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Sunday, 16 September, 2018

0800-1700Hypersonic Air Breathing Propulsion: A Technical Primer Room: Celebration 9
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will provide the essential foundation for anyone interested in the growing field of hypersonic air-breathing propulsion (HAP), a course with a strong focus on the practical research and development (R&D) of enabling technologies.

0800-1700Space Standards and Architectures CourseRoom: Celebration 7
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course is intended for individuals and organizations that desire to increase their teams’ understanding of the benefits of and the usability of (1) Space Standards and (2) Architecture Framework. The audience should be spaceflight mission planners, designers and engineers that seek guidance on the broad space standards environment and techniques to “harvest” the most beneficial standards to be applied to their missions. 

0800-1700Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering CourseRoom: Celebration 8
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will be of interest to systems engineers, program/project managers, software engineers, Information Technology Specialists, educators and other professionals that need to learn how to integrate program management and systems engineering.  You’ll learn how to apply systems engineering processes, tools, methods and techniques on program management’s organizing and staffing, planning, performance measurement, decision, and cost control for an accurate Earned Value Measurement System (EVMS).

 

1400-1530Ignite the "Meet"ingRoom: Celebration 1 & 2
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Nothing can be more intimidating than being a newcomer or young person at a conference or event where everyone already knows one another! At this high-energy and fun workshop, attendees will gather tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make the event more enjoyable and productive. We’ll focus in on creating an introduction, understanding how to engage with others, playing off the unique networking styles of introverts and extroverts, and some of the absolute do nots of networking. Then the interaction kicks in with an activity designed to foster quick friendships so that throughout the conference the participants will never enter a session or party where they are the stranger!

1600-1800Meet the Employers Room: Regency Ballroom T
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This event offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members in a fun and dynamic environment where they will interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. 

1800-1930AIAA Student Welcome ReceptionRoom: Orchid Room
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Daniel L. Dumbacher. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member.

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Monday, 17 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0830NASA at 60 (Opening Keynote)Room: Windermere W/X
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

During our opening keynote and plenary session, you will hear where has NASA been in 60 years, and where are they going in the future. Join NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine as the opening keynote as he talks about NASA’s history and the defining moment of Apollo 11. He will discuss what’s next for NASA, as well as why and how they committed to going back to the Moon with the Exploration Campaign. The conversation will continue when Bridenstine is joined by five legacy administrators at the morning plenary. 

James Bridenstine-Administrator, NASAJames BridenstineAdministrator, NASA
0830-0930NASA at 60 PanelRoom: Windermere W/X
Roger Launius (Moderator)-Principal, Launius Historical Services, Author and Former NASA Chief Historian (1990-2002)Roger Launius (Moderator)Principal, Launius Historical Services, Author and Former NASA Chief Historian (1990-2002)
Charles Bolden -Major General, U.S. Marine Corps. (ret.), and Former NASA Administrator (2009-2017)Charles Bolden Major General, U.S. Marine Corps. (ret.), and Former NASA Administrator (2009-2017)
James Bridenstine-Administrator, NASAJames BridenstineAdministrator, NASA
Daniel Goldin -Founder & CEO, KnuEdge and Former NASA Administrator (1992-2001)Daniel Goldin Founder & CEO, KnuEdge and Former NASA Administrator (1992-2001)
Michael Griffin-Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense and Former NASA Administrator (2005-2009)Michael GriffinUnder Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense and Former NASA Administrator (2005-2009)
Sean OSean O'KeefeUniversity Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse University and Former NASA Administrator (2001-2005)
Richard Truly-Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and Former NASA Administrator (1989-1992)Richard TrulyVice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and Former NASA Administrator (1989-1992)
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1130Columbia Crew Survival Investigation ReportRoom: Regency Ballroom T
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

What happened to the STS-107 Columbia crew and what can be learned from it?

Shortly after the STS-107 Columbia accident, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) was formed to discover the cause of the STS-107 accident. In October 2004, the Spacecraft Crew Survival Integrated Investigation Team (SCSIIT) was chartered with the purpose to investigate the results of the accident - mainly, what happened to the vehicle prior to the vehicle breakup and what happened to the crew in the final moments of the mission. That investigation resulted in the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report (NASA/SP-2008-565), an extensive report which provides conclusions, recommendations, and lessons learned related to astronaut survival.

This briefing will summarize the report by discussing the accident timeline and presenting several key findings and recommendations.

David Pogue-Operations Safety Engineer, NASA Johnson Space CenterDavid PogueOperations Safety Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1000-1500Generation STEM: Discovering Aerospace through ExperienceRoom: Windermere Y/Z
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Hosted by the AIAA Foundation and the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Generation STEM is a day filled with fun interactive and educational experiences for middle school students.

Generation STEM is designed to engage and stimulate students by offering:

- challenging and engaging demonstrations from various aerospace organizations

- an inside look at a variety of aerospace careers

- a chance to discover how aerospace is impacting everyday life

Exhibitors:

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Ball Aerospace
University of Central Florida AIAA Student Branch
Mathnasium
YERU STEM Education
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology Club
AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee
The Weiss School
Reach for the Stars

Timothy Cichan-Space Exploration Architect, Lockheed MartinTimothy CichanSpace Exploration Architect, Lockheed Martin
Sarah Hiza-Vice President, Missile and Reentry Programs for Fleet Ballistic Missile, Lockheed MartinSarah HizaVice President, Missile and Reentry Programs for Fleet Ballistic Missile, Lockheed Martin
1130-1230A Conversation with Members of the National Space Council's Users’ Advisory GroupRoom: Regency Ballroom V
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The National Space Council was reestablished in 2017 to advise the president on America's space policy and strategy and review the nation's long-range goals for space activities. The council includes leaders in government from both civil and military space programs.

The Users' Advisory Group (UAG) is a panel of outside experts that provide advice to the National Space Council. It has a broad mandate to study virtually all civil, commercial, and national security space issues.

This session will provide an open forum for SPACE 2018 attendees to interact with UAG members and provide input on the following topics:

  • Strengthening public engagement

  • Increasing commercialization activities in low Earth orbit

  • Accelerating a return to the moon

  • Identifying opportunities for international cooperation versus competition

  • Strengthening the relationship between science and exploration

James O. Ellis, Jr (Moderator)-USN (Ret), Chairman, Users’ Advisory Group, National Space CouncilJames O. Ellis, Jr (Moderator)USN (Ret), Chairman, Users’ Advisory Group, National Space Council
Mary Lynne Dittmar-President & CEO, Coalition for Deep Space ExplorationMary Lynne DittmarPresident & CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Fred Klipsch-Chairman and CEO, Klipsch Audio TechnologiesFred KlipschChairman and CEO, Klipsch Audio Technologies
Fatih Ozmen-CEO, Sierra Nevada CoroporationFatih OzmenCEO, Sierra Nevada Coroporation
Eric Stallmer-President, Commercial Spaceflight FederationEric StallmerPresident, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
David Thompson-Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK Inc.David ThompsonRetired President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK Inc.
1230-1400Networking Box LunchRoom: Regency Ballroom S
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1530Forum 360: Complex System Evolution – Balancing Technical, Political, and Environmental Factors for SuccessRoom: Regency Ballroom T
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Reflect on past vs. today for complex systems in the context of technology advancements, teaming practices, politics, budgeting, and a 24 hour news cycle. How have these topics/practices evolved and what has been the effect on developing systems? How do these topics/practices affect our ability to design, build, and deliver systems today? 

David Dress (Moderator)-Associate Director for Space Technology and Advanced Development Programs, Space Technology and Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research CenterDavid Dress (Moderator)Associate Director for Space Technology and Advanced Development Programs, Space Technology and Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
John Fiore -Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Naval Sea Systems CommandJohn Fiore Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Naval Sea Systems Command
Malina Hills-Senior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace CorporationMalina HillsSenior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation
Steven Lindsey -Vice President, Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada CorporationSteven Lindsey Vice President, Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Robert Lightfoot-President, LSINC CorporationRobert LightfootPresident, LSINC Corporation
Laura McGill -Vice President of Engineering, Raytheon Missile SystemsLaura McGill Vice President of Engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems
Mike Ryschkewitsch-Head, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryMike RyschkewitschHead, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
1400-1530Forum 360: On-Orbit Servicing – Status and Progress of a Revolutionary CapabilityRoom: Regency Ballroom V
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

For decades, the space economy has been largely dominated by government activity and was composed of more traditional market segments, such as satellites, launch providers, and human spaceflight. Over time, however, it has evolved into a complex ecosystem of multiple participants, high tech innovation, and dynamic growth, spanning all aspects of the public and private sectors. As the space ecosystem has grown more complex and more ambitious, ways of making the space infrastructure more efficient, capable and competitive using on-orbit servicing (OOS), which includes manufacturing and assembly, are not only being seriously considered but actively pursued with both private investment and government funds.

This session will bring together leading edge government leaders and space industry executives deeply committed to on-orbit servicing – becoming generally more frequently referred to as “space logistics” – for a conversation about how the overall space economy can be moved forward. This area has come a long way over the last 20 years. Today there are at least two commercial offerors of on-orbit servicing and two funded government programs. Robotic and other space technologies continue to dramatically advance, stimulated by ever dropping launch costs, new ideas for in-space assembly of functional infrastructure and in-space manufacturing. These technologies are advancing and being considered business-case by business-case. There are of course still numerous hurdles to clear in order to extend this “space logistics” activity to Earth orbit and beyond. All of this and more will be discussed in this panel session.

Trudy Kortes (Moderator)-Program Executive, Technology Demonstration Missions, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA HeadquartersTrudy Kortes (Moderator)Program Executive, Technology Demonstration Missions, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Carolyn Belle-Senior Analyst, Northern Sky ResearchCarolyn BelleSenior Analyst, Northern Sky Research
Ian Christensen-Director, Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation Ian ChristensenDirector, Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation
Frank DeMauro -Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Programs Division, Space Systems Group, Northrup Grumman Innovation SystemsFrank DeMauro Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Programs Division, Space Systems Group, Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems
Erica Rodgers-Science and Technology Partnerships Lead, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASAErica RodgersScience and Technology Partnerships Lead, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
Alfred Tadros-Vice President, Space Infrastructure and Civil Space, SSLAlfred TadrosVice President, Space Infrastructure and Civil Space, SSL
1400-1530Forum 360: Additive Manufacturing to Advance Hypersonics CapabilitiesRoom: Regency Ballroom U
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This session will provide an overview of recent additive manufacturing advancements from across industry and government with applications that are advancing hypersonics capabilities.

Peter Montgomery (Moderator)-Director of Commercialization, Jacobs Test and Operations Support Contract, Kennedy Space CenterPeter Montgomery (Moderator)Director of Commercialization, Jacobs Test and Operations Support Contract, Kennedy Space Center
Jeffrey Haynes-Senior Manager, Advanced Space and Launch, Aerojet RocketdyneJeffrey HaynesSenior Manager, Advanced Space and Launch, Aerojet Rocketdyne
John Otto-Director, Raytheon Missile SystemsJohn OttoDirector, Raytheon Missile Systems
Christopher Schulz-Chief Engineer, Hypersonic Programs and Technologies, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space CompanyChristopher SchulzChief Engineer, Hypersonic Programs and Technologies, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Company
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
1800-1900Pickering Lecture - The Search for ExoplanetsRoom: Regency Ballroom T
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The William H. Pickering Lecture is named for the former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director to honor his initiation and leadership of America's unmanned scientific space program, from Explorer I in 1958 through the development of the Viking orbiters and Voyager outer planet and interstellar missions. The lecture is open to all attendees and the general public.

For thousands of years people have wondered, “Are there planets like Earth?” “Are such planets common?” “Do any have signs of life?” Today astronomers are poised to answer these ancient questions, having recently found thousands of planets that orbit nearby stars, called “exoplanets”. Professors Andrew Howard and Sara Seager, two of the world’s leading experts on exoplanets, will share the latest advances in this revolutionary field.

 

Andrew Howard-Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of TechnologyAndrew HowardProfessor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology
Sara Seager-Professor of Planetary Science, Physics, and Aerospace Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, JPL Distinguished Visiting Scientist, TESS Deputy Science DirectorSara SeagerProfessor of Planetary Science, Physics, and Aerospace Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, JPL Distinguished Visiting Scientist, TESS Deputy Science Director
1900-2030Welcome ReceptionRoom: Regency Rotunda
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Join us for a tropical themed welcome reception! Enjoy Caribbean Island Beats performed by "The Tropicals". Tropical/Island themed attire is encouraged! 

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Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0930International Collaboration - Opportunities and ChallengesRoom: Windermere W/X
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Senior leaders from space agencies around the world will discuss their current international partnerships, successes and challenges, how international collaborations support their agencies’ strategies, and key technical focus areas for the future.

Lt. Gen. Larry James (Moderator)-Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryLt. Gen. Larry James (Moderator)Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Axmann -Head of Program Strategy Space, Acting Director of Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR)Robert Axmann Head of Program Strategy Space, Acting Director of Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
P. Kunhikrishnan -Director, UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)P. Kunhikrishnan Director, UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Jean-Yves Le Gall -President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)Jean-Yves Le Gall President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Masami Onoda-Director, Washington D.C. Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Masami OnodaDirector, Washington D.C. Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1000-1500Generation STEM: Discovering Aerospace through ExperienceRoom: Windermere Y/Z
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Hosted by the AIAA Foundation and the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Generation STEM is a day filled with fun interactive and educational experiences for middle school students.

Generation STEM is designed to engage and stimulate students by offering:

- challenging and engaging demonstrations from various aerospace organizations

- an inside look at a variety of aerospace careers

- a chance to discover how aerospace is impacting everyday life

Exhibitors:

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Ball Aerospace
University of Central Florida AIAA Student Branch
Mathnasium
YERU STEM Education
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology Club
AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee
The Weiss School
Reach for the Stars

Timothy Cichan-Space Exploration Architect, Lockheed MartinTimothy CichanSpace Exploration Architect, Lockheed Martin
Sarah Hiza-Vice President, Missile and Reentry Programs for Fleet Ballistic Missile, Lockheed MartinSarah HizaVice President, Missile and Reentry Programs for Fleet Ballistic Missile, Lockheed Martin
1200-1330Awards Luncheon and Thompson LectureRoom: Windermere W/X
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce provides annual recognition to a prominent industry leader or team who have created or grown a space-related business and generated substantial economic benefits and market value. The award is sponsored and endowed by Orbital ATK, to commemorate the long and distinguished career of commercial space pioneer, David W. Thompson.

This year's inaugural award honors Charles R. Trimble, founder and former President and CEO of Trimble Navigation. Mr. Trimble was the original pioneer in commercial GPS equipment and related services and established Trimble Navigation in 1978 above an old theater in the heart of Silicon Valley; creating an entire industry in the process. 

1400-1530Forum 360: Pioneering Space - Charlie Trimble and the Commercialization of GPSRoom: Regency Ballroom T
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This Forum 360 Session will be a "fireside chat" of sorts, with Charlie joined by his contemporary and fellow pioneer Dr. Brad Parkinson, space policy expert and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Dr. Scott Pace. These luminaries will reflect and reminisce on the technical, programmatic, and policy decisions that led to the creation of GPS and the dramatic proliferation of government, commercial, and consumer applications it has spawned. Orbital ATK CEO Dave Thompson will facilitate what promises to be a lively conversation.

David W. Thompson (Moderator)-Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK Inc.David W. Thompson (Moderator)Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK Inc.
Scott Pace-Executive Secretary, National Space CouncilScott PaceExecutive Secretary, National Space Council
Bradford Parkinson -Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford UniversityBradford Parkinson Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
Charles Trimble-Founder and Former President and CEO, Trimble Inc.Charles TrimbleFounder and Former President and CEO, Trimble Inc.
1400-1530Forum 360: Commercial Crew - The Newest Ride to LEORoom: Regency Ballroom U
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

NASA’s Commercial Crew public-private partnership marks the beginning of a new era of human spaceflight. NASA has worked closely with Boeing and SpaceX as the companies design, develop, and test their systems to ensure safe, reliable and cost-effective commercial transportation for astronauts to low-Earth orbit. This will be an unprecedented achievement for the commercial space industry, and will allow NASA to focus on deep space exploration. Hear from both companies as they continue to make rapid progress toward first flights and vehicle certification.

Kathy Lueders (Moderator)-Program Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASAKathy Lueders (Moderator)Program Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA
John Mulholland-Vice President and Program Manager, Commercial Crew Programs, Space Exploration, The Boeing CompanyJohn MulhollandVice President and Program Manager, Commercial Crew Programs, Space Exploration, The Boeing Company
Benjamin Reed-Director, Commercial Crew Mission Management, SpaceX Benjamin ReedDirector, Commercial Crew Mission Management, SpaceX
1400-1445Forum 360: Global Space Exploration – Enhanced Benefits through International and Commercial PartnershipsRoom: Regency Ballroom V
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

With release of the updated Global Exploration Roadmap in January 2018, space agencies share their interest in creating a future for space exploration driven by public and private sector interests and investments. This session will focus on two topics of interest to exploration planners, lunar landers and lunar volatiles. Agency and industry participants will share ideas, plans, barriers and concerns in order to realize their visions for expanding human presence in space. Session Organizer: Kathy Laurini, Senior Advisor, Exploration and Space Operations, NASA Headquarters

Panel 1 - To the Moon: The Emerging Landscape for Lunar Landers

Naoki Sato (Moderator)-Director, Space Exploration System Technology Unit, JAXA Space Exploration Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyNaoki Sato (Moderator)Director, Space Exploration System Technology Unit, JAXA Space Exploration Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
A.C. Charania-Business Development Director, Blue OriginA.C. CharaniaBusiness Development Director, Blue Origin
Steven Clarke-Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASASteven ClarkeDeputy Associate Administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
John Guidi-Deputy Director, Advanced Exploration Systems, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASAJohn GuidiDeputy Director, Advanced Exploration Systems, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
Takeshi Hakamada-Founder & CEO, ispace, IncTakeshi HakamadaFounder & CEO, ispace, Inc
Xavier Simon-Spacecraft Configuration Design Lead, The Boeing CoXavier SimonSpacecraft Configuration Design Lead, The Boeing Co
1445-1530
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Panel 2 - Lunar Volatiles and Other Resources

Stephen Hoffman (Moderator)-Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation Stephen Hoffman (Moderator)Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation
Stefaan De Mey-Senior Strategy Officer, Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency Stefaan De MeySenior Strategy Officer, Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency
Jerry Sanders-Deputy Project Manager, In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Project, NASAJerry SandersDeputy Project Manager, In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Project, NASA
George Sowers-Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of MinesGeorge SowersProfessor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Paul van Susante-Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological UniversityPaul van SusanteSenior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
1600-1730Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed MentoringRoom: Bayhill 19/20
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Accomplished members of corporations and AIAA will be taking time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight from top-level officials and make some great new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.

1800-1900von Kármán Lecture - Strategies for Technology Infusion and Risk Mitigation at NASARoom: Regency Ballroom T
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Honoring Theodore von Kármán, world famous authority on aerospace sciences, the von Kàrmàn Lectureship in Astronautics recognizes an individual who has performed notably and distinguished himself technically in the field of astronautics. The lecture is open to all attendees.

AIAA has selected Christopher J. Scolese to give it's 2018 von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics. Scolese, an AIAA Fellow, is the director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He is described as having “a rare blend of technical achievements and managerial skills in the area of Aeronautics and Space Systems Engineering.”

Christopher Scolese -Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterChristopher Scolese Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
1900-2030Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Networking ReceptionRoom: Orchid Room
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Join your peers for a night of networking! Young professionals are encouraged to attend and will enjoy complimentary beverages and light hor d’oeuvres.

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Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0845New Directions in Space Exploration Room: Windermere W/X
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Panel 1: NASA Directions

Stephen Jurczyk (Moderator)-Associate Administrator, NASA Headquarters Stephen Jurczyk (Moderator)Associate Administrator, NASA Headquarters
Steven Clarke-Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASASteven ClarkeDeputy Associate Administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
John Guidi-Deputy Director, Advanced Exploration Systems, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASAJohn GuidiDeputy Director, Advanced Exploration Systems, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
James Reuter-Acting Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASAJames ReuterActing Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
0845-0930New Directions in Space ExplorationRoom: Windermere W/X
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Panel 2: Industry Perspectives

Dan Dumbacher (Moderator)-Executive Director, AIAADan Dumbacher (Moderator)Executive Director, AIAA
Lisa Callahan-Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space CompanyLisa CallahanVice President and General Manager, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Company
Steven Lindsey-Vice President, Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada CorporationSteven LindseyVice President, Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1200-1400Rising Leaders in Aerospace: SGAC Presents - Shaping the Future of SpaceRoom: Coral Spring
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is a global organization whose mission is to bring the views of the next generation of space leaders to the highest levels of the space sector, including the United Nations.  Learn about how you can get involved in this international professional organization and hear from three young professionals about how this significantly impacted their careers in aerospace!  

This presentation will be followed by an interactive workshop where you will engage with fellow young professionals in discussions about the future of the space sector, in light of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and formulate ideas regarding what the next 50 years of space exploration should look like. This forum will enable both excellent networking and also a unique opportunity to hear the perspectives of your global space colleagues. No specific prior knowledge or experience is required.  Lunch will be provided so bring an open mind and be ready to engage with your peers in the space sector!

1230-1400Networking Lunch on Own
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1530Forum 360: Cis-Lunar Economy DevelopmentRoom: Regency Ballroom U
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This session will explain what the cislunar economy is, crystallize why it’s important, and emphasize what is actually being done today to develop this new frontier.

Melissa Sampson (Moderator)-Senior Manager Advanced Systems, Commercial Aerospace and Strategic Technology, Ball AerospaceMelissa Sampson (Moderator)Senior Manager Advanced Systems, Commercial Aerospace and Strategic Technology, Ball Aerospace
Carissa Christensen-Chief Executive Officer, Bryce Space and TechnologyCarissa ChristensenChief Executive Officer, Bryce Space and Technology
Andrew Rush -President, Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space, Inc.Andrew Rush President, Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space, Inc.
James Vedda-Senior Policy Analyst, The Aerospace CorporationJames VeddaSenior Policy Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation
1400-1530Forum 360: What Does It Take to be Top Employer in the New Space Age?Room: Regency Ballroom T
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

As the commercialization of space takes hold, competition for the best and brightest talent is coming from all sides—legacy space agencies and companies, and a range of newcomers producing launch, satellite, and services to mine space for exploration and in pursuit of an entirely new global economy that has no ruling authorities, no boundaries, and plenty of unknowns. This session will look at Aviation Week’s latest data on what is required to attract employees in this new environment – and at responses provided by SPACE Forum attendees this week.

Carole Rickard Hedden (Moderator)-Executive Editor, Aviation Week Executive IntelligenceCarole Rickard Hedden (Moderator)Executive Editor, Aviation Week Executive Intelligence
Joe Anselmo-Editor-in-Chief, Aviation WeekJoe AnselmoEditor-in-Chief, Aviation Week
Matthew Cannella-Chair, AIAA Young Professionals Committee and Systems Engineer, Ball AerospaceMatthew CannellaChair, AIAA Young Professionals Committee and Systems Engineer, Ball Aerospace
Miguel Smart-Partner, People & Organization, PwCMiguel SmartPartner, People & Organization, PwC
1400-1530Forum 360: Small Launch VehiclesRoom: Regency Ballroom V
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The last few years have been an extremely dynamic period in the launch industry. While large vehicles gain the most headlines, the real action has been in the extremely fast introduction of new designs serving the small satellite market. This panel will look at five vehicles that have either already flown or are making steady progress toward first flight. Session participants will provide insight into their vehicles and discuss the markets and customers they look to serve.

Warren Frick (Moderator)-Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Warren Frick (Moderator)Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
John Fuller-Director, Advanced Concepts, Virgin OrbitJohn FullerDirector, Advanced Concepts, Virgin Orbit
Phillip Joyce-Vice President, Small Space Launch Programs, Northrop Grumman Innovation SystemsPhillip JoyceVice President, Small Space Launch Programs, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Leslie Kovacs-Vice President, Business Development, Firefly Aerospace Leslie KovacsVice President, Business Development, Firefly Aerospace
Gregory Orndorff-Director, Government Launch Sales, Vector Launch Inc. Gregory OrndorffDirector, Government Launch Sales, Vector Launch Inc.
Bradley Schneider-Executive Vice President - USA, Rocket LabBradley SchneiderExecutive Vice President - USA, Rocket Lab
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
1800-1930An Evening of Astronaut StoriesRoom: Windemere W/X
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Meet and greet with astronauts and hear their stories. There will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with all astronauts.

 

Complimentary to AIAA members, registrants of the 2018 AIAA SPACE Forum, the media, and the public.

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