Thursday, November 17

Below is a tentative conference program schedule for Thursday, November 17 as on June 16, 2016. Schedule is subject to change.


Thursday, November 17

Day 3: Practical Business Solution and the Future


dwc photography-9157NASA ISS Feed & SpaceCom STEM Announcement

Grand Ballroom A
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

  • Kirk Shireman, Manager International Space Station, NASA


Keynote: Investing In Space Commerce

Grand Ballroom A
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Since 1999, Robert Bigelow and his company, Bigelow Aerospace, have been on a mission to provide affordable and habitable destinations for national space agencies and corporate clients. In 2006 and 2007, we launched orbiting prototype habitats. And in May 2016, NASA attached a Bigelow Aerospace habitat, BEAM, to the International Space Station. In this keynote, Robert Bigelow will share his vision of how his company will assist human exploration and the discovery of beneficial resources, whether in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), on the moon, in deep space or on Mars.

  • Robert Bigelow, Founder, Bigelow Aerospace


Start-Up Stars Panel with Investor Critique

Grand Ballroom A
9.15 – 10:30 a.m.

A panel of investors and incubators will review and critique presentations of promising new space related start-up. Audience will be able to participate in the collaborative lively pitch session.

  • Stephan Reckie, Founding Managing Member, Angelus Funding
  • David Lindenbaum, Systems Engineer, In-Q-Tel
  • Sunil Nagaraj, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Sean Casey, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center


Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Panel: Technology Opportunities at the Intersection of Industries

(Workshop Follow-up)
Grand Ballroom A
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

The panelist are the Industry workshop facilitators from Day 2 of SpaceCom 2015. They will give brief top-line outcomes from their sessions, and engage with each other and the audience on the intersection of where space technologies are applying cross-industries, and how industry is meeting the needs of the space community.

  • Dorit Donoviel, Director, Biomedical Innovations Laboratory, Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Barry Matsumori, Technology & Development Executive, Virgin Galactic
  • Henk Mooiweer, Innovation Consultant, Innovenate LLC
  • Benjamin Moses, Technical Director, Association of Manufacturing Technology
  • Michael Jones, President, The Maritime Alliance
  • Lanny Faleide, President, SatShot


Featured Presenter: SpaceX – Commercial Crew and Beyond

Grand Ballroom A
12:00 – 12:20 p.m.

Garrett Reisman is SpaceX’s Director of Space Operations, which includes helping lead the team responsible for developing the Crew Dragon spacecraft that is slated to begin ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017. In this talk, Reisman will provide a status report on Crew Dragon, an update on SpaceX operations, and look farther into the future, including the ultimate goal of helping enable humans to become a multi-planetary species.

  • Garrett Reisman, Director of Space Operations, SpaceX

Technology for the Benefit of Humanity: Panel of Astronauts of the Past, Present & Future

Grand Ballroom A
12:20 – 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director of NASA Johnson Space Center, will lead a lively discussion among a panel of fellow space travelers that will give a first-hand look at past, present and future research and technology that has and will continue to impact terrestrial industries and life on Earth.

  • Moderator: Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director, NASA JSC
  • Greg Johnson, President & Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
  • Don McMonagle, Vice President NASA Programs, Raytheon
  • Soichi Noguchi, Head of Astronaut Office & Japanese Astronaut, JAXA
  • Charles Walker, Independent Aerospace Professional & First Commercial Astronaut


Conference Concludes

1:15  p.m.