NewSpace Conference to Feature Day on Space Elevators

The Space Frontier Foundation has released a preliminary schedule for its annual NewSpace conference. The four-day event will take place at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., culminating on July 20 – the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The conference will feature a full day on space elevators as well as another one devoted to the moon, Mars and beyond.

Friday, July 17th
Space Elevator Day

0900-1015 Overview and Questions
1015-1115 Carbon Nanotube Technology
1115-1215 Technology Development
1215-1330 Lunch
1330-1430 Economic Growth Opportunities
1430-1530 Spaceward and the Elevator Games
1545-1600 Coffee and Networking Break
1600-1700 Panel Discussion Q&A with Audience
2030-2200 Orphans of Apollo Movie Night

Saturday, July 18th
Enabling the Future

0900-1000 Ames Programming: TBD
1000-1100 Ames Programming: TBD
1100-1200 Ames Programming: TBD
1200-1230 Pre-lunch Speaker: TBD
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1415 Big Opportunities in Tiny Satellites: New Space and Nanosats
1415-1500 New Space in the Age of Economic Uncertainty
1500-1515 Coffee and Networking Break
1515-1600 Suborbital Point-to-Point: Going Places or Taking us for a Ride?
1600-1645 Space Solar Power: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
1645-1700 Humanity’s Future in Space
1700-1800 Networking Reception

Sunday, July 19th
The Business of New Space

0900-1130 Business Plan Competition
1130-1200 Future of Private Space Exploration
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 Accelerating Development or Picking Winners
1400-1420 Commercial Lunar Opportunities
1420-1500 Commercial Lunar Opportunities Panel
1500-1510 Networking Break
1520-1600 COTS Panel
1600-1700 Business Case Studies
1700-1730 Commercial Space Real Estate
1730-1830 Networking Reception

Monday, July 20th
Moon, Mars, and Beyond; Where do we go from here?

0900-0930 Can We Even Live on Other Worlds?
0930-1030 GLXP Discussion
1030-1100 Yes We Went to the Moon, Damnit!
1100-1300 Teachers in Space
1300-1400 Commercial Space Facilities
1400-1500 Eat or Be Eaten: The Threat and Promise of Near Earth Objects
1500-1530 Networking Break
1530-1630 Lunar Science and Settlement
1630-1730 Where Do We Go From Here?
1830-2130 NewSpace 2009 Gala