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Accelerating the Business of Space Exploration

27–28 April 2022
University of Houston–Clear Lake Wellness Center, Houston, TX

Moving Beyond the Now

Gain clarity on the lunar exploration market – supply, demand, materials, current status, and future opportunities.

  • Discover opportunities, approaches, and investments for space exploration and where your business fits within this ecosystem.
  • Explore commercialization efforts and the needed support and dialogue to move forward in the next 10 years.
  • Learn how NASA is evolving its approach to industry by simplifying the “how” and delivery of business engagements and recasting the feedback loop to enable faster outcomes.
  • Identify technology gaps and complexity, and how to address these gaps with novel or emerging techniques.

Powered by AIAA, ASCEND, which stands for Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery, is the world’s premier collaborative, outcomes-driven, interdisciplinary community designed to accelerate the building of our off-world future.

ASCENDxTexas is an open summit that will bring together a broad community of stakeholders from NASA, industry, and academia to help build connections into partnerships, and engage in continuous discussions related to strategy building, development, and implementation of human and robotic lunar exploration. Content and programming will be focused on impactful outcomes and identifying opportunities holistically as a mission rather than a solution.

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