Bold Bets: Commercializing the Cosmos

October 8, 2015
9:30 - 11:35 am EDT


Thursday, October 8

9:30 am EDT Welcome Remarks - Bold Bets: Commercializing the Cosmos     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
9:35 am EDT Panel Discussion: The Commercialization and Personalization of Space     Watch On-Demand
  • Salvatore "Tory" Bruno, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • Steve Justice, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace
  • Michael Paul, Mission Director, Penn State Lunar Lion Program
10:10 am EDT Panel Discussion: The Future of Space Exploration     Watch On-Demand
  • 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 am EDT Sponsor Content Presented by Siemens at Bold Bets: Commercializing the Cosmos     Watch On-Demand
  • Eric Spiegel​, President and CEO, Siemens USA
  • Jilda Garton, Vice President, Research and General Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology Applied Research Corporation
11:00 am EDT Headline Interview     Watch On-Demand
  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA

About this conference

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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About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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