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.
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,
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