Thursday, April 02, 2009

Space Access 2009 - The Agenda

The meeting has just started and we've already been told that the Agenda is out of date, but here is one of the versions of the agenda:

Thursday April 2nd
1 pm - Registration and Hospitality open (we may have them open as early as noon, depending on how setup goes, but no guarantees.)
1:50 Henry Vanderbilt says "Welcome" and shares a thought or two
2 pm Henry Spencer, "The Big Top Step: From 100 Km To LEO - Building To Orbit From Suborbital Capabilities"

3:30 break
4 pm Stratofox Aerospace Tracking Team/Ian Kluft
4:30 Keith Henson
5:05 David Summers/Universal Transport Systems, "High Delta-V Rocket Aircraft"
5:25 Copenhagen Suborbitals/Frank Smith

5:55 break for dinner
8 pm James Van Laak, FAA AST Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
9:10 Space Studies Institute/Lee Valentine
9:20 Robin Snelson, Space Tourism Specialist with Rocketship Tours
9:25 Paul Breed of Unreasonable Rockets
9:00 Charles Pooley, N-Prize Contestant: Team Prometheus/Aeronautic Enterprises Inc.
9:20 TBA
late - Hospitality closes

Friday April 3rd
8 am - Registration and Hospitality open
9 am - Michelle Murray, FAA AST Experimental Permit Program Lead
9:30 - Kevin Greene, "The SBA-Guaranteed Business Loan Process"
10:00 Rand Simberg, Lies, Damned Lies, and Launch Costs
10:30 break

10:40 Flometrics/Carl Tedesco
11:15 James Dunstan, on Orbital Debris Law
11:35 Panel on Orbital Debris - Joe Carroll, James Dunstan, Jeff Foust, Dennis Wingo
12:05 TBA

break for lunch
2 pm XCOR Aerospace/Jeff Greason
2:50 Garvey Spacecraft/John Garvey
3:25 break
4 pm BonNova/Bob Noteboom
4:35 Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)/Joshua Nelson
4:45 TrueZer0/Scott Zeeb and Todd Squires
5:20 NASA Ames Human Tended Suborbital Science/Yvonne Cagle and Bruce Pittman

5:50 break for dinner
8 pm Panel, World Space Programs & Projects, Clark Lindsey, Dave Salt, Henry Spencer
8:50 Iain Finer, N-Prize Contestant: Team Kiwi 2 Space
9:10 Ed Wright, Teachers in Space's Astronaut Teacher Course Design Workshop
9:20 Brian Miller, AFI Fellow, with the short film "Cosmonaut" and a few words on attempting authentic space film
late - Hospitality closes

Saturday April 4th
8 am - Registration and Hospitality open
9 am Rocketplane Global/Chuck Lauer
9:35 Leik Myrabo, Lightcraft Technologies Inc and RPI, "International Research Collaboration on Beamed Energy Propulsion"
10:25 break
10:55 Misuzu Onuki, "Current Status Of Japanese Space Venture Companies"
11:20 Armadillo Aerospace/John Carmack
12:10 Space Frontier Foundation/Bob Noteboom and Rick Tumlinson
12:20 break for lunch

~12:45 - Registration closes
2:10 Masten Space/Dave Masten
3:10 SpeedUp/Bob Steinke
3:20 break
4:20 Jim Muncy/PoliSpace, "Minding the Space Gap"
5 pm Charles Pooley, N-Prize Contestant: Microlaunchers
5:20 Wrapup Panel, with Various Luminaries telling us What It All Means

~6 pm that's all for this year
late - Hospitality closes - see you next time!

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Anonymous said...

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I love the ideas you have here in your blog! My youngest is 12, and is very interested in science, we'll be exploring your links together at our next school session!

Henry Cate said...

What a small world!

How is David's company doing? I couldn't see the advantage of the ribbon as rocket fuel idea. It seems like the rocket has to pull the ribbon as it uses the fuel.

I'm glad you like the blog. You might consider submitting something to the Carnival of Homeschooling.