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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,…
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April 15, 2021

Space Policy Pod Interview with Alex MacDonald

Space Policy Pod Interview with Alex MacDonald Chief Economist, Office of the Administrator, and Program Executive, International Space Station National Lab, NASA ASCEND is an active advocate for laws, legislation,…
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April 14, 2021

Let’s Get to Work!

The ASCENDxSummit on the next-generation workforce revealed new challenges and opportunities on the horizon The space sector is booming and so is the demand for workers. Off-world communities will require…
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April 2, 2021

Maximizing Payload Success

Opportunities to pursue discoveries in the off-world universe are expanding, but payload capacities and budgets can be limiting, especially if you’re not sure how to navigate the space. Whether you’re…
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July 29, 2020

It’s Time To Equip The U.S. Space Force With The Ability To Project Force

It’s Time To Equip The U.S. Space Force With The Ability To Project Force Originally reported on Forbes ASCEND Guiding Coalition Member, Fred Kennedy After what can only be described…
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July 24, 2020

ASCENDxCo-Lab: Staking Your Claim to the Trillion-Dollar Space Economy

Money is flooding into startups thanks to visions of a future trillion-dollar space economy. How realistic is that target and what will it take to achieve it? Carissa Christensen, founder…
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July 21, 2020

ASCENDxWebinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace Community and Workforce, Part II

ASCEND’s mission of aligning the global community around the exploration and development of outer space and incorporating the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion calls for supporting and retaining new…
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July 17, 2020

ASCENDxWebinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace Community and Workforce, Part I

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July 10, 2020

VA HS Student Wins First DBL Competition Sponsored by Blue Origin and AIAA

Congratulations Eleanor Sigrest!  July 8, 2020 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Blue Origin are pleased to announce the winner of their Design/Build/Launch (DBL) competition. Design/Build/Launch…
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April 6, 2020

ASCEND Speaker Sandy Magnus shares her experience living and working in isolation

Access the webinar here.  Friday, 17 April 1300-1400 (EDT) NASA astronauts are well versed in aspects of social isolation and confinement from spending month-long missions on the International Space Station.…
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March 23, 2020

Magnus shares thoughts about the new “space economy”

Listen to the interview here.  Dr. Sandy Magnus has quite literally seen the world from a much higher point of view. As a former NASA astronaut, one who even lived…
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March 19, 2020

Moriba Jah talks going to Mars

The Interplanetary Podcast #42: Going to Mars, featuring Moriba Jah March 4, 2020 by Mark Sackler “I want to die on Mars–just not on impact.”–Elon Musk “I am convinced that humans need…
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March 13, 2020

Rob Meyerson on Growing the Space Economy

Growing the space economy NASA’s efforts to commercialize space exploration are encouraging businesses to invest in new technologies and capabilities. The Apollo program remains one of the great technological accomplishments…
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February 7, 2020

ASCEND: Thinking Big, Solving Problems, and Helping New Ideas Take Flight

Originally Published in AIAA's Aerospace America, Flight Path Column Humans have always been driven to explore and push boundaries, and expanding humanity off Earth is the next opportunity. Space investments…
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January 15, 2020

Tess Hatch Shares Her journey on Sand Hill Road Podcast

Originally reported on the Sand Hill Road podcast, hosted by NBC Bay Area business and technology reporter and host of Press:Here, Scott McGrew. ASCEND Speaker Tess Hatch shares highlights of…

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