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NewSpace 2014

July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA

Contents

Schedule Overview

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Detailed Schedule

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Sponsors and Partners

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Exhibitors

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Speaker Biographical Information

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Conference Team

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Hotel Map

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Notes

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA

Letter from the President
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J ames Pu ra

What is so important about ‘settlement’ and why do we love it so much?
Why do we push Congress to accept pro-settlement legislation, why do
we speak about it every year at our annual conference, and why do we
host competitions for companies who are willing to go out an achieve it?
The answer is quite simple—on the day that we have achieved sustainable
space settlement, we will have created a world that is infinitely better than
the one we live in now. This is what the NewSpace movement is all about.

President & Director

NewSpace 2014 Attendees,

!
Welcome to the hub of entrepreneurial space
activity. Space is awe-inspiring, exhilarating, thrilling,
and inspirational... Whatever word you use to
describe it, you know it, I know it, and that’s why
you’re here. Over the next three days, you will find
the current and future leaders of the space industry,
with stars in their eyes and wills of steel. Men and
women who are not afraid to tell you about their
plans to mine asteroids, commercialize the Moon, or
create a private space habitat. Investors will be
roaming the halls looking for the next SpaceX or
PlanetLabs, and as you share a meal or a drink with a
friend at one of the hotel restaurants or bars, you
might find your next business partner, investor, or
acquisition target. And if you search hard enough,
you might actually find the heartbeat of commercial
space herself.
Last year was a year of outstanding headlines for
the world of commercial space—XCOR Aerospace
was featured in a Super Bowl commercial, Space
Exploration Technologies and Orbital Sciences
delivered cargo to the International Space Station,
Virgin Galactic began powered flights of
SpaceShipTwo, Moon Express closed a $2 million
investment deal, Bigelow Aerospace announced
their plans to attach an inflatable habitat to the
International Space Station, and Planetary Resources
completed a successful Kickstarter campaign where
they raised over $1.5 million in crowd sourced
funding. Not only that, but some new kids on the
block were announced, like Dennis Tito & Inspiration
Mars, Deep Space Industries, Golden Spike Inc.,
Stratolaunch Systems, Skybox Imaging, and
PlanetLabs, which excited all of us immensely. Yet

while all of this is happening, it’s easy to lose track of
why we’re here and where we’re all headed, which is
a sustainable industrial infrastructure that is everexpanding into the cosmos…eventually resulting in
a future where space is accessible by all of humanity
and space settlement is a reality.
In this light, we continuously strive to bring you
the top-notch programming possible at the
NewSpace Conference, and this year is no
exception. This conference is not one where you
merely hear from speakers…it is a conference where
the bar is raised, challenges are taken on, and the
hard questions are asked. You will see less power
point
presentations,
and
more
thoughtful
discussion…less answers and more thoughtful
questions and deliberation. This is what we stand for
at Space Frontier Foundation, and what the
NewSpace Conference is all about.
After all, if we’re ever going to make it off this
rock we call home, it will have to be sustainably and
incrementally. And it’ll take every one of you to help
make it happen. 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. But who’s to say that you can’t make a
buck or two along the way?

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Schedule Overview

Schedule Overview
Thursday, July 24, 2014
08:15am
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08:30am
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10:15am
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12:10pm
01:40pm
02:55pm
03:20pm
03:55pm
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06:00pm
07:00pm

Remarks from the Chairman of the Board – Je↵ Feige
Keynote – Dr. Simon P. Worden
Integrating the Vision Panel
Networking Break
Lightning Pitch Competition
Who will build the “Space” in New Space – James Armor
Space Prizes Panel
Networking Break
The Key to the New Space Economy - Space Mineral Resources – Art Dula
Space Investors Panel
Lightning Pitch Reception
SFF Welcome and Awards Ceremony

Friday, July 25, 2014
08:30am
09:00am
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03:15pm
03:45pm
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07:30pm

Disruptive Technologies in New Space – Steve Jurvetson
Media Announcement by Infinity Aerospace
DIY Space Movement Panel
Networking Break
Property Rights Panel
Sensible Application of Existing Technologies For Order of Magnitude Improvements – Andy Aldrin
Pioneering Space - The Role of Public-Private Partnerships for Advancing
Capabilities – Jason Crusan
Commercial Development: the Catalyst of our Lunar Exploration Panel
Networking Break
Paradigm Shift Panel
Pathways to human exploration: are there alternatives to NASA? – Je↵
Greason
Annual Advocates Meeting – James Pura

Saturday, July 26, 2014
09:00am

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05:00pm
09:00pm

World View: Progress Toward Tourism, Research, Education, and Other
Stratospheric Services – Alan Stern
Orbital Debris Panel
Networking Break
Keynote Speaker – Will Marshall
Lunch – Donna Edwards
Should Cheap Access to Space be an American Priority, Again?
Networking Break
The US Space Enterprise Partnership: A Roundtable on Strategies, Capabilities, and Goals
Remarks from the President – James Pura
NewSpace Awards Gala

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA

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Detailed Schedule: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Detailed Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the Donner Siskiyou Theater, with lunches being held in the Sierra
room. Exhibits and Networking will be held in the Bayshore Foyer and Cascade rooms.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
08:15am – 08:30am

Remarks from the Chairman of the Board
Je↵ Feige – Chairman of the Board, Space Frontier Foundation

08:30am – 09:00am

Keynote
Dr. Simon P. Worden – Director, NASA Ames Research Center

09:00am – 10:15am

Integrating the Vision Panel
There are three unique markets of the space industry - military space, civil space, and
commercial space. These three markets are learning to work and thrive together, now more
than ever before. However, the Space Frontier Foundation sees that the sum of these parts
is greater than the individual markets themselves and that it leads to one clear goal - space
settlement. This panel welcomes representatives from each of these three markets to discuss
how to improve the quality of human life through sustainable space development and what
role each of these sectors have.
Je↵ Feige – Chairman of the Board, Space Frontier Foundation
Michael Lopez-Alegria – President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Daniel Mosqueda – Director, Air Force Programs, Universities Space Research Association
Dr. Simon P. Worden – Director, NASA Ames Research Center

10:15am – 10:40am

Networking Break

10:40am – 12:10pm

Lightning Pitch Competition
The NewSpace Business Plan Competition, in collaboration with it’s sponsors ATK and the
Heinlein Prize Trust, will host an innovative “Lightning Pitch Competition”. This novel format is somewhere between an “Elevator Pitch” Competition and a traditional Business Plan
Competition. Eight emerging (start-up) companies will deliver a four minute “investor pitch”
to a shark-tank of judges as they compete for $30,000 in cash prizes.
2014 Lightning Pitch Competing Teams:
Accion Systems, Boston, MA
Cubecab, Mountain View, CA
Cuberstation, Palo Alto, CA
Elysium Space, San Francisco, CA
Hive, Phoenix, AZ
RockZip, Michigan City, IN
Space Resources Extraction Technology, Huntsville, AB
Terran Sciences Group, Orlando, FL

12:10pm – 01:40pm

Who will build the “Space” in New Space
James Armor – Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, ATK

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
01:40pm – 02:55pm

Space Prizes Panel
NASA, XPRIZE, and DARPA have all created and launched prize projects within the
last few years to accelerate private NewSpace companies and to reward their e↵orts for
pushing the industry forward. While the prize itself provides incentives for commercial space
entrepreneurship, the impact can be much broader. This raises a series of specific questions How can teams benefit from the competition (beyond the actual prize)? From an investor’s
perspective, how is investing in a prize competitor or a prize itself a valuable investment? How
can organizations that administer the prizes provide support during and after the competition
so that the competition’s impacts are felt long term? This panel will evaluate past prize
competitions and seek to address how to maximize the impact of current and future prizes on
our broader vision of space.
Joel Carnes – VP Operations, XPRIZE
Jennifer Gustetic – Prizes and Challenges Program Executive, Office of the Chief Technologist,
NASA Headquarters
Sean Mahoney – Chief Executive Officer, Masten Space Systems
Bruce Pittman – Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal

02:55pm – 03:20pm

Networking Break

03:20pm – 03:55pm

The Key to the New Space Economy - Space Mineral Resources
The Reusable Orbital Science Spacecraft (ROSS) is an academic, industrial, and government
partnership e↵ort to explore the use of Space Mineral Resources (SMR) for the benefit of
stakeholders all over the world - especially in those regions that are now without significant
engagement with national space programs.
Art Dula – Chairman and Founder, Excalibur Almaz

03:55pm – 05:00pm

Space Investors Panel
Historically, people invested in space because of a vision, not merely in the hopes of getting
rich. However, recent success stories seem to be changing the perception, and investors are
beginning to look at placing bets in commercial spaceflight companies. Is this a minor hiccup?
Or are investors seeing a fundamental shift in the commercial spaceflight industry? If so, what
areas of the industry will be a↵ected soonest? This panel will discuss investing in commercial
spaceflight companies and its impact on the broader NewSpace movement.
Tim Craine – Head of Space Commerce Development, Cavendish Trust
Esther Dyson – Chairman, EDventure Holdings
Robert Jacobson – Principal, Space Angels Network
Tom Olson – Exodus Consulting Group

05:00pm – 06:00pm

Lightning Pitch Reception
This is an invite-only, networking reception for competitors, judges, sponsors, press, and
investors. Invitations have been sent out several weeks prior to the event.
James Armor – Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, ATK
Buckner Hightower – Trustee, Robert A. Heinlein Prize Trust
Tom Olson – Exodus Consulting Group

06:00pm – 07:00pm

SFF Welcome and Awards Ceremony
Conference speakers and attendees are welcome to attend the Space Frontier Foundation’s
press release announcement at 6pm.

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Detailed Schedule: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Friday, July 25, 2014
08:30am – 09:00am

Disruptive Technologies in New Space
Steve Jurvetson – Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

09:00am – 09:15am

Media Announcement by Infinity Aerospace
Brian Rieger – Co-Founder, Infinity Aerospace
Manu Sharma – Co-Founder, Designer, Engineer, Infinity Aerospace

09:15am – 10:15am

DIY Space Movement Panel
Silicon Valley loves companies that start in garages, and space companies can be created in
the same way. The “smallsat” class of satellites has provided a cost-e↵ective, accessible, and
fruitful platform for anyone who is interested in building and launching a satellite. 3D printers
are being used on Earth and on the International Space Station to produce tools, prototypes,
and even food. Open source platforms like Arduino have made it possible for individuals to
design their own payloads at low cost. In this panel, we will hear from four examples of just
this–starting with a hobby, you can find something unique, and may end up with the next
Apple Computers that democratizes space for everyone.
Sean Casey (moderator) – Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Space Center’s Mo↵ett Federal Airfield
Alliance
Deepak Atyam – President, SEDS at University of California, San Diego
Jason Dunn – Co-Founder and CTO, Made in Space
Manu Sharma – Co-Founder, Designer, Engineer, Infinity Aerospace
Ariel Waldman – Founder, Spacehack.org

10:15am – 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am – 12:00pm

Property Rights Panel
The issues of property rights, development rights, and utilization rights on celestial bodies
need to be addressed before stockholders can see space deliver its maximum value to investors.
Once merely an academic exercise, addressing property rights in space is now becoming
an active issue. Companies are now actively planning on mining asteroids, building on the
Moon, and selling space resources. This is forcing governments to ensure legal protection to
companies that utilize space resources. What are the steps companies can take to advance
this legal landscape, and what is the value that can be derived from actually addressing the
property rights issue? This panel will seek to address these questions, the current actions
being taken, and how to face similar issues as they arise.
Matthew Schaefer (moderator) – Professor of Law and Director of Space & Telecom Law
Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sagi Kfir – Corporate Counsel, Deep Space Industries
James Muncy – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
Berin Szoka – President, TechFreedom

12:00pm – 01:30pm

Sensible Application of Existing Technologies For Order of Magnitude Improvements
Andy Aldrin – President, Moon Express

01:30pm – 02:00pm

Pioneering Space - The Role of Public-Private Partnerships for Advancing Capabilities
Jason Crusan – Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, NASA Human Exploration
and Operations Mission Directorate

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Detailed Schedule: Friday, July 25, 2014
02:00pm – 03:15pm

Commercial Development: the Catalyst of our Lunar Exploration Panel
Sponsored by: Moon Express
NASA recently announced the winners of the Lunar CATALYST program, which is an innovative partnership with the NewSpace industry focused on building the lunar lander industrial
base. This program was built on the success of the COTS model - a public-private partnership
that enabled companies to develop capabilities to service the LEO market, including but not
limited to NASA cargo and crew. But Lunar CATALYST is only a first step in this process,
that leads to humans developing and industrializing the Moon. What steps are next? How do
we take advantage of non-government contributors like the Google Lunar XPrize? And how
do we incorporate international interest in Lunar development?
Jason Crusan (moderator) – Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, NASA Human
Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
Andrew Barton – Technical Director GLXP, XPRIZE Foundation
Ofer Lapid – Program Manager, Weizmann Institute of Science
David Masten – Chief Technology Officer and Chairman, Masten Space Systems
Bob Richards – Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express, Inc.

03:15pm – 03:45pm

Networking Break

03:45pm – 05:00pm

Paradigm Shift Panel
The Space Frontier Foundation has pursued the vision of space settlement since its inception
and is anticipating the day when space access and development will shift from becoming a
rarity to a commodity in the near future. But for this paradigm shift to be realized, the public
perception also needs to evolve from one that is agnostic or skeptical, to one that expects
this future. Can this paradigm be shifted consciously? The panelists will discuss some of the
historical analogs such as from the IT and PC industries, identify the current obstacles in the
space industry, and develop strategies to overcome them.
Ivan Rosenberg (moderator) – President & CEO, Frontier Associates, Inc.
Dave Blakely – Senior Director, IDEO
Je↵ Garzik – CEO, Dunvegan Space Systems
John Hollar – President and CEO, Computer Science Museum
Larry Osborn – EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, DreamHammer, Inc.
Jordi Puig-Suari – Professor, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

05:00pm – 05:30pm

Pathways to human exploration: are there alternatives to NASA?
Je↵ Greason – CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, XCOR Aerospace

05:30pm – 07:30pm

Annual 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
afterwards.
James Pura – President, Space Frontier Foundation

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Saturday, July 26, 2014
09:00am – 09:30am

World View:
Services

Progress Toward Tourism, Research, Education, and Other Stratospheric

World View is creating the capability to routinely fly people and payloads on high altitude
balloon flights in the stratosphere, beginning in late-2016. Applications of the World View
flight system will include luxury tourism to experience the Earth from the edge of space,
capabilities to fly research and education payloads, as well as with researchers and educators
themselves, to this high altitude environment, and other dedicated payload applications
involving long- duration high altitude balloon flight. This presentation will summarize the
business case, company development, and application areas World View expects to serve, with
a special emphasis on the Research and Education market (REM).
Alan Stern – Chief Scientist, World View
09:30am – 11:00am

Orbital Debris Panel
The orbital debris problem is a ticking time-bomb, and everyone knows it. Mitigating orbital
space debris requires technical, legal, and regulatory talent. In order to take progressive steps
to solve this issue the following questions need to be addressed: What technologies must be
developed to interact with uncooperative space objects? Who is responsible for ensuring its
clearance and how will they be accountable? What is the insurance industry’s current stance
on orbital debris and how will it change as the problem intensifies? This panel will seek to
suggest a way to permanently mitigate orbital debris.
Doug Beason (moderator) – Senior VP for Special Programs, Universities Space Research
Association
Kirsten Armstrong – Program Manager, The Tauri Group
David Barnhart – Program Manager, DARPA Phoenix
Joe Carroll – President, Tether Applications, Inc.
Robert Hoyt – CEO and Chief Scientist, Tethers Unlimited
Jer-Chyi Liou – Chief Scientist for Orbital Debris, NASA Orbital Debris Program Office

11:00am – 11:30am

Networking Break

11:30am – 12:00pm

Keynote Speaker
Will Marshall – CEO and Co-Founder, Planet Labs, Inc.

12:00pm – 01:30pm

Lunch
Donna Edwards – Congresswoman, United States Congress - Maryland 4th

01:30pm – 02:30pm

Should Cheap Access to Space be an American Priority, Again?
Cheap Access To Space (CATS) has been a strategic national priority, on and o↵, for the
last 40 years. America has made it a strategic objective for the Shuttle, NASP, and X-33
programs, but failed to achieve the goal in each of these three attempts with a government-led
programmatic approach. The Space Frontier Foundation and our allies believe that that it
is time to try again, using today’s more advanced technology, and leveraging recent lesson’s
learned that public-private-partnerships can work much better than traditional government
acquisition strategies.
Charles Miller (moderator) – President & Owner, NexGen Space LLC
Je↵ Lane – Northrup Grumman
Sean Mahoney – Chief Executive Officer, Masten Space Systems
Gabriel Rothblatt – Democratic Nominee, U.S. Congress for the 8th District of Florida

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Detailed Schedule: Saturday, July 26, 2014
02:30pm – 03:00pm

Networking Break

03:00pm – 04:30pm

The US Space Enterprise Partnership: A Roundtable on Strategies, Capabilities, and Goals
The U.S. Space Enterprise is spread across multiple entities - Congress, NASA, the White
House, government regulators, commercial industry, trade associations, and U.S. citizens - who
all have capabilities, resources, and goals for realizing the success of their individual interest
in space. But how do we, as a country, integrate this into a broader vision that serves all
interests? How do we ensure that we have the needed capabilities to travel to any destination?
How do we make sure U.S. Space Enterprise fosters a successful market and continues to
create partnerships? The Space Frontier Foundation will bring together representatives from
these entities to discuss how to ensure that we all benefit from our space enterprise.
Je↵ Feige – Chairman of the Board, Space Frontier Foundation
Craig Gravelle – Senior Director of Business Development, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Je↵ Greason – CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, XCOR Aerospace
George Nield – Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Richard Pournelle – Senior Vice-President of Business Development, NanoRacks LLC
James Reuther – Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, NASA Space Technology
Mission Directorate
Bob Richards – Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express, Inc.
Alex Saltman – Executive Director, Commercial SpaceFlight Federation
Gwynne Shotwell – President & COO, Space Exploration Technologies
Greg Williams – Deputy Associate Administrator, Human Exploration & Operations Mission
Directorate, NASA

04:30pm – 05:00pm

Remarks from the President
President & Director James Pura will give an annual review of Space Frontier Foundation,
discuss this year’s achievements, as well as current developments and challenges the Foundation
is facing. Finally, James will outline the goals & strategies for the next year, and describe the
“why” and “how” as it pertains to the road to sustainable space settlement.
James Pura – President, Space Frontier Foundation

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
06:30pm – 09:00pm

NewSpace Awards Gala
Join us Saturday evening for the Black-Tie NewSpace Awards Gala, which serves to honor six
recipients of top awards for achievements in our field. The evening begins with drinks and
socializing along with live entertainment from the Magnolia Jazz Band, and the Advocates
Pinning Ceremony. The second part of the evening features an elegant three-course meal,
along with the pinnacle awards ceremony. Reception begins at 6:30pm in the Sierra Ballroom
and the dinner at 7:30 pm in the Cascade Ballroom at the DoubleTree San Jose. As this is
a formal event, evening wear is recommended. Come and enjoy the evening with the most
influential individuals in the industry and toast to another year of amazing accomplishments
for the NewSpace industry!
2014 NewSpace Award Recipients:
Vision to Reality - The NASA COTS (Commercial Orbital Transportation Services) program
Pioneer of NewSpace - Patti Grace Smith
Vision of the Future - Kerbal Space Program
NewSpace Journalism - NewSpace Global
Service to the Frontier - Aaron Oesterle
Service to the Frontier - Paul Fuller
Richard David – Co-Founder, CEO, Editor-in-Chief, NewSpace Global
Paul Fuller – Treasurer, Space Frontier Foundation
Alan Lindenmoyer – Manager, Commercial Crew & Cargo Program, NASA
James Muncy – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
James Pura – President, Space Frontier Foundation
Gwynne Shotwell – President & COO, Space Exploration Technologies
Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation

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Sponsors and Partners

Sponsors and Partners
Space Frontier Foundation
We are transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. We are determined to convert the image
held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject
the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past.
Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is an advocacy organization committed
to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space.
Space alone o↵ers the resources necessary to ensure the survival and prosperity of our
species for numerous generations to come. To realize this vision, the Foundation is
fundamentally transforming the conception of space as the exclusive domain of government and government affiliated organizations into a widely accessible frontier ripe with
opportunity. Read about our founding and history.
Through conferences, speakers, policy papers, awards, prizes, and nationally recognized
projects, the Space Frontier Foundation is actively advancing the cause of “NewSpace,”
the term which has come to represent space infused with the spirit of entrepreneurialism
and the free market.
The Space Frontier Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs,
investors, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. Contact us today to find out how.
Moon Express, Inc.
Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) is a privately funded commercial space company driven
by a long-term goal of exploring and developing lunar resources and a short-term business on-ramp of providing lunar transportation and data services for government and
commercial customers. The company has developed the “MX”-family of scalable single
stage spacecraft/landers capable of reaching the lunar surface from Earth orbit on direct or low-energy trajectories. The company is partnered with NASA and in 2010 was
awarded a commercial lunar data purchase contract worth up to $10M. Moon Express
is also a leading contender in the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE competition for the first
private company to land safely on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters above,
below, or on the Lunar surface, and send back two “Mooncasts” to Earth. In 2014,
Moon Express selected by the Google Lunar XPRIZE Judging Panel as one of only
two teams qualified to compete in the lander, mobility and imaging categories of the
competition’s $6M Milestone Prizes challenge.
The Moon Express founders, Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, Naveen Jain, and Dr. Barney
Pell, believe in the long term economic potential of the Moon to produce resources
essential to humanity’s future on Earth and in space.
Alliant Techsystems Inc.
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in
21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. News and information can be found on
the Internet at www.atk.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atk, or on Twitter
@ATK.

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
The Heinlein Prize Trust
The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein, a renowned American author. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia’s dream of humanity’s
future in space. E↵orts include: the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities, the Microgravity Research Competition, the Heinlein Commercial
Space Activity Prize, the “Flight Into the Future” international contests, the Have
Spacesuit — Will Travel educational program, and the online Heinlein Archives.
International Lunar Observatory Association
ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to
expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to
participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit
of Hawai‘i. The ILOA is affiliated with Space Age Publishing Company, publisher
of Space Calendar weekly and Lunar Enterprise Daily, with offices on Hawai‘i Island,
Hawaii (1988), and in Palo Alto, California (1977), USA. Together they sponsor an
international series of Galaxy Forums to advance 21st Century Education. Galaxy
Forums, designed to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy
science, exploration and enterprise, are held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China,
India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Kansas and New York.
Current plans are for expansion to Antarctica and beyond. Other related projects
include Stanford on the Moon and the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation.
Rostrum, LLC
Rostrum Conference Management Software has been developed for conference management by conference managers in order to provide a single tool that can be used to
organize your big event. Seamlessly organize sessions, registrations, sta↵, and linked
public web content in one easy-to-use system. Rostrum software allows you to organize
and track your conference without a heap of documents and spreadsheets, increasing
the efficiency of your team and success of your event.
SVSBR
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.

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Sponsors and Partners
USRA
Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research
corporation with reach-back to a consortium of 105 leading research universities. As
a university member organization, USRA has hundreds of ongoing collaborations with
these leading research universities, developing game changing technologies for infusion
into space missions. In addition, USRA integrates a broad range of expertise across multiple disciplinesfrom biomedicine to astrophysics, from basic research to facility management and operations, USRA enables the development of advanced technologies for
complex spacecraft, the human exploration of space by astronauts, and much more.
USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of university faculty and their
students and delivers to partners sophisticated, forward-looking solutions, on schedule
and within budget. USRA’s mission is to satisfy not only the ongoing need for innovation in space, but also industry’s need for future generations of space scientists and
engineers.
Caldwell Vineyard
John Caldwell, Vintner. Smuggler. Legend. Caldwell is about love and family (you
can taste it in our wines). But around here, it’s a little bit about mischief too. He’s
known by many names but here in legendary Napa Valley, he’s a legend all his own.
The original wine industry maverick, John is the man responsible for introducing the
most prized Bordeaux root stock and grapevine clones to California. Now considered
the industry standard in U.S. vineyards, John worked with the French government to
create and license the Entav-Inra clones for all of North America.
Orbital Outfitters
We are a team of space enthusiasts devoted to filling needs for space exploring adventurers. Our two primary lines of business are the development of space and pressure suits
and the fabrication of full scale vehicle mockups for either engineering or PR purposes.
We have assembled a top-level team of experts, craftspeople and manufacturers in the
fields of space suit theory, design, manufacture and utilization, including human factors,
space medicine and engineering. Let our team specializing in Space Suits, Mock-ups
and Space Diving theory make your project a reality!
PoliSpace
PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy, focuses on helping space entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs succeed at the nexus of space business, technology, and
public a↵airs. Clients include several firms in the emerging private human space flight
industry and companies o↵ering commercial services to NASA spaceflight programs.

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The Golden Spike Company
The Golden Spike Company is planning to transform human space exploration by
putting in place a↵ordably priced lunar orbital and surface expeditions to the only
natural satellite of the Earth – the Moon. Golden Spike will further transform human
lunar exploration by making these missions participatory expeditions that involve the
general public in ways that create exciting new ways to monetize human space exploration. The Golden Spike Company is working to implement and operate a human
space transportation system at commercially successful price points. Our company is
comprised of veteran space program executives, managers, engineers and entrepreneurs
focused on generating a sustainable human lunar exploration business that generates
profits through multiple high value revenue streams.
Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc.
The focus of Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc. (XISP-Inc) is technology
development missions conducted on and/or leveraging the resources of the International Space Station (ISS). One of the interesting challenges with respect to technology
development missions for the ISS is the necessity, driven by the prevailing resource constraints, of fostering communities of interest that cross traditional discipline boundaries
from the inception of the work. It is through turning this competition for resources into
an impetus for cooperation that one can best draw out the potential value the work
and thus avoid the characterization of such e↵orts as “self-licking ice cream cones” or
“discipline sand boxes” divorced from any applicability to real missions.
Silicon Valley Space Center
The Silicon Valley Space Center integrates the innovative and entrepreneurial practices
of Silicon Valley into the burgeoning NewSpace industry. This includes the Valley’s
practices for business acceleration, incubation, and angel level funding. The SVSC
enables entrepreneurial start-up or early-stage companies to commercialize products or
service concepts for space, and helps entrepreneurs identify niches in NewSpace markets.
SVSC incorporates the Valley’s richness of technology, business, entrepreneurial finance,
and educational leadership.
Space Startup Weekend
Calling all hackers, space geeks, developers, designers and entrepreneurs! Startup Weekend: Space is coming to Silicon Valley July 25-27! In coordination with Space Frontier
Foundation’s NewSpace 2014 Conference, Friday night sessions will be at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, to allow participants to network with industry experts and event
coaches. It’s been a little over half a century since people started promising the “space
age” was just around the corner. “Startup Weekend: Space” is about bringing some of
today’s brightest hackers, hipsters and hustlers together to find ways to deliver on that
promise. Judges, Speakers, and (of course) prizes to be announced.
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 (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form
NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space.
NSS has 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.
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Sponsors and Partners

Space Tech Expo
Space Tech Expo 2015 brings together global decision makers involved in the design,
build, and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle, and space-related technologies. With routes to market through global media partners, ongoing support from its
advisory board and channels via associations and industry bodies, Space Tech Expo
is the premier meeting place connecting end-users with solution providers: a platform
for industry leaders, specifiers, and buyers to meet manufacturers and the supply chain
for both civil and commercial space. As one of the largest industry gatherings in the
world, Space Tech Expo attracts scientists, engineers, and C-level professionals, government representatives, policy makers, space agencies, military, venture capitalists and
investors, industry entrepreneurs, and buyers from the satellite communications marketplace. More information at www.spacetechexpo.com.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, USA
Students for the Explorations and Development of Space is an independent, studentbased organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS
pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a
network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop
their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related
projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm
of young people is the key to our future in space.
XPRIZE Foundation
XPRIZE is an innovation engine. A facilitator of exponential change. A catalyst for
the benefit of humanity.
We believe in the power of competition. That it’s part of our DNA. Of humanity itself.
That tapping into that indomitable spirit of competition brings about breakthroughs
and solutions that once seemed unimaginable. Impossible.

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July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA

Exhibitors
Acellent
Acellent Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). We design and provide state-of-the-art SHM systems delivering comprehensive health monitoring for in-depth evaluation of aerospace, defense, civil, energy,
machinery, and automotive structures. Our systems detect cracks and corrosion in metals, delaminations and disbonds in composites, and monitor for impacts. Acellent’s
products and services enhance the reliability and available uptime of mission critical
structures. As the foundation of condition based maintenance protocol, our real-time
diagnostics serve to reduce operational costs by avoiding downtime for unscheduled
maintenance and potential in-service failure.

ATK
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in
21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. News and information can be found on
the internet at www.atk.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atk, or on Twitter
@ATK.
Canon Electronics Inc.
Canon Electronics Inc. has been established since 1954 as one of the subsidiary company
of Canon Inc. developing most of the components used for EOS DSLR system. Now
is the time to launch EOS to the Space. We are currently developing small sat “CESAT1” aiming to have less than 1m GSD is scheduled to be launched in 2015. We are
also capable to develop small dish antenna to communicate with the LEO satellites and
will provide comprehensive services for utilization of the space. Make it possible with
Canon.
CEO Image Systems
Document management isn’t rocket science though some software companies would
like you to think it is. You do it now in one form or another. The question is, how
can you do it faster and smarter? That’s where CEO Image Executive comes in. It’s
designed to sweep away the clutter of paper and electronic documents, organize all sorts
of information the way you wish it had always been done, and bring it to your fingertips
exactly when you need it.
Elysium Space, Inc.
The final frontier is an exceptional place to honor and celebrate the life of someone
you love. Elysium Space o↵ers awe-inspiring memorial spaceflights to have a symbolic
portion of a departed’s ashes launched into space. Our specially designed memorial
spacecraft respectfully and peacefully orbits the Earth for several months. Family and
friends follow this journey through the stars using our beautiful mobile app, which shows
in real time the spacecraft location and how the world looks from this majestic place.
Eventually, in a last poetic moment, the spacecraft harmlessly reenters the Earth’s
atmosphere, blazing as a shooting star. Elysium Space is a unique team of space and
funeral experts, combining experience from major NASA space missions and deep-rooted
funeral profession knowledge. We are dedicated to o↵er awe-inspiring celestial services
to the world and celebrate the significance of lives that have been lived with dignity and
honor.
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Exhibitors

Heinlein Prize Trust
The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein, renowned American author. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia’s dream of humanity’s
future in space.
Humphries & Associates
Humphries & Associates provides engineering consulting and technology licensing for a
modular space manufacturing platform. This unique technology enables manufacturing
facilities to be developed, implemented and deployed for a wide range of spaceborne
applications. On Saturday, H&A will host 7-time Emmy winner Dan Curry best known
for his visionary contributions to the STAR TREK entertainment franchise. A veteran
of many A-list feature films and television productions, including Indiana Jones, Top
Gun, and Battlestar Galactica, Dan is here to talk about opportunities in projects
currently in development of special interest to the space community.
Intergalactic Travel Bureau
The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a production of Guerilla Science, an organization that
connects people with science in new ways by creating live experiences that entertain,
inspire, challenge and amaze. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive
experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. Think Virgin
Galactic and SpaceX meet the Jetsons and Mad Men. We are a customer-oriented
space travel agency that brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators,
actors and the general public for unique, personalized space vacation consultations.
International Lunar Observatory Association
ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to
expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to
participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit
of Hawai‘i. The ILOA is affiliated with Space Age Publishing Company, publisher
of Space Calendar weekly and Lunar Enterprise Daily, with offices on Hawai‘i Island,
Hawaii (1988), and in Palo Alto, California (1977), USA. Together they sponsor an
international series of Galaxy Forums to advance 21st Century Education. Galaxy
Forums, designed to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy
science, exploration and enterprise, are held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China,
India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Kansas and New York.
Current plans are for expansion to Antarctica and beyond. Other related projects
include Stanford on the Moon and the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation.

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July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Made in Space
Made In Space was founded in 2010 out of Singularity University at NASA Ames when
a group of 3D printing veterans (such as Autodesk Director Gonzalo Martinez and
Bespoke Designs Founder Scott Summit) and Space Veterans (such as Planetary Resources President Chris Lewicki and 3-time Astronaut Dan Barry) met with successful
entrepreneurs (Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, and Michael Chen).
Now based out of NASA Research Park the company has grown to nearly two dozen
people with over 100 years in the space and 3D printing industry, with the focus of
building a business around building additive manufacturing technologies for space.
Moog
Moog designs and manufactures payload, spacecraft, and launch vehicle components
and systems including spacecraft attitude control and mechanisms, reaction wheels, sun
sensors, solar array deployment actuators, antenna positioners and instrument motion
control. We provide propulsion systems and fluid control components that support
chemical, electric and cold gas systems. Our launch vehicle o↵erings include thrust
vector and steering controls, electric and hydraulic actuation and avionics including
build-to-print. We o↵er spacecraft vibration and shock isolation systems including SoftRide, payload adapters including ESPA, CubeSat carriers supported by multi-payload
sequencers, electromagnetic actuators, ground test equipment and shock testing services. Moog also develops hardware and software for spaceflight missions and ground
systems, integrating vehicle design, component design and engineering services. Moog
is part of the team that started PlanetiQ.
Moon Express, Inc.
Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) is a privately funded commercial space company driven
by a long-term goal of exploring and developing lunar resources and a short-term business on-ramp of providing lunar transportation and data services for government and
commercial customers. The company has developed the “MX”-family of scalable single
stage spacecraft/landers capable of reaching the lunar surface from Earth orbit on direct or low-energy trajectories. The company is partnered with NASA and in 2010 was
awarded a commercial lunar data purchase contract worth up to $10M. Moon Express
is also a leading contender in the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE competition for the first
private company to land safely on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters above,
below, or on the Lunar surface, and send back two “Mooncasts” to Earth. In 2014,
Moon Express selected by the Google Lunar XPRIZE Judging Panel as one of only
two teams qualified to compete in the lander, mobility and imaging categories of the
competition’s $6M Milestone Prizes challenge.
The Moon Express founders, Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, Naveen Jain, and Dr. Barney
Pell, believe in the long term economic potential of the Moon to produce resources
essential to humanity’s future on Earth and in space.

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Exhibitors
Moonandback Travel
Moonandback Travel specializes in o↵-world excursions, featuring trips to near space
in ‘bloon’ via gentle helium balloon technology and to suborbital space in XCOR’s
Lynx rocket-powered spaceplane. The Lynx will begin flight testing at Mojave Air and
Space Port this fall with SXC commercial flights expected to commence within the
year. For further information on both our o↵-planet experiences visit our website (¡a
href=“http://takeme2space.com”¿takeme2space.com¡/a¿) or meet us at our exhibitors’
booth during NewSpace.
NanoRacks
We provide the ultimate ‘Plug and Play’ microgravity research facilities allowing small
standardized payloads to be plugged into any of our platforms, providing interface
with the International Space Station power and data capabilities. Our company brings
together entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers who have real-life experience and share
a passion for space including humanity’s utilization of low-earth orbit. Find out more
about our team. Our philosophy is to bring together three concepts as our driving
force: low-cost, standardization of hardware, and understanding the customer. We like
to believe that in space, small is the new big. We enjoy partnerships with a growing list
of world-class organizations that allows us to provide seamless support from customer
interface to payload development to space station integration. NanoRacks originated
from an idea developed in 2003 of a low-cost, standardized commercial program for
what was to become the U.S. National Lab on International Space Station.
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 (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which 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.
Numeca
NUMECA computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is based on the most advanced
technology and largely recognized for its application-driven features and interface; optimal solutions; multi-physics models; high accuracy; speed; and general user-friendliness.
Our software and engineering services cover a wide range of aerospace flow analyses including: Passenger Aircraft, Full Aircraft Configuration, Transonic, Supersonic, and
Hypersonic Flow, Aircraft Cabin, Wing-box Fuel Tank, High-Lift Devices and Missiles.
Visit ¡a href=’http://www.numeca.com/’¿www.numeca.com¡/a¿ for more details.

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.

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July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Planet Labs
From their home in San Francisco, Planet Labs designs, builds and operates a network
of satellites that they call “Doves.” In January 2014, they delivered Flock 1, the world’s
largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, made up of 28 Doves. Planet creates
commercial and humanitarian value with the market’s most capable global imaging
network. Fresh data from any place on Earth is foundational to solving commercial, environmental, and humanitarian challenges. Their global sensing and analytics platform
unlocks the ability to understand and respond to change at a local and global scale.
SEDS UCSD
The UC San Diego Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
is devoted to proving the feasibility of 3D printing rocket engines. Last October, they
accomplished their goals with a successful static fire test of a 200lb thrust printed
rocket engine named Tri-D. Their successes has gotten them publicity throughout the
media being featured in Discovery Channel, Space.com, the front page of the San Diego
Union Tribune, Yahoo News, NBC News and many more. SEDS UCSD believes that
printing rocket engines can significantly reduces the cost and manufacturing time of
traditional fabrication and can allow for complex internal channel designs maximizing
engine efficiency. The student group is working with Garvey Spacecraft Corp. on a
Phase I STTR to test and fly a LOx/Ethanol printed rocket engine. SEDS will be
presenting their Tri-D engine from last year as well as their currently sponsored project,
Vulcan-1, a 1000 lb thrust printed rocket engine. GPI Prototype will be printing a total
of 3 engines for SEDS UCSD to test throughout the 2014-2015 academic school year
and SEDS UCSD will attempt to launch the best performing engine to 25,000ft.

Silicon 360
Silicon360 (Si360) is a privately-held Fabless Semiconductor Company that has been
established by the founders of Silicon Turnkey Solutions Inc. (STS). The founding team
has over 35 years of semiconductor experience and has a proud history of establishing
business ventures directly connected to the field of IC test and product qualification.

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Exhibitors
Space Frontier Foundation
We are transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. We are determined to convert the image
held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject
the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past.
Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is an advocacy organization committed
to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space.
Space alone o↵ers the resources necessary to ensure the survival and prosperity of our
species for numerous generations to come. To realize this vision, the Foundation is
fundamentally transforming the conception of space as the exclusive domain of government and government affiliated organizations into a widely accessible frontier ripe with
opportunity. Read about our founding and history.
Through conferences, speakers, policy papers, awards, prizes, and nationally recognized
projects, the Space Frontier Foundation is actively advancing the cause of “NewSpace,”
the term which has come to represent space infused with the spirit of entrepreneurialism
and the free market.
The Space Frontier Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs,
investors, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. Contact us today to find out how.
Stanford Student Spaceflight Initiative
The Stanford Student Space Initiative (SSI) believes our future in space is being reinvented by private companies. We aim to advance this next era of space exploration
by focusing on three things: The people, the place and the technology. In the two
years since our inception, we’ve launched and recovered 6 high altitude balloons, built
a CubeSat that’s launching to space in October, experimented with a LOX/Methane
rocket engine, flown an experiment aboard a zero-gravity plane, run an International
Space Station biology experiment, organized talks from the President of SpaceX, the
Director of DARPA, the Director of NASA Ames, and other industry leaders, put on a
conference with talks from a co-founder of Skybox, Steve Jurvetson, and Stanford professors with 60+ industry professionals in the 200+ attendees, and sent our members
and alumni to internships or jobs at SpaceX, Skybox, and other space companies.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, USA
Students for the Explorations and Development of Space is an independent, studentbased organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS
pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a
network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop
their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related
projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm
of young people is the key to our future in space.

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July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA

Speaker Biographical Information
Andy Aldrin – President, Moon Express
Dr. Andrew Aldrin, known as Andy, has been President of Moon Express Inc. since
March 2014. Dr. Aldrin has 20+ years of business leadership and policy experience
in high-profile, aerospace companies. Prior to joining Moon Express, Dr. Aldrin was
Director of Business Development and Advanced Programs at United Launch Alliance
(ULA) where he oversaw development of corporate strategies, business capture, senior
customer relations and advanced program development for civil space markets. Before
ULA, Dr. Aldrin headed Business Development and Advanced Programs for Boeing’s
NASA Systems, and Launch Services business units. He has also served as a Resident
Consultant at the RAND Corporation and Professional Research Sta↵ Member at the
Institute for Defense Analyses. He has also been Adjunct Faculty at the University of
Houston and California State University at Long Beach. Dr. Aldrin holds a Ph.D. in
Political Science from UCLA, an MBA from TRIUM, an MA in Science Technology and
Public Policy from The George Washington University, a BA in International Relations
from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and is a graduate and Adjunct
Faculty member of the International Space University.
James Armor – Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, ATK
MAJOR GENERAL JAMES B. ARMOR, JR., USAF (RET.) is Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for ATK Spacecraft Systems Division, Beltsville, MD.
He is responsible for producing and executing the market strategy for the small satellite, satellite thermal systems and engineering services businesses for government and
commercial space customers. He is ATK’s lead for creating a new space market in
on-orbit servicing for military, civil and commercial applications. Major General Armor retired from the U.S. Air Force in January 2008, where his last position was as
director of the National Security Space Office (NSSO) in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was responsible for coordinating all defense
and intelligence space activities, and testified on acquisition and operational issues to
Congressional Committees and the UN.
Kirsten Armstrong – Program Manager, The Tauri Group
Kirsten Armstrong has over 15 years of experience in science and technology policy, with
an emphasis in space policy. She is currently a program manager at the Tauri Group,
providing strategic planning and performance management support to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) clients. Kirsten worked as an independent
consultant during a posting in Amman, Jordan, where she taught courses in research and
development commercialization and grant proposal writing. At Booz Allen, she led industrial base assessments, technology assessments, program/portfolio assessments, and
strategic planning e↵orts. Her work focused on the aerospace industry, specifically in
national security space and civil space issues. She served clients in the Office of the
Secretary of Defense, United States Air Force, and NASA.
Kirsten has additional experience at the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan, the
Space Studies Board at the National Academy of Sciences, Aries Analytics, and the
Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. She
was also a financial analyst at the Space Exploration Division of the Boeing Company,
working on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs.
Kirsten completed her M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy with concentrations in space policy and economics from the George Washington University in 2001.
She received a B.A. in Economics from Whittier College.

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Speaker Biographical Information
Deepak Atyam – President, SEDS at University of California, San Diego
Deepak Atyam is an undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego
studying Aerospace Engineering. Atyam ignited his passion, starting in high school,
after working multiple summers at various NASA centers including: the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Langley Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center. His work
experience highlights projects that range from Curiosity’s Entry Descent and Landing
to ion thrusters and wind tunnel testing of aeronautical models.
Atyam founded two premiere organizations at UC San Diego including Triton Rocket
Club and SEDS@UCSD beginning from his freshman year in college. Atyam has successfully led an undergraduate team at UC San Diego that made the institution the first
university in the world to have ever designed, printed, and tested an additively manufactured metal rocket engine and landed him on the front page of UT San Diego while
featured on the Discovery Channel, NBC News, and Space.com. He is currently working on printing larger rocket engines and plans on leading the first team to successfully
launch a 3D printed rocket engine.
David Barnhart – Program Manager, DARPA Phoenix
David Barnhart joined DARPA in December 2010 and specializes in developing innovative approaches and architectures for small satellites, satellite robotics and inspirationbased engineering technology. He is currently the creator and program manager for the
Phoenix, InSPIRE and SeeMe space projects within the Tactical Technology Office at
DARPA. Notable e↵orts from these projects have included the first presentation of a
DARPA space program at the UN COPUOS in Vienna Austria; a series of international
seminars and workshops on sustainable satellite servicing sponsored and supported; over
1100 students representing 25 states and 7 countries have participated in testing on the
ISS; and new technologies for building entire constellations of satellites in 90 days with
no long lead parts have been created. Mr. Barnhart holds a Bachelor of Science degree
in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and a Masters of Engineering from
Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Andrew Barton – Technical Director GLXP, XPRIZE Foundation
Dr. Andrew Barton joins XPRIZE with 10 years of experience working in the aerospace
and mechanical engineering fields. As Director of Technical Operations for the Google
Lunar XPRIZE, Dr. Barton is responsible for finalizing the prize’s rules and guidelines,
selecting and managing the panel of independent judges and communicating with external stakeholders on technical aspects. Dr. Barton’s experience spanning large and
small space projects will ensure that the Google Lunar XPRIZE rewards innovate and
talented teams, setting the scene for the next wave of space exploration. Dr. Barton
holds Ph.D and bachelors degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Space Studies from the International Space University. He
is also an avid student of languages and international cultures.

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
J. Douglas Beason – Senior VP for Special Programs, Universities Space Research
Association
Dr. J. Douglas Beason, a Senior Level executive, is Chief Scientist and Technology Adviser, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He
serves as the primary adviser to the commander on all scientific and technical matters
concerning space and cyberspace research and development programs. Dr. Beason serves
as the senior authority for all AFSPC scientific and technical matters, and he is delegated the authority to guide the substantive scientific and technical program activities
within the command. In this role he interacts with other principals, operational commanders, combatant commands, acquisition, science and technology, and international
communities to address cross-organizational science and technical issues and solutions.
Dr. Beason represents AFSPC science and technology on decisions, high-level planning, and policy throughout the U.S. government, industry, academia, the international
community, and other scientific and technology organizations at venues that a↵ect the
command.
Dave Blakely – Senior Director, IDEO
Dave Blakely leads the Technology Strategy practice at IDEO, which explores the business opportunities created when emerging technologies are linked with customer needs.
As a Senior Director based in Palo Alto, Dave manages various strategic business relationships and advises executives of technology-focused companies. Much of his advisory
work involves helping IDEO clients — from Silicon Valley executives to NASA officials
— build cultures of innovation and develop products and services to maintain market
leadership. Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s in
mechanical engineering with a controls specialization from UC Berkeley. In his free
time, he tries to keep up with his two teenage sons.
Joel Carnes – VP Operations, XPRIZE
Joel Carnes has 20 years of experience as a leader in strategy and management in the
high tech, entertainment, and consulting fields. At XPRIZE he heads the Prize Operations group, supporting innovators around the world as they compete to bring their
breakthrough ideas to fruition. Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Carnes lead Central
Operations at Activision, supporting global franchises including Call of Duty and Skylanders. As Director of Business Operations and Strategy at Disney Online, he managed
a complete reboot of the Technology Group, responsible for Disney websites, games, and
application development. Acting as Sr. Strategist at Disney Imagineering, Mr. Carnes
defined and managed multiple Corporate Alliance partnerships, including Wellpoint and
T. Rowe Price. He has held leadership positions in both boutique and major consulting
firms, including BLITZ and KPMG/BearingPoint. Mr. Carnes received a Bachelor of
Arts in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine. His diverse background includes work in visual e↵ects cinematography as well adventures as a Ranger
in the U.S. Forest Service.
Joe Carroll – President, Tether Applications, Inc.
Mr. Carroll has worked on advanced space transportation concepts since 1981, mostly
focused on the use of long tethers in low earth orbit. Most of his recent work involves
orbital debris. The sustained maneuverability of the “EDDE” vehicle in LEO may allow
a↵ordable collection and/or removal of most large orbital debris in LEO.

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Speaker Biographical Information

Sean Casey – Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Space Center’s Mo↵ett Federal Airfield
Alliance
Dr. Sean Casey is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Space Center, a business accelerator for NewSpace entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is a member
of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has over two decades of experience as an airborne astronomer. Dr. Casey’s
work has been recognized as an example of NASA’s goal for “more efficient and cost effective methodologies to instrument design and construction. . . ”. He served as a Senior
Scientist with the NASA/DLR SOFIA program as 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. He is an author and co-author on several dozen
of 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.
Tim Craine – Head of Space Commerce Development, Cavendish Trust
Tim Craine is the Isle of Man Government’s former Director of Space Commerce. Tim
held that position from 2005 until March 2013 when he left the Government and joined
Cavendish Trust as a non-executive director, heading up the companies space commerce
division. Cavendish Trust is a leading Isle of Man corporate service provider which
specializes in helping businesses and high net worth individuals to set up in the Isle
of Man. Tim is also a former director/trustee of the International Space University
based in Strasbourg, France and is still a director/trustee of the International Institute
of Space Commerce based in the Isle of Man. During his time as Director of Space
Commerce, the Isle of Man’s space commerce sector grew rapidly and attracted the
likes of SES, Inmarsat, Avanti, ViaSat, Excalibur Almaz, Odyssey Moon, ManSat, the
Space Data Association and the Satellite Interference Group.
Jason Crusan – Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, NASA Human
Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
As Director for the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Division with the Human
Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) at the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA), Jason Crusan is the senior executive, manager,
principle advisor and advocate on technology and innovation approaches leading to new
flight and system capabilities for human exploration. He manages 500-600 Civil Servants
with an active portfolio of 20-30 engineering and design projects. He leads integration
with the Space Technology Mission Directorate and the other HEOMD programs such
as the International Space Station and the Exploration System Division Programs.
Crusan holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics, a Master’s in
Computer Information Systems, and is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Engineering
Management at George Washington University. Mr. Crusan is married and has two
children.

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July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Richard David – Co-Founder, CEO, Editor-in-Chief, NewSpace Global
Richard M. David is CEO and Co-Founder of NewSpace Global, a New York-based information services provider that focuses on the NewSpace industry. NewSpace Global’s
Analysts track over 400 privately and publicly held companies worldwide actively positioning themselves to benefit from the commercialization of space. NewSpace Global
has been featured by CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Le Temps, USA Today, Euro Money,
MillionaireAsia, Le Monde, S¨
uddeutsche Zeitung and Huffington Post. Richard has
spoken at numerous venues worldwide including Harvard Business School, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Stanford University, Canada Space Commerce Association,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Center for Vision & Values. Prior to
launching NewSpace Global, Richard worked as a private equity fund formation attorney for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in their New York and London offices. Richard
holds a JD from the University of California at Berkeley.
Art Dula – Chairman and Founder, Excalibur Almaz
Art Dula is a renowned spaceflight visionary, an entrepreneur championing commercial
spaceflight, an international business leader, and a recognized aerospace attorney. Mr.
Dula has over 30 years’ experience including startup support for many new spaceflight
companies including Eagle Aerospace Inc., Space Services Inc. which launched the first
private US space vehicle, Spacehab Inc. which built the Spacehab modules for the
NASA Space Shuttle, Space Commerce Corporation (Dula was Director and President
for the first US-Russian aerospace joint venture), and legal guidance to Ad Astra Rocket
Company presently under NASA contract for future deep-space programs. His history
demonstrates legal work on international space challenges to the US Congress such
as “Space Stations and the Law: Selected Legal Issues”, plus support to drafting the
law controlling the licensing of private space launch services. He has been a NASA
consultant on Space Shuttle contracts and legal advisor for International Space Station
issues.
Jason Dunn – Co-Founder and CTO, Made in Space
Jason Dunn holds two degrees in aerospace engineering and is a young space entrepreneur currently building his second space company, Made In Space. As Chief
Technologist of the company, he is leading a team to build and fly a 3D Printer on the
International Space Station. Once in operation it will mark the first time in history
that Humanity has manufactured o↵-Earth. In 2008 Jason formed his first company,
Earthrise Space Incorporated (ESI). The mission of ESI was to give students first hand
experience building real space missions. Looking for a way to get to the future faster,
Jason attended the Graduate Summer Program (GSP) at Singularity University during
the summer of 2010. In late 2010, Jason also began work with Moon Express, a contender in the Google Lunar X PRIZE. In January of 2013 Jason left Moon Express to
dedicate his entire attention to Made In Space. Today you can find him at Made In
Space Head Quarters at NASA Ames Research Park in Mo↵ett Field, CA.

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Speaker Biographical Information
Esther Dyson – Chairman, EDventure Holdings
Esther Dyson(@edyson on twitter) is chairman of EDventure Holdings. Her primary
activity is investing in and nurturing start-ups, with a recent focus on health, human
capital and aerospace. Most recently, she founded HICCup (Health Initiative Coordinating Council, www.hiccup.co), dedicated to fostering and measuring the impact of
critical-density health programs. On the NewSpace side, she sits on the board of XCOR
Aerospace and plans to fly on its last pre-revenue flight. She is also an investor in and
customer of Space Adventures; through Space Adventures, she trained as a backup cosmonaut to Charles Simonyi, the two-time space tourist. She lived in Star City outside
Moscow from October 2008 to March of 2009, and can now operate a space toaster and
discuss circuit breakers and docking procedures in Russian. She is also an investor in
NanoRacks and ICON Aircraft and was chair of NASA’s Technology and Innovation
Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2012. And she was an investor in and director of
Airship Ventures, which folded in 2013 - so she properly attributes both her failures and
her successes to a combination of luck and hard work.
Donna Edwards – Congresswoman, United States Congress - Maryland 4th
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District,
comprising portions of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties. She was sworn
in after a special election to become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
in the 110th Congress in June 2008, becoming the first African American woman to
represent Maryland in Congress. She began her first full-term in the 111th Congress
in 2009. Rep. Edwards completed undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University
and received her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law
(formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center). She is the proud mother of one son.
Je↵ Feige – Chairman of the Board, Space Frontier Foundation
Je↵ Feige is the Space Frontier Foundation’s Chairman of the Board, and he has worked
exclusively for NewSpace entrepreneurial space companies as a consultant for both government a↵airs and government marketing. Prior to his work at Orbital Outfitters, he
worked for Polispace, a consulting firm focused on supporting entrepreneurial spaceflight firms. He was also the Assistant to the Executive Director of the Aerospace States
Association, an organization devoted to developing the aviation and space industries
through the tools available to state governments. In addition to his work in the NewSpace industry, he helped found Talon Aerospace, an LED lighting firm that develops
internal and external lighting solutions for the commercial air transportation industry.
He is an avid sailor, SCUBA diver, and pilot.
Paul Fuller – Treasurer, Space Frontier Foundation
Paul Fuller, is addicted to the promise of entrepreneurship and the allure of saving
humanity from self-destruction. His was saved from a life of pain and drudgery as an
accountant by the intervention of Space Frontier Foundation and has served as Conference Finance Manager and Treasurer and now is pursuing several startup ventures.
Three that can be mentioned are the Orbital Lifestyle Corporation which designed the
first space martini glass (yes for space), Deep Space Industries which will be mining asteroids, and a game studio to produce a space exploration game app called Astropreneur
to become the Eve Online of real-space exploration. Paul has also been privileged to
bridge SFF and Startup Weekend with the first co-located Space Startup Weekend to
coincide with an aerospace conference ever.

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Je↵ Garzik – CEO, Dunvegan Space Systems
Je↵ Garzik is a software engineer, blogger, futurist and entrepreneur. After helping to
inaugurate CNN.com on the Internet in the early 1990s, Je↵ worked at a succession of
Internet startups and service providers, all the while, working on open source software
engineering projects for over two decades. Involvement in one of the best known open
source projects, the Linux kernel, led to an extended tenure at Linux leader Red Hat,
during open source’s most formative years. Je↵ now works as a bitcoin core developer
and open source evangelist at BitPay. Je↵ is the CEO of one-man Dunvegan Space
Systems, lead manager of the BitSat project.
Craig Gravelle – Senior Director of Business Development, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Craig Gravelle is Senior Director, Advanced Development for Sierra Nevada Space Systems and is currently responsible for identifying and developing new markets and applications for the Dream Chaser commercial crew space system. Prior to this assignment,
he led SNC’s Space Exploration Systems and Spacecraft business development activities.
Craig has worked in the aerospace industry for over 30 years almost entirely supporting
advanced spacecraft development activities. He has held executive and senior leadership positions with General Dynamics, Spectrum Astro, and Lockheed Martin. He also
founded and sold a successful small business focused on developing special airborne
and space-based RF sensor systems. Craig graduated from the University of Michigan’s
Aerospace Engineering program.
Je↵ Greason – CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, XCOR Aerospace
Je↵ Greason has nearly 20 years experience managing innovative technical project teams
at XCOR Aerospace, Rotary Rocket Company (RRC), and Intel Corporation. He is the
president and a co-founder of XCOR; leading an engineering team that has developed 11
di↵erent long life, highly reusable, liquid-fueled rocket engines using nitrous oxide, liquid
oxygen, and hydrogen peroxide oxidizers, with kerosene, alcohol, ethane, and other
nontoxic propellants. Under Je↵’s leadership the company has also developed low cost
liquid propellant piston pumps and two generations of piloted reusable rocket aircraft.
The EZ-Rocket was flown 26 times, and the X-Racer flew 40 times, without a mishap.
As part of his duties at XCOR, Je↵ has had the final go/no-go decision responsibility
on nearly 4,000 rocket engine test firings, 46 manned rocket flights, and he served as
flight test engineer aboard one of the X-Racer flights. Je↵ is also the co-inventor of
XCOR’s Nonburnite technology, which combines aerospace fabrication practices with
materials common in the semiconductor industry. In 2002 Time magazine named Je↵
as one of their “Inventors of the Year” for his team’s work on the EZ-Rocket. He holds
22 U.S. patents and graduated with honors from California Institute of Technology in
Pasadena.
Jennifer Gustetic – Prizes and Challenges Program Executive, Office of the Chief
Technologist, NASA Headquarters
Ms. Gustetic’s experience has focused on the public sector with concentrations on prizes
and challenges, open government, innovation, public private partnerships, grants management, and technology policy. Currently, Ms. Gustetic is the Prizes and Challenges
Program Executive in the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters in
Washington DC. In this leadership and strategy role, Ms. Gustetic coordinates the use
of challenge-driven open innovation methods, such as prize competitions, at NASA.
This role involves internal and external advocacy for open innovation methods, close
coordination with the White House OSTP, NASA policy development and oversight,
and agency-level strategy for open innovation.

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Speaker Biographical Information
Buckner Hightower – Trustee, Robert A. Heinlein Prize Trust
CEO of Excalibur Almaz USA, Inc. Before joining Excalibur Almaz in 2005, he previously served as Vice-President and CFO of Space Commerce Corporation, which formed
the historic first Soviet-American joint venture in aerospace. As President of Aerospace
Marketing Group, Inc., he led the first American team to conduct aerospace product
sales activities in the Soviet National Pavilions at the 1989 and 1991 Paris Air Shows.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Space University in Strasbourg, France and a Trustee of The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust, which
confers awards in recognition of significant accomplishments in commercial aerospace
activities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas
at Austin.
John Hollar – President and CEO, Computer Science Museum
John C. Hollar is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Computer History
Museum. He directs the Museum’s strategic planning and operations and is responsible
for leading the Museum toward its goal of being the world’s leading institution capturing
computing’s history and exploring its ongoing impact on society. Hollar holds bachelor’s
degrees in journalism and political science from Southern Methodist University and a
juris doctor from Harvard Law School.

Robert Hoyt – CEO and Chief Scientist, Tethers Unlimited
Dr. Rob Hoyt is a relentlessly inventive Technologist/CEO with expertise in advanced space propulsion, additive manufacturing, space structures, plasma physics, laser
physics,textile technologies, scientific algorithms, and commercial applications of space
technologies. He co-founded Tethers Unlimited, Inc, and has built it into a multi-$M
space and defense R&D firm. He also co-founded ScienceOps, Inc., an algorithm development firm purchased by Acquisio in 2012. Over the past twenty years he has pioneered
the development of technologies for additive manufacturing of multifunctional spacecraft
structures, a↵ordable mitigation of space debris and space radiation, and propellantless
propulsion for spacecraft.
Robert Jacobson – Principal, Space Angels Network
Robert Jacobson is Principal of Space Angels Network a global investment network
which helps facilitate financing for early stage opportunities in aerospace. Jacobson is
multi faceted entrepreneur who co-founded Desert Sky Holdings, a Los Angeles based
boutique private equity group that focuses on below the radar opportunities.
Jacobson is the co-founder of 62MileClub, co-founder of Aerospace & Defense Forum,
and board member of the Space Frontier Foundation.
Jacobson is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he studied Music
and Business. Robert also holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Robert
was inspired by the Ansari XPRIZE competition to personally and professionally involve himself in the entrepreneurial space industry through advocacy, investment, and
leadership.

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Steve Jurvetson – Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where his current
board responsibilities include SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, and Tesla Motors (TSLA).
He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), Kana
(KANA), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN). He also led DFJ’s investments in other companies that were acquired for $12 billion in aggregate. Previously, Steve was an R&D
Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of his communications chip designs were fabricated. His prior technical experience also includes programming, materials science
research, and computer design at HP’s PC Division, the Center for Materials Research,
and Mostek. He has also worked in product marketing at Apple and NeXT Software.
He was honored as “The Valley’s Sharpest VC” on the cover of Business 2.0 and chosen
by the SF Chronicle and SF Examiner as one of “the ten people expected to have the
greatest impact on the Bay Area in the early part of the 21st Century.” Steve was
chosen by Forbes as one of “Tech’s Best Venture Investors”, by the VC Journal as one
of the “Ten Most Influential VCs”, and by Fortune as part of their “Brain Trust of
Top Ten Minds.” Steve was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic
Forum, as a Distinguished Alumnus by St. Mark’s (where he was the Commencement
Speaker), and as Deloitte’s “Venture Capitalist of the Year” for 2012.
Sagi Kfir – Corporate Counsel, Deep Space Industries
Sagi is a corporate and commercial transactions attorney specializing in the aerospace
sector. Starting his legal career in Florida representing Fortune 500 aviation companies
in product liability and insurance defense, Sagi moved on to serve as general counsel of
an aviation company in California for eleven years. Focusing his legal practice in the
commercial space sector, Sagi facilitated the corporate establishment of Deep Space Industries. Sagi is also involved with non-profit space organizations such as the Earthlight
Institute and the National Space Society.
Je↵ Lane – Northrup Grumman
Mr. Je↵ery Lane, known as Je↵, is the Chief Engineer of Advanced High Speed Systems
at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Je↵ has 35 years of engineering development and flight test experience in many high-profiles, hallmark aerospace flight vehicle
achievements. He began his career at McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company as a
specialist in aerothermodynamics and nuclear e↵ects hardening in support of the Peacekeeper ICBM program. From there he moved on to lead the thermal environments and
thermal protection design in support of the Advanced Maneuvering Reentry Vehicle
(AMaRV) programs and its derivatives. During the 1st Space Exploration Initiative
of the early 90s Je↵ moved into configuration design and advanced flight systems development. There he led the flight sciences team in McDonnell Douglas’s support of
NASA’s Aeroassist Flight Experiment (AFE). In the early 90s, Je↵ was appointed as
the objective system lead for the DC-X program working to define configuration and
technology requirements to be demonstrated in the DC-X/XA flight vehicles. These
advanced SSTO vehicle configurations were known as DC-Y and DC-1. Je↵’s role was
later expanded to include the X-33 during the follow-on competition in 1996. In 1997,
he was promoted to being a product team lead for the 1st stage common booster core
(CBC) cryogenic tanks of the Delta IV leading to the position of 1st stage structures
design manager.

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Speaker Biographical Information
Ofer Lapid – Program Manager, Weizmann Institute of Science
Ofer Lapid (retired Navy Commander) holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering and a
M.Sc in Electronics Systems Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv university.
Ofer is an alumnus, faculty, and trustee of the International Space University (ISU),
and he represents the Israeli Space Agency at the ISU board. Ofer served at the IMOD
Space Program Office as a Chief Technology Officer, liaison to academia and civil space,
and headed technology development activities. He is a co-founder and member of the intragovernmental space policy coordination working group, which he has kept kept even
after retirement. Currently, Ofer is the Program Manager of the ULTRASAT astrophysical observation satellite at the Weizmann Institute of Science, an Expert Evaluator for
the European Commission Horizon 2020 Space Technologies R&D program, a review
board co-chair for Israel Space Agency for the Israel-France Venus remote sensing mission, and a volunteer chief reviewer of the SpaceIL first Israeli lunar lander mission.
Alan Lindenmoyer – Manager, Commercial Crew & Cargo Program, NASA
Alan J. Lindenmoyer was appointed manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center in November 2005. He is responsible for managing
NASA’s investments to stimulate e↵orts within the private sector to develop and demonstrate space transportation capabilities that could ultimately lead to the availability of
commercial cargo and human spaceflight services. The office manages Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Space Act Agreements - innovative public-private
partnerships to help develop and demonstrate the vehicles, ground systems, and orbital
operations needed for cargo space transportation services to and from low-Earth orbit.
COTS demonstrations have paved the way for the procurement of commercial services
to resupply the International Space Station and other future Exploration needs. The
office also managed the initial Commercial Crew Development agreements with private
industry in 2010 to take the first steps toward the development of commercial human
transportation capabilities. Mr. Lindenmoyer received NASA’s Distinguished Service
Medal, two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals, and numerous other awards and
fellowships throughout his career.
Jer-Chyi Liou – Chief Scientist for Orbital Debris, NASA Orbital Debris Program
Office
Dr. J.-C. Liou is the NASA Chief Scientist for Orbital Debris. He has been working
with the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office at Johnson Space Center since 1997. Dr.
Liou led the development of the NASA Orbital Debris Engineering Model ORDEM2000
and NASA’s long-term debris evolutionary model LEGEND. His recent projects are
DebriSat, a laboratory-based satellite impact experiment, and DRAGONS, an MMOD
in-situ impact sensor. Dr. Liou has served as the Technical Editor for the NASA Orbital
Debris Quarterly News since 2003. He received the NASA Exceptional Engineering
Achievement Medal in 2012.

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
Michael Lopez-Alegria – President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Michael Lopez-Alegria is the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He
comes from a distinguished background in aerospace which includes positions as a Naval
Aviator and test pilot (Capt., U.S. Navy, Ret.), NASA astronaut and International
Space Station (ISS) commander. He has over three decades of experience with the U.S.
Navy and NASA in a variety of roles including Naval Aviator, Navy engineering test
pilot and program manager, NASA astronaut, ISS commander, and assistant director of
flight crew operations. Lopez-Alegria has flown on Space Shuttle missions STS-73, STS92, and STS-113, and served as Commander of ISS Expedition 14 in which he flew to and
from the ISS aboard a Soyuz TMA-9. He holds three NASA records: longest spaceflight
(215 days); most number of Extravehicular Activities (EVA) (10) and cumulative EVA
time (67 hours 40 minutes). Lopez-Alegria has most recently served as the Assistant
for ISS to the Director of Flight Crew Operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in
Houston.
Sean Mahoney – Chief Executive Officer, Masten Space Systems
Sean Mahoney is the CEO of Masten Space Systems, an aerospace R&D and flight
services company that creates and deploys reliable, reusable rocket vehicles and components. Since joining Masten in 2010 as Director of Business Operations, Sean has
focused on building a sustainable, customer-funded business. He has been instrumental in establishing Masten as one of the rising stars in the New Space movement. He
served as COO during 2011-2012 and was named CEO in 2013. Sean has over 15 years
of corporate and technology industry experience, having founded and led a number of
technology start-up ventures, and raised multiple rounds of private funding. Sean began
his career overseeing technical sales and building internal organizations as a manager
at AT&T’s Enterprise hosting division. Sean received his MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and serves in a leadership capacity for a number of
entrepreneurship and environmental non-profit organizations.
Will Marshall – CEO and Co-Founder, Planet Labs, Inc.
Will is responsible for setting the vision and for architecting the company strategy. Will
also leads the development of advanced technologies. Prior to Planet Labs, Will was
a Scientist at NASA/USRA where he developed a low-cost planetary bus, was Deputy
System’s Engineer on lunar orbiter mission “LADEE”, a Science Team member for the
lunar impactor mission “LCROSS”, served as Co-Principal Investigator on PhoneSat,
and was the technical lead on research projects in space debris remediation. Will has
published over 30 articles in scientific publications including Science magazine and he has
written a variety of space related op-eds including in the New York Times and Boston
Globe. Will received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oxford and his Masters
in Physics with Space Science and Technology from the University of Leicester. Will
was a Postdoctoral Fellow at George Washington University and Harvard University.

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Speaker Biographical Information
David Masten – Chief Technology Officer and Chairman, Masten Space Systems
David’s longtime passion for lowering the barriers of space access led him to develop
experimental rocket propulsion systems long before he started Masten Space Systems in
2004, and that passion continues to drive him today. As Chief Technology Officer, David
leads the development of Masten’s next-generation reusable vehicles and continues to
detail the technology roadmap for the company. David’s role with small launch vehicle
operations has solidified his place as a leading expert in developing reusable launch
vehicles that are operated by a small team. In addition to his role as visionary for
Masten, Dave continues to contribute to operations procedures, software development,
safety systems design, and safety analysis, among other areas. Prior to starting Masten
Space Systems, David acquired extensive experience in software development working
in IT networking and software startups. This experience and pace informs his unique
approach to the development of reusable launch vehicles. David has served as President
and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Experimental Rocket Propulsion
Society.
Charles Miller – President & Owner, NexGen Space LLC
Mr. Miller is the President of NexGen Space LLC, which provides client-based services
at the intersection of commercial space, civil space and public policy. Mr. Miller served
recently as NASA Senior Advisor for Commercial Space where he advised senior NASA
leaders on commercial space options and strategies. He also served as NASA program executive for the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) program, manager
of NASA’s Commercial RLV Technology Roadmap study, and the leader of NASA’s propellant depot study team. Prior to coming to NASA, Mr. Miller co-founded Nanoracks
LLC, a disruptive entrepreneurial venture that has delivered over 90 paying customer
payloads to the ISS in the last two years, and has at least 120 customer payloads under
contract. In the 1990s, Miller was the founder and President of ProSpace, which was
called “The Citizens’ Space Lobby”. Under Mr. Miller, ProSpace was instrumental in
the passage of space-related legislative initiatives, including the Commercial Space Act
of 1998. Miller has received several awards for his work in the aerospace field, including
the “Vision in Action” award from the Space Frontier Foundation.
Daniel Mosqueda – Director, Air Force Programs, Universities Space Research Association
Daniel (Dan) Mosqueda is the Director of Air Force Programs for the Universities Space
Research Association (USRA), a scientific research and advanced technology company
at the forefront of space-related testing and assessments. Mr. Mosqueda works out of
USRA’s Field Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Mosqueda is also a Lieutenant
Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve. Mr. Mosqueda joined USRA from
Headquarters Air Force Space Command’s Directorate of requirements, Policy and Integration Division where he led the establishment of the AFSPC Innovation Forum. Mr.
Mosqueda was also a key player in developing and implementing the Requirements and
Acquisition Management Program (RAMP), as well as being responsible for the Space
Operations Weapon System Management program (SOWSM).

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NewSpace 2014
July 24-26, 2014, Silicon Valley, CA
James Muncy – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
James A. M. Muncy is the founder and principal of PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy that helps space entrepreneurs and ‘intrapreneurs’ succeed at the nexus
of business, public a↵airs, and technology. His current clients include several companies
and organizations in the emerging commercial launch and human spaceflight industry,
ventures o↵ering commercial services to NASA science and spaceflight programs, and
firms developing operationally responsive launch capabilities for the U.S. Air Force.

George Nield – Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration Office of
Commercial Space Transportation
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.
Thomas Andrew Olson – Exodus Consulting Group
For three decades, Mr. Olson has been a business systems engineer and analyst in the
Communications, Aerospace, and Publishing sectors. In addition, he has worked in an
investment analysis and operations capacity in the Financial Services area (cash and
fund management). A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded Exodus Group as a “catalyst”
helping tech startups and Angel/VC/Institutional investors find each other. He served
on the original organizing committee for the ’Space Investment Summits’, a semi-annual
event that brought together interested investors and space entrepreneurs for knowledge
sharing and professional networking. Today he serves as CFO of a cloud-services startup,
Comvergence, Ltd.
Larry Osborn – EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, DreamHammer, Inc.
Mr. Osborn was born in Akron, Ohio and raised in suburban Chicago. He graduated
from Ripon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in May 1969. Entering Navy flight
training later that year, he was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1971. Mr. Osborn has extensive expertise and experience with information technology, including PC
Windows based applications, Rapid Applications Development languages (Delphi and
Visual Basic), LAN and WAN architecture, digital imaging technology, and relational
database architectures. He has designed and implemented records management and
inventory control systems as a manager, small business owner, large business executive,
and independent consultant. Following nearly eight years with Northrop Grumman
as the Corporate Lead Executive in Hawaii, Mr. Osborn joined DreamHammer as the
company’s chief operating officer. He is currently DreamHammer’s Chief Strategy Officer and a member of their Board of Directors. Mr. Osborn serves on the Navy League
Honolulu Council Board of Directors and is an appointed member of the State of Hawaii
Aerospace Advisory Committee.
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Bruce Pittman – Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal
Bruce Pittman is the founder and president of Profit Engineering Technologies and is
currently working as a contractor at NASA as the Director of Flight Projects and Chief
System Engineer in the NASA Space Portal and the Emerging Commercial Space Office
at the NASA Ames Research Center. He has been involved in high technology project
development, project management and system engineering in a variety of industries for
over 30 years. Mr. Pittman started his career working as a civil servant at NASA Ames
on a number of space projects including Pioneer Venus, the Infrared Astronomy Satellite
(IRAS), and the Cryogenic Grating Spectrometer. Mr. Pittman has also been a founder
and member of the startup team in a number of early growth companies including
SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, and New Focus. He has authored or co-authored over 3
dozen papers on a technical, management and business topics in aerospace and high
technology. For his technical work Mr. Pittman has been awarded 2 NASA Special
Achievement Awards and four NASA Group Achievement Awards. In 2012 he was
presented with the “Service to the Frontier” award by the Space Frontier Foundation.
Richard Pournelle – Senior Vice-President of Business Development, NanoRacks
LLC
Richard Pournelle has been involved in commercial space for over ten years. Prior to
NanoRacks, he worked for investment bank Near Earth helping aerospace companies
raise capital. Richard spent eight years working at Mojave Spaceport as Director of
Business Development for XCOR Aerospace and served as Professional Sta↵ for the
Committee on House Administration where he helped create the THOMAS legislative
information system.
Jordi Puig-Suari – Professor, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
Dr. Jordi Puig-Suari is a professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Cal Poly,
San Luis Obispo, and the co-inventor of the internationally-accepted CubeSat standard,
which has shattered the notion that useful space missions are expensive. Due to the
recent flurry of interest in these small satellites, he co-founded Tyvak Nano-Satellite
Systems in 2011 to provide various products and services to the commercial CubeSat
market. Dr. Puig-Suari received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and
Astronautics from Purdue University. In 1993, he became a visiting assistant professor
in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. Working
with Dr. Bob Twiggs from Stanford University, he co-developed the CubeSat standard
in 1999. His team at Cal Poly was responsible for the development of the standard
CubeSat deployer (the P-POD). Since then, the team has supported launches for over
100 CubeSats in the U.S. and abroad for various customers including other universities,
NASA, ESA, NSF, DOD, Boeing, and The Aerospace Corporation. In addition to
launch activities, Dr. Puig-Suari’s team has been involved in the development and launch
of 6 CubeSats and is currently working on 3 additional CubeSats.

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James Pura – President, Space Frontier Foundation
James Pura, 30, has years of experience in the aerospace industry, including working
at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boeing, and Space Exploration Technologies.
Within the Foundation, Pura has Co-Chaired some of our most successful NewSpace
Conferences and serves as President & Director. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and currently operates a real
estate investment company in Southern California.

James Reuther – Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
Dr. Reuther currently serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator of Programs for
the Space Technology Mission Directorate. Dr. Reuther previously held the position of
deputy director of the Space Technology Program within the Office of the Chief Technologist. Prior to that, Reuther served as the Lead of the Test and Verification (T&V)
Office for the Orion spacecraft development. After graduating from the University of
California, Davis with a Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, Dr. Reuther performed foundational research in Aerodynamic Shape
Optimization. Next, he served as the computation aerothermal sub-team lead for the
Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) and NASA’s Return to Flight (RTF) efforts under the Space Shuttle Program. He earned the NASA Exceptional Achievement
Medal and the NASA Silver Snoopy Award for his leadership and technical achievements
supporting the Space Shuttle CAIB and RTF activities.
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 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.”
Ivan Rosenberg – President & CEO, Frontier Associates, Inc.
Ivan is an experienced management consultant and change agent, who for more than 20
years has coached myriad organizations to breakthrough performance. His engagements
include broad organizational culture changes in support of corporate restructuring, as
well as individual executive coaching. A frequent and popular public speaker, Ivan received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
from Cornell University, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Management from the University
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Speaker Biographical Information
Gabriel Rothblatt – Democratic Nominee, U.S. Congress for the 8th District of
Florida
Gabriel Rothblatt is the Democratic Nominee for US Congress for the 8th District of
Florida, the Space Coast, which includes NASA-KSC. He is internationally known for his
activism as a futurist with groups like the the Terasem Movement and the Seasteading
Institute. Since he was a child Mr. Rothblatt has planned to be the first Governor of
an extraterrestrial colony, the Juan Ponce de Leon of the stars. Mr. Rothblatt lives in
Melbourne Beach, FL with his wife and four children. Melbourne Beach happens to be
where Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida. The fact that Ponce de Leon landed on
the same stretch of beach that humanity ascended to the stars from and Mr. Rothblatt
raises his family is not coincidence, but extropy.
Alex Saltman – Executive Director, Commercial SpaceFlight Federation
Dr. Alexander Saltman serves as Executive Director of the Commercial Spaceflight
Federation. A native of Texas, Saltman has a wide range of experience in space policy,
government, and scientific research. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from
Harvard University and his doctorate degree in physics from Stanford University.Prior
to joining the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Saltman most recently served as the
Legislative Director for Congressman Adam Schi↵, who represents an area of Southern
California that includes NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and who, as a member of
the House Appropriations Committee, has been a leading figure in space policy and
NASA appropriations issues. In that capacity Saltman oversaw a sta↵ of five and led
legislative e↵orts from conception to enactment, while advising the Congressman on
science, space, energy, environment, and nonproliferation issues, as well as on relevant
appropriations matters.Saltman joined the Congressional office after receiving an American Physical Society Congressional Fellowship, having previously worked as a scientific
researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory. Saltman has also
worked for Wired Magazine and contributed freelance articles to the publication.
Matthew Schaefer – Professor of Law and Director of Space & Telecom Law Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Matt Schaefer is Director of University of Nebraska’s Space Law program. Matt graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches the
required international law course in the LL.M. degree and has 12 years of teaching and
research experience in international law, foreign a↵airs, national security and international trade areas. Matt has also served in the National Security Council (White House)
as a director in the International Economic A↵airs Office and has worked as a consultant
for state governors on foreign a↵airs matters.
Manu Sharma – Co-Founder, Designer, Engineer, Infinity Aerospace
Manu Sharma is Aerospace Engineer and Designer. He is passionate about designing airplanes, rockets and human exploration in space. He is Co-Founder of Infinity
Aerospace which has been developing technologies in unmanned aircraft systems and
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Gwynne Shotwell – President & COO, Space Exploration Technologies
As President and COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is responsible for day-to-day operations and for managing all customer and strategic relations to support company
growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development and
built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to nearly 50 launches, representing nearly $5
billion in revenue. Prior to joining SpaceX, Gwynne spent more than 10 years at the
Aerospace Corporation where she held positions in Space Systems Engineering & Technology as well as Project Management. Gwynne was subsequently recruited to be
Director of Microcosm’s Space Systems Division, where she served on the executive
committee and directed corporate business development. Gwynne participates in a variety of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-related programs,
including the Frank J. Redd Student Scholarship Competition. Under her leadership
the committee raised more than $350,000 in scholarships in 6 years. Gwynne received,
with honors, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering
and applied mathematics from Northwestern University.
Alan Stern – Chief Scientist, World View
Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant,
and author. In 2007, he was named to the Time 100 and was appointed NASA’s chief
of all science missions. Since 2009, he has been an Associate Vice President at the
Southwest Research Institute. Additionally, from 2008-2012 he served on the board of
directors of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, and from 2011-2013 he
served as the Director of the Florida Space Institute. Dr. Stern also served as the Chief
Scientist and Mission Architect for the Moon Express Google Lunar X-Prize Team from
2010-2013. In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Stern served as NASA’s chief of all space and Earth
science programs, directing a $4.4B organization with 93 separate flight missions and
a program of over 3,000 research grants. During his NASA tenure, a record 10 major
new flight projects were started and deep reforms of NASA’s scientific research and the
education and public outreach programs were put in place. His tenure was notable for
an emphasis on cost control in NASA flight missions that resulted in a 63% decrease in
cost overruns. In 2007, he was named to the Time 100’s list of most influential people.
Berin Szoka – President, TechFreedom
Berin Szoka is the founder of TechFreedom. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow and
the Director of the Center for Internet Freedom at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Before joining PFF, he was an Associate in the Communications Practice Group
at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he advised clients on regulations a↵ecting the Internet and telecommunications industries. Before joining Latham’s Communications
Practice Group, Szoka practiced at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney, LLC, a boutique telecommunications law firm in Washington, and clerked for the Hon. H. Dale
Cook, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He has served
on the Steering Committee for the D.C. Bar’s Computer & Telecommunications Law
Section, and currently serves on the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory
Committee (COMSTAC). Szoka has chaired, and currently serves on, the Board of Directors of the Space Frontier Foundation, a non-profit citizens’ advocacy group founded
in 1988 and dedicated to advancing commercial opportunity and expansion of human
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Speaker Biographical Information
Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
Rick N. Tumlinson Co-Founded the Space Frontier Foundation. Mr. Tumlinson led the
team which took over the Russian Mir Space Station as the world’s first commercial
space facility. He was a founding trustee of the XPrize and is credited with helping start
what is called the “NewSpace” revolution. Rick worked for Gerard K. O’Neill at the
Space Studies Institute in Princeton New Jersey, founded the New York City L-5 Society,
and was a key player in starting the Lunar Prospector project. He also helped pass the
Space Settlement Act of 1988. 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, and the Air Force’s Space Command. Rick was also Executive
Director and co-Founder of the Foundation for the International Non-Governmental
Development of Space (FINDS). Rick founded the Permission to Dream project, which
has placed dozens of telescopes in the hands of schools and educational groups around
the world. He helped start NASA’s prestigious Lunar Exploration Analysis Group.
In 2005 Mr. Tumlinson founded Orbital Outfitters, which produced the world’s first
commercial space suit in 2007. He is also working on Project: Space Diver, whose goal
is to return people from space without spacecraft to start the world’s most extreme
sport.
Ariel Waldman – Founder, Spacehack.org
Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in
space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings
together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what
they can create in one weekend. Ariel is currently an appointed National Academy
of Sciences committee member of a congressionally-requested study on the future of
human spaceflight. The Committee on Human Spaceflight has been tasked with a
study to review the long-term goals of the U.S. human spaceflight program and make
recommendations to enable a sustainable U.S. human spaceflight program. She is also
a fellow at Institute For The Future. Recently, Ariel received an honor from the White
House for being a Champion of Change in citizen science. She has also been a sci-fi
movie gadget columnist for Engadget and a digital anthropologist at VML. In 2008, she
was named one of the top 50 most influential individuals in Silicon Valley by NowPublic.
Ariel originally grew up in Kansas where she attended art school at the Kansas City
Art Institute and later obtained a B.Sc. in graphic design from the Art Institute of
Pittsburgh.
Dr. Simon P. Worden – Director, NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Simon P. Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.) is the center director at NASA Ames
Research Center where he leads a sta↵ 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-e↵ective small satellite missions.
Worden has also put Ames on the critical path for all major NASA space exploration
missions through e↵ective 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.

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Conference Team
Sara Jennings (Space Frontier Foundation, XPRIZE) – Conference Chair
Aaron Oesterle (Space Frontier Foundation, PoliSpace) – Assistant Chair
Ryan McLinko (Space Frontier Foundation, Planet Labs) – Conference Advisor
James Pura (Space Frontier Foundation) – President and Director
Bruce Pittman (NASA) – Programming Coordinator
Curtis Iwata (Space Frontier Foundation, NewSpace News) – Friday Day Manager
Hannah Kerner (SEDS, University of Northern Carolina) – Saturday Day Manager and Assistant Website
Manager
Michael Zwach (Space Frontier Foundation, SEDS-USA ) – Thursday Day Manager
Brad Cheetham (We Want Our Future Initiative ) – VIP Liaison
Ben Corbin (Space Frontier Foundation, MIT) – Networking Events Manager
Cameron Crowell (Virginia Tech) – Exhibits Manager
Jules Feldhacker (University of Colorado) – Gala Manager
Rick Hanton (Yuri’s Night) – A/V Manager
Ana Maria Tarano (Stanford University) – Volunteer Manager and Social Media Manager
Luisa Fernanda Zambrano Marin (Spaceport Puerto Rico) – Registration Manager
Daniel Pastuf (SEDS-USA) – Hotel Manager and Assistant Exhibits Manager
Justin Siples (Deep Space Industries) – Catering Manager
Varun Vruddhula (State University of New York, Bu↵alo) – Marketing Manager
Brian Young (Rostrum LLC, Space Frontier Foundation) – Website Manager
Rebecca Zgorski (Space Frontier Foundation, PoliSpace) – Operations Manager
Nikolai Zveznet (Space Angels Network) – Finance Manager
Miekkal Clarkson (Arizona State University, SEDS) – Registration Assistant Manager
Ravi Deepak (NASA) – Assistant Volunteer Manager
Matt Green – Assistant A/V Manager
Luke Idziak (NASA ARC) – Thursday Assistant Day Manager
Eric Ingram (SEDS-USA, Deep Space Industries) – Registration Assistant Manager
Jose Juarez (Stanford University) – Catering Assistant Manager
Ekaterina Khvostova (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) – Gala Assistant Manager
Simon Sorensen (San Jose State University) – Assistant A/V Manager
Aurelien Stamper (Virginia Tech) – Assistant Exhibits Manager
Anselm Wiercioch (Virginia Tech, SEDS) – Friday Assistant Day Manager
Molly Zaslow (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) – Saturday Assistant Day Manager
Nick Caiello (Google Inc) – Assistant A/V Manager
Paul Fuller (Space Frontier Foundation, Astropreneur) – Treasurer
Gabriel Casalduc (Stanford University) – General Volunteer
Jake Hogge (San Francisco State University) – General Volunteer
Andrew James Lloyd Newman (Virginia Tech, SEDS) – General Volunteer
Cameran Frisbee (California Institute of Integral Studies) – General Volunteer

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Notes

Hotel Map
Space Frontier Foundation
New Space 201
July 2 th thru th, 201

Dinner

Break Out

General Session

Lunch

Name of Recipient

Hilton Hotels Corporation

Notes

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