ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

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Andy Weir

Author, The Martian and Artemis

ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

Venture Capitalist and Co-Founder of Future Ventures

ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Kari Byron

Kari Byron

Producer and Television Personality

ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Dhani Jones

Dhani Jones

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, NFL Linebacker, Author and Host

ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Sandy Magnus

Sandy Magnus

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

ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Jim Bridenstine

James Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

Kathy Lueders

Kathy Lueders

Assoc. Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA

ASCEND: Where
Science Meets Business

The space ecosystem will convene this November to solve problems that affect our entire planet and beyond.

John Raymond

Gen John Raymond, USSF

Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force

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Lockheed Martin

ASCEND Inaugural Cornerstone Founding Sponsor

WHAT IS ASCEND?

ASCEND is for risk-takers, disruptors, and innovators

It is the most forward-thinking space conference in the world designed to answer fundamental questions that will advance the global space community.

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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ASCEND is the conference of the future."

Dava Newman, Apollo Program Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Gateway to the Solar System

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

Estee Lauder and ISS National Lab.

talk with leaders on LEO research during the ASCENDxSummit.

Space Medicine Lessons

and technologies for Earth. Hear session, “From Orbit to OR.”
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.

350+ leading organizations registered to attend

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Airbus
  • Bastion Technologies, Inc.
  • Blue Origin
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • BRPH Architects Engineers, Inc.
  • Estes Rockets
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Google
  • ISS National Laboratory
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • NASA
  • Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Orbion Space Technology, Inc.
  • Space Foundation
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • The Boeing Company
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • United States Air Force
  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Virgin Galactic
WHO WILL ATTEND?

The space ecosystem

Join 3,000 engineers, scientists, policymakers, investors, civil and government leaders, national-security experts, researchers, and media at ASCEND—a new, immersive event designed to accelerate space commerce, exploration, and new discovery.

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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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This Nov.: Science Meets Business

Can terrestrial technologies—such as construction, telecommunications, and mining—be profitable for use in space? ASCEND speakers and Guiding Coalition members are making headlines as they pioneer new solutions for establishing permanent human settlements on the moon, Mars and beyond.

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