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Program Schedule — Friday, May 16

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Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Friday, May 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall
  Gateway Ballroom & Prefunction
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Return to Mars: A Kerbal Adventure in 3D Design (Episode #2)
Screening Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Panel: The Birth of a Thriving Commercial Space Economy
Morning Plenary Grand Ballroom DEF
Bob Richards, Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express; Chuck Lauer, Vice President of Business Development, Rocketplane; Jeff Greason, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, XCOR Aerospace; Rick Tumlinson, Chairman of the Board, Deep Space Industries; William Pomerantz, Vice President, Special Projects, Virgin Galactic; Dan Rasky, Chief, Space Portal Office & Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center Moderator: Bruce Pittman, Founder & President, Profit Engineering Technologies; Director, Flight Projects & Chief System Engineer at NASA Space Portal and the Emerging Commercial Space Office
10:00 am - 11:30 am
“Millennials” and “Better than Forecasting” (by invitation only)
NSS Meeting Salon 202 (2nd floor)
10:00 am BY INVITATION ONLY:  “Millennials” and “Better than Forecasting”. Seena Sharp (Managing Director, Sharp Market Intelligence; Author of  "Competitive Intelligence Advantage: How to Minimize Risk, Avoid Surprises, and Grow Your Business in a Changing World" and “Shake Up Your Thinking, Shape Up Your Business”) 
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Morning Track Sessions
Living In Space Track
  Salon 205 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Forecast of breakthrough trends in technique and technology of interstellar flights. Alexander Kazykin and Alla Malko
11:00 am The Schwarzschild Kugelblitz Starship. Jeff Lee
11:30 am Panel Discussion: Exotic Propulsion Systems. Panel: Jeff Lee and Louis Crane; Moderator: Alexander Kazykin
Mars Track
  Salon 214 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Inspiration Mars. Taber MacCallum
10:25 am Mars World. John Spencer
11:00 am Houghton Mars Project. Pascal Lee
11:25 am Phobos/Deimos mission. Pascal Lee
NASA/Exploration - Lunar Subtrack
  Seminar Room (2nd floor)
10:00 am Modeling Space Radiation and Stanford Linear Accelerator: the GEANT Software Tool. Dennis Wright
10:25 am A Radiation Protection System: Public Health for Long Duration Missions. Doug Plata

11:00 am Exploring the Planet Mercury with the MESSENGER Spacecraft. MESSENGER Team: Sean Solomon, Larry Nittler, and Ralph McNutt, Jr.

11:40 am AAKASHA - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Akhil Kolanti, Manasa
Space & Media Track
  Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
10:00 am Welcome. David Knight
10:05 am Space Stories: Tales That Guide Our Perceptions Of Space & Other Worlds. Rand Simberg, Paul Gillebaard, Emily Lakdawalla, and Rod Pyle
11:00 am The Making of "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Ben Grossmann
Space Engagement Track
  Salon 210 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Mindfulness from Weightlessness. Soyeon Yi
10:25 am The Best Is Always Yet To Come. Ralph Ewig
11:00 am The Red Pill: Humans, Exponential Perception, Compassion, and the Universe. David Roberts
11:25 am Why space sells but cannot be sold. Ales Nohel
Space Enterprise Track
  Redondo (California Ballroom)
10:00 am Track Opening Keynote. Chris Lewicki (via Skype)
11:00 am Defying Gravity: Entertainment and Media's Impact on Market Demand. John Spencer, Michelle Peters, and Phillip Hurst Moderator: Tariq Malick
Space Experience Track
  Malibu (California Ballroom)
10:00 am Track introduction. Tony Materna
10:25 am Disrupting the Supply Chain for Space: The Additive Manufacturing Revolution. Aaron Kemmer
11:00 am Space Tourism: We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet. Patrick Collins (Pre-Recorded)
11:25 am So I made it through the Startup Phase. What's Next? Rex Ridenoure
Space Policy Track
  Salon 211 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Energy from Space (ES): Challenges Ahead from Technical to Political. Paul Werbos
11:00 am Air Launch Assist Space Access. Mitchell Burnside Clapp
Space Settlement Track
  Salon 201 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Panel: Engineering Considerations for Space Settlements. AIAA Space Colonization Technical Committee
Space Solar Power Track
  Santa Catalina (3rd floor)
10:00 am Launch & logistical support for SPS construction. John Strickland
10:35 am Laser augmented propulsion for power satellites. Keith Henson
11:15 am Potential Impact of Space Elevators upon Development of SSP Architecture. Peter Swan
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch & Keynote: From Virginia to the ISS… Orbital's Successful Development and Demonstration of Commercial Cargo Resupply Services
  Grand Ballroom DEF
Keynote Speaker: Orbital Sciences Team: Frank DeMauro, Vice President and Program Director, CRS Program; and Mike Pinkston, Senior Vice President and Program Director, Launch Systems Group; Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest Award; MC: Michael Simpson, Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, Professor of Space Policy and International Law, International Space University
12:00 noon - 12:30 pm
Student Lunch
  California Prefunction
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Return to Mars: A Kerbal Adventure in 3D Design (Episode #2)
Screening Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Poster Session
Posters Grand Ballroom ABC
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Afternoon Track Sessions
Living In Space Track
  Salon 205 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm 3D Printing on ISS And Beyond: How Additive Manufacturing In Space Will Transform Human Space Exploration. Mike Chen
2:25 pm To hell with Prada! Spacewear goes chic. Jeff Feige
3:00 pm Convolution: The Expanded Design - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Laria Reynolds
3:10 pm BANA Space Settlement 2.0 - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Edwin Martínez, Tamara González, Kristopher Álamo
3:20 pm Blending a Science Fiction Novel with an Autobiography. Declan O'Donnell
3:30 pm The Obligation to Colonize Space. Steven Wolfe
3:40 pm Astro-humanism: Space as a spiritual movement. Walt Putnam
4:00 pm The inspiration for writing Science Fiction. Terry Savage
4:10 pm Writing Science Fiction. David Brin (Skype)
4:20 pm Panel: Science Fiction Writes. Declan O'Donnell, Steven Wolfe, Walt Putnam, Terry Savage, and David Brin (Skype)
Mars Track
  Salon 214 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm TBA. Robert Zubrin
2:25 pm Promoting Mars. Rich Phillips
3:00 pm Materials and Methods for Construction on Mars. Brandon Larson
3:25 pm Life On Mars. Susan Jewell
4:00 pm Project MarsX. Aleš Nohel
4:25 pm Time Capsule to Mars. TBA
5:00 pm Space Research and Entrepreneurship. Afshin Khan
5:25 pm TBD
NASA/Exploration - Lunar Subtrack
  Seminar Room (2nd floor)
2:00 pm The GLXP Milestone Awards and GLXP Chief Update. Andrew Barton
2:25 pm The Penn State Luna Lions Initiative . Michael Paul
3:00 pm Moon-Express Plans Beyond GLXP. Bob Richards
3:25 pm Low Energy Trajectories in Cislunar Space and Supply Chains for Exploration and Development. Al Anzaldua
4:00 pm Robotic Rover Development Team Synergy Moon. Maria Catalina
4:25 pm Scorpius Launch System and Potential Scorpius Post Launch Applications. Tom Bauer
5:00 pm Modeling the Economic Development of New Space Analytics Cislunar Space. Brad Blair  
5:25 pInternational Lunar Geophysical Year Campaign. Dave Dunlop
Space & Media Track
  Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm Covering Space: The Real Story On NASA & NewSpace From The People Who Bring Us The News. Tariq Malik, Ian O'Neil, Jeff Foust, Guy Webster, and Rod Pyle
3:00 pm To the Tet and Back: The Visual Effects of "Oblivion." Bjorn Mayer and Steve Preeg
4:00 pm The Future Is Immersion. Ted Schilowitz
5:00 pm Space Shuttle Atlantis: The Next Mission. Daren Ulmer
5:25 pm Screenings of Falcon 9: Getting To Space & Other Short Films. David Knight
Space Engagement Track
  Salon 210 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm Women in Space Panel. Soyeon Yi, Loretta Whitesides, Ariane Cornel, Janet Ivey, and Azam Shaghaghi
3:00 pm Innovative Financing of Space Science. Michael Potter
3:25 pm Africa 2050: Africa Leapfrogging Space Technology for Economic Growth, Security and Environmental Sustainability. Allen Herbert
4:00 pm RocketCam: The Roots for Many STEM Efforts. Rex Ridenoure
4:25 pm Space City. Neda Ansari
5:00 pm Orphans Of Apollo. Movie - and Q&A with director Michael Potter
Space Enterprise Track
  Redondo (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm State focus: International Lessons: California’s Aerospace Market. Arash Ateshkadi
3:00 pm Enabling the Space Economy: Introduction to Workshop Goals. Richard J Phillips
3:25 pm Workshop 25 Minute Breakout Sessions: 1. Law & Policy, 2. Capital Formation. Workshop leaders
4:00 pm Workshop Breakout Sessions: 1. R&D, 2. Market Demand. Workshop leaders
4:30 pm Requirements for Law & Policy. Workshop leaders
4:40 pm Requirements for Capital Formation. Workshop
5:00 pm Requirements for R&D. Workshop leaders
5:10 pm Requirements for Market Demand. Workshop leaders
5:25 pm Track Closing Keynote: A Visionary Looking Forward.
Space Experience Track
  Malibu (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm Expanding Civilization into Space: a Moral Issue of Our Time. Adriano Autino
3:00 pm Space Renaissance International, supporting human expansion beyond Boundaries of Planet Earth. Walter Putnam
3:25 pm The Space Experience Economy. John Spencer
4:00 pm Space Renaissance: From Earth to Space, solo flute recital: Syrinx (Claude Debussy), Image (Eugene Bozza), Space Renaissance Suite 1 (Howard Buss). Elena Cecconi
4:25 pm The World View® Voyager Experience Luxury travel on the frontier of space. Taber MacCallum
5:00 pm An Unforgettable ZeroG Flight Experience. Farnaz Ghadaki
5:25 pm Space Fashion. Misuzu Onuki
Space Policy Track
  Salon 211 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm The Implications of Space Solar Power on Further Space Policy. John Mankins
3:00 pm Cheap Access and a Near-term Plan to Settle the Solar System. Charles
4:00 pm The Experimental Spaceplane XS-1. Jess Sponable
5:00 pm Update on Space Property Law. Rosanna Sattler
Space Settlement Track
  Salon 201 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm Colony Evolution: A Path Toward Large-Scale Cities in Space. John Cserep
2:30 pm Kalpana One Space Settlement Design. Al Globus
3:00 pm Beyond Deimos: The Case for Early Settlement Beyond Mars. Doug Plata
3:30 pm Priorities for Long-Term Space Operations: Space Shuttle Lessons Learned. Anita Gale
4:00 pm Additive Manufacturing Enabling Space Colonization. Mike Snyder
4:30 pm Civilian Space Academy for Living in Space. Steven Leventhal
5:00 pm Taking Nature Back from the Eco-Nihilists—Why Mother Nature Wants You in Space. Howard Bloom
Space Solar Power Track
  Santa Catalina (3rd floor)
2:00 pm The Dawn of Large Scale Space Solar Power. Darel Preble
2:35 pm Building a Bridge to Terrestrial Use of Space Solar Power. David Dunlop and Al Anzaldua
3:15 pm SSP and the Commercial Satellite Business. Robert Bell
4:00 pm SSP Industry Day - where help is needed Panel & Collaborative Discussion
3D Printing in Space, ISS to Space Solar Power Infrastructure. Jason Dunn
Space Water: Meeting Global Challenges in the 21st Century. Kent Tobiska
Can Space Solar Power Be Made Safe? - A Preliminary Assessment of SSP Safety Risk. Feng Hsu.
Facilitators: John C. Mankins, Paul Werbos, and Gary Barnhard
OOOOjOOOO Student Programming
  San Clemente (3rd floor)
5:00 pm Your Future in Space: Visions of Science & Tech - Student Session #2. Kiko Dontchev (SpaceX engineer), Henning Roedel (Stanford PhD candidate), Mark Barthelemy (OOOOjOOOO)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) meeting
SSTC Meeting Salon 206 (2nd floor)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NSS Board of Governors Meeting
NSS Meeting Board Room (2nd floor)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
  Century Prefunction
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Governors Dinner & Keynote: Space Renaissance: Rebirth as a Bouncing Beaming Baby or Screaming Little Monster?
  Grand Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Rick Searfoss, Astronaut, Colonel, USAF Retired, XCOR Aerospace Chief Test Pilot, Colonel, USAF (Ret.); Robert Heinlein Award to Elon Musk, CEO & Chief Designer, SpaceX; Space Pioneer Award to MESSENGER Team: Sean Solomon, Principal Investigator; Larry Nittler, Deputy Principal Investigator; and Ralph McNutt, Project Scientist; Student Space Settlement Design Contest Grand Prize Awards; NSS Chris Pancratz Activist of the Year Award; NSS Excellence Awards. MC: Geoffrey Notkin, Meteorite Expert & Star of Science Channel's Meteorite Men.
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Movie Night: A Festival of Short Mars Films with Gerry Williams, The Mars Society, San Diego.
Screening Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
10:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
National Space Society Chapters Assembly Meeting
NSS Meeting Salon 210 (2nd floor)
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