Space Frontier Foundation Hosts Discussion Between NASA, NewSpace, & You

Space Frontier Foundation Hosts Discussion Between NASA, NewSpace, & You

July 19, 2010 Press Releases

NewSpace 2010: Ready for Takeoff. Graphic credit: InSpace Media

Conference Attendees and Speakers Provide Input
on Two NASA Concepts

Judging by the outcry over NASA’s new direction, many have opinions on the future of NASA. The Space Frontier Foundation is giving everyone the chance to offer up their ideas directly to NASA and NewSpace leaders by hosting two roundtable discussions at the NewSpace 2010 Conference. Led by representatives from NASA and the commercial space industry, the first panel will discuss Low Cost, Reliable Access to Space (LCRATS) and the second will cover how to create the in-space services needed to overcome the technological challenges of spaceflight. Get involved by registering for the NewSpace 2010 Conference today.

Creating a sustainable platform for affordable and reliable access to space has been a huge obstacle in achieving regular space operations. Saturday morning’s discussion between NASA representatives and NewSpace industry leaders will look at the barriers facing the LCRATS program and ask for your input. With your help, the following great minds will find a viable solution.

After a networking break, another collection of space innovators will set their sight on the Moon, Mars, and beyond, and discuss the infrastructure needed to get there. The government and private sectors are working together to overcome some of the greatest technological challenges ever faced by mankind. From old ideas like propellant depots and on-orbit assembly, to radical new concepts such as power-beaming, enormous breakthroughs in technology will be required to achieve the next stage of space exploration and settlement. Offer up your cutting-edge concepts for transforming the landscape of space technology to the following speakers.

  • Dr. Dan Rasky, Director of NASA Ames Space Portal.
  • Dallas Bienhoff, Manager for In-Space and Surface Systems at Boeing.
  • Ron Clark, CEO of Space Orbital Systems.
  • Doug Comstock, Director of NASA’s Innovative Partnership Program.
  • Gary Martin, Director of NASA’s New Ventures and Communication Directorate.
  • Dennis Wingo, Founder of Skycorp, Inc. and CTO of Orbital Recovery Corporation.

For more information about these events, please view the NewSpace 2010 Conference agenda.
Register now at the NewSpace 2010 Registration Page. The conference will be held at the Domain Hotel, which also provides a discounted rate for all guests attending the conference. For more information, visit newspace2010.spacefrontier.org and RSVP on Facebook today.

4 Comments

  • Alastair Browne says:

    What I think we should do is 1. What Obama proposed and got, that is, turn all transportation to LEO, including the ISS, over to private industry. What NASA should do is continue on to the Moon, set up a base, let private industry and individuals settle on the base, (Adding new components, mine the Moon, build factories and cities, etc.). NASA should then get out of the way, and go on to Mars and/or near Earth asteroids, and do the same thing. In other words, NASA should simply lead the way on the space frontier for others to follow, then get out of the way. This is how we truly open the space frontier.