Conference

Moon 2 Mars

Conference – June 9

(by invitation only)

Innovations in Space

Commercial companies and NASA are developing technologies to enable future scientific discovery and to benefit humanity.

Learn more about the global space economy, now estimated to eclipse nearly $1 trillion by 2040. This business-to-business conference aims to be a convening destination for the industry to connect, learn about the latest in space exploration and inspire attendees to design innovative business solutions. Featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking events and opportunities throughout the day.

As the 5th largest and most diverse city in the U.S., Houston is Space City, home to human space flight, the energy capital, and home to the largest medical center in the world. There is no better place to showcase how the space economy can and will benefit life here on earth.

Conference Schedule – Thursday, June 9

8:00 AM

Coffee reception & registration – Astronaut Gallery

9:00 AM

Opening Presentation – Space Center Theater
Presented by: William T. Harris, President and CEO, Space Center Houston and Douglas Terrier, Associate Director for Vision and Strategy, NASA Johnson Space Center

10:15 AM

Breakout Session 1

Venture Capital Opportunities – Mission Briefing Center
Panelists include: Meagan Crawford, Co-Founder, Venture Partner, Spacefund; Andrew Chang, Managing Director, United Airlines Ventures; Dan DePaoli, Associate, C5 Capital; Andrew Bossert, Managing Partner, Space Advisory Group
Moderator: Harvin Moore, Principal, Frontera Technology Ventures

Global Collaborations to Return to the Moon – Space Center Theater
Panelists include: Sean Fuller, International Partner Manager, Gateway, NASA Johnson Space Center; Mark Kinnersley, Director, Program Manager European Service Module Integrated Testing, AIRBUS; Tony Byers, Orion Deputy Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space
Moderator: David Alexander OBE, Director, Rice Space Institute, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

11:30 AM

Breakout Session 2

Technology Transfer from Space – Mission Briefing Center
Panelists include: Gib Reynolds, Director, BizLAB; Baylor University; Mike Lewis, Chief Innovation Officer, Nanoracks; James Hury, Deputy Director and Chief Innovation Officer, TRISH; Ronnie Clayton, Deputy Chief Technologist, NASA Johnson Space Center
Moderator: Casey Curry, Senior Director for Strategic Communications and Philanthropy, alliantgroup

Partnering with Academic Institutions – Space Center Theater
Panelists include: Rob Ambrose, Professor, Director for Space and Robotics, Texas A&M; David Alexander OBE, Director, Rice Space Institute, Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Rice University; Raymond Curtice, Engineering Manager, ProtoLAB, Baylor University; Stephanie Murphy, Owner and Chairman, Aegis Aerospace
Moderator: Daniel Newmyer, Vice President of Education, Space Center Houston

12:30 PM

Lunch Presentation

Space Safety and Cyber Security Presentation (Lunch served) – Special Events Building
Panelists include: Misty Wohl, Business Operations Lead, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Bill Woolf, President and Founder, Space Force Association
Moderator: Dyan Gibbens, Founder and CEO, Trumbull Unmanned

2:00 PM

Keynote Presentation

Lunar Transportation – Space Center Theater
Panelists include: Jack Fischer, Vice President of Strategic Programs, Intuitive Machines; Franklin Chang-Diaz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ad Astra Rocket Company; John Couluris, Vice President of Lunar Permanence Management, Blue Origin; Paul Marshall, Assistant Program Manager, Orion, NASA Johnson Space Center; Emma Lehnhardt, Manager, Program Planning & Control, Gateway Program, NASA Johnson Space Center
Moderator: William T. Harris, President and CEO, Space Center Houston

3:15 PM

Breakout Session 3

Growing the STEM Workforce – Mission Briefing Center
Panelists include: Janis Fowler, Director of Aerospace Education and Workforce, San Jacinto College; Cyrus Shy, Production and Composite Technician, Intuitive Machines; Peter Beard, Senior Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership; Jimmy Spence, Senior Marketing/Business Development Specialist, Houston Spaceport, Houston Airport System
Moderator: Daniel Newmyer, Vice President of Education, Space Center Houston

Lunar Industrialization Opportunities & Infrastructure Needs – Space Center Theater
Panelists include: Elliot Carol, CEO, Lunar Resources; Jack Fischer, Vice President of Strategic Programs, Intuitive Machines; Chris Hansen, Deputy Program Manager of the EVA and Human Surface Mobility Program Office, NASA Johnson Space Center; Eric Sundby, Co-Founder and CEO of TerraSpace/Executive Director, Space Force Association; Randy Lillard, Senior Director, Space Destinations, Blue Origin
Moderator: Dyan Gibbens, Founder and CEO, Trumbull Unmanned

4:30 PM

Visit the Repsol Space Innovation Tent and Venturi Astrolab Rover Experience

6:00 PM – 8 PM

Reception & Private Concert

Katie Toupin – Space Center Houston Main Plaza

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