Bold Bets

Bold Bets: Commercializing the Cosmos

October 8, 2015

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How are private companies and technology changing the way we get to and operate in space? Where is the commercial space sector headed and what are the challenges to overcome? In an era in which NASA is manufacturing new parts mid-flight via 3-D printer, how are innovations creating a new space economy, and how will manufacturing and digitalization take shape in the last frontier?

The Atlantic will survey a shifting landscape in which public and private partnerships are filling a void left by shrinking government budgets, new technologies are being developed to usher in the era of in-space manufacturing and the world is looking to the future of commercial spaceflight.

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9:00 a.m.  Guest Arrival and Registration

9:30 a.m.  Welcome Remarks,

  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE

9:35 a.m.  Panel Discussion: The Commercialization and Personalization of Space

  • Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • Steve Justice, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace  
  • Michael Paul, Mission Director and Space Systems Engineer, Penn State Lunar Lion Program and Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University

10:10 a.m.  Panel Discussion: The Future of Space Exploration

  • George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • John Roth, Vice President Business Development, SNC Space Systems
  • Frank Slazer, Vice President of Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association

10:45 a.m.  Sponsor Content Presented by Siemens

  • Eric Spiegel​, President and CEO, Siemens USA
  • Jilda Garton, Vice President, Research and General Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology Applied Research Corporation

11:00 a.m.  Headline Interview

  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA

11:35 a.m.  Program Concludes


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