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Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

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Andy Weir

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Author, The Martian and Artemis

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Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Kathy Lueders

Kathryn Lueders

Speaker

Assoc. Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA

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Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Jim Bridenstine

James Bridenstine

Speaker

NASA Administrator

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Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Sandy Magnus

Sandy Magnus

Speaker

Deputy Director, Engineering
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

ASCEND online

Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Dhani Jones

Dhani Jones

Speaker

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, NFL Linebacker, Author and Host

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Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

John Raymond

Gen John Raymond, USSF

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Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force

ASCEND online

Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Kari Byron

Kari Byron

Speaker

Producer and Television Personality

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Build the future of space in cyberspace with ASCEND, the new virtual platform that is accelerating space exploration and commerce. It's the center of gravity for the space community—bringing technical and business leaders together throughout the year to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

Speaker

Venture Capitalist and Co-Founder of Future Ventures

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WHAT IS ASCEND?

ASCEND is for risk-takers, disruptors, and innovators

It is the most forward-thinking space conference in the world. Launched by AIAA, ASCEND brings together the right people to discuss fundamental questions and deliver solutions that will advance the global space community. We combine technical and non-technical content in a highly engaging and intentional way so attendees can play an active role in contributing to the building of our off-world civilization. ASCEND is packed with value for the disruptors and innovators that we love the best.

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What is ASCEND?

A gateway to the solar system

Is settling the moon a gateway to further exploration of the solar system?

90+ Technical Sessions

30 workshops, and 9 keynote presentations from leading minds.

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WHO WILL SPEAK?

2020 speakers

ASCEND will have its share of astronauts and astrophysicists, but it will also feature entrepreneurs and visionaries from fields not traditionally associated with outer space. Nothing reflects this rich diversity and ingenuity more than the distinguished speakers at this year’s event.

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The launching pad of the $1 trillion space economy

ASCEND is the international space community’s first event focused entirely on getting humanity’s off-world future off the ground. By bringing together traditional players like propulsion, national security, commerce, and science along with many new to the space, like hospitality, tourism, mining, and entrepreneurs, ASCEND not only gives you a platform to advance your career and broaden your contacts within the industry, but it’ll serve as the point of departure for the burgeoning space economy as it skyrockets from $4 billion today to more than $1 trillion in the next twenty years. Are you ready to ASCEND?

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WHO WILL BE THERE?

Different missions. Shared space.

ASCEND attendees come from every background and sector, playing an important role in accelerating the space economy. Hear their inspiring stories and ambitious missions.

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In good company

ASCEND is the world’s first gathering of the entire space ecosystem. Here are some of the ASCEND’s Guiding Coalition members, and speakers’ companies who will be present with us this November.

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