Press Release

Speaker List Revealed for NewSpace 2009 Conference

By SpaceRef Editor
July 1, 2009
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The Space Frontier Foundation is proud to announce the list of speakers presenting at the NewSpace 2009 Conference (July 18-20th at NASA Ames, Mountain View, CA). Industry leaders and visionaries will cover topics focusing on future space ventures on Saturday, incorporating the corporate side of the Newspace industry on Sunday, and envisioning our next giant leaps on Monday. The speakers will culminate the weekend with a look forward to the future of mankind’s presence in space and by paying tribute to the past with the Apollo Anniversary Gala.

The conference is a unique chance to assess the thoughts and plans coming from the leaders of the Newspace movement. Discover the entrepreneurial efforts behind recent interest in returning to the moon from such pioneers as Dr. Robert Richards of Odyssey Moon Limited. Is space solar power truly viable and are suborbital flights fueled by hope or hype? Eric Anderson of Space Adventures, Taylor Dinerman of the Wall Street Journal, and others can help you find the answers to such questions during the conference program and Q & A sessions. Dr. S. Pete Worden, Director of NASA Ames Research Center, is tentatively scheduled for a keynote and panel discussion Monday night entitled, Where Do We Go From Here? Be a part of the discussion interpreting why successful and non-successful NewSpace companies turned out the way they did with Rex Ridenoure and help guide the future of the high frontier.

Below is a partial list of the fascinating presenters you will have access to as an attendee of the conference. Visit the NewSpace 2009 website for a complete list.

* Shubber Ali, Accenture
* Eric Anderson, Space Adventures
* A.C. Charania, SpaceWorks Engineering
* Paul Damphousse, National Security Space Office
* Ken Davidian, FAA/AST
* Peter Diamandis, X-Prize Foundation
* Taylor Dinerman, The Wall Street Journal
* Art Dula, Heinlein Foundation
* Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings
* Paul Eckert, The Boeing Company
* Robert Jacobson, Desert Sky Holdings
* Dr. John Lewis, Nasa Ames
* David Livingston, The Space Show
* James Logan, NASA, Flight Medical Division
* Gary Martin, NASA Ames
* Charles Miller, NASA Commercial Space
* Dr. David Morrison, NASA Ames
* James Muncy, PoliSpace
* John Olson, NASA ESMD
* Michael Potter, Paradigm Ventures
* Bob Richards, Odyssey Moon Limited
* Rex Ridenoure, Ecliptic Enterprises
* Guillermo Soehnlein, Space Angels Network
* Rick Tumlinson, Space Frontier Foundation Founder
* John Vornle, Long Term Capital
* David Webb, Honored Guest
* Bob Werb, Space Frontier Foundation Founder
* Steve Zornetzer, NASA Ames

Registration for the conference is available at the NewSpace 2009 website until Friday, July 10th. The conference website also provides details about our group rate ($99/night) at the Domain Hotel in nearby Sunnyvale, California.

For more information about the Foundation, conference, and registration, visit – or RSVP on Facebook today!

SpaceRef staff editor.