Space For All

Global Collaboration for Outer Space

Space For All Location


Session Date and Time
Friday, May 24 @ 10 am – 12 noon

International collaboration is the bedrock of space development, effortlessly crossing boundaries to bring together unparalleled technology, brilliant minds, and visionary perspectives from around the world. In our exploration, we’ll delve into the diverse range of international efforts — from establishing legal frameworks that guarantee the peaceful use of outer space to launching scientific missions aimed at decoding the universe’s vast mysteries, and celebrating popular initiatives that ignite public fascination with space, nurturing the dreams of future explorers and innovators. Additionally, we recognize the intricate balance between collaboration and the web of global competition among nations, as they prepare for humanity’s ambitious expansion into the cosmos.

Space For All  Session Chair Info

National Space Society Board of Directors

Fredrick (Rick) Jenet, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of Expanding Frontiers, a nonprofit organization based in Brownsville, Texas, with a mission to foster the growth of a commercial space ecosystem. Dr. Jenet is an experienced entrepreneur, visionary researcher, and innovative educator, having founded several initiatives in Texas that are fostering the development of a state and national ecosystem for space exploration and commercialization. He is the founder of the Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s first center of excellence, as well as STARGATE, a NewSpace technology development program with facilities at the Boca Chica launch complex in South Texas.

He is also the founder of Rockets and Rigs, an academic/industry/government collaboration working to solve common problems and challenges in both the space development and energy sectors. Dr. Jenet graduated from MIT with an S.B. in Physics in 1993 and obtained his PhD in physics from Caltech in 2001. He was a senior research scientist at Schlumberger Doll research laboratory and a Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Space For All Presentation Speakers

CEO, Leviathan Space Industries & Guayaquil Space Society & Ambassador Milo Space Science Institute
Presentation Title: Workforce Development in the Artemis Accords Framework

Robert Aillon is the founder and CEO of Leviathan Space Industries LLC, which is leading the initiative to develop a Private Spaceport in Ecuador. Robert serves as President of the Guayaquil Space Society, a chapter of the National Space Society where he also serves as International Chapter Coordinator. As a current member of the Global Spaceport Alliance, he participates in the Working group of Point-to-Point Transportation and Academic Partnerships. Currently he participates in the Committee of Emerging Countries and Developing Communities (ACDCEC) as a member of the International Astronautical Federation. He is an active board member of GEN Space which supports the creation of a space based entrepreneurial ecosystem. He works in education outreach activities with schools and universities in Ecuador, having sent the first Ecuadorian seeds to the International Space Station in a project with local students.

National Space Society Board of Directors
Presentation Title: ReSpEcT for Life in Space Leads to ReSpEcT for Life on Earth

Al Anzaldua has an educational background in science and international studies, with a Masters degree in Latin American Studies. He worked for 16 years with the Foreign Service of the U.S. State Department where he carried out diplomatic and science-related work, primarily in Latin American and Caribbean countries and Washington DC, including positions as Consular Officer, Economics Officer, and Science and Environment Officer. Al has served as NSS Executive Vice President and Chair of the NSS Policy Committee. He has authored a series of articles on space-development issues in The Space Review, the Reflector, Ad Astra, and other publications, including the 5th volume of the Aerospace Technology Working Group Book published by the Secure World Foundation, et al. As a member of the NSS Policy Committee, Al is often the lead author of NSS policy papers. Al also has given frequent presentations and exhibitions on space-related subjects dating back to 1985. He is an Officer and Board member of the Tucson Chapter of NSS and has been actively promoting NSS for over 30 years. He also serves as board member of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, as a docent for the Planetary Science Institute, and was a past board member of the Moon Society.

Space Renaissance International, CEO, Founder, Space Renaissance International

Adriano Vittorio Autino is co-founder and former President of the Space Renaissance International (SRI), an inter-cultural NGO, whose mission is the opening of the space frontier: low-cost access to space, space tourism, geo-lunar space industrialization, use of near-Earth asteroids, and full development of space economy. Diplomed in Industrial Electronics, Adriano was a software engineer, project manager, and entrepreneur in real-time automation systems. His insatiable aim to engage on the frontiers led him to work in the aerospace environment, and to conceive an integrated software tool, supporting system engineering and project lifecycle management processes. Adriano authored and co-authored several books, papers, and articles on the theme of civilization expansion into outer space.

Founder, Earth-Space Demonstration and Conservation Center
Presentation Title: Building a Sustainable Future: Evolving the Earth-Space Demonstration and Conservation Center

David Cheuvront is a pilot, mechanical engineer, and former NASA professional with 45 years of experience in aviation, space, and technology. He played a crucial role in NASA, leading projects such as space station maintainability concept development and as a lead engineer for ISS Test & Verification. As Technology Integration Manager for the JSC Advanced Development Office, he oversaw Next Generation Launch Technology and lunar lander development planning. He was also a Safety and Mission Assurance lead for the Orion Crew Vehicle, propellant depot, and other innovative technology initiatives. With expertise in lunar architecture and commercial/NASA Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives, David contributed to the 2015 “Evolvable Lunar Architecture” study and conducted economic evaluations for lunar resource utilization. Inspired by his extensive engineering, business, and real estate background, he conceived the Earth-Space Conservation Demonstration Center, bridging Earth conservation and space development through research, collaboration, and sustainable practices.

Professor & Theoretical Astrophysicist
Presentation Title: The Moon is a Stepping Stone, not a Foundation

Dr. Teviet Creighton is a professor, theoretical astrophysicist, former JPL employee, and co-winner of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the discovery of gravitational waves. He is currently the project lead on the STARGATE space technology R&D program at UT Rio Grande Valley.

Executive Director, Center for Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi
Presentation Title: What Has the UNCOPUOS Done for You Lately?

Michelle Hanlon is the Executive Director of the Center for Air and Space Law and a Professor of Practice within the Air and Space Law program at the University of Mississippi School of Law. She is recognized as a leading figure in space law, holding the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Space Law, the world’s oldest law journal dedicated to legal issues related to human activities in outer space. Additionally, Michelle serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Journal of Drone Law and Policy.

As a co-founder and a key figure in For All Moonkind, Inc., Michelle continues her commitment to preserving human cultural heritage in outer space. This nonprofit organization, unique in its focus, has gained recognition by the United Nations as a Permanent Observer to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

Michelle’s contributions to space activism were honored in 2023 when she received the Chris Pancratz Space Activist of the Year Award from the National Space Society.

Her academic credentials include a B.A. in Political Science from Yale College, a J.D. magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an LL.M. in Air and Space Law from McGill University. Before her focus on aviation and space law, Michelle had a diverse legal career, beginning with restructuring sovereign debt in South and Latin American countries and evolving into cross-border technology mergers and acquisitions. Her solo practice covered a wide range of consulting services for entrepreneurs globally, encompassing corporate formation, financings, and buyouts. Currently, she continues to provide expert advice and counsel in all aspects of air, space, and cyber law through ABH Aerospace, LLC, a consulting firm.

President, The Coalition to Save Manned Space Exploration
Presentation Title: Who’s Winning the Space Race to the Moon and Mars?

Art Harman is the President of the Coalition to Save Manned Space Exploration and was Legislative Director for Congressman Steve Stockman in the 113th Congress, representing the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Mr. Harman was his space advisor, as well as the co-founder of the Space Advocates Congressional Staff Association. He is a frequent guest expert on radio shows discussing the space program and was a speaker at many space conferences including ISDC and Mars Society International Conventions. Mr. Harman has served on the board of directors of three non-profits and is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer.

Chairman, National Space Society Board of Governors

Karlton D. Johnson is the Chairman of the National Space Society’s Board of Governors. In this capacity, he provides overall senior executive leadership to enhance the effectiveness and performance of the Board of Governors in support of the Society’s goals, and he serves as the primary spokesperson for the Board of Governors shepherding strategic engagements with congressional leaders and C-suite senior executives. Mr. Johnson brings a wealth of expertise in several areas to include strategic leadership, partnership creation, organizational excellence, space operational support, and cybersecurity. A former Air Force Colonel, he has successfully developed solutions enabling business transformation globally for large, multinational organizations, led international development of aerospace and defense business partnerships in Fortune 500 companies, and managed resource asset portfolios up to $5.5B.

Professor & Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Sciences at UTRGV
Presentation Title: Opportunities for Gravitational-Wave Detection on the Moon

Dr. Volker Quetschke earned his doctoral degree at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany working on identifying and reducing the noise of laser systems. His research focusses on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) where he is involved in improving the input optics and designing the next generation detector. He is a member of the project that led to the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” and a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize 2016 for detection of Gravitational Waves 100 Years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence. He chairs the Lasers and Auxiliary Optics working group of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Recent additions to his research agenda include a space laser for the Laser Interferometer Lunar Antenna (LILA) project and the Space Simulator, a cryogenic vacuum test system for space hardware.

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