Speakers
 

Confirmed Featured Speakers and Guests


Congressman Nick Lampson

United States Congress, Texas 22 Congressional District


John Carmack

CEO, Armadillo Aerospace


General Simon 'Pete' Worden

Director, NASA Ames Research Center


Michael Coats

Center Director, NASA Johnson Space Center


Hugh Downs

Chairman of the NSS Board of Governors and legendary broadcaster & author


Buzz Aldrin

Lunar module pilot for Apollo 11 and former Chairman of the NSS Board of Governors


Rusty Schweickart

Apollo 9 Astronaut and Chairman, B612 Foundation


Senator Harrison "Jack" Schmitt

Apollo 17 Mission Scientist and former U.S. Senator


Dr. Steve Squyres

Principal Scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission


Jeff Volosin

Manager, NASA Lunar Exploration Strategy Group


Alex Tai

Chief Operating Officer, Virgin Galactic


Rick Homans

New Mexico's Secretary of Economic Development; Leader in formation of NM Spaceport


Shannon Lucid

Astronaut, Scientist


Laurie Leshin

Director of Sciences and Exploration, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center


Don Pettit

NASA Astronaut


George T. Whitesides

Executive Director of the National Space Society


Gwynne Shotwell

Vice President Business Development, Space Exploration Technologies


Paul Spudis

Geologist and Lunar Scientist


Eric Anderson

President and CEO of Space Adventures, Ltd


John Higginbotham

Chairman (ret), SpaceVest


Peter Banks

Partner, Red Planet Capital


Art Dula

Pioneering Space Lawyer, Heinlein Prize Trust Trustee


Lori Garver

Former Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans at NASA


Scott Hubbard

Former Director of NASA Ames Research Center; Carl Sagan Chair at the SETI Institute


Gary Hudson

Founder of Rotary Rocket Company and t/space


Jim Benson

Founder, Chairman and President, Benson Space Company


George French

Rocketplane


Tim Pickens

President of Orion Propulsion


Robert Zubrin

President of the Mars Society


Dr. Donna Shirley

Former Mars Exploration Program Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Stu Witt

Mojave Spaceport Manager


Greg Kulka

Director-Alternative Investments Portfolio, New Mexico State Investment Council


Alan Hale

Discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp


Stephen Fleming

Angel Investor and Board of Directors; XCOR Aerospace; Chief Commercialization Officer, Georgia Institute of Technology


Dr. Alain Bensoussan

Former head of the European Space Agency (ESA)


Ben Bova

Science Fiction Author and Editor


Professor Guenter Nimtz

University of Cologne, Germany