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Event description

At the dawn of the first Space Race in the 1950s, there was no supporting industrial base to support a still nascent NASA. Over several decades, a litany of rocket, sensor, and payload providers sprouted up to support missions such as the Apollo Program and the Space Transportation System (STS). Since the 1990s, however, market dynamics and a lack of an industrial base strategy for space have led to mass consolidation. With the recent boom in space technology commercialization and investment, as well as the newly formed United States Space Force, there is a clear need for a Space Industrial Base Strategy. The Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center is pleased to host a conversation with leaders from NASA, industry, and the commercial sector on what is needed to capitalize on the breakthroughs in space technology.

We invite you to join us and share your expertise and perspectives on this topic.

Alexander MacDonald
Chief Economist

Daryl Schuck
Principal Business Development Manager, Aerospace and Satellite Solutions
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Christina Korp
Purpose Entertainment
SPACE for a Better World

Joe Landon
Vice President, Advanced Programs Development
Lockheed Martin

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Stephen Rodriguez
Senior Advisor, Forward Defense
Atlantic Council