Below is the schedule for Space Access 2012. As the conference goes on I'll update this with links to the talks.
Thursday April 12
9 am - Henry Vanderbilt, your SA'12 Conference Manager, with a brief welcome
9:05 - Henry Spencer, "Beyond Chemical Rockets: Overview and Near-Term Options"
9:55 - Keith Henson, "$100 a kg to GEO with Beamed Energy Propulsion"
10:15 - Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Sara Meschberger
10:25 - break
11 am - Liftport, Frank Smith
11:20 - John Schilling, "Halfway to Anywhere, Part II: Groundwork For Going Beyond LEO"
12:10 - Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Alex Saltman, Executive Director
12:25 - break for lunch
2 pm - David Hoerr, "The Rocket Company, 10 Years After"
2:20 - Ed Wright of Citizens in Space, on “Citizen Science: ‘Pump priming’ For Suborbital
2:40 - Bruce Pittman, NASA Ames, "Barriers And Opportunities For Reusable Launch Vehicles"
3 pm - Space Studies Institute, Gary Hudson, President (do not miss - we can say no more)
3:30 - break
4:05 - Dallas Bienhoff, "Payload Requirements For A Low Cost Reusable Launch Vehicle"
4:35 - Rick Maschek, Sugar Shot To Space
5:05 - Spaceworthy, Ed De Reyes, "Roadblocks To Licensing and Permitting: We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Us"
5:25 - National Space Society, Paul Damphousse, Executive Director
5:40 - Stratofox Aerospace Tracking & Recovery Team, Ian Kluft
6 pm - break for dinner
8 pm - Scott Tibbitts, eSpace, "From the Hardware Store to Pluto: Adventures in Space Entrepreneurship"
8:30 - Altius Space Machines, Jon Goff
9 pm - Garvey Space, John Garvey
9:30 - Rocketplane Global, Chuck Lauer
9:50 - Matt Cannella, "HySoR Hybrid Sounding Rocket"
10:05 - end of day's schedule. Begin celebrating Yuri's Night, sponsored by Phoenix Chapters of AIAA and NSS! (Don't overdo it, there are two full days still ahead.)
Friday April 13th
9 am - XCOR Aerospace, Mark Street
9:45 - United Launch Alliance, Frank Zegler
10:30 - break
11:05 - Panel: World Space Programs & Prospects - Jeff Foust, Clark Lindsey, Doug Messier, Dave Salt
11:50 - Henry Spencer, "Lessons From Smallsats for Small Launchers"
12:20 - Ben Brockert, "Encouraging STEM Education In The US"
12:30 pm - break for lunch
2 pm - NASA OCT, Dr. Laguduva Kubendran
2:45 - Lasermotive, Jordin Kare
3 pm - Jordin Kare on Recent Laser Propulsion Work
3:30 - break
4:05 - Orbital Outfitters, Jeff Feige
4:35 - Masten Space, Dave Masten
5:45 - Rick Tumlinson, on the EarthLight Institute
5:55 - break for dinner
8 pm - Phil Chapman, "Reviving Human Spaceflight"
8:20 - Panel: Newspace Lessons Learned - Gary Hudson, Henry Spencer, Henry Vanderbilt
9 pm - Armadillo Aerospace, Ben Brockert
9:30 - JP Aerospace, John Powell
10 pm - end of day's schedule. Don't party too late - there's still another whole day ahead!
Saturday April 14th
9 am - FAA AST, Mike Kelly, Chief Engineer
9:50 - Rand Simberg on a Space Property Rights initiative
Gerry Nordley on Tethers Unlimited
10:20 - break
10:55 - Speedup, Robert Steinke
11:15 - Frontier Astronautics, Timothy Bendel
11:40 - Osa Fitch, "The Rocket Test Company: 2012 Update"
11:55 - Percy Luney, VP Space Florida, "An Informal Discussion Of Possible NanoSat Launch Challenge Parameters"
12:25 - break for lunch
2 pm - Michael Clive, "The Mojave Makers Hackerspace"
2:15 - Unreasonable Rocket, Paul Breed
2:45 - Tim Pickens, Rocket City Space Pioneers GLXP Project
3:10 - Ed Wright of Citizens In Space, on "Citizen Science: 'Pump Priming' For Suborbital"
3:25 - break
4 pm - Jim Muncy, PoliSpace
4:40 - Tim Pickens with a few words on "DIY Space Access: Modern Communications, the 'Maker' network, and the Space Community" (Panel to Follow, Panelists TBA)
5:25 - Space Frontier Foundation, Ryan McLinko
5:40 - Panel: Policy Issues For The Coming Year - Phil Chapman, Jim Muncy, Rand Simberg, Henry Vanderbilt
6:20 - end of Space Access sessions for another year. See you in the bar!
Here are my summaries of past years:
Space Access 2007
Space Access 2008
Space Access 2009
Space Access 2010
And if that isn't a enough for you check out HobbySpace's write up of Space Access 2012.
Is this series by any chance meant to be on a different blog?
Normally our blog does focus on homeschooling, education and family issues.
Partly because I've found that the blog has become an extension of my memory each year I capture the main points of Space Access.
On Monday the blog will return to the normal program.
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