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Big ideas are on the agenda at ASCEND

This November, 2021 ASCEND features hundreds of visionary sessions and inspiring speakers to further boost your off-world prospects. Below, preview some of the big ideas we’ll be talking about, and review the entire program online to start planning your six days in our hybrid space.

Session Highlights

  • Building Worlds That Do Not Yet Exist
  • Public-Private Partnerships: When One Shoe Doesn’t Fit All
  • CTO Roundtable
  • The Emerging 5G Non-Terrestrial Connectivity Ecosystem
  • Citizen Astronauts
  • Arrival: Persevering into the Future
  • Proliferated LEO: Managing Multiple Mega-Constellations
  • Investing in the Space Economy
  • Space Traffic Management, Including the 2021 Diverse Dozen
  • Leveraging Our Allies in National Security Space
  • Space as a Critical Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Agriculture from Space

Spotlight Speakers and Presenters

  • William Callaway, Amazon Alexa
  • Carissa Christensen, BryceTech
  • Meagan Crawford, SpaceFund
  • Gen. (Ret.) Clint Crosier, AWS
  • Mary Lynne Dittmar, Axiom Space
  • Ken Davidian, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
  • Jack Donohue, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Robyn Gatens, NASA Headquarters
  • Rei Goffer, Tomorrow.io
  • John Grunsfeld, NASA (retired)
  • Fred Hadaegh, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX (former)
  • Kathy Lueders, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA
  • Thomas Markusic, Firefly
  • Taber MacCallum, Space Perspective
  • Leland Melvin, NASA (retired)
  • Rob Meyerson, Delalune Space; C5 Capital
  • John Mulholland, The Boeing Company
  • Shawna Pandya, Orbital Assembly Corporation
  • Julie Robinson, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA
  • Jeffrey Ryder, General Motors Defense
  • Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace
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Categories: Passion