The NewSpace 2010 Conference is set for July 23-25 at NASAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. The Space Frontier FoundationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual conference is an opportunity for NewSpace industry leaders to celebrate the rapid progress made in this field, while exchanging knowledge and preparing for the obstacles ahead.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“For twenty-one years, the Space Frontier Foundation has been the vanguard of the NewSpace movement, working to change the economics of space,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Foundation Director Berin Szoka. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our annual NewSpace conference will once again bring together a unique mix of revolutionary space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, and space policy leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Coverage and interest in the entrepreneurial space industry has skyrocketed recently and, as a nod to this momentum, the auspicious theme of this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s conference is Ã¢â‚¬ËœReady for Take-OffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. The event will highlight the emergence of a variety of NewSpace markets as companies shift from theoretical concepts to functional realities. Programming and networking receptions will cover pressing topics, including the utilization of suborbital vehicles, development of fuel depots, optimization of space prizes, technology pathways to profitable space solar power, and the financial benefits of a thriving presence in space.
FridayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s panels will expound upon Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat: The Business of NewSpaceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, while SaturdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s discussion will be about Ã¢â‚¬ËœPushing the Limit: The Challenges Facing NewSpace Today‘. Sunday will close the conference with a look Ã¢â‚¬ËœBeyond the Horizon: NewSpace and New Worlds of Tomorrow‘. All panels will be lead by pioneers in the space industry, with emphasis on encouraging frank discussions.
Discounted early-bird registration for the conference will soon be available at the NewSpace 2010 Registration Page, which will also provide information about the group rate at the Domain Hotel in nearby Sunnyvale, California.
Press correspondents interested in covering the conference should contact Press Manager Marimikel Charrier at [email protected].
Companies that would like to host an exhibit at the conference may contact Exhibits Director Brian Young at [email protected].