In the last twenty five years, more than twenty NASA human space exploration programs have been terminated and two presidential strategic initiatives have been vacated, resulting in wasted opportunities, resources, and time.
Despite these setbacks, efforts are underway to build a more sustainable space exploration program as stated by the recently released US National Research Council study assessing the goals, capabilities, and future trajectory of NASA’s endeavor. In addition, the advent of cheaper, advanced technologies and private sector innovation are leading to more globalized approaches to space exploration. Now is the time to catalyze international cooperation and reclaim our aspirations to discover the far reaches of space, our final frontier.
Please join a forum of international thought leaders from business, academia, and government, discussing opportunities for international and commercial collaboration to build a more sustainable space exploration program.
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome
Nazzic S. Keene, Sector President, Global Markets and Missions Sector, SAIC
Mary Lynne Dittmar, Former President and CEO, Dittmar Associates; Member, Committee on Human Spaceflight, US National Research Council @DittmarML
Hannah Kerner, Board Chair, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space @heyyhannahrae
Valerie Olson, Professor of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Asif Siddiqi, Professor of History, Fordham University; Member, Committee on Human Spaceflight, US National Research Council
Ann Zulkosky, Senior Professional Staff, Subcommittee on Science and Space, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, US Senate
11:15 – 12:30 p.m. Pathways to Collaboration
John Olson, Vice President, Space Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation
William J. Pomerantz, Vice President, Special Projects, Virgin Galactic @Pomerantz
Dale Skran, Deputy Chair, Policy Committee, National Space Society
Bob Rogers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BRC Imagination Arts; Academy Award Nominee; Board of Governors, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Knight Studio Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
PLEASE USE THE C STREET ENTRANCE
Join the conversation on Twitter with @AtlanticCouncil and @ACforesight using #RenewingSpace.
This event is open to press and on-the-record. For press inquiries, please contact press@AtlanticCouncil.org.
VISITING THE NEWSEUM:Metro and parking info