Our Thoughts Are With Houston.

To our SpaceCom Community, citizens’ of Texas, and surrounding States. We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to all affected by Hurricane Harvey! Your spirit, selflessness, and courage will carry you through! – The SpaceCom Team

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From Oil Drilling to Space Mining

Within the next decade, we may witness the world’s first space mining operation. With the renewed interest in space colonization propagated by visionaries such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, Middle Eastern oil states are looking to take part as well. These oil states understand gas will not last forever and hope to diversify their

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Satellites for Sustainability

As SpaceX and Blue Origin push the boundaries of space exploration, NASA satellite imagery is revolutionizing sustainability efforts back on Earth. A recent analytics report from E. & J. Gallo Winery showed that satellite imagery combined with IBM Watson intelligence reduced water usage by 16% while improving the quality of the grapes grown. NASA satellite

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2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is a Must

For those in the synthetic biology space, the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is a must. This year’s World Congress will feature a 7-session Synthetic Biology track, featuring more than two dozen speakers – from scientists and academics to company executives. A Monday morning session on “Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Address Global Challenges”

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Amazon Founder Sets Sights on the Moon

In just three years, we may very well have our first permanent colony on the Moon. Feeding into the excitement about space exploration consistently building over the past decade, Jeffrey Bezos, (founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, has announced the ambitious goal of establishing a human settlement on the Moon by 2020. As Bezos stated,

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SpaceX Pushing the Boundaries of the Final Frontier

SpaceX is continuing to prove that it is feasible for the human race to be a multi planetary species. With plans to create a sustainable mode of transportation from Earth to the moon and Mars, to create space tourism, and eventually lead colonization efforts, SpaceX is continually pushing the boundaries of space exploration. Only a

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Awty International School Leads the Way to Space

Beginning in 2013, teachers and students at Awty International School in Houston helped pave the way for area schools to become participants in the emerging commercial space industry… and to help make Houston a leader in encouraging students to consider STEM careers by using the excitement of space flight to inspire. Sponsored by a diverse

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Students and Teachers Reach for the Stars

The growth in the number and availability of commercial suborbital launch vehicles is allowing a new generation of students and teachers in a variety of education settings – K-12 schools, colleges and universities, museums and nonprofits – to fly and operate experiments in space. Access to flight opportunities has been difficult historically, and prohibitively expensive

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Beer from Mars!

For those of you have met me, you will know that I am from the UK and “over there” we drink a lot of beer. To be fair, it is at cellar temperature and does not have any carbonation. The lager industry and the U.S. beer market are entirely different. In the U.S., it is

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An Out-Of-This-World Success

When we set out to have SpaceCom 2015, we expected that as a first year show, we would run into some problems. So we set our overall metrics for success quite conservatively. Never did we imagine that we would fill the conference room and even have to expand it to accommodate the enthusiastic registration levels

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Space City 2020

Space activity in the 21st Century is a partnership between exploration and utilization:  a partnership that creates new knowledge simultaneously with new opportunities. The knowledge and experience we have established through six decades of space exploration forms the basis for a number of applications useful in other industry sectors. There are many examples of how space

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