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ISDC 2013 Programming Schedule for Thursday, May 23


While we strive to have this page up to date, please consult onsite volunteers and signage for last minute changes.

Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon.
Thursday, May 23

8:30 am - 8:50 am
Presentation of Mayoral Proclamation declaring May 23rd to May 27th 'National Space Society Week' in San Diego.
Opening Ceremonies Aventine Ballroom
8:50 am - 9:45 am
Bas Lansdorp, Co-Founder & CEO of Mars One
Opening Keynote Aventine Ballroom

9:45 am - 10 am
Networking Break
Coffee Break Foyer

10 am - 10:50 am
Breakthrough Science and Advanced Space Technology Concepts Track Room: Mykonos (2nd Floor)
Getting More Bang Before the Buck Arrives: How do We Restart Our Engine of Creativity and Innovation?
Bill Gardiner, Laboratory Consulting Sources, Inc.
Is Orbital Debris a Useful Test Case for Space Manufacturing?
Joe Carroll, President, Tether Applications, Inc.
Lunar Track Room: Palatine
Welcome, Introduction, and Lunar Track Overview
Dave Dunlop, ISDC 2013 Lunar Track Chair
Multi-Disciplinary Science and Engineering Objectives/Challenges for Terrestrial Lunar and Mars Lava tube Exploration.
Dr. Heather Smith, NASA AMES Astrobiology Institute and Chair Lava Tube Science Organizing Committee
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
Mars Track Room: Portofino
Mars Track Introduction
Brandon Larson, ISDC 2013 Mars Track Co-Chair
Road to Sustainability
Heiko Martens-Scholz, President, Road2sustainability
Open Space Track Room: Athenia (2nd Floor)
Academy Study on Space Elevator Feasibility
Dr. Peter Swan
Do-It-Yourself Space
Robert Brand, Director of Spacecraft Communications, Navigation and Data. Team Stellar
Open Space II Track Room: Delphi (2nd Floor)
Robot Localization Autonomy and Dexterity for Space Applications
David Bruemmer, Vice President, 5D Robotics

10:50 am - 11 am
Break

11 am - 11:50 am
Breakthrough Science and Advanced Space Technology Concepts Track Room: Mykonos (2nd Floor)
Server Sky - Introduction to Thinsat Technology
Keith Lofstrom, Server Sky, http://server-sky.com
Lunar Track Room: Palatine
Engineering Challenges and Approaches in Lava Tube Exploration
Dr. Aaron Parness, Jet Propulsion Lab
Panel Discussion: Field Experience and Analog Opportunities
Paul Graham. Project Director, OpenLuna Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Heather Smith. NASA AMES Astrobiology Institute and Chair Lava Tube Science Organizing Committee
John Strickland. NSS at-Large Director, Region 3
Dave Dunlop. NSS and Moon Society
Mars Track Room: Portofino
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
Mars One Conceptual Art
Bryan Versteeg, Team Member, Mars-One. Conceptual Artist for Visualizations Depicting Concepts in Space Exploration
JMARS Geospatial Information System
Brandon Larson, Mars Society. Independent Researcher
Open Space Track Room: Athenia (2nd Floor)
Three Steps to Colonize Space
Paul Sudhakar Veerla, Founder and CEO of Globelines Design Solutions Cloud.

12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Dr. Bob Richards
Co-Founder and CEO, Moon Express, Inc.
Lunch Pavilion Ballroom

2 pm - 2:50 pm
Breakthrough Science and Advanced Space Technology Concepts Track Room: Mykonos (2nd Floor)
Can We Get Healthy Enough to Live in Space so we can be Healthy Enough to Stay on Earth?
Bill Gardiner, Laboratory Consulting Sources, Inc.
Lunar Track Room: Palatine
(Remote Presentation) Research Challenges of Extra-terrestrial Lava Tube Exploration
Dr. Penelope Boston, Academic Director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, New Mexico Tech
Mars Track Room: Portofino
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Season 12 Overview
Gerry Williams

2:50 pm - 3 pm
Break

3 pm - 3:50 pm
Breakthrough Science and Advanced Space Technology Concepts Track Room: Mykonos (2nd Floor)
Five Nation Wireless Power Transmission Demonstration Experiments
Narayanan Komerath, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lunar Track Room: Palatine
(Remote Presentation) Exploration of Lunar Volcanic Terrains: Doing Apollo Sorties with Today's Instrumentation
Jennifer Whitten, Brown University
(Remote Presentation) Analog Research Opportunities at the International Lunar Research Park
Rob Kelso, Executive Director of Pacific International Center Exploration of Space (PICES)
Mars Track Room: Portofino
Access to Mars - Operations in Cislunar Space and in LMO
John Strickland, NSS at-Large Director, Region 3

3:50 pm - 4 pm
Break

4 pm - 4:50 pm
Breakthrough Science and Advanced Space Technology Concepts Track Room: Mykonos (2nd Floor)
Space Travel without a Rocket or a Ride: Meteor Formation in the Mesosphere by the Electrolytic Ion Recombination (Deionization) Process
Bill Gardiner, Laboratory Consulting Sources, Inc.
Lunar Track Room: Palatine
Lessons Learned Managing Analog Activities at the Mars Desert Research Station, Utah and Mars Flashline Station, Devon Island, Canada
Paul Graham, Project Director, OpenLuna Foundation, Inc.
(Remote Presentation) Using the Cube Sat/Cube Lab Design Paradigm as a Lava Tube Exploration Architecture - In Situ Access and Analysis
Dr. Pam Clark, Catholic University and Goddard Space Flight Center
Mars Track Room: Portofino
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Team TBD
The Mars Initiative (Tentative)
Brandon Larson,Mars Society. Independent Researcher
Fabrication at Mars Analog Hab
Speaker from Mars Foundation

4:50 pm - 5 pm
Break

5 pm - 5:50 pm
Breakthrough Science and Advanced Space Technology Concepts Track Room: Mykonos (2nd Floor)
Space Travel Solutions through Local Distortions of Space-Time
Marshall Barnes, Director, R&D and Marketing AET RaDAL
Lunar Track Room: Palatine
Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal - A Research and Planning Tool and a vehicle for Educational Engagement and Outreach
Shan Malhotra, George Chang, Richard Kim
Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal Development team members, JPL
GLXP Team Stellar will announce a lunar landing site competition in collaboration with NSS and will select their landing site at next year’s ISDC
Maria Catalina, Google Lunar X-Prize Team Stellar
Mars Track Room: Portofino
Makerspaces In Space, Doing Space Activities
Ethan Chew, panel (Remote)


5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
AIAA Space Colonization Technical Committee (SCTC) Meeting - Members Only Room: TBD
SCTC Members or Invitees Only

6 pm - 7 pm
Cocktail Reception at Asteria Terrance

7 pm - 9 pm
Keynote Speaker: Rick Tumlinson
Founder of The EarthLight Institute; Chairman of the Board, Deep Space Industries.

With Special Presentation by:
Art Dula, CEO of Excalibur Almaz Limited
Dinner Pavilion Ballroom
The USAF and Boeing X-37B Team will receive the 2013 NSS Space Pioneer Award. David E. Hamilton, Jr, Director, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) will be accepting the award on behalf of the Air Force X-37B OTV Team. Ken Torok, Boeing, and colleagues will be accepting the award on behalf of the Boeing X-37B team.


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