The story behind Orion Propulsion will be told on Friday, as former CEO Tim Pickens shares his unique insights on creating a successful space company. Saturday’s lunch will discuss current investment strategies in the commercial space industry from the perspective of the leading investment firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Finally, Sunday’s talk will feature LaserMotive, a one-of-a-kind company that’s pioneering wireless power technology and won NASA’s $900,000 Power Beaming Challenge.
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Space Frontier Foundation leaders have announced that Masten Space Systems is the recipient of the 2010 “Vision to Reality” Award in recognition of their 2009 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge win, with a nearly perfect flight of their Xoie vehicle.
Change is coming to the US space program. At last! Real, dramatic and tangible change in both its effect and the course it will create in this nation’s future in space. It is long past time for us to try something different, as what we have been doing in our human space program since Apollo has been a failure of epic proportions.
Isn’t it ironic that the agency which is supposed to be challenging the edge is taking so much heat for trying something new? I find myself teetering between laughter, slipping into a Lewis Black moment and fear that this tiny step towards a pro-frontier space policy will be slaughtered the same way so many good…
When President Kennedy declared in 1962 that “We choose to go to the moon in this decade,” he could not possibly have known that our desire to recapture the lost glories of the Apollo years would put us in a holding pattern, repeating the same mistakes over and over, like a broken record, well into the 21st century. His speech was followed by seven years of breakthroughs—and 40 years of decline.
Your last chance to register online for the NewSpace 2009 Conference at NASA Ames (July 18-20) is fast approaching. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with NewSpace insiders, including Pete Worden of NASA Ames, Peter Diamandis of X PRIZE Foundation, Gwynne Shotwell of Space X, Dennis Stone of NASA COTS, and Ken Davidian of FAA/AST….
Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Aerospace Corporation, SpaceX, and Orbital Sciences weighed in during the Augustine Commission recently and commented on commercial involvement in Constellation. Private Space Claims Faster, Better, Cheaper