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Track: Space Experience


Hosted by the Space Tourism Society (STS)
What is it like to visit Earth orbit for the first time?
To live, play and work in zero gravity?
Will romance in space be different?
How does one cook and eat a quality meal and clean up afterwards?
What will space fashion and hairstyles be like?
How will music, song and dance change in a zero gravity environment?
What kinds of space sports will evolve?
These and many other “Experience”-oriented questions will be addressed in this exciting track.
Pioneers in the space experience design frontier will present and discuss their ideas for addressing the above while engaging the audiences in brainstorming sessions and wide-ranging discussions.
Space architects, fashion designers, chefs, musicians, graphic designers, writers, and movie and production designers will be among the speakers and participants. Some of the Los Angeles design schools will also be involved.
In addition to real space experience, we will explore Earth-based space-themed immersive experience facilities, as well as space-themed media and virtual worlds and games.

There is a growing “Space Experience Economy” offering creative opportunities in a widening range of space careers and opportunities to participate as humankind moves outwards into our solar system.


Track Chair(s) and Co-Chair(s)
Natasha Vita-More,
Tony Materna
President and CEO of Teal Sustainable Packaging and former Air Force Pilot. Vice President of the Space Tourism Society.



Preliminary* Agenda and Scheduled Speakers

*all information on this page is subject to change


Thursday, May 15th
Malibu (California Ballroom)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring the Planets - The Views from the Ground and the Sky
Stephen Edberg
Astronomer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Infrared Astronomy from Space: From Asteroids to the Origin of the Universe
Dr. Lisa Storrie-Lombardi
Asst. Director for Community Affairs Spitzer Science Center - Caltech
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Horizons: To Pluto and the Solar System's Frontier
Alan Stern
Associate VP, Southwest Research Institute
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
How Big is the Universe?
Tim Thompson
JPL Science Division, Retired


Friday, May 16th
Malibu (California Ballroom) (California Ballroom)
10:00 am - 10:25 am
Track introduction
Natasha Vita-More,
Tony Materna
President and CEO of Teal Sustainable Packaging and former Air Force Pilot. Vice President of the Space Tourism Society.
10:25 am - 11:00 am
Transforming Virtual to Actual: How 3D Printing Will Get Us Closer to a Real Space Experience
Aaron Kemmer
CEO, Made in Space
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Space Tourism: We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (pre-recorded)
Patrick Collins (Pre-Recorded)
Space Renaissance International, VicePresident; AZABU UNIVERSITY
11:25 am - 12:00 am
So I made it through the Startup Phase. What's Next?
Rex Ridenoure
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Expanding Civilization into Space: a Moral Issue of Our Time
Adriano Autino
President, Space Renaissance International
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Space Renaissance International, supporting human expansion beyond Boundaries of Planet Earth
Natasha Vita-More,
Walter Putnam
President, Space Renaissance International-USA
3:25 pm - 4:00 pm
The Space Experience Economy
John Spencer
Founder and President, Space Tourism Society
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
"Space Renaissance: from Earth to Space", solo flute recital - "Syrinx", Claude Debussy - "Image", Eugene Bozza - "Space Renaissance Suite"1, Howard J. Buss
Elena Cecconi
Space Renaissance Italia, Artistic Director
4:25 pm - 5:00 pm
The World View® Voyager Experience Luxury travel on the frontier of space
Taber MacCallum (exact time TBD)
Co-Founder, CEO and CTO of Paragon Space Development Corporation
5:00 pm - 5:25 pm
An Unforgettable ZeroG Flight Experience
Farnaz Ghadaki
Director, Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA); VP, Space Tourism Society (STS) Canada
5:25 pm - 5:50 pm
Fashion in Space –More Sexy and More Business
Misuzu Onuki
Space Frontier Foundation


Saturday, May 17th
Malibu (California Ballroom)
10:00 am - 10:25 am
The Zero Gravity Cocktail Project
Samuel Coniglio
10:25 am - 11:00 am
Commercial Spaceplane Developments: Increasing Capabilities and P2P Space Transportation 
Chuck Lauer
Vice President of Business Development, Rocketplane.
11:00 am - 11:25 am
The Space Experience on Earth
Jason Klassi
President and Founder, SpaceTraveler.com and Expedition Earth, Inc.
11:25 am - 12:00 pm
Imagination in Los Angeles: A Path to the Future
Weston Cookler
Avalon Investment
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Mojave Air & Space Port: Financing and the Establishment of a Tourist Zone
Joe Weichman
Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies
2:25 pm - 3:00 pm
A Virtual Helping Hand for Long Duration Space Flight
Jacquelyn Ford Morie
All These Worlds, LLC
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suborbital Spaceflight - the Lynx Test Pilot Perspective
Rick Searfoss
Colonel, USAF Retired, Astronaut/Space Shuttle Commander, XCOR Aerospace Chief Test Pilot
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Creating a Compelling Space Adventure Experience for Campers
Lawrence Kawano
Chief Scientist, Astrocamp
4:25 pm -5:25 pm
The Cost of Getting to Space
Natasha Vita-More,
Tony Materna
President and CEO of Teal Sustainable Packaging and former Air Force Pilot. Vice President of the Space Tourism Society.


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