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Program Schedule — Saturday, May 17

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Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday, May 17
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 #3)
Screening Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Asteroids for Life, Then and Now (panel)
Morning Plenary Grand Ballroom DEF
Panel: William Ailor, Principal Engineer, Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies, Vehicle System Division, Engineering and Technology Group, The Aerospace Corporation; Howard Bloom, National Space Society Board of Governors; John Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Planetary Sciences and Co-Director, Space Engineering Research Center, University of Arizona; Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute; Michael Nolan, Scientist, Arecibo Observatory Moderator: Laura Danly, Curator, Griffith Observatory
8:30 am - 11:30 am
NSS Board Meeting
  San Clemente & Santa Catalina (3rd floor)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Morning Track Sessions
Living In Space Track
  Salon 205 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Sirius - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Wenxin Gu, Yunyi Zhu, Yunfei Wang, Bochun Mao, Zhaorui Yang
10:10 am ADVAITA - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Adwait Dawane, Madhura Kuthe
10:25 am World Space Week 2014. Dennis Stone
11:00 am Breathing life into a sustainable entrepreneurial space ecosystem. Richard Godwin, Gary Barnhard, Jeff Feige, and Michael Snyder
Mars Track
  Salon 214 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Raptor High Performance Rocket Engine. Jeff Thornburg
11:00 am Explore Mars Status. Chris Carberry
11:25 am Affording Mars. Chris Carberry
NASA/Exploration - Emerging Science and Technologies Subtrack
  Seminar Room (2nd floor)
10:00 am Biological Construction Materials for Space Exploration. Henning Roedel
10:25 am Cloud Nines - Manufacturing Our Future in Space. Paul Wieland
11:00 am Technological Requirements for Colonizing Mars. Robert Zubrin
Space & Media Track
  Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
10:00 am Visualizing "Gravity." Tim Webber and Chris Edwards
11:00 am A Journey From Earth to the Edge of the Cosmos. Alberto Conti
Space Engagement Track
  Salon 210 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Changing Space Science with Lynx Research and Education Mission Capabilities. Khaki Rodway
10:25 am Searching for Cosmic Company. Seth Shostak
11:00 am Microgravity for Societal Benefit. Ioana Cozmuta
11:25 am Impact on Humanity from a Space Elevator Perspective. Peter Swan
Space Experience Track
  Malibu (California Ballroom)
10:00 am The Zero Gravity Cocktail Project. Samuel Coniglio
10:25 am Commercial Spaceplane Developments: Increasing Capabilities and P2P Space Transportation. Chuck Lauer
11:00 am The Space Experience on Earth. Jason Klassi
11:25 am Imagination in Los Angeles: A Path to the Future. Weston Cookler
Space Settlement Track
  Redondo (California Ballroom)
10:00 am SKYWHEEL: a Near-Term Colony Demonstrator Concept. John Cserep
11:00 am Selene Expandable Space Orbital Settlement - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Calin Constantin Segarceanu, Maria Catalina Voicu, Ana Cosmina Popescu, Deniz Gunsahin,
Andrei Tache-Codreanu, Arthur Mihai Niculae
11:10 am VISIO - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Sanil Mohan Gupta, Tushar Sekhri, Namit Kapoor, Jaideep Singh
11:20 am Nea Zoi: A New Life - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Aayush Basavesh
11:30 am Renaissance II - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Ioana Belcin,
Victoria Ciociu, Bianca Iftimie, Roberta Tripea, Bianca Gridean, Alexandra Rafoi, Codrin Popa, Andrei Plamadeala
11:40 am AXIUS - A Journey to the Unknown - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Swagat Das
  Salon 219 (2nd floor)
10:00 am Transhumanism 101 video. Karen Mermel, Natasha Vita-Moore
10:10 am  Artificial General Intelligence & Space Development. Peter Voss
10:40 am  The Future of Education for Transhumanism and Space Development. Fred Stitt
11:00 am  Mainstreaming Transhumanism in Universities and Beyond. Kim Solez, MD
11:20 am  CryoSpace: Cryopreservation and Suspended Animation for Extended Space Voyages. Max More
12:00 noon  Lunch and Transhumanist Meetup
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch & Keynote: Buzz Aldrin's Unified Space Vision
  Grand Ballroom DEF
Keynote Speaker: Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut, Author, Founder, ShareSpace Foundation and Starcraft Boosters, Inc.; NSS Space Pioneer Award to Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO, SpaceX; MC: Richard Godwin, CEO and President, Zero Gravity Solutions
12:00 noon - 12:30 pm
Student Lunch
  California Prefunction
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
OOOOjOOOO Student Programming
Student Programming Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
Return to Mars: A Kerbal Adventure in 3D Design (Episode #3);
OOOOjOOOO Student Session #3: Fun Space-ish Projects You Can Try. Felipe Falanghe (Kerbal Space Program lead programmer), Scott Manley (Youtube's "Astrono-gamer"), Eric Gever (Boeing engineer), Jared Head (Griffith Observatory), Mark Barthelemy (OOOOjOOOO)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Poster Session
Posters Grand Ballroom ABC
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book Signing
  Gateway Prefunction
Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society; Rod Pyle, Rod Pyle Media; Peter Swan, International Space Elevator Consortium; John Mankins, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions; Paul Gillebaard, Author; Dan Moran, Author; Howard Bloom, Author; Cameron Ashkar, Outer Space Education Alliance, L.L.P.
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Afternoon Track Sessions
Living In Space Track
  Salon 205 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm Getting to know Earth's nearest neighbors: asteroids and comets. Amy Mainzer
3:00 pm Living on Mars: An Analog Astronaut Experience - Pioneering Space Surgery and Wellness for Space Exploration and Colonization. Susan Jewell
4:00 pm The Mars Arctic 365 Mission: A one year full dress rehearsal of a human mission Mars in the high Canadian Arctic. Robert Zubrin
Mars Track
  Salon 205 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm TBD. Charles Whetsel
2:25 pm Honeycomb Space Settlement - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Mihai Alexandru Ionescu, Daria Suzanne Donovetsky, Ioana Stoica
2:35 pm Arcturus Space Settlement - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Bogdan Cionca, Maria Ditu, Reza Nayyerani, Tudor Tomescu
2:45 pm Helios Celestial Pioneer - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Catana Diana, Cozma Marina, Dobrin Costin, Enache Maria, Isbasoiu Valentina, Popovici Matei, Stanciu Andreea, Stoian Dalia,
3:00 pm Part 1: Mars Public Policy. Space Policy Panel
3:25 pm Part 2: Mars Privatization Policy. Space Policy Panel
4:00 pm TBD
4:25 pm TBD
5:00 pm TBD
NASA/Exploration - Emerging Science and Technologies Subtrack
  Seminar Room (2nd floor)
2:00 pm The Juno mission to Jupiter: Earth flyby and recent significant events. Michela Munoz Fernandez
2:25 pm Space Travel without a Rocket or a Ride? Periodic Meteor Formation as a Natural Process of Ion Neutralization/Recombination in the Upper Atmosphere. Bill Gardiner
3:00 pm The God’s Kite - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Razvan Boie
3:10 pm Dune - NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation. Anichitoaie Cristian, Morosanu Andrei, Carlo Dudnicenco, Sergiu Grecu, Dediu Robert
3:25 pm Can the Casimir effect enable a future practical propulsion system? Robert DeBiase
4:00 pm The Technical Capability Challenges for Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit: An Overview of the Advance Exploration Systems Developments at NASA. Jason Crusan
4:25 pm Summary of NASA's Evidence Reports on Human Health Risks: 2013 Letter Report. Eleanor O'Rangers
5:00 pm Scorpius All-Composite Launch Vehicle Technology. Nicola Sarzi-Amade
Space & Media Track
  Hermosa & Laguna (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm Creating Worlds for “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey.” Rainer Gombos and Eric Leven
3:00 pm Television's Critical Role In Space Activities. Patrick Healy
4:00 pm Science & Entertainment: The New Partnership. Rick Love
5:00 pm Space Short Films. David Knight
Space Engagement Track
  Salon 210 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm Media Panel. Michael Potter, Bruce Cordell, and Benjamin Higginbotham Moderator: Ralph Ewig
3:00 pm Death and the Drake Equation, or You're Not Looking So Good Lately. Dan Moran
3:25 pm International Space University: highlights and success stories. Nassim Bovet and Farnaz Ghadaki
4:00 pm From STEM to STEAM: A Merger of STEM Education with the Visual Arts. Rajiv Uttamchandani
4:25 pm Inspiration for Innovation. Maria Catalina
5:00 pm Inspiring Tomorrow's Space Pioneers: A Model for Next-Gen STEM Education and Outreach. Mark Barthelemy and student
Space Experience Track
  Malibu (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm Mojave Air & Space Port: Financing and the Establishment of a Tourist Zone. Joe Weichman
2:25 pm A Virtual Helping Hand for Long Duration Space Flight. Jacquelyn Ford Morie
3:00 pm Suborbital Spaceflight - the Lynx Test Pilot Perspective. Rick Searfoss
4:00 pm Creating a Compelling Space Adventure Experience for Campers. Lawrence Kawano
5:00 pm The Cost of Getting to Space. Tony Materna
Space Settlement Track
  Redondo (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm Who Will Pay to Build Space Colonies? John Cserep
2:25 pm Artificial Gravity—Economical and Immediate. Stephen Leventhal
3:00 pm The High Road: from Citizen Space Exploration to Space Settlement. Edward Wright and Robin Snelson
4:00 pm Evolutionary Space Systems Architecture. Gordon Woodcock
4:25 pm Technologies Enabling Colonization of Near-Earth Asteroids. Mike Snyder
5:00 pm Orbiting Tavern. Ron Kohl
Transhumanism Track
  Salon 219 (2nd floor)
2:00 pm Beyond the Rift: VR Games & the Future of TransHuman Communication. Jeannie Novak
2:30 pm Homo Spacians. John Spencer
3:00 pm 21st Century Devices for Human Expansion Into Space: Healthy and Wise. Natasha Vita-More, PhD
3:25 pm Achieving Enhanced Perception In Space. David Reisner
4:00 pm Panel Discussion: Guide to Getting Into Space: What can we do today? What problems do we face? How can we overcome them? Keith Henson, Howard Bloom, Max More, John Spencer, Natasha Vita-More (moderator)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Planetary Radio Live Show
  Century Prefunction
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
  California Prefunction
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dinner & Space Renaissance Celebration. Keynote: A Hopeful Future: Space Resources, Space Solar Power and a Hopeful Future for All
  Grand Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: John Mankins, President, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions; Space Solar Power Speaker/MC: Mark Hopkins; Sea Change in the Space Industry Featured Speaker: Taber MacCallum, CTO, World View Enterprises, CEO, Paragon Space Development Corporation International SunSat Design Competition Awards; ISDC 2015 Canada Handoff; NSS Kickstarter Project Movie Premiere
9:45 pm - Till
"Space Is Sexy" Party
Party California Ballroom
9:30 pm - Till
NSS Meeting
  Parlor Suite
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