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ISDC 2013 Programming Schedule for Saturday, May 25


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Saturday, May 25

8:30 am - 9:45 am
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mae Jemison. NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut and Director of the "100 Year Starship" Project
Plenary Aventine Ballroom

10 am - 10:50 am
Asteroid Track Room: Portofino
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
The New Kid on the Asteroid Block
Al Globus, Senior Research Engineer, San Jose State University
Emerging Space Applications Track Room: Milos (2nd Floor)
Server Sky - Connecting the Poor, Harvesting Space Debris
Keith Lofstrom, Server Sky, http://server-sky.com
Economic Evaluation of the Robotic Asteroid Prospector Architecture
Brad Blair, General Partner, NewSpace Analytics LLC
Living in Space Track Room: Athenia (2nd Floor)
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
Astrosettlements
Dr. Thomas Matula, President, Astrosettlements
Kevin Greene, Vice President, Astrosettlements
How The Cratersville Vision inspired An Upcoming Architectural Contest
Dr. John Wilkes, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Space-Based Solar Power Track Room: Palatine
SPS-ALPHA
John C. Mankins, President, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC
Space Business and Policy Room: Mykonos (2nd floor)
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
The First Space Manufactured Product
Richard Godwin, President, CEO and Director, Zero Gravity Solutions Inc.
Transhumanism and Space Exploration Room: Delphi (2nd Floor)
Title TBA
David Brin, Scientist, Scientist, Futurist, Science Fiction Author
Innovations of Life Expansion: Seizing the Biotech Moment and Making it Last-Indefinitely!
Dr. Natasha Vita-More, Chairman of Humanity+. Advocate of Human Enhancement and Radical Life Extension

10:50 am - 11 am
Break

11 am - 11:50 am
Asteroid Track Room: Portofino
Mining Asteroid Materials for Manufacturing in LEO and for Valuable Minerals
Michael Buet, Star Technology and Research, Inc
Jerome Pearson, President, Star Technology and Research, Inc.
Narayanan Komerath, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Excavating Asteroid Regolith
Michael Zwach, Director, DSI NeoSquad
An Asteroid Deflection System
Navdeep Sharma, Research Fellow, Dept. of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University
Dhara Rakshak
Emerging Space Applications Track Room: Milos (2nd Floor)
Manufacturing in Space: If You Build It, Will They Come
Paul Wieland, Engineer, Author of "Crossing the Threshold: Advancing Into Space to Benefit Earth."
Living in Space Track Room: Athenia (2nd Floor)
Near-Term Wheel Station Concept
John Cserep, Engineer
Closing Comments Including Space Philosophy
Dr. Bob Krone and Dr. Sherry Bell, Kepler Space Institute
Space-Based Solar Power Track Room: Palatine
(Remote Presentation) Update of Solar High/Boeing Study
Hubert Davis, Retired Consultant
In-space Infrastructure for Space Solar Power
John Strickland, NSS at-Large Director, Region 3
Space Business and Policy Room: Mykonos (2nd floor)
A Propellant Depot Foundation for the Solar System Economy
Jim Keravala, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Shackleton Energy Company Inc.
Transhumanism and Space Exploration
(This session starts at 10:50 am)
Room: Delphi (2nd Floor)
Innovations of Life Expansion: seizing the biotech moment and making it last-indefinitely!
Dr. Natasha Vita-More, Chairman of Humanity+. Advocate of Human Enhancement and Radical Life Extension
Panel Discussion
David Brin, Scientist, Futurist, Science Fiction Author
David Orban, Entrepreneur, Visionary, Co-Founders of the Open Government Working Group
Vernor Vinge, Science Fiction Author

12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Dr. Buzz Aldrin
Apollo 11 Astronaut, Author, and Founder, ShareSpace Foundation; NSS Board of Governors. Book purchase of Dr. Aldrin's new book "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration" and signing will take place after lunch for the Saturday lunch attendees.
Lunch Pavilion Ballroom

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
SpaceUp Kickoff Presentation by Chris Radcliff
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Special Presentation by Art Dula, Founder and CEO, Excalibur Almaz

2 pm - 2:50 pm
Emerging Space Applications Track Room: Milos (2nd Floor)
America's Rocket Renaissance
Douglas Messier, Managing Editor, Parabolicarc.com
Concluding Panel: Implications of the Use of Space for the Improvement of Life on Earth?
Dr. Stan Rosen, Vice Chairman of the Board, NSS Board of Directors. Professor of Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University
Dr. S.V. Nghiem, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Keith Lofstrom, Server Sky, http://server-sky.com
Paul Wieland, Engineer, Author of "Crossing the Threshold: Advancing Into Space to Benefit Earth."
Dr. Gerald K.F. Rabl, Professor, Manhattan College, NY
Space-Based Solar Power Track Room: Palatine
Five-Nation WPT Demo with Moderated Floor Discussion
Don Flournoy, Professor of Telecommunications, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
Space Business and Policy Room: Mykonos (2nd floor)
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
Crowdfunding For Space Businesses: Potential Revcenues, Platforms and Resources Needed
Moderator: Jay Wittner, Board of Directors, National Space Society
Transhumanism and Space Exploration Room: Delphi (2nd Floor)
What Can Maori Culture Teach to a Future Starfaring Civilization? The careful design of appropriate memetic components can maximize the fitness of cultural units in long term isolation
David Orban, Entrepreneur, Visionary, Co-Founders of the Open Government Working Group
Gardening Space: Retooling Mind, Rewiring Reality
Howard Bloom, Author and Scientific Thinker. NSS Board of Governors. Former Publicist in the 1970/80s for Prince, Billy Joel, and Styx

2:50 pm - 3 pm
Break

3 pm - 3:50 pm
Space-Based Solar Power Track Room: Palatine
(Remote Presentation) A Brief Report of R&D Activities in Japan from 2001 to 2012 and beyond
Yoshiaki Ohkami, Keio University, Japan
(Remote Presentation) Alternative Strategies for Space Solar Power
Royce Jones, President, Exploration Partners LLC.
Space Business and Policy Room: Mykonos (2nd floor)
Commercial Utilization of the ISS National Laboratory
Brian Harris, Director, Program and Marketplace Development, CASIS

3:50 pm - 4 pm
Break

4 pm - 4:50 pm
Space-Based Solar Power Track Room: Palatine
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
Solar System Properties/Resources
Seth D. Potter, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI
Space Business and Policy Room: Mykonos (2nd floor)
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
The Cost of Risk-Aversion: How an Obsession With Safety Hobbles Progress in Human Spaceflight
Rand Simberg, President, Interglbal Media LLC

4:50 pm - 5 pm
Break

5 pm - 5:50 pm
Space-Based Solar Power Track
Room: Palatine
Settlement and Space Solar Power
Peter Curreri, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Suspending Disbelief - Unbundling Space Power Systems to foster applications of Space-to-Space Power Beaming
Gary Barnhard, Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc.

6 pm - 7 pm
Cocktail Reception at Asteria Terrace

7 pm - 10 pm
FREE Mars Movies NIght Aventine Ballroom
FREE Mars Movies Night - Saturday 7:30 pm (3 hrs) at Aventine Ballroom. Hosted by Gerry Williams, publisher of MarsMoveieGuide.com

7 pm - 9 pm
Dr. Maria Zuber
Principal Investigator, Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission. E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at MIT.
Dinner Pavilion Ballroom
The NASA GRAIL Team will receive the 2013 NSS Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category. Saturday night's dinner banquet will Honor the Women of Space. Before Dr. Zuber's keynote talk, we will pay tribute to Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.
NSS Awards Presentations


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