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Highlighting a year full of major space news, the
Space Frontier Foundation, America's leading
edge space organization, will be holding its 13th
annual conference, Space Frontier Conference
13, aboard the majestic Queen Mary ocean liner
in Long Beach California, Columbus Day
weekend, October 8-10, 2004.
The event, long a gathering place for the leaders of the
Alternative Space movement, will highlight the incredible
achievements of the new space pioneers who are building and
flying a new generation of rocketships, while laying out a vision
for America and the world that builds on recent announcements
of a Return to the Moon and the human exploration of Mars.
This will be the conference of the year if you are at all interested or involved in today's next generation space
program. This conference is where the who's who of what is to come will gather. It isn't a passive group of fans
or academics giving boring lectures on someday dreams. The people who will attend come because they not
only believe in opening the space frontier, but are doing so themselves.
The conference will begin with an all day session Friday co-hosted by the Space Access Society and featuring
Alternative Space transportation firms, from grass roots X-Prize contenders to multi-million dollar launch
companies. The day will be punctuated by a luncheon panel of financiers and investors who will discuss the ins
and outs of money issues relating to space companies. Friday night a new generation will take the floor, literally,
as the Queen's main hall is transformed into a space discotheque. The team that brought you Yuri's Night and
other youth oriented space events will host the Foundation's first space party and dance.
Saturday's program includes a showcase of alternative space firms building space hotels and other new space
businesses, to a discussion of Hollywood and media in space, to talks on how you can get into space yourself,
and the big picture of where this is all leading – the human settlement of space. Saturday evening the
Foundation will hold its annual awards banquet. A gala affair will honor those who have made real
breakthroughs in the opening of space, presented a compelling future in the media and the people who have
worked each day to make a difference. Sunday sessions will focus on leading edge ideas and culminate in a
town hall meeting and workshop on how to expand and accelerate this important movement.
Following within days of Burt Rutan and other X-Prize flights, this conference is the place to be to hear the
inside stories, meet the movers and hear about what is coming next on the space frontier!
Check out the SFC 13 Agenda and Speakers Bios.
Register Now for SFC 13!
When: Oct 8 thru Oct 10, 2004
Where: The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA
The program will include Alternative Space Access, Space Tourism and Entrepreneurial Space Companies
among others.
Package including all meals:
Classification Aug 1 Oct 1 After Oct 1
Member $ 215 $ 235 $ 255
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The HMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA,
provides luxurious meeting, dining and
sleeping accommodations.
Non-Member $ 250 $ 270 $ 290
Students/Speaker $ 190 $ 205 $ 220
Basic registration w/o meals:
Classification Aug 1 Oct 1 After Oct 1
Member $ 105 $ 125 $ 145
Non-Member $ 140 $ 160 $ 180
Student/Speaker $ 80 $ 95 $ 115
Meals: Lunch Banquet
Member $ 30 $ 80
Non-Member $ 35 $ 90
Student/Speaker $ 30 $ 70
We have reserved staterooms on the Queen Mary for $129. Be
sure to mention The Space Frontier Foundation Conference to
get this special rate.
The link for the Queen Mary is www.queenmary.com.
This year the Space Frontier Foundation's grand annual
Conference will be better than ever, celebrating the dream of
opening the space frontier. From astronauts to astronomers,
politicians to pundits, engineers to entrepreneurs, this will be the space event of the year.
Space Frontier Conference 12 was held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles, California on
October 10 - 12, 2003. Click Below to See Photos from Space Frontier Conference 12, Alt.Space.
| Alt.Space Photos Page 1 | Alt.Space Photos Page 2 | Alt.Space Photos Page 3 |
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Space Frontier Conference 13 Preliminary Agenda
Speakers and Session times subject to change.
Friday October 8, 2004
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 am Founder's Welcome – Rick Tumlinson
8:45 am Alt.Space Access Program – Henry Vanderbilt
The Space Frontier Foundation this year has invited Space Access Society to put together a
mini version of SAS's annual "Space Access" conference for SFC 13's Friday Alt.Space
Access program. Hosted by SAS's Henry Vanderbilt, the morning session will feature a
cross-section of who's who in the emerging low-cost launch industry, presenting an intensive
informal snapshot of where things are the last half of 2004 in this fast-moving new field.
8:50 am Chuck Lauer, Rocketplane Ltd
9:30 am Jared Smith, Andrews Space & Technology
10:10 am Break
10:25 am Jim Muncy, Polispace, on HR 3752 and Regulatory Matters
11:05 am Jeff Greason, XCOR Aerospace
12:00 pm Luncheon with a panel moderated by Rick Citron and composed of experts in the area of
investing in the Alternative Space companies. Panel members:
• Walt Anderson, CEO of Orbital Recovery, Founder of Gold and Appel
• Guillermo Sohnlein, Founder of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs
• The Honorable Andrea Seastrand Executive Vice-President of the California Space
Authority
• John Spencer, Founder and President of the Space Tourism Society
• Thomas Olson, CEO of the Colony Fund
1:45 pm Alt.Space Access Program – Henry Vanderbilt
Hosted by SAS's Henry Vanderbilt, the afternoon session, like the morning session, will
feature a cross-section of who's who in the emerging low-cost launch industry, presenting an
intensive informal snapshot of where things are the last half of 2004 in this fast-moving new
field.
1:50 pm John Carmack, Armadillo Aerospace
2:30 pm Vladimir Syromiatnikov, Space Regatta Consortium, Korolev, Russia on Spacecraft of
Capsule, Winged, and Hybrid Types
3:10 pm Break
3:25 pm John Powell, JP Aerospace
4:05 pm To Be Announced
5:00 pm End of Friday's Sessions
8:30 pm Space Party hosted by Space Week International and the Space Frontier Foundation with
entertainment and dancing till late late late.
Saturday October 9, 2004
8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 am John Spencer - Day Program Director - Welcome
9:05 am Rick Tumlinson - Foundation Founder - Introduction
9:15 am Session 1
Space Settlements - Jeff Krukin and Steve Wolfe
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Session 2
Alt.Space Companies - Introduction by Rick Tumlinson
10:45 am Dennis Wingo, Orbital Recovery
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Freeman Dyson.
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11:00 am David Anderman, Constellation Services, Inc.
11:15 am Bill Boland, NexSpace
12:00 pm Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker John Smart, futurist, President of The Institute for the Study of
Accelerating Change
1:45 pm Session 3
The Space Experience - J. Spencer, Sims
2:00 pm Dr. Bill Gaubatz - The X Prize Cup
2:15 pm Pascal Lee, Ph.D., Founder, Mars Institute
2:30 pm Joe Landon - Yuri's Night and Space Generation updates
2:45 pm J.R. Horsting, interactive role playing Internet space games
3:00 pm Andre Bormanis - a lead writer for Star Trek - Enterprise, series
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Session 4 - The Space Frontier Vision - Bob Richards
4:00 pm Rick Tumlinson
5:00 pm End of Saturday's Sessions
6:00 pm Pre-Banquet Reception
7:30 pm Awards Banquet
Sunday October 10, 2004
8:00 am Registration Opens
9:30 am Session 1
A Journey Inward with Steven Wolfe
The Sunday morning program will begin with an open dialogue facilitated by Steven Wolfe
that will explore the inner source of our driving desire for space. Through this guided
communication, attendees will seek to access that subtle region of their being from which
the passion for space exploration and settlement arises. If sincerely engaged in, this
exercise will serve to strengthen the resolve to pursue and ultimately achieve our goals in
space. To prepare for this session, read this article by Steven Wolfe: http://www.arc-
space.org/Ad%20Astra%20Article.htm.
11:00 am Elaine Walker will make a presentation regarding her experiences at the Mars Station on
Devon Island.
12:00 pm Additional Sunday sessions will focus on leading edge ideas and culminate in a town hall
meeting and workshop on how to expand and accelerate this important movement.
Space Frontier Conference 12 was held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles, California on
October 10 - 12, 2003. Click Below to See Photos from Space Frontier Conference 12, Alt.Space.
| Alt.Space Photos Page 1 | Alt.Space Photos Page 2 | Alt.Space Photos Page 3 |
For more information call 800-78-SPACE (800-787-7223)
or send us your comments
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Walt Anderson – Walt Anderson, CEO of Orbital Recovery Corp., has played a major part of the
competitive telecommunications industry which began in the U.S. in 1980 when MCI won a landmark legal
decision which allowed it to compete with AT&T for long distance services. He has started, successfully
operated and sold many telecom operations and has been an investor, advisor, Chairman or board member for
numerous other companies.
Mr. Anderson is the founder of Gold & Appel Transfer S.A., a venture capital and business development
company with investment in private and public companies operating in telecommunication, aerospace and
water transportation business. He is chairman of Satellite Media Services, which was created by Gold & Appel
in 1997 to provide competitive access to satellite capacity linking most of the world to Europe. Satellite Media
Services created and operates one of the worlds largest IP satellite networks. He is also a director of MirCorp,
which was originally formed to privatize the MIR space station. MirCorp arranged for the first space ‘tourist’,
Dennis Tito, to visit the ISS. MirCorp recently announced plans to build and launch a new mini-station to an
orbit near the ISS in cooperation with RSC Energia with the support of the Russian Space Agency, the Russian
Government and NASA.
Andre Bormanis – Andre Bormanis received his B.S. in Physics, (minor in Mathematics), in 1981 from the
University of Arizona. He received his M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy in 1994 from George
Washington University. His master's thesis was entitled "A Program in Transition: Policy Aspects of U.S.
Planetary Exploration."
Mr. Bormanis is a policy analyst and consultant; has assisted in research in planetary science and astronomy;
has taught physics, mathematics, and microcomputer application software at the undergraduate level; has
written teaching materials and workbooks for microcomputer application software courses; has written policy
papers, popular science articles, and screenplays, and has helped design and develop an interactive
astronomy education microcomputer software package. From 1993 through 2001 he was science consultant to
the Star Trek television and feature film series. During this period he also wrote a number of stories and
teleplays for the Star Trek: Voyager television series. From 1993 through 1998 he assisted the San Juan
Institute (a non-profit planetary research science laboratory in San Juan Capistrano, California) in the
development of new programs. He is also a long-time volunteer for The Planetary Society, and helped organize
the highly successful Planetfest '97 and Planetfest '99 public events.
Mr. Bormanis is currently a staff writer on the Paramount television series Enterprise.
Rick Citron – Rick Citron is an attorney and entrepreneur specializing in business law, real estate, and
succession planning. He has contributed to the success stories of hundreds of companies, utilizing his
experience and the synergy of a carefully nurtured network of professionals throughout the world. Rick's
support and counsel have fostered positive business relationships, and created a loyal client base for the
boutique law firm of Citron & Deutsch. He continues to share his knowledge and experience through guest
seminars on raising capital, succession planning, communications, technology and law.
Jeff Krukin – Jeff Krukin is an international speaker, writer, analyst, and award-winning leader concerned
with commercial space development, space settlement, and The Human-Space ConnectionTM, which you can
learn about at www.jeffkrukin.com. During his undergraduate studies in Psychology and Sociology at The
George Washington University, Jeff became interested in how resource constraints contribute to global conflict.
This lead to the Studies of the Future graduate program at the University of Houston/Clear Lake, where he
studied space resources and deepened his belief that space settlement and development are necessary for
humanity's survival and prosperity.
Jeff's first space article was published in 1981, the year he completed his graduate internship at NASA
Headquarters and became an IBM Systems Engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center. In the early-1990's he
began speaking at conferences about the settlement and development of space. Combining his passions for
space and writing, in the early 1990's he wrote a monthly column entitled "Think About It," which appeared for
several years in the Journal for Space Development and other space newsletters. He has also been published
in Space News, the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Business Journal, and on websites like Spacedaily.com
and Betterhumans.com. Chelsea House will publish his first book essays, specifically written for high school
students, in a multi-author collection in Fall 2004.
Jeff is also a noted conference speaker and has been interviewed on radio and television news programs.
EVENTS
Space Frontier
Conferences
Return to the Moon
Conferences
Other Events
The High Frontier
is Gerard K.
O'Neill's
masterpiece. This
new 3rd Edition
Includes an
introduction by
Freeman Dyson.
Click above to
order The High
Frontier from
Amazon.com.
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Recent speeches include the Return to the Moon conference, where he presented ideas for marketing space to
the general public, and the World Future Society's annual conference. This December, Jeff will speak at the
International Space University's annual international symposium in France.
Invited to become a Space Frontier Foundation Advocate in 1990, Jeff became a Board Member in 1995, and
the first Director of Advocates the following year. In 1997 he left the Foundation to become a ProSpace Board
Member and Director of the 1998 and 1999 March Storm lobbying events. For this Jeff received the 1998
ProSpace Activist of the Year Award. In 1999 he became Vice President and continued as Director of March
Storm. Jeff became Chairman in 2002 and served until 2004. Jeff's current affiliations include the International
Association of Space Entrepreneurs and The Space Frontier Foundation's Space Settlement Project.
Thomas Andrew Olson – In 1986, Thomas A. Olson helped start up the investment firm Sydney Capital
Management, in San Francisco. Within two years, working in close association with the firm's primary founder
and CEO, Bill Rivoire, he helped raise the asset base under management to over $250 million. He remained
with Sydney until its acquisition by Kidder-Peabody in the early 90's.
Prior to Sydney and after, up to the present day, Mr. Olson has been an IT consultant to small and medium
sized enterprises. President of Cyberjox, Ltd. Consulting Services in New York, he has added value in complex
projects for such firms as Lockheed-Martin, Bechtel Civil Corp., ATT Cablesystems, KPMG, and Consumers
Union. He specializes in development of content management systems for cross-media publishing.
His academic backgrounds include a B.A. in Biology and advanced studies in Aerospace Engineering. A space
enthusiast since Alan Shepard's 1st flight, Mr. Olson is a Founding Member of the Mars Society, and was
elected an Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation in 2003.
When Pathfinder landed on Mars in 1997, and the JPL website received tens of millions of hits in a few short
weeks, he was hit with an idea: That if somehow all that latent public interest in space could be more effectively
channeled, the door to a new Space Age could truly be opened for everyone. He liked that idea so much, he
gave it a term: "The power of inclusion".
That idea evolved into the Colony Fund initiative, or, "space venture capital for the rest of us". "Colony Fund I",
when SEC registration is complete, will be a public, exchange-traded retail mutual fund, with a significant
proportion of assets raised dedicated toward building the emerging space companies and infrastructure for the
21st century.
Mr. Olson is CEO of Colony Fund, LLC.
Robert D. Richards – Robert (Bob) Richards is the Director of the Space and Atmospheric Division of
Optech Incorporated, a world leading developer of laser sensors (Lidar) for space operations and planetary
exploration.
Bob has been involved with international space development for over 20 years. He completed his
undergraduate degree in engineering at Ryerson University and went on to graduate work in Engineering
Physics and Space Science at Cornell University, where he was special assistant to professor Carl Sagan.
As a student Bob joined forces with Peter Diamandis and Todd Hawley in the creation of Students for the
Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), the world's largest student-run pro-space organization, and the
Space Generation Foundation, an educational foundation which continues its work today with the United
Nations and other organizations on youth involvement in space development.
In 1987 Bob Founded the International Space University with Diamandis and Hawley, where he served as the
University's first Associate Administrator for Strategic Planning and Director, as well as Chairman of the Board's
Strategic Planning and Administrative Committees. ISU inaugurated its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France
in the fall of 2002.
In the early 1990's Bob turned his attention to commercial space with his formation of Canada Space
Technologies Inc. and a plan to build Spaceport Canada, a world class micro satellite polar launch facility in
Churchill Manitoba. The company attracted federal endorsement and support at the cabinet level but decided to
defer the project in 1995 due to global market uncertainties.
Bob has appeared widely on television and radio programs as a space exploration communicator. In 1992 he
co-anchored Roberta Bondars' historic shuttle launch on Canada AM with Pamela Wallin, and was a
contributing author of "Blueprint for Space, a book on the development of the space age, published by the
Smithsonian Institution.
Throughout the 1990's Bob pursued private business interests while remaining actively engaged in space
development work through various boards and committees of the ISU and other space organizations.
In January 2002 Bob joined Optech Incorporated as Director of the company's newly formed Space and
Atmospheric Division, marking a renewed focus on commercial space development.
John Smart – John Smart is a developmental systems theorist who studies accelerating change,
computational autonomy and a topic known in futurist circles as the technological singularity (see
http://singularitywatch.com). He is president of the Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change, a nonprofit
community for research, education, consulting, and selected advocacy of communities and technologies of
accelerating change. He co-produces the annual Accelerating Change conference, a meeting of 300 change-
leaders and students at Stanford University, and edits ISAC's free newsletter, Accelerating Times, read by
future-oriented thinkers around the world.
John has a B.S. in Business from the Haas School at U.C. Berkeley and seven years of coursework in
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biological, medical, cognitive, computer and physical science at U.C.L.A., U.C. Berkeley, and U.C. San Diego.
His first book, Planning A Life In Medicine (for premedical students), will be published by Random House in
March 2005. He is currently completing an M.S. in Future Studies at U. Houston and writing his second book,
Destiny of Species, on the topic of accelerating change.
Phil Smith – Mr. Smith has five years of experience in technology and policy analysis related to commercial,
civil, and military space programs and systems, missile defense programs, and weapons of mass destruction.
He currently works as a space industry analyst with expertise in launch vehicle markets, satellite markets,
emerging space markets, worldwide government space activities, and aerospace-related technology
assessments.
Clients include the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration's Associate Administrator for
Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the
Satellite Industry Association (SIA), and various commercial launch and satellite service providers. Prior to
working with Futron, Mr. Smith was employed with SAIC as a defense policy analyst working with the USAF
Strategy and Plans Directorate (AF/XPXS) and the Army's National Security Policy Division, Strategy, Plans,
and Policy Directorate (DAMO-SSD). In this capacity, Mr. Smith was responsible for providing policy and
technical analysis on government and commercial space activities with potential impact on military operations
(such as dual-use launch vehicle components), and providing expertise related to treaties concerned with
weapons of mass destruction.
Mr. Smith also served a total of eight years in the USAF working with nuclear missile systems, industrial
hygiene programs, environmental sampling and analysis projects, battlefield medical procedures, and detection
and decontamination of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons agents. Mr. Smith earned a master of
science degree in space studies and an undergraduate degree in political science, and was a candidate for
public office in 1997.
John Spencer – John Spencer is a space architect with over twenty five years of award winning design
experience. He has built a career that is a balance between the design and finance professions. He is a pioneer
in what he calls “The Design Frontier.” He creates, designs, and develops his own space tourism, Mars, and
future themed simulation and attraction projects and serves as a conceptual designer for some of the world's
largest corporations.
He has won two awards from NASA for his architectural designs for the International Space Station now in
Earth orbit and created the first interior designs on the SpaceHab Module which has flown into orbit over a
dozen times. He is the Founder (1995) and President of the not-for-profit Space Tourism Society (STS) and is
considered a founding father of the Space Tourism Industry. He is the author of Space Tourism - Do You Want
To Go, with Karen Rugg, published by Apogee books in September, 2004. The book premiers his design for the
world's first orbital super yacht named Destiny.
As a real estate developer and master planner, he coined the term “Experience Park” in the early eighties.
Some of his original concepts and designs include “The Science Fiction Hall of Fame” for the Queen Mary site,
the first “Star Trek” theme park, and the “FuturePort Park.” He coined the terms “SimExperience” and
“Simnauts” to describe the new generation of totally immersive orbital space cruise and Mars exploration and
recreation simulation experiences he is currently designing. He is quoted in over 50 magazines, newspapers,
and TV shows including The Today Show on the growing space tourism industry. www.spacetourismsociety.org
and www.redplanetventures.com.
Rick Tumlinson – Named one the top one hundred most influential people in the space field by Space
News, Rick Tumlinson is the Co-Founder of the Space Frontier Foundation, which has been called “pound for
pound the most effective space organization on Earth.” From an old Texas family whose pioneering credits
include co-founding the Texas Rangers and fighting in the Alamo, Rick has spent his life fighting to open the
space frontier. The son of an Air Force Sergeant and his English wife, he was educated primarily in England
and Texas.
Mr. Tumlinson worked for noted scientist Gerard K. O'Neill at the Space Studies Institute, founded the New York
L-5 Society, and was a key player in starting the Lunar Prospector project which discovered hints of water on
the Moon. He also helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988, testified before President Reagan's National
Commission on Space, and was a founding trustee of the X-Prize. Over the years he has been a lead witness
in six congressional hearings on the future of NASA, the U.S. space program and space tourism, most recently
in early 2004, testifying before the Senate Space and Technology Committee on the Moon, Mars and Beyond
program.
To support his activism, Tumlinson produced the animated videos used to gain funding for the Air Force's DC-X
rocket project, the International Space University, the X-33 rocket program, the Air Force's Space Command
and created the first ever paid political announcement for space. A regular contributor to the space industry
paper Space News, Tumlinson's writings and quotes have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street
Journal, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Reader's Digest and dozens of other publications around the world.
He has appeared on such television programs as ABC's World News Tonight, the CBS Morning Show, and
Politically Incorrect. Internationally he has appeared on TV sets from Russia to China's CCTV and the BBC and
been quoted in a wide range of journals, from The Economist to China's People's Daily.
Not satisfied to just talk, write about and help get funding for projects, Mr. Tumlinson has put his time and
money where his mouth is. He co-founded the firm LunaCorp which produced the first ever TV commercial shot
on the International Space Station for Radio Shack. He led the team which turned the Mir Space Station into
the world's first commercial space facility, and was a co-founder of the space firm MirCorp. Along the way he
personally signed up Dennis Tito, the world's first "citizen explorer," and has assisted in numerous other such
projects.
Rick has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, has been featured in two issues of Popular
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Science, and appeared as an expert guest on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather," CNBC's "Open
Exchange" and was quoted in papers such as the Washington Post, LA Times, and the Orlando Sentinel,
regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He also appears often as a space commentator on CNN. He
has been a consultant to the Heinlein Prize Organization and is leading an effort to get the United States to
Return to the Moon and explore Mars. Rick is working on a book, The Case for the Moon, and is starting his
own space firm, “XTreme Space.”
Elaine Walker – Elaine Walker made a conscious decision to dedicate her life to promoting human space
exploration through her music as a direct result of reading Rick Tumlinson's early writings in the "Frontier Files".
She has "spread the word" in many TV, radio and magazine interviews and performs frequently in the Eastern
states with her band ZIA, promoting a positive view of space exploration to a young audience.
Elaine also sings at several pro-space conventions each year and has three full-length CD's of her own,
"Frontier Creatures", "MARS" and "Space Elevator Music".
Elaine is currently president of the NYC chapter of NSS, the US Groups Team Leader of the Extropy Institute,
and became an advocate of the Foundation in 2001. Her company, BlueZia Productions, writes music for
space-related ventures. Some BlueZia work includes the song "Yuri Gagarin" (theme song for Yuri's Night: The
World Space Party), "Devon Island" (written for the NASA Haughton Mars Project), "Who Will Win the
X-Prize?", and music for TransOrbital's promo videos.
Dennis Wingo – Dennis Wingo is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities.
He worked for early computer pioneers in the development of local area networks which eventually led to
innovations such as DSL.
He was also an integral force in the use of commercial systems for use in space and flew the first MacIntosh on
the Space Shuttle as experiment controller.
Dennis received his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he won
honors for his academic publications and for his unique approach to small satellite development.
Dennis is the Founder & President of SkyCorp Incorporated and has developed a patented approach to the
development of highly capable spacecraft manufactured on orbit on the Space Shuttle or International Space
Station. SkyCorp has also qualified payloads for flight to the space station via the Russian Soyuz vehicle.
Steven Wolfe – Steven Wolfe spent over five years as the legislative aide for space policy to the late
Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. (D-CA), where he drafted the Space Settlement Act of 1988 (contained in
Public Law 100-685). Steven served as Executive Director of the Congressional Space Caucus and on the
Board of the National Space Society. He is an Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation. His writings on
space topics have appeared in The New York Times, Space News, Space Front and Ad Astra, and elsewhere.
He has also appeared on radio and television commenting on space issues. In the 1990's, Steven built a career
in the management of not-for-profit organizations, and currently serves as an executive for a major trade
association based in New York City.
Recently, Steven helped William E. Burrows and Robert Shapiro develop their idea for a lunar archive project
called the Alliance to Rescue Civilizations (ARC). Steven has also spent nearly 20 years in spiritual inquiry,
which led him to a unique perspective on the spiritual dimension of humanity's yearning for space. He shares
this perspective in his writings and talks.
For more information call 800-78-SPACE (800-787-7223)
or send us your comments
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