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Space exploration and the thriving American space industry

8:30am - 12:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University

Welcoming Remarks

Rod Roddenberry, Jr, CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment, Founder, Roddenberry Foundation

Lightning Talk: Increasing Access to Space

George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic

Panel: Entrepreneurship Supporting Exploration

Moderator: Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems, NASA

Bob Richards, CEO, Moon Express

Mike Gold, Vice President of Washington Operations and Business Development, Space Systems/Loral

Carissa Christensen, Managing Partner, Tauri Group

Jeffrey Manber, CEO, Nanoracks

Tim Hughes, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, SpaceX

Lightning Talks: Space Science and STEM Education

A New Window to the Universe

Dr. France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation

Being Smarter than the Dinosaurs

Amy Mainzer, NEOWISE Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Discovering Other Worlds

Lucianne Walkowicz, Astronomer, Adler Planetarium

Mobilizing the Next Generation for Space Exploration

Jedidah Isler, Astrophysicist,, Vanderbilt University

Making Space Exploration Accessible to All

Wanda L. Diaz Merced, Astronomer, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Small Satellites: Observing the Planet

Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Planet

Audience Interactive Q&A: “Not Just to Visit, But to Stay”

Moderator: Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA

Jason Dunn, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Made In Space

Red Whittaker, Chairman and Chief Science Officer, Astrobotic

Heather Hava, PhD Student, University of Colorado Boulder, CEO, Stellar Synergetics

Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor M.D., Astronaut, NASA

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