1 - update 1
- Henry Vanderbilt introduction.
Thompson (NASA Goddard) gives a review of
1- update 2
- Gerry Nordley discusses the feasibility of Artificial
- He also briefly reviews some tether projects
1 - update 3
- Charles Miller, substituting for Jess Sponable,
talks about the AFRL's Fully Reusable Access to
Space Technology (FAST) program.
1 - update 4
- Steve Cook of NASA talks about development of
the Ares Booster.
1 - update 5
- Nicole Jordan and Will Pomerantz of the X
Prize Foundation discuss the X
Prize Cup event, past and future.
- Panel, X-Prize Cup Operations - Russell Blink,
Randall Clague, Nicole Jordan, Dave Masten, Will
1 - update 6
- Ken Davidian (Centennial Challenges chief) describes
NASA's ESMD (Exploration Systems Mission Directorate)
and its approach to NewSpace.
1 - update 7
- Lee Valentine of the Space
Studies Institute discussed the history of
- Doug Griffith and Kelly Alton, specialists in
aviation and space law, discussed liability and
insurance issues involved with new space vehicles.
- Bob Steinke of Speedup
talks about his HoverBike - rocket powered jet-ski
- Rick Wills describes the projects at the University
of Dayton Advance Rocket Team (UDART).
2 - update 1
- George French III gave a status report on Rocketplane
Kistler. Announced the signing of a Letter
of Intent with Bigelow to carry passengers to
a BA habitat starting in 2012.
2- update 2
- Dana Andrews of Andrews
Space discusses projects at the company.
- Bruce Pittman of NASA discusses the Space Portal
organization at NASA Ames.
2 - update 3
- Charles Miller (CSI) talks about the ACESA (Advisory
Council on Entrepreneurial Space Access) within
- Kerry Scarlott reviews the ITAR
- ITAR panel: Randall Clague (XCOR), Jim Muncy,
Kerry Scarlott, Rand Simberg
2 - update 4
- Michelle Murray of the FAA
Office of Space Commercialization talked about
the process for obtaining experimental flight
permits. Mentions that Blue Origin carried out
a test flight that week.
- RLV Flight Insurance Panel: Kelly Alton (insurance,
United Risk Solutions, Inc.), James Dunstan (space
law), Doug Griffith, Ralph Harp (Falcon Aviation
2 - update 5
- Jim Muncy (Polispace) gave his perspective on
NASA and how its current policies impact the entrepreneurial
2 - update 6
2 - update 7
2 - update 8
Pournelle gives his "irreverent" views on
- Kevin Sagis of Paragon
Labs described their various rocket projects.
Ken Davidian presented this plot showing the torturous
maze that faces
the start-up space company trying to find success.