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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.

ASCEND ecosystem

Connect with the world’s most innovative thinkers.

It’s all about who you know. Our goal is to put you in a room with the right ones to get funding, make smart investments, hire top talent, get a new job, find a mentor, or simply spend time with like-minded peers. Your work—and our society—will be better off for it.

AUSTIN MURNANE – Building the Space Constitution

ASCEND attendee Austin Murnane, an attorney in private practice, is identifying the laws and policies that can facilitate the exploration and use of outer space for the benefit of all
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KEVIN BARRY: Exploring the next frontiers in real estate development

Location. Location. Space Exploration. Meet BKG Enterprises’ Business Analyst and ASCEND attendee Kevin Barry who is exploring the next frontiers in real estate development. Why I’m going to ASCEND As a
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JACKIE BLUMER: Helping young imaginations take flight

Meet ASCEND attendee Jackie Blumer, an Earth and Space Science teacher who is helping young imaginations take flight Why I’m going to ASCEND I’m an Earth and Space Science teacher
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DANIEL HASTINGS: Exploring the uncharted reaches of entrepreneurial space

Meet ASCEND attendee Daniel Hastings, a professor at MIT and the Department Head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, who is exploring the uncharted reaches of entrepreneurial
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KRISTI MORGANSEN – A Professor with a Citizen Aerospace Approach

ASCEND attendee Kristi Morgansen, Professor and Chair at the University of Washington – William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, is seeking an experience driven by outcomes Why I
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JIM AND MJ MARGGRAFF: Making connections

If there are limits to innovation, Jim and MJ Marggraff have yet to encounter them. Meet ASCEND attendees Jim and MJ Marggraff who are making the connections so astronauts can
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THOMAS ANDERSEN: An international business executive ready for big ideas to take flight

ASCEND attendee Thomas A. E. Andersen, CEO of the Danish Aerospace Company A/S, is seeking partners to advance human spaceflight with their medical and wearable technologies Why I am going
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SHANAKA RANATUGA: An engineer without borders

ASCEND attendee Shanaka Ranatuga, Structures Design Release Engineer at Rivian, has the tools to build ideas into reality. Why I am going to ASCEND I’ve always been interested in space.
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Network with these institutions and organizations at ASCEND

  • a.i. solutions, Inc.
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • Air Force Materiel Command
  • Air Line Pilots Association, Intl.
  • Alliance Velocity
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • American Public University-American Military University
  • American Tower Corporation
  • Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
  • Analytical Space, Inc.
  • Applied Technologies
  • APUS
  • Arcadian Infracom
  • ArianeGroup
  • Arizona State University
  • Astra
  • Astro Planetview
  • Auburn University
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
  • Barrios Technology
  • Bechtel
  • Beihang University
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Blue Origin LLC
  • Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Boeing HorizonX
  • Boston Geospatial
  • Brahe Corporation
  • Bryce Space and Technology
  • Bryn Neil International
  • BWXT Advanced Technologies
  • California Polytechnic State University – Pomona
  • California State University – Sacramento
  • Cateni, Inc.
  • Clarkson University
  • Click Bond, Inc.
  • Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Commonwealth Aerospace LLC
  • Concepts Beyond
  • Cornell University
  • Crucial Flow Research
  • CU Aerospace LLC
  • Dartmouth College
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
  • Dynetics
  • Element Forty-Seven Ventures
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott, AZ
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach, FL
  • European Space Agency
  • FAA
  • First Mode
  • Garden Island Robotics, Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Genesis Engineering Solutions
  • George Mason University
  • Google
  • Greenville Jr. High School
  • Heatherwick Studio
  • Helios Capital
  • Hindustan University
  • HRP Systems, Inc.
  • IAF Committee on Near Earth Objects
  • Industry Ventures
  • In-Q-Tel
  • International Space Services, Inc.
  • International Space Station, U.S. National Laboratory
  • Interprose
  • JRF Engineering Services
  • Kall Morris, Inc.
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • LeoStella
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Loon
  • Luna Innovations
  • Made In Space
  • MarsB.space
  • Math Works, Inc.
  • Maxar
  • Melroy & Hollett Technology Partners LLC
  • Michigan Technological University
  • MIT
  • MIT Media Lab
  • Nanoracks
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian
  • National Institute of Aerospace
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • New Ascent
  • Nimble Aerospace
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Government Relations
  • Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Space Systems
  • NOVA Southeastern University
  • NSBE Aerospace Special Interest Group
  • OHB Sweden
  • Old Dominion University 
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Osare Space Consulting Group
  • Pioneer Square Labs
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
  • Planet
  • Pointwise, Inc.
  • Portland State University
  • Poulos Air & Space, Inc.
  • R J Kohl & Assoc
  • Rainiertek LLC
  • Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Robert’s Engineering Development
  • Robots in Space LLC
  • Rosetta Stone Operations Pty. Ltd. 
  • RPM Ventures
  • Science Applications International Corporation
  • Sky Ranch LLC
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Software Engineering Institute
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Space Architectures LLC
  • Space Cooperative
  • Space Development Agency
  • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
  • Space Information Laboratories
  • Space Tango
  • SpaceX
  • Stanford University
  • Stellar Solutions, Inc.
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch
  • Sustainable Development Practice at Maxar Technologies
  • Swarm
  • Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
  • Technology Service Corporation
  • Texas A&M University
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
  • The CPI Group
  • The Planetary Society
  • The RAND Corporation
  • The SAS Family of Companies
  • The University of Alabama
  • The Washington Post
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Twiggs Space Lab LLC
  • United Launch Alliance LLC
  • United States Senate Staff
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • University of Alabama – Huntsville
  • University of California – San Diego
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston – SICSA
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St. Thomas – Minnesota
  • University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Washington
  • USF Institute of Applied Engineering

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Join attendees from across the space ecosystem, including Google, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, The Boeing Company, and Virgin Galactic at ASCEND—16-18 November, Online. Register today and SAVE > https://bit.ly/31pYz3x

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How do we expand the space community? ASCEND Guiding Coalition Member @Astro_Sandy shares her perspective in, "The space industry: A closer look at the new ecosystem". Full article > https://ascend.events/news/the-space-industry-a-closer-look-at-the-new-ecosystem/ #spaceexploration #Aerospace #ascendspace #ascendspeaker

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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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