I: Customer Base Development for Orbital Science Platforms With the final shuttle mission currently underway, the International Space Station and private space stations - such as Bigelow’s expandable modules - will need both transportation and a diverse customer base. Who will buy time and space aboard orbital platforms? How do we promote the development of such a market? What capabilities already exist, and how can we best utilize them? And once the market has been established, how will we best utilize payload space and launch capability? Doug Comstock (moderator) – Director, Innovative Partnership Program, NASA Corky Clinton – Senior Advisor for Commercial Space, NASA Office of Chief Technologist Ken Davidian – Director of Research , FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) Jeff Smith – Branch Chief, Radiation & Space Biotechnologies, NASA Ames Dennis Stone – Manager, Program Integration, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program, NASA Erika Wagner – Senior Director, Exploration Prize Development, X PRIZE Foundation

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Detailed Schedule: Thursday, July 28, 2011
5:00pm – 5:30pm NASA’s Challenges Certifying and Acquiring Commercial Crew Transportation Services NASA Inspector General Paul Martin discusses his recent report on the difficulties facing NASA as they look to commercial companies to get their astronauts to the International Space Station and Low-Earth Orbit. Paul Martin – Inspector General, NASA 5:30pm – 6:00pm A Commercial Spaceflight Story Mark Sirangelo, Chairman of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, shares his experiences of working with and leading one of the world’s most high-profile commercial space companies, shedding light on why he believes humans should explore space, how we have gotten to where we are today, and what role the commercial sector should play in the future. Mark Sirangelo – Chairman, Sierra Nevada Space Systems 7:00pm – 8:30pm Young Professionals Networking Dinner Calling all Young Professionals, Students, and Volunteers! Come join each other for a chance to network with space enthusiasts of our generation over some food and drinks. The dinner will begin with a short introduction to the Foundation and some of its partner societies and then you’re free to mingle. This is an informal event designed for young professionals to meet each other at the start of the conference. Hosted at the Doubletree Hotel. Rick Hanton – Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-USA) Michael Laine – International Space University My-Linh Truong – Space Frontier Foundation Rick Tumlinson – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters 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. This event will be taking place at the Doubletree Hotel. James Pura – Advocate Coordinator, Space Frontier Foundation

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA
Friday, July 29, 2011 7:30am – 8:30am 8:30am – 9:00am Registration/ Networking Exploring New Markets Come hear Virgin Galactic’s CEO as he explains why spaceflight is important to humanity as his company steps forward, proving the grounds of an unknown market. George Whitesides – President and CEO, Virgin Galactic 9:00am – 9:15am NewSpace Incubator Want to start a NewSpace company in Silicon Valley? Come hear how the Silicon Valley Space Center is here to place the next generation of NewSpace startups in a trajectory based on the same successful model as Silicon Valley computer companies. Sean Casey – Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Space Center 9:00am – 10:30am Business Plan Competition The NewSpace 2011 Business Plan Competition is an event which brings together promising new business startups working to help develop the final frontier, with investors, business leaders and space advocates. Startup companies developing products/services that are directly space, space-related, or “space scalable” are invited to participate. The judges for the competition are skilled and experienced professionals in the investment and business development communities, hailing from around the country. This year there were 25 entries, and 5 Finalists were selected to present. The Competition is sponsored by NASA and the Heinlein Prize Trust. Awards this year are $25,000 first prize, a $5,000 second price, and $2,500 for a third place finish. But every participant receives valuable exposure in the investor community. Judges include: Hoyt Davidson – Founder and Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC Art Dula – CEO, Excalibur Almaz Steve Goldberg – Partner, Venrock Amaresh Kollipara – Co-founder & Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit LLC Xander Mahony – Investment Professional, Draper Fisher Jurvetson 10:30am – 10:45am 10:45am – 12:00pm Networking Break War Stories from the Entrepreneurial Frontier Come hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting commercial space ventures from people who’ve lived it through the past three decades. Not for the faint of heart. Bruce Pittman (moderator) – Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal Sean Mahoney – Head of Business Operations, Masten Space Systems Jeffrey Manber – Managing Director, NanoRacks, LLC Jess Sponable – Chief Engineer of Reusable Boost System, AFRL Thomas Taylor – Lunar Transportation Systems, Inc. Max Vozoff – Vice President of Business Development, Innovative Space Propulsion Systems

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Detailed Schedule: Friday, July 29, 2011
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch: Settlement is a Verb! Ever since Columbia, national policymakers have begun talking about human settlement of space as the “ultimate” goal of human spaceflight or exploration. All too often settlement becomes an imagined “end state”, either the iconic O’Neill colony or a more vague notion of millions of humans spread across the solar system. And when you attempt to assess a given policy, program or technology in the context of that goal, most space professionals end up pushing the goal to the right, making it less threatening to the status quo, and ultimately unachievable. But settlement is not the end state: it is actually the normal human activity of exploring, developing, and inhabiting a new place. Settlement is not a noun, it is also a verb form. The only question is: what is its tense? Jim Muncy – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace 1:30pm – 2:00pm The International Space Frontier How do commercial satellite companies compete as the most profitable sector of the commercial space industry in a quickly evolving and highly competitive market? Clay Mowry will present his unique insights on the global commercial satellite & launch markets, highlighting current market drivers, trends, and competition. Clayton Mowry – President, Arianespace Inc. 2:00pm – 2:30pm The NewSpace Approach to International Markets Bob Richards will present his perspective on international opportunities for NewSpace ventures. He will present how entrepreneurial companies are leveraged for and dependent on pursuing international markets. Bob Richards – Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express, Inc. 2:30pm – 3:00pm 3:00pm – 4:30pm Networking Break Government/Commercial Roundtable II: Low Cost, Reliable Access to Space Scored as a high priority for NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist, Low Cost, Reliable Access to Space is a challenge for everyone in the space sector. This discussion will focus on the business case, technology investments, and market attempts at work in driving costs below $2k per lb. Preston Carter (moderator) – Director, NASA’s Gamechanging Technologies Division Jim Ball – Program Manager for Spaceport Development, NASA KSC Charles Miller – Senior Advisor for Commercial Space, NASA Tom Shelley – President, Space Adventures Jess Sponable – Chief Engineer of Reusable Boost System, AFRL Alfred Tadros – VP U.S. Government Solutions, Space Systems Loral Henry Vanderbilt – Founder, Space Access Society Michael Wright – Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames 4:30pm – 5:00pm Supporting Commercial Space Development Hoyt Davidson presents conclusions to the NASA study which summarized the key risks constraining commercial space development, discussed different types of investors and their risk profiles, looked at historical case studies of space related investments for lessons learned, evaluated NASA‘s current commercialization support programs and explored new initiatives to help meet NASA’s objectives. This is the first public release of the NASA Report on Commercial Space Industry. Hoyt Davidson – Founder and Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA

5:00pm – 6:30pm 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Networking Reception SpaceX Info Session Interested in working for SpaceX? Come hear how 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.

7:00pm – 10:00pm

#NewSpaceTweetup! The #NASATweetup is a social event open to the space enthusiastic public and conference attendees. It will be held at the Hacker Dojo to integrate hacker entrepreneurship with the commercial space community. Come join us and enjoy food, beverages, and space giveaways. There will even be a special appearance of Cosmobot, the drink mixing robot! The Dojo is a few blocks from the Ames facility, and there will be carpools from Ames and the conference hotel available. This event is sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation, Hacker Dojo, Space Travelers Emporium, SpaceUp, Mission Clock, and Yuri’s Night. LOCATION: 140 South Whisman Road Mountain View, CA

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Detailed Schedule: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011 7:30am – 8:30am 8:30am – 9:00am Registration/Networking New Technologies and New Directions Commercial markets will have an ever increasing role in the way that NASA does business, and how NASA will utilize the power of the commercial sector into the 21st century will help to define the extent of our future in space. Dr. Dan Rasky, as Director for the Emerging Commercial Space Office at NASA Ames, has continually worked towards improving the communication and interaction between the commercial sector and NASA, and is uniquely suited to discuss how this interaction will drive the future of the space program to be the next big thing. Dan Rasky – Director, NASA Ames Space Portal 9:00am – 10:15am Beyond Earth - NEO Destinations The future of Solar System Exploration, regardless of the midterm goals and steps, will ultimately be dependent on the usage of the resources of Near Earth Objects and the Asteroid belt. How will we go about using these resources, and how can we obtain them will be a critical question to ask in the future of in Space development. Furthermore, assuring that we have the technology to effectively deflect asteroid hazards as they become apparent will represent key developments in our future explorations. With new directions in our Space program, key developments in this sector are set to rapidly advance into the next several decades. John Karcz (moderator) – NASA Ames Brad Bailey – Senior Scientist, NASA Lunar Science Institute Brad Blair – Mining Engineer and Mineral Economist, Space Studies Institute David Morrison – Senior Scientist, NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center 10:15am – 10:45am 10:45am – 12:00pm Networking Break Hotels to Homesteads: What Technology will Bring us From LEO to Permanent Settlements As recent technological developments point to, near term destinations in LEO are set to become “Space Hotels”–small research and lodging facilities capable of supporting a small number of individuals for a short amount of time. Once this happens, the next logical question becomes– ”how will we move forward from today–launching of small hotels into Earth orbit–and move towards larger scale settlement architectures? What kind of technologies and investments are we going to need? Panelists will provide a variety of perspectives towards the future of this key field. Taber MacCallum (moderator) – Co-Founder, Paragon Space Systems Joe Carroll – Tether Applications, Inc Marc Cohen – Architect P.C., Astrotecture John Hogan – Advanced Life Support Systems, NASA Ames Space Bioengineering Irene Schneider – CEO & Founder, Ihrenes Space Enterprises

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch: “2061 - Kennedy + 100” The Next Fifty Years in the Space Frontier As leader of the team that leased Mir, Founder of the first commercial company to create a fully functional spacesuit, and named one of the world‘s top visionaries by Space News, Rick Tumlinson always seems to be a few steps ahead when it comes to space development. He is a Co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation and a founding Trustee of the X-Prize so he doesn’t just predict the future, he makes it happen. He will be giving a presentation titled “‘2061 - Kennedy + 100’ The Next Fifty Years in the Space Frontier”. It’s sure to leave everyone truly believing in the bright future of commercial space. Rick Tumlinson – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters 1:30pm – 2:00pm How Commercial Space Can Enable Science Commercial Space is entering a new era that promises lower cost and more frequent access to space. By concentrating initially on the small and the practical, and setting aside current needs of the existing market, major strides are being made. Space Scientists need to adopt this approach. It won’t be easy, but by rethinking priorities and aggressively incorporating new technologies, experimental space science can be reborn, inspiring another generation with dramatic new explorations of our Solar System, neighboring planetary systems, and the grand sweep of the Universe beyond. Webster Cash – Professor, University of Colorado, New Worlds Observer 2:00pm – 3:15pm Futuristic Concepts: Visions of a New Tomorrow While many methods will certainly be taken to reach the stars, there are a multitude of visions for what we will do once we get there. This panel will feature individual panelists thoughts and visions for getting to the future, and what kind of future in space awaits us. Esther Dyson (moderator) – Chair, EDventure Holdings Bruce Pittman – Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal John Spencer – Founder and President, Space Tourism Society 3:15pm – 3:45pm 3:45pm – 5:00pm Networking Break The Promise of NewSpace What does the future hold for the space industry? What will be the future of NewSpace, and how will we go about reaching new promise as we set sail on this new sea? Chris McKay – Planetary Scientist, Space Science Division, NASA Ames Rick Tumlinson – Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters Pete Worden – Director, NASA Ames Research Center

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Detailed Schedule: Saturday, July 30, 2011
6:00pm – 10:00pm NewSpace Awards Gala Join the Space Frontier Foundation in honoring the winners of the NewSpace Awards at the 2011 NewSpace Awards Gala, at the San Jose Doubletree Hotel. 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 evening wear attire is recommended. The awards winners to be honored this year are: • NanoRacks, LLC - Vision to Reality - For outstanding achievement in the development and operation of a device, system, or entity that forwards the opening of the Space Frontier. • Live Free or Die, (Troy Rising) - Vision of the Future - For outstanding achievement in presenting the possibilities of the Space Frontier to the general public. • Yuri’s Night - Best Presentation of Space - For outstanding achievement in highlighting past and present events in space exploration and development. • Rand Simberg - NewSpace Journalism - For outstanding achievement in journalism spotlighting NewSpace. • Kyle Schember and Ryan Stuit - Service to the Frontier - For outstanding achievement in volunteer service to the Space Frontier Foundation. The winners of the We Are Space Competition and the Business Plan Competition will be recognized as well.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA

Sponsors and Partners
Churchill Club Churchill Club is Silicon Valley‘s premier business and technology forum. The 25 year old, 7,000 member, nonprofit organization has built a reputation for dynamic, in-thenews programs featuring Silicon Valley CEOs, up-and-coming executives and national leaders. Members of the Churchill Club represent a range of industries, companies, and expertise. Individual and corporate members include influential leaders from Silicon Valley’s top companies, managers of both technical and non-technical groups, entrepreneurs, and executives from the service sector. Churchill Club provides an independent forum where leaders who are driving change exchange ideas, opinions, and viewpoints. Churchill Club is known for its smart, provocative and often irreverent programs. Churchill Club has hosted noted luminaries Marc Andreessen, Steve Ballmer, Craig Barrett, Michael Capellas, John Chambers, Jim Clark, Larry Ellison, Steve Forbes, Bill Gates, Andy Grove, William Hewlett, Rich McGinn, Scott McNealy, Lew Platt, Sheryl Sandberg, and Eric Schmidt. 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. Moon Express, Inc. Selected by Forbes as one of the ‘15 Names You Should Know’, Moon Express (MoonEx) is a privately funded lunar transportation and data services company based at the NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. The company was founded by Naveen Jain, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and technology pioneer who founded Intelius and InfoSpace and serves as chairman; Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, a founder of International Space University, who serves as CEO; and Dr. Barney Pell, Chief Architect for Bing Local Search at Microsoft and former NASA manager, who serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. MoonEx has been selected by NASA for a $10M commercial lunar data contact and is competing in the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE competition. MoonandBack.com Moonandback Media provides a news content aggregation web site covering space, with emphasis on the personal and commercial spaceflight industry – documenting the dawn of this new epoch in mankind’s history and endeavoring to make young students aware of opportunities for careers in space-related fields. 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. 14

Sponsors and Partners

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. NewSpace Magazine NewSpace Magazine is a quarterly printed publication that is totally focused on commercial spaceflight and space tourism. NewSpace Magazine’s purpose is to explain what space tourism is, the technology behind it, and the people making it happen. We look at the impact space tourism has on society, politics, and the economy. Subscribe online today and save 30% off the newstand price! 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. Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable The Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable (SVSBR) is an organization that encourages the growth and development of aerospace-related businesses in California‘s Silicon Valley. We closely collaborate with for-profits, universities, other non-profit organizations and government agencies including NASA Ames Research Center. As the west coast’s only organization of its kind, we provide input to leadership groups to expand the area’s business base by providing specific recommendations to improve the space business climate. SVSBR has its sights on the future of high technology. We provide forums by leading aerospace leaders to educate the industry on initiatives and goals. Our educational outreach program encourages students to enter these fields through our support of several schools in the Silicon Valley. 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.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA 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 News Publication of record for commercial space, military space and satellite communication businesses. Space Newsfeed Published as an email newsletter and online, Microcom’s Space Newsfeed (http://www.spacenewsfeed.co.uk/) is your free source of news on the space, satellite communications, Earth resources, launch, broadcasting, space science and professional astronomy industries. Written by professionals for professionals we focus on the business of space.

Space Systems Loral Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), located in Palo Alto, California, is the world’s leading provider of GEO commercial satellites. SS/L applies its highly reliable, cost-effective technologies to space exploration and science missions, and is working to expand those activities in propulsion, power and communications. With six to eight of its satellites launched each year, SS/L can provide frequent access to space by hosting payloads and offering rideshares to small satellites on its larger spacecraft. SpaceIsle.com SpaceIsle.com is an international finance center dedicated to space, as independent financial advisors. The Isle of Man Government is pro-space and committed to helping the Space industry flourish. 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. XCOR XCOR Aerospace is located in Mojave, California. The company is in the business of developing and producing safe, reliable and reusable rocket powered vehicles, propulsion systems, advanced nonflammable composites and other enabling technologies for space transportation.

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Exhibitors

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ARTS ASRC Research and Technology Solutions is an engineering, research and technology services company with contracts supporting multiple federal agencies. Our extensive team of Ph.D. scientists, engineers and professional management personnel allows us to bring real-world experience to meet the growing demand for solutions to some of the most complex problems in aeronautics, aviation, IT management, and Earth and space sciences. ARTS has the knowledge and experience to enhance end users’ existing missions; the innovation and creativity to tackle the tough challenges necessary to advance solutions; and the discipline and rigor to enable the process of taking a concept and making it a reality.

DeMont & Breyer, L.L.C. DeMont & Breyer is a patent and trademark law firm established in 1997. We specialize in preparing and obtaining patents and trademarks, including the handling of appeals. Our clients range from individual independent inventors to leading companies in U.S. aerospace and defense. Because we focus on prosecution, we have developed a high level of expertise in what we do. Most of our patent professionals were practicing engineers and research scientists before turning to the practice of law, so we have thorough personal knowledge and experience with technology development and the invention process. We work with each client and inventor individually to obtain the strongest protection we know how for their intellectual property. Jacobs Technology Jacobs Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology division of the Jacobs Engineering Group, one of the largest engineering and technical services-only companies in the United States. We provide a wide range of advanced technology services to government and industry in four market areas: Technical and Evaluation Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Scientific Engineering, and Technical Services Design/Build and Operate Test Facilities Enterprise Information Services A couple of tests we’ve worked on in the past include; the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Test in the 11-by-11 foot Wind Tunnel and the Space Shuttle 3% Scale Model in the 9-by-7 Foot Wind Tunnel. Our contract at NASA Ames Research Center supports Testing, Facility Operations and Maintenance for the Wind Tunnels.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Liberty Rocket Drawing upon a rich history of launch vehicles and engine programs, the Liberty launch system is a reliable two-stage vehicle with capability to lift all commercial cargo, crew capsules and lifting bodies to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch vehicle uses a single engine per stage to provide the highest reliability and safety. This reliability is enhanced with the integration of flight-proven, human-rated propulsion systems, the cryogenic Ariane 5 core stage designed for the human-rated Hermes program and the advanced 5-segment booster. From contract signature to on-orbit delivery, Liberty is committed to serving our customer needs by providing a complete launch service. With a lift capacity of 42,500 lbm to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Liberty is capable of placing satellites into LEO, Medium Earth Orbit, GTO and Escape orbits. Initial demonstration test flights could begin as early as 2013 and launch astronauts by 2015 at a highly competitive pound-to-orbit fixed cost. Michael Fox, Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture The posters represent work from a design studio taught by Associate Professor Michael Fox that allowed architecture students to make contributions to the conceptual design for alternative means of an Economically Viable Space Station (EVSS). The premise of the approach is that space tourism in LEO is optimistically viewed as an inevitable nearfuture reality. Ten examples by the students are highlighted whereby programmatic scenarios were created within the context of a space architecture design studio and applied to space making at various scales. Heavy emphasis was placed on the individual programming. Conceptual development hinged on developing and programming an idea to make an orbital station economically workable. Economic viability was in this case defined as a space station that could be economically profitable and the ideas ranged from tourism to commerce. National Space Society The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute in 1974, and L5 Society in 1975, which then merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space. NSS has over 12 thousand members (and more supporters) and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. Open Luna The OpenLuna Foundation aims to return mankind to the moon through private enterprise. Initial goals focus on a stepped program of robotic missions coupled with extensive public relations and outreach. Following these purely robotic missions, a short series of manned missions will construct a small, approximately 6 person settlement based on a location scouted by the robotic missions. This settlement will be open for anyone’s use (private individuals to government agencies), provided they respect our ethical conduct and heritage policies.

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Exhibitors Phil Mills NewSpace Models Phil Mills NewSpace Models; Scratch built and kit NewSpace themed scale models built to order at reasonable prices! Phil has also won many medals in the real space section of the International Plastic Modelling Society annual show “Scale model World” held in the UK each November. Illustrated is his model of the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser which he won the Gold medal in November 2010. Solar System Express Commercial space companies and future explorers will need navigation software, advanced robotic control systems, and new space hardened hardware architecture. Sol-X plans to fill that role by designing simple reconfigurable systems. A clean user-interface, OS/embedded system compatibility, and efficient, strongly typed, and structured code is of the highest priority. Our robotic platforms will increase the safety and productivity of manned space missions and aid humans in the exploration of the solar system. But every great adventure starts at home. Solar System Express technology will be used on Earth first. From teaching and creating games for children, to increasing profit and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions for/from industry. The market power of the Earth‘s developing countries has not yet been tapped. Individually they’re a weak market; however, the vast number of them opens endless possibilities. Sol-X imagines a world that does not define its countries. 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 Innovations (SPIN) SPIN is a private virtual studio (established by space architect Dr. Ondrej Doule) connecting worldwide experts in order to accomplish goals given by clients, focusing on conceptual design ideas. SPIN provides conceptual design solutions and consultancy with particular focus on habitatable space in extreme environments. Space Innovations was established to stimulate private activities in the space sector with the intention to promote human spaceflight, provide space outreach, and educate & inform the broad public in the space architecture arena by organizing outreach events. Space Systems Loral Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), located in Palo Alto, California, is the world’s leading provider of GEO commercial satellites. SS/L applies its highly reliable, cost-effective technologies to space exploration and science missions, and is working to expand those activities in propulsion, power and communications. With six to eight of its satellites launched each year, SS/L can provide frequent access to space by hosting payloads and offering rideshares to small satellites on its larger spacecraft.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Space Travelers Emporium The Space Travelers Emporium is a classroom, project lab, and meeting place operated by the San Diego Space Society for local space enthusiasts, plus a storefront and space travel agent (Zero-G flights, suborbital space flights, astronaut training) that provides both financial support for the lab and outreach to the community. SpaceUp SpaceUp is a space unconference; participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Hugely successful SpaceUps have been held in San Diego, Washington DC, and Houston, and events are planned for LA, Huntsville, Florida, London, and elsewhere around the world in the coming months. 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. Synthesis International Synthesis International LLC [synthesis] is a technical consulting firm whose work includes the world’s foremost practice in architecture for human spaceflight. Synthesis offers a wide range of design and engineering services in Human-Machine Interface, systems integration, product design and innovation, sustainable architecture and operations. We are a Texas-based LLP and Small Woman-Owned Business comprised of architects, designers and engineers with an array of expert affiliates. Our team’s subject matter, expertise and portfolio extend to healthcare and household products, aerospace cockpit and cabin design, biologically based waste management and systems engineering. The Mars Society The Mars Society is an international space advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. It was founded by Robert Zubrin and others in 1998 and attracted the support of notable science fiction writers and filmmakers, including Kim Stanley Robinson and James Cameron. The organization works to educate the public, the media and government of the benefits of Mars exploration, networking the communities involved and exploring the possibilities of privately-funded missions to the red planet.

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Exhibitors Yuri’s Night Yuri‘s Night is an annual celebration of humanity’s past and future in space, held each April 12 in commemoration of the first flight of Yuri Gagarin (on 4/12/1961) and the first launch of the Space Shuttle (on 4/12/1981). In 2011, over 100,000 space enthusiasts, artists, scientists, and partygoers in 75 countries joined together to celebrate 50 years of human spaceflight with movies, stargazing, dancing, informational presentations, and other forms of education and entertainment.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA

Speaker Biographical Information
Jim Ball – Program Manager for Spaceport Development, NASA KSC Jim Ball is Kennedy Space Center‘s Deputy Manager of Center Planning and Development and also serves as the Program Manager for Spaceport Development. He provides strategic leadership to plan the Center’s future development, and establish cooperative partnerships with industry that help achieve NASA goals, including the transition of KSC to a multi-user space launch complex supporting both government and commercial providers. From 1987-1989, he promoted NASA’s commercial space development initiatives during an assignment with the Office of Commercial Programs at NASA Headquarters. He left the agency to become Director of Marketing for SPACEHAB, Inc. before returning to NASA in 1991 to lead a revitalization of the KSC visitor program and oversee a six-year, $100 million renovation and expansion of visitor facilities that included the privately-financed Apollo/Saturn V Center. He is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami. Brad R. Blair – Mining Engineer and Mineral Economist, Space Studies Institute Brad Blair has spent twenty years developing technical and economic systems to enable planetary surface in-situ resource utilization (ISRU). As a professional space consultant to NASA, Bechtel Nevada, Raytheon and the Canadian Space Agency, he has authored or co-authored a number of technical reports and over 50 conference papers on topics related to accessing the wealth of space for the benefit of mankind. He holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Engineering Geology, and Master’s degrees in Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Recently, Blair has worked with a handful of entrepreneurial start-up companies and a law firm working on the challenges for space commerce, governance, and property rights. Robert Cabana – Director, NASA KSC Robert D. Cabana is the tenth director of NASA‘s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he manages a team of approximately 2,200 civil servants and about 13,000 contractor employees. Prior to his appointment to Kennedy in October 2008, the former space shuttle astronaut served as the director of NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Originally from Minneapolis, Minn., Cabana graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1971, with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Cabana was selected as an astronaut candidate in June of 1985, completing his training in 1986. He has flown four space shuttle missions serving as the pilot of Discovery on STS-41 in October 1990, the pilot of Discovery on STS-53 in December 1992, the commander of Columbia on STS65 in July 1994, and the commander of Endeavour on STS-88, the first space station assembly mission, in December 1998.

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Speaker Biographical Information 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. Preston Carter – Director, NASA’s Gamechanging Technologies Division Preston Carter is the director of NASA’s Game Changing Technologies Division. He is an aerospace engineer with extensive experience in the development of advanced concepts, research and development, project management, hardware design, manufacture, test, operations and customer support, with systems related to space vehicles, advanced aeronautical vehicles, high-speed flight, and propulsion. Mr. Carter is the inventor of two revolutionary engine technologies: Cart Engine, a constant volume combustion aerospace engine technology, and SECCO2, an external combustion shaft power engine utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide. Mr. Carter was formerly the Director of Defense Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for many years as a leader in highspeed flight and space assess. Preston Carter received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in aeronautics and astronautical engineering. Sean Casey – Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Space Center Dr. Sean Casey is a Senior Scientist with USRA‘s SOFIA program since 1997 and has served as the management and technical lead for SOFIA’s science instrument development program, lead for science instrument integration and commissioning, and science liaison for the review of system level requirements for SOFIA‘s final operating capability. Prior to joining USRA, Dr. Casey was a Principal Scientist for Hughes STX in NASA Goddard’s Infrared Astrophysics Branch with a focus on infrared instrumentation and observations aboard NASA‘s Kuiper Airborne Observatory and the National Science Foundation’s Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica. While at Goddard, Dr. Casey‘s work was recognized as an example of NASA’s goal for “more efficient and cost effective methodologies to [instrument] design and construction...” and resulted in several Center and Agency group achievement awards. Dr Casey is a co-author on over 34 science publications and has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago and dual MBAs from the Berkeley Haas and Columbia Schools of Business.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Webster Cash – Professor, University of Colorado, New Worlds Observer Dr. Webster Cash is Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences & Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He decided to forego his interest in medieval history at the age of 8 years when his parents took him to a public lecture on Project Ozma the first SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) project. A few years later, as a freshman at MIT he became an X-ray Astronomer and joined the ranks of Space Scientists, helping in the search for Black Holes. He graduated in Physics in 1973 and moved to the University of California at Berkeley where he completed his PhD in Physics, launching the first imaging Extreme Ultraviolet telescope on a sounding rocket. In 1979 he joined the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado where he has remained to this day, helping found the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy and even taking a turn as Department Chair. Dr. Raymond Clinton – Senior Advisor for Commercial Space, NASA Office of Chief Technologist Dr. Raymond (Corky) Clinton Jr. of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is the manager of the Science Directorate’s Microgravity Science and Applications Department. He leads a team of more than 450 researchers, engineers and support personnel who develop research programs that enable NASA’s exploration of space.

Marc M. Cohen – Architect P.C., Astrotecture Dr. Marc M. Cohen is a licensed architect who has devoted his career to design, research and development in aerospace, particularly human spaceflight. His interest in spaceflight was sparked from a young age viewing missions like Vangaurd 2, Sputnik 3, and Explorer 3. He went on to pursue a career in future architecture at Princeton and Columbia. In December of 1979, he began his career at NASA Ames Research Center in the Facilities Engineering branch. While there, he earning his California Architecture License. In 2010, Dr. Cohen began his new venture by incorporating Marc M. Cohen, Architect P.C., a California Professional Service Corporation, with the nom d’espace being Astrotecture or Cohen Astrotecture. This new venture seeks to focus on research, planning, and design for all gravity regimes.

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Speaker Biographical Information Maria Collura – Acting Deputy Director, Commercial Crew Program, NASA KSC Maria was born and raised in Titusville, Florida and is a second generation NASA/KSC employee who started her career in 1991 as an Orbiter payload electrical systems engineer in the Space Shuttle Program. Ms. Collura transferred to the Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) in 1996 working as a lead systems engineer on several flight test projects. She eventually led, developed and implemented the Flight Termination Systems and Range Safety Systems Offices as special assignments. Maria also became the Deputy Project Manager responsible for management of subcontractor members of the Earth Research and Sensor Technology (ERAST) Project. In 2001, Maria was offered an Agency-delegated position for Range Safety at KSC. In this capacity, she formulated the Agency’s first policy and requirements for Range Safety in support of the Columbia Return to Flight efforts. Maria served in increasing capacities within the Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Directorate culminating in the Constellation Space Transportation Planning Office Safety Chief. In 2009, Ms. Collura joined the Space Transportation Planning Office where she served as the Acting Deputy Director. When the office transitioned to the Commercial Crew Program, she maintained this position and is currently responsible for assisting in the management of developing a National capability for human access to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and NASA crew transportation to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Ms. Collura earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1990 from the University of Central Florida. Doug Comstock – Director, Innovative Partnership Program, NASA 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 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.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Ken Davidian – Director of Research , FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) Ken Davidian currently works as the Director of Research in the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) in Washington, D.C.. Mr. Davidian is also the Chair of the IAF Entrepreneurial and Investment Committee and a member of the AAS as VP of Strategic Communications. Starting in 1983, Mr. Davidian spent the first years of his career at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, working for the Space Propulsion Technology Division in the area of analytical and experimental research on the performance of liquid rocket engines. Between 1997 and 1999, Mr. Davidian was assigned by NASA to work as the Assistant Director of Operations for the Summer Session Program (SSP) at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. Upon his return to the center (which had been since renamed to the NASA Glenn Research Center), Mr. Davidian worked in the Plans and Programs Office. In 2001, Mr. Davidian left government service and entered the private sector in many positions. He has worked for Paragon Space Development Corp. as a consultant in the role of Director of Operations for Cargo Lifter Development GmbH near Berlin, Germany, as Director of Operations for the X PRIZE Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, and then again for Paragon, as corporate Program Manager in Tucson, Arizona. In 2004, a move to Washington, D.C. provided Mr. Davidian the opportunity to work on Centennial Challenges, NASA’s prize program. He started as a contractor and then reentered civil service when he was hired by NASA Headquarters in 2007, becoming both the Program Manager for Centennial Challenges and the ESMD Commercial Development Policy leader. Mr. Davidian received his BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1983, and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. He attended the ISU SSP in 1989. Hoyt Davidson – Founder and Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC Mr. Davidson is the founder and Managing Partner of Near Earth LLC. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Telecomm Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Davidson‘s investment banking career began in 1987 as an associate and one of only approximately 100 bankers at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He was part of the phenomenal growth and success of DLJ to over 1,000 bankers by the time of its acquisition by CSFB in 2000. At DLJ, Hoyt Davidson was a co-founder of the firm’s Space Finance Group, Wall Street‘s first dedicated industry coverage group for the satellite industry. Mr. Davidson was one of two Managing Directors of the Space Finance Group. The group raised over $25 billion for satellite related entities and held a number one market share for several years. Prior to investment banking, Hoyt Davidson was a Senior Research Engineer in the Space Systems Division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Company before leaving to get his MBA at MIT’s Sloan School. Mr. Davidson also earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from MIT.

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Speaker Biographical Information Art Dula – CEO, Excalibur Almaz 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 – Chair, 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. Lori Garver – Deputy Administrator, NASA Lori Beth Garver is the Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She was nominated on May 24, 2009, by President Barack Obama, along with Charles Bolden as NASA Administrator. She was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on July 15, 2009. Garver was the lead civil space policy advisor for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign and helped guide the agency review team for NASA during the post-election transition. She worked at NASA from 1996 to 2001, first as a special assistant to the NASA administrator and senior policy analyst for the Office of Policy and Plans, and then as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy and Plans. Steve Goldberg – Partner, Venrock Steve Goldberg joined Venrock in 2009 after having been CEO of several early stage companies including DataRunway, Vidient, Arcwave, and CoWave Networks. He was Vice President of Research and Development at Nokia Internet Communications and VP and GM of the Wireless Communications Division at Cylink Corporation. Steve has also held senior management and engineering positions at Trimble Navigation and Hewlett Packard. Additionally, Steve enjoys teaching and public speaking, and has delivered a number of academic and industrial courses in the areas of wireless, telecom, and signal processing.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Arthur (Gene) Goldman – Deputy Director, NASA Marshall Arthur E. “Gene” Goldman is the deputy director of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Named to the position in March 2010, Mr. Goldman provides executive leadership and shares overall direction of the center’s senior management. From 2008 until appointment to his current position, Mr. Goldman was the director of NASA‘s John C. Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. His responsibilities included managing center activities, implementing NASA’s mission in the area of rocket propulsion testing and developing and maintaining world-class rocket propulsion test facilities, and served as deputy director at Stennis for two years before that. Prior to that position, he served two years as manager of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Project at the Marshall Center, and from 1999 to 2004, Mr. Goldman was deputy manager of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Project. Mr. Goldman began his NASA career in 1990 as a project engineer in the Marshall Shuttle Project Integration Office, responsible for integration of shuttle elements and systems integration. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1977 from Mississippi State University in Starkville. In 1983, he earned the Registered Professional Engineer-Civil certification. He completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in 2002 and the Congressional Operations Program at George Washington University in Washington in 2003. In 2010, he was inducted into the Meridian Community College Hall of Fame in Miss., for career achievement. Dr. John Hogan – Advanced Life Support Systems, NASA Ames Space Bioengineering Dr. John Hogan is an environmental scientist in the Bioengineering Branch at NASA Ames Research Center, where he supports NASA’s Life Support and Habitation Systems Program. His major research interests include developing biological and physicochemical technologies for regenerative air, water and solid waste treatment systems, food production, and systems analysis. Selected projects include the development of optimized biological solid waste reactors/simulators, biological air filtration, and the capture and compression of carbon dioxide. He is also investigating the application of closed-loop life support principles to forward sustainable practices in terrestrial systems. Prior to joining NASA, he was research faculty at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the Department of Environmental Sciences, where he participated in a NASA funded program developing biologically-based, sustainable systems for longterm extraterrestrial human habitation. John received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University.

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Speaker Biographical Information Steve Jurczyk – Deputy Director, Langley Research Center Stephen G. Jurczyk serves as the deputy director of NASA Langley Research Center. As deputy, Jurczyk will assists in the general management of the center, helping plan, organize and direct center and intercenter activities to advance research significant to national aerospace programs and objectives. Before being named to his new position, Jurczyk served as director of the Research and Technology Directorate, and began his NASA career at Langley in 1988 as an electronics engineer in the Electronic Systems Branch where he developed advanced systems for several atmospheric remote sensing instruments and space data systems. In 1993, he was detailed to NASA Headquarters where he managed the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and formulated the technology development strategy for the Earth Science Enterprise. From 1994 to 1997, he was the instrument systems engineer and, later, the spacecraft systems manager for the Landsat 7 Project at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. In 1997, Jurczyk returned to Langley as head of the Electronic Systems Branch in the Aerospace Electronics Systems Division. In 2002, Jurczyk was selected as deputy director for Flight Systems in Langley’s Systems Engineering Competency. Jurczyk earned bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in 1984 and 1986 respectively. Rebecca Spyke Keiser – Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy Integration, NASA Rebecca Spyke Keiser was named NASA‘s associate deputy administrator for policy integration in August 2010. In this position, Keiser reports directly to Deputy Administrator Lori Garver as the primary coordinator for agency-level policy efforts. She helps implement a wide range of initiatives in support of NASA’s goals, and integrates the efforts of the agency‘s various strategic planning offices to ensure consistency with the White House and legislative direction. Keiser previously had served since August 2009 as the executive officer for the deputy administrator, a role in which she managed the office’s staff, provided policy analysis and advice, and facilitated communication across the agency. Prior to that, Keiser was chief of staff for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, where she led the front office team responsible for communications and cross-directorate policy formulation. She also was the executive officer for former NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale from 2005 to 2008. Keiser‘s career includes extensive international relations experience. She has served in NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations as the lead for France, Spain, and Portugal, and the human spaceflight lead for Asia. Keiser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Studies from Wellesley College, a Master of Science degree in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate in International Studies from the University of South Carolina.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA 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. Taber MacCallum – Co-Founder, Paragon Space Systems Mr. Taber McCallum was a founding member of the Biosphere 2 Design, Development, Test & Operations team, and a crew member in the first two-year (and twenty minute) mission living and working inside the three-acre materially closed ecological system which supported the life of the eight human inhabitants. Demonstrating the viability of artificial biospheres, Biosphere 2 was designed for research applicable to environmental management on Earth and the development of closed loop human life support technology for long duration space travel. Taber was responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the atmosphere and water management systems as well as the self-contained paperless analytical laboratories for Biosphere 2 that tested air, water, soil and tissue. As a crew member he served as Safety Officer, Assistant Medical Officer and Analytical Chemist, responsible for operation of all the analytical systems and much of the medical analysis and health monitoring systems. He co-founded Paragon in 1993, serving as Chief Executive Officer since its formation. He is also co-designer and patent holder for the Autonomous Biological System (ABS), a long duration plant and aquatic animal life support system. He was also the design lead for the Jet Propulsion Lab Mars Greenhouse Experiment Module (GEM) payload, and Mars GEM payload environmental control and plant life support system. He conceived and is presently involved in the design of a novel Mars space suit portable life support system technology funded by NASA, life support and thermal control systems for commercial manned orbital and suborbital spacecraft, as well as hazardous environment life support technology for U.S. Navy divers, in which he is the test diver.

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Speaker Biographical Information Douglas Maclise – Manager, Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program, NASA 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. Sean Mahoney – Head of Business Operations, Masten Space Systems Sean has made a career of building organizational capacity in emerging industries. He joined Masten in December 2010 as Director of Business Operations to compliment the team‘s engineering capabilities, enabling the engineering core to focus on rocket development. With the Masten team Sean is leading the business initiatives everything other than building or selling rockets. After a career in technical sales and management with AT&T Enterprise Hosting, Sean earned an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and has since focused on entrepreneurial ventures, launching and assisting businesses in a series of emerging technology endeavors. Beyond business, Sean has worked on a wide variety of projects, serving as a guest lecturer and volunteering his time with several environmental organizations. Xander Mahony – Investment Professional, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Xander Mahony is an Investment Professional at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, focusing on technology investments across sectors. Prior to joining DFJ, Xander was an analyst at Sloane Robinson, a global emerging market hedge fund based in London. At Sloane Robinson, Xander concentrated mainly on China and India, and also the technology, transportation, telecoms and luxury goods sectors. Prior to working in finance, Xander started three companies, including an online music service with a proprietary algorithm for personalizing the price of digital music. Xander has a BA in Computer Science from Oxford University and has completed Level III of the CFA program. Whilst at Oxford, Xander was captain of the varsity karate team, raced for the varsity go-karting team and played basketball and soccer at the inter-college level. Xander also qualified for the England Under 20s bridge team.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Jeffrey Manber – Managing Director, NanoRacks, LLC For twenty-five years Jeffrey Manber has been working successfully to bring about open markets for commercial utilization of space. In the unmanned arena he worked for the chairman of PanAmSat, the pioneering satellite firm that busted up the Intelsat monopoly, which lead to commercial, non-government international satellite communications, and hence the modern era of CNN and mobile international phone services. PanAmSat later underwent a billion dollar IPO. NanoRacks is the only company to develop, own and market commercially its own research hardware as part of the U.S. National Lab on International Space Station. As Managing Director of NanoRacks, Jeffrey has overseen the growth of the company since its formation in September of 2009. Today, with over 50 payloads under contract, representing both American and foreign customers, NanoRacks has begun implementing the business model of commercial utilization of low-earth orbit. Sometimes, everyone involved at NanoRacks, and their NASA colleagues, are surprised how much progress is being made in realizing finally a robust era of commercial use of low earth orbit, where NASA serves as customer, regular and technology developer and a company like NanoRacks is the operator and marketer of space goods and services, with commercial capital at risk. Gary Martin – Director, Code V, NASA Ames Gary L. Martin was named NASA‘s Space Architect on October 11, 2002. In this position, Mr. Martin leads the development of strategic architectures and identifies high-level requirements for systems that will accomplish the Nation’s space exploration vision. Mr. Martin began his career at NASA in 1990 representing the needs of the microgravity science community to the designers of the Space Station. He was the Branch Chief for Advanced Programs (1992-94) within the Microgravity Sciences and Applications Division and then the Division‘s acting Deputy Director (1994-96). Mr. Martin spent four years (1997-2000) at Goddard Space Flight Center, first as a Program Integration Manager for two space science organizations (Structure and Evolution of the Universe and the Astronomical Search for Origins) and then as the Chief of a new office created to manage technology programs for Headquarters, such as, the Cross-Enterprise Technology Program, Earth Science Technology Office and the Agency’s Small Business Innovative Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program. Mr. Martin moved back to Headquarters in 2000 and served as Assistant Associate Administrator for Advanced Systems in NASA’s Office of Space Flight from July 2000 until the appointment to be Space Architect in 2002. Mr. Martin holds the following degrees: Colorado State University, B. A. Anthropology and Minor Criminal Justice; Virginia Commonwealth University, B. S. Applied Math and Physics; and George Washington University, M. S. Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Astronautical Engineering.

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Speaker Biographical Information Paul Martin – Inspector General, NASA Paul K. Martin was confirmed by the United States Senate as NASA Inspector General on Nov. 20, 2009. Prior to his NASA appointment, Martin served as the Deputy Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (OIG). In that capacity, he assisted the Inspector General in managing the audit, inspection and investigative activities of the office‘s 425 employees. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Counselor to the Inspector General, and from 1998 to 2001 he served as Special Counsel to the Inspector General. Before joining the Department of Justice OIG, Martin spent 13 years at the U.S. Sentencing Commission in a variety of positions, including 6 years as the Commission’s Deputy Staff Director. Martin was one of the Sentencing Commission’s first employees when the agency was created in 1985, and helped develop the first set of federal sentencing guidelines. Martin began his professional career as a reporter with The Greenville News, a daily newspaper in Greenville, S.C. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor from The Georgetown University Law Center. Chris McKay – Planetary Scientist, Space Science Division, NASA Ames 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. Khaki McKee – Program Manager, XCOR Aerospace Khaki Rodway McKee has been the Program Manager at XCOR Aerospace for six years. Her primary focus is managing XCOR‘s government and government-related commercial contracts. She also oversees XCOR’s marketing communications, as well as writing the company’s technical reports, papers, and proposals. Prior to working at XCOR, Khaki was the Program Manager for the Borehole Research Group (BRG) at the LamontDoherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY where she was the Program Manager for BRG‘s annual $5 million Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) contract. In addition, she has written published documents on ODP well-logging science, and use of remote sensing in archaeology and heritage conservation. She has a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University ’s School of Architecture and a BA from Rutgers.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Charles Miller – Senior Advisor for Commercial Space, NASA 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 CSI‘s 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 Force’s 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. David Morrison – Senior Scientist, NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center David Morrison is the senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., where he participates in a variety of research programs in astrobiology – the study of the living universe. Dr. Morrison obtained his doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University. He is the author of more than 155 technical papers and has published a dozen books. He has been a science investigator on NASA’s Mariner, Voyager and Galileo space missions. Morrison is recipient of the Dryden Medal for research of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Sagan Medal of the American Astronomical Society for public communication, and the Klumpke-Roberts award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for contributions to science education. He has received two NASA Outstanding Leadership medals and he was awarded the Presidential Meritorious Rank for his work as director of space at NASA Ames. Morrison was a founder of the multidisciplinary field of astrobiology, and he provides on-line answers to questions from the public sent to “Ask an Astrobiologist,” found at: http://nai.arc.nasa.gov/astrobio/ Morrison is perhaps best known for his leadership since 1991 in defining the hazard of asteroid impacts and seeking ways to mitigate this risk. Asteroid 2410 Morrison is named in his honor.

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Speaker Biographical Information Clayton Mowry – President, Arianespace Inc. Clayton Mowry has worked for over 18 years in the commercial launch and satellite sectors serving in government, as the leader of an industry trade association and as an executive for the world‘s leading launch services company. Mr. Mowry joined Washington, D.C.-based Arianespace, Inc. as its President and Chairman in 2001. As the head of the Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary, he is responsible for managing the company‘s sales, marketing, strategy, government relations and corporate communications activities. Before joining Arianespace, Mr. Mowry served for six years as executive director at the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit alliance of U.S. satellite operators, manufacturers and ground equipment suppliers. Prior to his role at SIA, he worked as a satellite/launch industry analyst and senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Clayton Mowry received a Master of Business of Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. 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. George Nield – Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA Dr. George C. Nield serves as the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the FAA. He has over 30 years of aerospace experience with the Air Force, at NASA, and in private industry. Dr. Nield came to FAA from the Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he served as Senior Scientist for the Advanced Programs Group. His previous assignments include working as an Astronautical Engineer at the Space and Missile Systems Organization, a Flight Test Engineer at the Air Force Flight Test Center, and an Assistant Professor and Research Director at the USAF Academy. He was the Manager of the Flight Integration Office for the Space Shuttle Program at the NASA Johnson Space Center, and later worked on both the Shuttle/Mir Program and the International Space Station Program. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and an MBA from George Washington University. He is also a Flight Test Engineering graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School. Dr. Nield is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA 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 – Vice President, Virgin Galactic Will is an explorer, an entrepreneur, and an advocate dedicated to opening the space frontier. He is currently the Vice President for Special Projects at Virgin Galactic, the world‘s first spaceline. Part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group of companies, Virgin Galactic is building on the legacy of the X PRIZE-winning SpaceShipOne effort by bringing a new fleet of commercial spacecraft into regular service for private, civil, and scientific passengers. Will is also is a Trustee of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), the world‘s largest student space organization. From 2005 - 2011, he worked at the X PRIZE Foundation, the world-leading incentive prize organization. As Senior Director of Space Prizes, he served as the primary author and manager of the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE and the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE. Will is a graduate of Harvard University, the NASA Academy, and the International Space University. He is married to Mrs. Diana Trujillo Pomerantz, a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Will and Diana have both served as coaches for the Zero Gravity Corporation, logging more than 45 minutes of weightless time on parabolic flights. 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.

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Speaker Biographical Information Garrett Reisman – Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance, SpaceX Garrett Reisman is responsible for working with NASA to prepare SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts. Reisman’s experience as an operator of both American and Russian spaceflight hardware will help SpaceX in the development of human interfaces including controls, displays, seats, suits and environmental control systems. Reisman came to SpaceX from NASA where he served as an astronaut starting in 1998. He has flown on two space shuttle missions, during which, he logged over 3 months in space including over 21 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA) in 3 spacewalks. Dr. Reisman served with both the Expedition-16 and the Expedition-17 crews as a Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station. Reisman holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Bob Richards – Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express, Inc. Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a Co-Founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Google Lunar X PRIZE competitors Odyssey Moon Ltd. and Moon Express, Inc., 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 humanity’s exploration and use of space.” Brice Russ – Assistant Director, Yuri’s Night Brice Russ is the Assistant Director of Yuri‘s Night, the World Space Party. He also serves as the Media Team Chair, where he has managed all organizational PR and publicity efforts, been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times and MSNBC.com, and edited the Yuri’s Night Blog. Brice is a member of the Yuri‘s Night Board of Directors and has been part of the Yuri’s Night Executive Team since 2006. Brice specializes in space outreach efforts through social and digital media; he recently won an Excellence Award from the National Space Society for his work as Chair of the NSS Social Networking Committee. He previously served as the New Media Coordinator for the 4Frontiers Corporation, and has written freelance articles on NewSpace and space advocacy for Ars Technica and various space-sector blogs and publications. Brice is currently a doctoral student and instructor for the Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University, where he is researching linguistic variation in social media. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Irene Schneider – CEO & Founder, Ihrenes Space Enterprises An entrepreneur by nature Irene Schneider is founder of ISE IHRENES SPACE ENTERPRISES. With a superb team of experts, ISE is the first US commercial scientific consulting firm to specialize in offering comprehensive space radiation protection, space radiation mission planning, and dosimetry projections for commercial and noncommercial space missions. ISE’s goal is to support and nurture the emerging commercial space industry by providing the much needed independent tailored mission radiation analysis and design support for the several critical elements of a successful human space mission, such as pre- and post-mission radiation analysis, simulation code development, and systems engineering as well as providing the design for novel space architectures and space habitation studies. Irene holds a Masters degree in Geosciences from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) with a specialty in space radiation environments and planetary habitability. She also holds a BS in Physics (with honors) from the University of South Florida (USF). She has a long life passion in addressing the critical emergency scenarios that can arise if astronauts on a space mission would be exposed to a mayor solar storm potentially compromising mission success and the health of the astronaut crews. Tom Shelley – President, Space Adventures Tom Shelley was appointed president of Space Adventures, Ltd. in June, 2010. Space Adventures is the only company that provides opportunities to the world‘s marketplace to experience space. Mr. Shelley joined the company in mid-2006 as the vice president of sales and marketing focusing on the development of the orbital spaceflight program, during which time Space Adventures successfully completed a total of five spaceflight missions. Space Adventures has facilitated the flights of all the self-funded private space explorers, including Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Gregory Olsen, Anousheh Ansari, Charles Simonyi, Richard Garriott and Guy Laliberte. With each client, Mr. Shelley played an active role in mission development and execution. He also refined the corporate sponsorship program, in which he successfully aligned corporate partners with client objectives. He continues to lead the sales prospecting effort for the company’s entire portfolio of space experiences that include a proposed historic return to the Moon, flights to the edge of space and the company’s high-profile flights to the International Space Station. A graduate of the University of Manchester, Mr. Shelley began his career marketing quality management system audit services for the British Standards Institution, before shifting gears and joining the commercial spaceflight industry. Mark Sirangelo – Chairman, Sierra Nevada Space Systems 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.

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Speaker Biographical Information Jeff Smith – Branch Chief, Radiation & Space Biotechnologies, NASA Ames 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. Smith’s 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. John Spencer – Founder and President, Space Tourism Society John Spencer, M. Arch. is a space architect who has built a career that balances the design and development professions. He is a pioneer in what he calls “The Design Frontier.” He is considered a leading expert in creation and design of real space facilities and space ship interiors for NASA and private space enterprise, as well as space and future-themed simulation attractions, resorts, camps and media for the general public. He is the founder and chief designer of the Space Experience Design Studio (SED). Over $300 million has been invested into building his original space/future themed concepts to date. Since 1982 he has been pioneering the field of space tourism. He has modeled the space tourism industry after the cruise lines and super yachts. In 1995 he founded the nonprofit Space Tourism Society (STS) of which he is president. He is also the author, with Karen L. Rugg, of the book Space Tourism - Do You Want to Go? Published by Apogee books in 2004. He has been quoted in more than 90 TV shows, documentaries, and articles in magazines and newspapers on Space Tourism. Jess Sponable – Chief Engineer of Reusable Boost System, AFRL Jess is currently the Chief Engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratories Reusable Boost System (RBS) Flagship program. During his civilian service at AFRL Jess has served in many positions, including the focus area lead for space access & long range strike, the future capability lead for prompt global strike, the program manager for the Fully Reusable Access to Space Technology program, and as a program manager on loan to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). At DARPA Jess managed several programs that matured technology for dramatically more efficient inter-orbit transfer, next generation space tugs, on-orbit spacecraft servicing and small satellites. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1978 and holds advanced degrees in Astronautical Engineering, Systems Management and is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College. During his military career he held many diverse jobs ranging from Atlas launch operations at Vandenberg AFB to pioneering jobs developing and launching the first generation of Global Positioning System satellites and maturing technology for the National Aero-Space Plane program. In 1981 he was selected as an Air Force Manned Spaceflight Engineer and trained as a Space Shuttle payload specialist prior to the Challenger accident. During the 1990’s he served as the Program Manager of the Delta Clipper-Experimental (DC-X) program and later served in the Space Vehicles Directorate managing many programs; including the military spaceplane technology initiative, the X-40A flight test vehicle, low cost expendable launch and stage technology, solar thermal orbit transfer vehicle technology and numerous studies advocating the need for responsive space access and operations. After leaving the Air Force in 1998, Jess spent three years at Universal Space Lines working for Pete Conrad, the Apollo 12 and Skylab commander.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Dennis Stone – Manager, Program Integration, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program, NASA Dennis Stone is Assistant Manager for Commercial Space Development in NASA‘s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center. This Program manages NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) initiative. During both COTS competitions, he chaired the Business Committee. He also negotiated the Program‘s 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 NASA’s 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. Gerard “Jake” Szatkowski, PhD – SmallSat Project Manager, United Launch Alliance Dr. Szatkowski earned a BS, 2 Masters, and a PhD in electro-mechanical control systems, and a Masters in Engineering Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York. Since then he has worked 35 years on space vehicles in, flight & ground launch systems avionics for EELVs, satellite control & telemetry analysis products, and hardware/software systems verification for dual-fault-tolerance. He currently works at United Launch Alliance as the Project Manager in Advance Programs for secondary payload accommodations on the Atlas and Delta launch vehicles for both government and commercial customers, and is coordinating development of several small spacecraft carriers systems. Alfred Tadros – VP U.S. Government Solutions, Space Systems Loral Al Tadros is Vice President of Civil and DoD Business at Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). In this role he is responsible for applying SS/L‘s best value solutions to U.S. Government mission needs, developing and maintaining relationships with U.S. Government agencies and managing sales and marketing activities. Mr. Tadros has worked at SS/L for more than 20 years in increasingly responsible positions and has most recently helped to draw attention to the value commercial satellite technologies and system solutions bring to government missions. Before being named to his current position, he was the Director of U.S. Government Programs for five years and prior to that he was Payload Manager, MTSAT Program. In that role, he was the responsible engineer for integrating the world’s most advanced geostationary meteorological imager for the country of Japan. Mr. Tadros holds a Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Speaker Biographical Information Thomas Taylor – Lunar Transportation Systems, Inc. Thomas C. Taylor is an entrepreneur, inventor and a Professional Civil Engineer in commercial aerospace. His goal is building commercial space projects including an unmanned transportation cargo service* to orbit and beyond for payloads like LTS commercial Lunar logistics and Space Solar Power with EP LLC. Since 1979, Tom has helped to form 23 different entrepreneurial startups with 4 successful enough to raise $1.2B (private equity total financing) and become private commercial space companies, but each took almost a decade to unfold. After 34 years, Tom continues to enjoy working in the trenches 4-12 years with each of these successes and especially enjoyed working with Walter Kistler and Bob Citron, the Founders of most of the successful startups, including SPACEHAB, Inc., Lunar Transportation Systems, Inc., GLOBAL OUTPOST, Inc., and Exploration Partners LLC. 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. Henry Vanderbilt – Founder, Space Access Society Henry Vanderbilt is founder of the Space Access Society, organized to do annual conferences that bring people together to discuss how to accomplish radically different space transportation costs.

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NewSpace 2011: The Next Big Thing July 28-30, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA Max Vozoff – Vice President of Business Development, Innovative Space Propulsion Systems Max Vozoff received his Bachelors Degree with Honors in Electrical & Communications Engineering in 1993 from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, and a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics) from the University of Southern California in 2002. After 8 years designing communications hardware in commercial industry, Max moved to NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he spent 6 years contributing to missions including GRACE, Jason, COSMIC, ST3/Starlight, ST5, OSTM, UAVSAR and other technology development programs, as well as habitat Systems Engineering and numerous advanced concept studies. From 2005-2010, Max worked for SpaceX, serving as Senior Mission Manager, Program Manager for the COTS development, Product Manager for the Dragon spacecraft and Director of Civil Business Development. He led SpaceX’s successful responses to the NASA COTS solicitation and the subsequent CRS ISS cargo services solicitation. He was responsible for managing cargo Dragon development through ISS Safety Review process and led SpaceX‘s commercial crew and Human Rating initiatives for Dragon. Other responsibilities included advanced concept development for heavy lift launch vehicles, reuseable boosters and lunar landers. He also conceived and marketed “DragonLab” a free-flying application of the Dragon spacecraft for scientific research, in-space technology demonstration and educational mission. Max is currently consulting in commercial space Business Development, commercial crew, aerospace applications, program management and successful government/commercial partnerships and procurements. Erika Wagner – Senior Director, Exploration Prize Development, X PRIZE Foundation Dr. Erika Wagner joined the X PRIZE Foundation as founding Executive Director of the X PRIZE Lab @ MIT, where she developed the X PRIZE Grand Challenges course and a cross-disciplinary research program in prize theory. Now, as Senior Director of Exploration Prize Development, Dr. Wagner has returned to her engineering roots, leading the design of new X PRIZEs and X CHALLENGEs in the areas of space, oceans and advanced transportation. She continues to teach at the X PRIZE Lab@UW, where she holds an appointment in the Evans School of Public Affairs. Prior to joining X PRIZE, Dr. Wagner served at MIT as Science Director and Executive Director of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Program, a multi-university spacecraft development initiative to investigate the physiological effects of reduced gravity. Her interdisciplinary academic background includes a bachelor‘s in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a master’s in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT, and a PhD in Bioastronautics from the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

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Speaker Biographical Information George Whitesides – President and CEO, Virgin Galactic George Whitesides is the CEO of Virgin Galactic, the US based and regulated Space Tourism Company. Virgin Galactic has developed the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo air launched space system over the past six years using technology developed by Scaled Composites based on the X Prize winning SpaceShipOne which was piloted twice into space and now hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. In his role as CEO, Whitesides is responsible for all aspects of the business, guiding VG to commercial operations at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Most recently, Whitesides served as Chief of Staff for NASA, where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest honor that the agency confers. Prior to his role at NASA, Whitesides served as Executive Director of the National Space Society and Chairman of the Reusable Launch Vehicle Working Group of the Federal Aviation Authority Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee. Whitesides’ earlier career experience in the aerospace industry took place at Orbital Sciences Corporation, Blastoff Corporation and the Zero Gravity Corporation. A licensed private pilot and certified parabolic flight coach, Whitesides is a graduate of Cambridge and Princeton Universities and a former Fulbright Scholar. Simon (Pete) Worden – Director, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. Simon (Pete) Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.) is the center director at NASA Ames Research Center where he leads a staff of nearly 2,500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approx. $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA‘s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. In just three years, Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center‘s workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite missions. Worden has also put Ames on the critical path for all major NASA space exploration missions through effective use of the center’s unique wind tunnels, arc jets, intelligent systems and supercomputer facilities and capabilities. Worden‘s ‘GreenSpace’ initiative has brought Ames‘ remote sensing capabilities to bear on air traffic safety, fighting forest fires, and the study of climate change. And Ames’ new Sustainability Base facility will serve as a model for future eco-friendly, high-performance federal buildings. In recognition of these outstanding achievements, Worden was named the Federal Laboratory Consortium‘s Laboratory Director of the Year for 2009. Prior to becoming Ames’ director, Worden was a Research Professor of Astronomy, Optical Sciences and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona where his primary research direction was the development of large space optics for national security and scientific purposes and near-earth asteroids. worden retired in 2004 after 29 years of active service in the United States Air Force. Michael Wright, PhD – Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Michael Wright received his PhD from the university of Minnesota in 1997 in Aerospace Engineering. Since that time, he has worked at NASA Ames Research Center, specializing in Entry, Descent and Landing technologies, aerothermodynamics, and thermal protection systems. He is the primary developer of aerothermodynamics code “DPLR”, 2007 NASA software of the year, and has supported EDL for many flight missions, including Stardust, Phoenix, Huygens, MSL, and Orion. Michael currently splits his time as the PI of the EDL technology development project in ETDD and the Project Scientist for Hypersonic EDL Technologies in the ARMD Fundamental Aeronautics Program. He is also the co-chair (with Mark Adler/ JPL) of the EDL roadmapping effort within the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist.

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Conference Team
Ryan McLinko (Sierra Nevada Corporation) – Conference Chair James Pura (Boeing) – Assistant Conference Chair William Watson (Space Frontier Foundation) – Executive Director Bruce Pittman (NASA Ames) – Programming Coordinator Brad Cheetham (University Of Colorado Boulder) – VIP Liaison Gary Marx (Space Frontier Foundation) – Day Manager Friday Dan Pastuf (University at Buffalo) – Day Manager Saturday James Tumber (Boston University) – Day Manager Thursday Nick Caiello (Rochester Institute of Technology) – A/V Manager Jonathan Card (Space Frontier Foundation) – Treasurer Marimikel Charrier (Space Frontier Foundation) – PR Manager Cameron Crowell (Virginia Tech) – Exhibits Manager Sara Meschberger (University of Arizona ) – Registration Manager Nastia Soukhareva (Virginia Tech) – Volunteer Manager My-Linh Truong (Riegl USA) – Catering Manager Alyssa Voightmann (Boeing) – Awards Gala Manager Brian Young (Jet Propulsion Lab) – Program Book/Management Site Manager Marcus Bautista (Space Frontier Foundation) – Networking Events Manager Orian Breaux (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) – Assistant Registration Desk Darrell Cain (Space Frontier Foundation) – Assistant Exhibits Manager Matthew Cannella (University of Colorado at Boulder) – Assistant Day Manager Friday Jenissa Garcia (ITT Systems Division) – Assistant Day Manager Saturday Matt Green (Qualcomm) – Assistant A/V Manager Rick Hanton (SEDS USA) – Assistant A/V Manager Curtis Iwata (Georgia Tech) – Assistant Day Manager Thursday Rachelle Ornan (Boeing) – Assistant Awards Gala Manager Anna Perez (Space Generation) – Assistant Catering manager Justin Siples (Texas Space Alliance) – Assistant Website Manager Brandon Seifert (University of Colorado at Boulder) – Assistant Registration Desk Pye Pye Zaw (Arizona State University) – Assistant Volunteer Manager Ben Corbin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – General Volunteer Paul Fuller (California State University) – General Volunteer Joel Stein (Virginia Tech) – General Volunteer Daniel Zhou (Purdue University) – General Volunteer

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Local Area Maps

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Map of NASA Ames Research Center

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Local Area Maps

Mountain View Area: NASA Ames at Moffett Field, CA 94035. A marks hotel complex, B marks NASA Ames.

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From hotels to Ames • Head northwest on N 1st St (0.3 mi) • Merge right onto US-101N (0.1 mi) • Take exit 398 for Moffett Blvd toward NASA Pkwy (8.3 mi) • Turn right onto Moffett Blvd (0.2 mi)

From Ames to hotels • Exit Moffett Field on Moffett Blvd • Turn left to merge onto US101 S toward San Jose (0.3 mi) • Take exit 389 for Brokaw Rd toward First St. (8.2 mi) • Keep right at the for, following signs for Airport Pkwy

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