MIT-SEDS, MIT Rocket Team, MIT Kit-Cube and BU-SEDS will showcase some of the projects that they are working on. This will allow other students to see where they can get involved, and allow industry members to get a better idea of what interesting projects we are all working on.
MIT Rocket Team
BU Rocket Propulsion Group
Nuclear Energy: A look at how nuclear propulsion can evolve conventional space travel and exploration
Discussion on history, use and future application of nuclear propulsion in next generation spacecraft
Dr. Leslie Dewan / Co-founder and CEO, Transatomic Power
Emily Calandrelli / Host and producer, Fox’s Xploration Outer Space / writer, TechCrunch
Why the next step is to become a multi-planetary species and the related challenges of this step, including logistics, and the required economic drivers and enablers of the commercial utilization of space.
Andrew Owens / PhD Fellow, MIT Systems Engineering Research Group
Keegan Kirkpatrick / Team Lead, Redworks
Dr. Jekan Thanga / Assistant Professor, Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) Laboratory, Arizona State University
Discussion on how New Space companies are getting funding, and what the unique challenges and differences are for astropreneurs.
Yonatan Winetraub / Co-founder, SpaceIL
James Wolff / Co-founder and CEO, D-Shape Enterprises; Co-founder, Deep Space Industries
Richard Godwin / President, Space Tech Holdings
David Mitlyng / SVP Business Development, BridgeSat
Discussion on Space 3.0, Lightspeed Innovations, Allied Minds, and SVSC, and how these entities see “new space” as fertile ground for the next wave of innovative start-ups.
Dr. Lisa Porter / Executive VP and Director, CosmiQ Works
Ellen Chang / Founder and CEO, Wharton Aerospace and Lightspeed Innovations
Richard Rocket / Co-founder and CEO, New Space Global
Sean Casey / Founder and Managing Director, Sillicon Valley Space Center
Dr. Hoffman will give a speech titled “The Future of Human Spaceflight” to kick off the event; Frank White will discuss on how the Overview effect and the humanity’s change in perspective driven by space exploration.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman / Director, MIT Man Vehicle Lab
Frank White / Author of "The Overview Effect"