NewSpace Conference Panel To Discuss Commercial Space Start-Ups

NewSpace Conference Panel To Discuss Commercial Space Start-Ups

June 30, 2010 Press Releases

Experts Explore What Makes a NewSpace Business Fail or Take Flight

When companies get started, they have the best intentions and very often a solid business plan. But what happens when all doesn’t go according to plan? At the Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace 2010 Conference, a panel entitled “The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat: The Business of NewSpace” will explore case studies on commercial space businesses and a group of seasoned NewSpace leaders will discuss the lessons learned in the trenches. To gain crucial insight into what makes a commercial space start-up thrive or fail, register now through the conference website. The NewSpace 2010 Conference will be held July 23-25 in Silicon Valley.

“The Business of NewSpace panel will be led by some of the most experienced and savvy business people in the commercial space industry, and we will really dive in to what causes the success or failure of a NewSpace company,”
says Guillermo Sohnlein of the Space Angels Network. “Looking at the experiences of these companies will help us forge better endeavors in the future. This information is crucial to anyone working in this fast growing industry and I am excited to help share it.”

Guillermo Sohnlein, Managing Director of the Space Angels Network and Founder of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, will moderate the panel. Speakers include:

  • Jason Andrews, Co-Founder and President of Andrews Space and Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award Recipient in 2006.
  • Jeff Greason, President and co-founder of XCOR Aerospace and one of Time Magazine’s Inventors of the Year in 2001.
  • Debra Lepore, former President of Airlaunch LLC. ¬†She is now President of DFL Space LLC.
  • Tim Pickens, formerly the lead for in-house propulsion on SpaceShipOne and Founder of Orion Propulsion Inc. He is now the Commercial Space Advisor and Chief Propulsion Engineer at Dynetics, Inc.

Discover more about these experienced panelists on the conference speakers page and view the rest of the comprehensive conference agenda. The panel is scheduled for afternoon of July 23.

Register now at the NewSpace 2010 Registration Page. The conference will be held at the Domain Hotel, which also provides an affordable group rate for all guests attending the conference. For more information, visit and RSVP on Facebook today.