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In our premiere episode, “Accelerating Biomedical R&D in Space,” futurists Devin Liddell (Teague) and Kara Cunzeman (The Aerospace Corporation) welcome industry champion Rich Boling, VP of Techshot, to discuss the technology, science, and engineering advances that are leading to big off-world discoveries.

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August 30, 2021

Fast Forward Focus: The Space Biomedical R&D Workforce

In 10 to 20 years, what will researchers be doing in the biomedical field in space, and what kinds of skills will they need to succeed? In this excerpt from…
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August 27, 2021

How to Navigate the Investor Space

In space, financing is becoming increasingly important, complex, and sophisticated. Space companies with financial strength and stability are increasingly at a competitive advantage in terms of capabilities and resources. Outside…
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August 20, 2021

VIDEO: Fast Forward Launches with Focus on Biomedical R&D in Space

Watch the premiere of “Fast Forward: Envisioning the Off-World Future,” presented by ASCEND and hosted by futurists Devin Liddell of Teague and Kara Cunzeman of The Aerospace Corporation.Fast Forward explores…
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July 22, 2021

10 Reasons Biomedical R&D is the Next Big Growth Sector in Space

Rich BolingVice President, Techshot   1. What are Techshot’s primary areas of business, and why are you interested in the biomedical R&D sector in space? Techshot’s work since its founding…
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July 22, 2021

Space Policy Pod Interview with JPL’s Engineering Division Director Ann Devereaux

Exploring the Solar System with JPL’s Engineering Division Director Ann Devereaux By Debra Werner As Perseverance roams Martian terrain, scooping up samples, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is preparing to…
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July 22, 2021

ASCEND Campaign Promotes Keys to Success in Space

When registration for ASCEND opens 27 July it will launch a new “Accelerator” ad campaign to help our growing global community visualize ASCEND’s five “P” keys to success in space,…
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July 8, 2021

Apply Now for the ASCEND Space Traffic Management Diverse Dozen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2021 – Reston, Va. – How much do you love humanity? Enough to save the planet?! Thought leaders and activists are invited to join this…
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June 24, 2021

“Fast Forward” is On the Horizon

New ASCEND Talk Show Envisions the Off-World Future The next best thing to going to space is figuring out how to get there faster. That’s why, in advance of our…
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June 24, 2021

Accelerating Pathways to Space — Rewind

Strap in with ASCEND, Axiom Space, the Fusion Industry Association, and NASA for a course in how systems are being transformed fast to help humans adapt to life in space.
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June 24, 2021

Space Policy Pod Interview with former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe

Space Policy Pod Interview with former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe Former NASA administrator and professor at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs By Debra Werner Companies are…
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June 23, 2021

2021 ASCEND’s Cross-Cutting Technical and Collaborative Sessions Pursue Bold Answers to Big Questions

Program Features Breakthrough Research, Engaging Dialogue to Help Humanity Achieve a Lasting LEO and Lunar Future By Anne Wainscott-Sargent Before life can thrive beyond Earth, humanity’s brightest minds across research,…
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June 10, 2021

ASCEND Announces Initial Program for November Event

June 10, 2021 – Reston, Va. – ASCEND, the interdisciplinary community focused on building humanity’s off-world future faster, today began rolling out the features of its centerpiece event program. Scheduled for…
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May 19, 2021

10 Reasons Infrastructure is the Next Big Growth Sector in Space

Michael Costas, General Manager for Defense and Space at Bechtel Nuclear, shares his insights on infrastructure as the next growth structure.
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May 19, 2021

Imperatives for International Cooperation. An interview with Tommaso Sgobba

Join the conversation on the imperatives for international cooperation in space.
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May 19, 2021

Accelerating Pathways to Space

Strap in with ASCEND, Axiom Space, the Fusion Industry Association, and NASA for a course in how systems are being transformed fast to help humans adapt to life in space.
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May 19, 2021

2021 ASCEND: Building On-Ramps to Space for Everyone

ASCEND - the world’s most comprehensive convening point for anyone invested in building an off-world future.
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May 18, 2021

Capturing the Big Payloads Payoff

There’s never been a better time to send a payload to space.
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May 17, 2021

2021 ASCEND Guiding Coalition Announced

Executive board of advisors exemplifies the community spirit of space May 17, 2021 – Reston, Va. – ASCEND, the global community focused on building humanity’s off-world future faster, today announced its…
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April 16, 2021

Global Community Answers the Call for Content

Invitation Nets Impressive Proposals for Papers and Sessions Now the fun begins! With the close of the 2021 ASCEND Call for Content (CFC) on 6 April, a team of 50…
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April 16, 2021

Guiding Coalition Champions the Interdisciplinary Spirit of ASCEND

17 May 2021 Update: 2021 ASCEND Guiding Coalition Announced The ASCEND Guiding Coalition (GC) is perhaps the most accomplished off-world advisory board on Earth. Representing the highest levels of technical, scientific,…