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Space Frontier Conference 7 - Space: The Revolution is Now!
Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles, California October 9-11, 1998
Dr. Alan Binder speaking at SFC 7. Rick Tumlinson speaking at SFC 7.
There is a revolution underway in space! From the construction of the International
Space Station to the first flights of almost a dozen new space ships on private
missions to the Moon and asteroids and even the first space tourist visits beyond
Earth, there is excitement in the air and the sense that the long awaited opening of
space to the people of Earth is about to occur.
The seventh annual Space Frontier Conference was held Columbus Day weekend,
October 9 - 11, 1998, in Los Angeles. The Conference was managed by Kerinia
Cusick and sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation, America's most effective
and controversial space organization, Pro-Space, the citizen's space lobby, FINDS,
the Foundation for the International Non-governmental Development of Space, and
Rotary Rocket.
Key speakers for the 1998 conference included:
• Dr. Buzz Aldrin: Apollo 11 Astronaut, Starcraft Boosters Inc.
• Dr. Alan Binder: Principal Investigator, Lunar Prospector Mission
• Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon
• Charles "Pete" Conrad: Apollo 12 Astronaut, Chairman of Universal Space
Lines
• Dr. John Lewis: author "Mining the Sky" and "Rain of Iron and Ice"
• Congressman Dana Rohrabacher: Chairman of the House Science Space and
Aeronautics Subcommittee
• Honorable Andrea Seastrand: Former Congresswoman and Executive Director
of California Space and Technology Alliance
• Dr. Harrison Schmitt: Apollo 17 Astronaut, University of Wisconsin
• Dr. William "Red" Whittaker: Carnegie Mellon University Tele-Robotics
Two parallel symposiums kicked-off the conference on Friday, October 9, one
dedicated to space transportation and a second focusing on asteroids. The "Cheap
Access to Space" symposium brought together companies developing new launch
vehicles, investors, regulatory agencies and representatives from various launch
vehicle markets. "Asteroids: 2020 Vision" was a congregation of some of the
world's experts on asteroids, examining their capability as resources and threats in
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a symposium chaired by Dr. John Lewis of the University of Arizona.
On Saturday and Sunday discussions centered on current events and commercial
opportunities for Space Station and Mir, space adventure tourism, the potential
positive impact of utilizing space resources on the Earth's biosphere, space
markets, lunar ice, and pondering far term emerging technologies.
For the full agenda, click here.
During the Saturday evening Awards Banquet, the Vision to Reality Award was
given to both The Lunar Prospector Team, led by Dr. Alan Binder, and Gregg
Maryniak of the Space Studies Institute. The Service to the Frontier Award was
given to Benigno Muniz, Jr., the Founders' Award to Peter Thorpe, and the Best
Presentation of Space Award was given to Andrew Chaikin for his book A Man on
the Moon. A Special Award was presented to Vladimir Syromiantnikov, senior
designer and Viktor Blagov, senior operator, of the Energia Mir Program, and the
ProSpace Activist of the Year Award was presented to Jeff Krukin.
Both the blockbuster films Armageddon and Deep Impact were recognized with the
Service to Humanity Award. The Legislator of the Year Award was presented to
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA. The Foundation Co-founders: Jim Muncy, Rick
Tumlinson and Bob Werb, were surprised by Conference Manager Kerinia Kusick
with a special Commitment to the Vision Award. There was also a 30th Anniversary
Commemoration of the success of Apollo 7 and its astronauts: Wally Schirra,
Walter Cunningham and Donn Eisele.
Some highlights from the last few Space Frontier Foundation annual conferences
include:
• 1997: FINDS announces a $250,000 prize for the first non-government funded
organization launching a rocket to an altitude greater than 200 km with a 2 kg
payload (Final agenda for 1997 Conference, "Space: Open for Business").
• 1996: A leading space transportation company raises $5 million in capital
during the conference.
• 1995: Dr. Gene Shoemaker and Col. Pedro Rustan present data from the
Clementine mission indicating ice on the Moon months prior to the public
announcement.
The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization dedicated to the human settlement of space in our
lifetime. Our goals include protecting the Earth's fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more
prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. Our
purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar
System. We are transforming space from a government-owned program into a dynamic and inclusive
frontier open to all people.
For more information call 800-78-SPACE (800-787-7223)
or send us your comments
Return to the Space Frontier Foundation Home Page
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Apollo program. Click
above to order from
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Humankind must deal
with an energy crisis and
the depletion of natural
resources. Dr. John Lewis
argues that the solution to
both these problems is to
tap the vast resources of
the Solar System. Click
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SFC 7 Agenda
Final Speaker List, Updated October 7, 1998
Friday, October 9, 1998
8:00 am Registration
TRACK 1 – Cheap Access to Space Symposium
Updates from the new space transportation companies on their current and future activities, and working
sessions on key issues such as finding investors, government incentives and roadblocks, and new market
creation.
9:00 am President's Message - Rick Tumlinson, Space Frontier Foundation
9:10 am Introduction - Jim Asker, Washington Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Magazine
9:20 am New Space Industry Roundtable - The Future Begins Now - Moderated by Jim Asker
- Gary Hudson, CEO Rotary Rocket
- Mike Kelly, CEO Kelly Aerospace
- Dr. Bill Gaubatz, President Universal Space Lines
- Robert Mueser, Vice President Kistler Aerospace
- Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Starcraft Boosters
10:45 am Break
11:05 am Regulation and Infrastructure - Government and the CATS Future - Moderated by Dr. Bill
Gaubatz
- The Honorable Andrea Seastrand, CSTA
- Pat Ladner, Alaska Spaceport
11:45 am Luncheon - Speaker: Vladimir Syromiatnikov: Professor Chief Designer of the Scientific
Engineering Branch for Electromechanics and Large Deployable Structures, Russia
1:30 pm X-Vehicles - Inventing the CATS Future - Moderated by Jess Sponable
- Gene Austin, NASA Program Manager X-33
- Curt Shoffner, OSC Deputy Program Manager X-34
- John Hooper, NASA Deputy Program Manager X-38
- John Fuller, Boeing X-40A Program Manager
- Joel Sitz, NASA Flight Program Manager X-43A
- Major Ken Verderame, USAF Program Manager for Military Space Plane
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Finance and Insurance - Paying for the CATS Future - Moderated by Tim Kyger
- Kirby Ikin, GIO Insurance
- Richard Smithies, Director, Barclays Capital
- Shubber Ali, Manager KPMG Space and High Technology
- Walter Cunningham, Venture Capitalist and Apollo 7 astronaut
- Ransom Wuller, Tax Lawyer and CPA
TRACK 2 – Asteroids Symposium - "2020 Vision"
Chaired by Dr. John Lewis of the University of Arizona - A congregation of world's experts examining
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Includes an
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Freeman Dyson.
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The High Frontier
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asteroids as resources and threats.
9:10 am Recent Breakthroughs in Asteroid Research
- Dr. John Lewis: University of Arizona
- Dr. Eleanor "Glo" Helin: NASA/JPL and Mount Palomar Observatory
- Dr. Jeffrey Kargel: US Geological Survey
9:50 Overview of Near-Earth Asteroids
- Dr. Larry Lebofsky: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
- Dr. Tom Gehrels: Spacewatch
10:25 am Break
10:40 am Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards
- Dr. David Morrison: NASA Ames Research Center
11:15 Asteroid Resources
- Dr. John Lewis: University of Arizona
11:45 am Luncheon: ProSpace, The Citizen's Space Lobby
1:30 pm Spacewatch and Asteroid Search Programs
- Dr. Roberts McMillan, Spacewatch
1:55 Follow-up of NEA Discoveries
- Dr. Jeremy Tatum, University of Victoria
2:20 pm Ferrous Metal Extraction from Near Earth Asteroids
- Dr. S. Muralidharan: University of Arizona
2:25 pm Space Resources for Space Solar Power: Energy for the Third Millennium
- Dr. Jeffrey Kargel
3:10 pm Private Asteroid Missions
- Dennis Wingo, Skycorp
3:40 pm Near-Earth Asteroid Prospector (NEAP)
- Jan King, Vice President Space Development Corporation
4:10 pm Future Directions in Asteroids Research and Exploitation
- Dr. John Lewis
- Dr. Eleanor Helin
- Dr. Jeffrey Kargel
- Jan King
- Dr. Dave Morrison
- Dennis Wingo
8:00 pm FINDS Reception: "The Watch" Announcement
Saturday, October 10, 1998
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Opening Comments
8:45 am Keynote: The Revolution is Now
9:30 am Space Station for Rent? - The International Space Station is being launched this year. NASA,
corporate and citizen leaders will discuss how it can be used to leverage the commercial
development of space, with a focus on the current debate over whether or not the private
sector should simply be handed the keys.
- Ralph Moslener: Manager of Space Station Commercialization, Boeing
- Joe Rothenberg: Associate Administrator - Space Flight, NASA Headquarters
- Mike Kearney: Vice President of Marketing and Sales, SPACEHAB
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- Chuck Lauer: Orbital Space Properties
- James Muncy: Staff, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, U.S. House of Rep.
10:00 am Commercial Space Pilot's Workshop (runs in parallel with the general session)
11:00 am Break
11:15 am The Value of Mir - The Space Frontier Foundation is leading a campaign to save the Russian
Mir Space Station. Representatives from Russia and Foundation leaders will discuss why Mir
may well be the most valuable piece of commercial real-estate in the solar system.
- Michael Lawson: CEO, Space Marketing, Inc.
- Rick Tumlinson: President, Space Frontier Foundation
- Christopher Faranetta: Deputy Managing DIrector, Energia LTD.
- Victor Blagov: Deputy Head Mission Controller, Energia
12:00 pm Luncheon: Joe Rothenberg: Associate Administrator - Space Flight, NASA Headquarters
1:30 pm Space Adventure Tourism: I Want to Go! - From flights on "vomit comets" to advance bookings
on the first space-liners, the time is fast approaching when you will be able to experience
space first hand. Come find out how.
- Dr. Buzz Aldrin: Share-Space and Apollo 11 Astronaut
- Dr. Tom Rogers: President, Space Transportation Association
- Eric Anderson: Vice President and General Manager, Space Adventures
- Dr. Patrick Collins: Director, Spacetopia, Inc.
- Francis Domoy: Chair, Dept of Food, Hotel & Travel Mgmt. Rochester Institute of Technology
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Hollywood & Space - Does Hollywood play a key role in space development?
- Rene Echevaria: Producer, Deep Space Nine, Paramount
- Robert Weiss, Broadway Pictures
- Alan Ladwig, NASA Headquarters
- Ron Thornton or Paul Beigle-Bryant, Foundation Imaging
- Dr. Howard E. McCurdy: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
6:00 pm Applied Space Resources, Inc. Reception
7:00 pm Awards Banquet
Sunday, October 11, 1998
9:00 am Green Space - Can space resources and studies be used to help the Earth's biosphere?
- Gregg Maryniak, J.D., Space Studies Institute
- Harvey Willenberg, Boeing
- Michael K. Heney: Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
- Lee Valentine: Space Studies Institute
10:35 am Break
10:45 am Mars on $50 a Day?
- Dr. Robert Zubrin: Author of The Case for Mars
11:00 am Return to the Moon - How and when will humans return to the Moon? Come hear the plans
being made right now for all types of lunar projects, from entertainment based missions, to the
search for ice to full scale commercial lunar bases.
- Dr. Alan Binder: Principal Investigator, Lunar Prospector Mission
- Dr. William "Red" Whittaker: Carnegie Mellon University Tele-Robotics
- Denise Norris: CEO, Applied Space Resources, Inc.
- Allen Steele: Hugo Award winning author of Tranquility Alternative
- Dr. Jerry Kulcinski, University of Wisconsin
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- David Gump, CEO LunaCorp
12:30 pm Luncheon. Speaker: David Brin, Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Author of Startide Rising
2:00 pm Scouting the Horizon - The next wave of key space technologies including laser launchers,
nanotechnology, tethers and other exciting ideas.
- David Brin: Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Author
- Joe Carroll: Tether Applications, Inc.
- Dr. Leik Myrabo
- Dr. Chmielewski: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3:45 pm Who Owns Space? - Without the ability to own real-estate in space or profit from space
resources, why would anyone want to invest in developing the space frontier? On the other
hand, how do we prevent the same type of exploitation and irresponsible use of resources we
have seen here on Earth from occurring in space? A panel of the world's top space law experts
will debate this important issue.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr. Harrison Schmitt: University of Wisconsin and Apollo 17 Astronaut
- Beth Elliott: Vice President of Communications, Applied Space Resources, Inc
- Larry Roberts, J.D.: Seton Hall University School of Law
- Allan Wasser, J. D.: Boards of Directors, ProSpace and the National Space Society
- Dr. Philip Chapman: Center for Enterprise in Space
- Jim Dunstan, J.D.: Haley, Bader & Potts
The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization dedicated to the human settlement of space in our
lifetime. Our goals include protecting the Earth's fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more
prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. Our
purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar
System. We are transforming space from a government-owned program into a dynamic and inclusive
frontier open to all people.
For more information call 800-78-SPACE (800-787-7223)
or send us your comments
Return to the Space Frontier Foundation Home Page
Copyright © 1996 - 2008888 Space Frontier Foundation. All rights reserved.
All work contained herein is protected by United States copyright/ intellectual property law.
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