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The Final Frontier: Renewing America's Space Program

Category: Law and Policy

Topic: Sustainability, international and commercial colla

Event Format: Conference

Date: September 16, 2014

Location: 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001, US

Location:  Knight Studio at the Newseum

Exploring space firsthand seems more elusive now than ever before.

In the last twenty five years, more than twenty NASA human space exploration programs have been terminated and two presidential strategic initiatives have been vacated, resulting in wasted opportunities, resources, and time.

Despite these setbacks, efforts are underway to build a more sustainable space exploration program as stated by the recently released US National Research Council study assessing the goals, capabilities, and future trajectory of NASA's endeavor. In addition, the advent of cheaper, advanced technologies and private sector innovation are leading to more globalized approaches to space exploration. Now is the time to catalyze international cooperation and reclaim our aspirations to discover the far reaches of space, our final frontier.

Please join a forum of international thought leaders from business, academia, and government, discussing opportunities for international and commercial collaboration to build a more sustainable space exploration program.

Keynote Address:
Jill Tarter
Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research and Former Director, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute

Other Speakers:
Jeff Bingham
Former Senior Adviser on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Commerce, Science,
and Transportation
US Senate

Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Chairman
Atlantic Council

Nazzic S. Keene
Sector President,
Global Markets and Missions Sector
SAIC

Scott Pace
Director, International Science and Technology Policy Program; Director, Center for International Science and Technology Policy;
Director, Space Policy Institute
The George Washington University

Asif Siddiqi
Professor of History
Fordham University

Dale Skran
Deputy Chair, Policy Committee
National Space Society

Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

This conference is in partnership with SAIC.

PARTICIPATE ONLINE: Tweet with #RenewingSpace and be sure to follow @AtlanticCouncil and @ACforesight.

Web Site Address: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/the-final-frontier-renewing-americas-space-program

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