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Moon 2 Mars Business Conference 

Space Center Houston’s Moon 2 Mars Business Conference will occur on Monday, March 20, 2023. This is an opportunity for the aerospace industry to learn from its members through networking events and panel presentations. Registered guests will be able to participate in panel sessions and breakout discussions throughout the day – each session will focus on different aspects of the aerospace industry. There will be a keynote panel presentation followed by cocktail hour to end the conference. Make sure to explore Space Center Houston to experience the past, present, and future of manned space flight while you are on our campus!

Monday, March 20

8:00 a.m.

Coffee reception & Registration
Artemis Gallery

9:30 a.m.

Opening Presentation

Fireside Chat with Douglas Terrier, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Space Center Theater | Moderator: William T. Harris, Space Center Houston

10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

The New World Space Frontier: International Engagement Opportunities
Mission Briefing Center | Moderator: David Alexander OBE, The Rice Space Institute

  • Daryle Kuecker, KBR
  • Hugues Mbexal Bogam, France
  • Scott Flukinger, Quebec Delegation Houston

Insights from Artemis I & Impacts on Future Missions
Space Center Theater | Moderator: Casey Curry, alliantgroup

  • Blaine Brown, Lockheed Martin
  • Rick LaBorde, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
  • Frank Lin, NASA’s Johnson Space Center


Special Events Building

1:00 p.m.


2:15 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

The Future of Human Space Exploration Astronauts
Space Center Theater | Moderator: Megan McArthur Behnken, current NASA Astronaut / Space Center Houston

  • Michael Good, Blue Origin
  • Corbett Hoenninger, Sierra Space
  • Daryle Kuecker, KBR
  • Molly Radigan, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
  • Kris Young, SpaceX

3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

Space Economy & Venture Capital During Economic Uncertainty
Mission Briefing Center | Moderator: Casey Curry, alliantgroup

  • Jim Clarke, Ad Astra Rocket Company
  • Rick Tumlinson, SpaceFund
  • Kirsten Whittingham, Axiom Space

Trends in Workforce Development
Space Center Theater | Moderator: Daniel Newmyer, Space Center Houston

  • Nancy Conrad, The Conrad Foundation
  • Mikayla Diesch, Blue Canyon Technologies
  • Chris Moore, FIRST Robotics

4:45 p.m.

VIP Reception
Starship Gallery

6:00 p.m.

Thought Leaders Series/Final Keynote

The Lunar Mars Surface Integration Facility & The New Lunar Economy
Space Center Theater | Moderator: William T. Harris, Space Center Houston

  • Jack “2fish” Fischer, Intuitive Machines
  • Melissa Sampson, Lockheed Martin

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cathy Pigue ([email protected]).

Thank you to our sponsors!


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