Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G50
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

On July 17 the Future Space Leaders Foundation is hosting its second annual one-day event on Capitol Hill covering cross-cutting issues in space. Future Space 2013 will raise grant funds to support educational programs and networking opportunities for graduate students and young professionals.

Schedule for Future Space 2013

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Registration and Coffee

Dirksen Senate Office Building - Room G50

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Featured Speaker - U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (CA), Vice Chairman, House Science Committee

8:30 - 9:45 AM

Panel 1: Well Positioned - Space-Based Navigation
and New Applications

Navigation from space has become integral to our everyday lives to the point where we can't imagine our smart phones without GPS. The panel will discuss the latest ideas for GPS augmentation, the internationalization of space-based navigation systems and cutting edge applications harnessing the power of navsats. The advent of enhanced services, the potential for jamming or interference, and mind boggling new GPS applications creating virtual worlds will be covered on this intriguing panel.

Moderator: Frank Backes, Chief Executive Officer,
Braxton Technologies


Col. Christopher Warack, Air Force

Dr. Dana K. Jackson, Vice President, Navigation Systems,
Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin

Kenneth Hodgkins, Director, Office of Space & Advanced Technology, U.S. Department of State (Invited)

Asif Khan, Founder & President, Location Based Marking Association

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break - Sponsored by Astrium Services Government, Inc.

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Featured Speaker - U.S. Representative Trent Franks (AZ), House Armed Services Committee

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Featured Speaker - Douglas Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Featured Speaker - U.S. Senator Mark E. Udall (CO), Chairman, Strategic Forces Subcommittee

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Panel 2: Wicked Cool Space Technology - The Future Is Here Now - Sponsored by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Which cutting edge technologies and brave new applications are poised to transform the space and satellite industry? Industry experts will discuss recent leaps forward in long-anticipated satellite business applications: all electric propulsion satellites and on-orbit servicing and emerging game changers like green propellant. Government researchers will highlight far-reaching future concepts being pursued by NASA and DARPA, including innovative spaceflight and nanotechnology.

Moderator: Carissa Christensen, Managing Partner,
The Tauri Group


James B. Armor, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Vice President, ATK Spacecraft Systems & Engineering Services

Michael L. Raftery, Director, International Space Station Utilization & Exploration, The Boeing Company

Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Business Development Manager for
Space Sciences & Technologies, Ball Aerospace

Dr. John ("Jay") Falker, Program Executive, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program

Dave Barnhart, Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA (Space Projects)

11:45 - 11:50 AM

Walk to the Reserve Officers Association

1 Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.
(Across the Street from the Dirksen Building)

11:50 - 12:35 PM

Panel 3: Destined For Exploration -
Where To Boldly Go?

The space community wants to visit asteroids, the Moon and Mars. New ventures are seeking billions to fly around Mars or to mine Near Earth Objects. Which destination holds the most promise for NASA, the science community and commercial exploitation? Where can we send explorers and safely return them to home here on Earth?

Moderator: Warren Ferster, Editor, Space News


Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator, NASA

Rep. Robert S. Walker (Ret.), Executive Chairman,
Wexler & Walker

12:35 - 1:30 PM

Future Space Leaders Grant Program Luncheon - Sponsored by ATK

Keynote Address - Senator Bill Nelson, Florida