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AIAA Space 2012 Conference Space Entrepreneurs Panel

By Marc Boucher
October 16, 2012
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AIAA Space 2012 Conference Space Entrepreneurs Panel
Masten Space XEUS vertical-landing, vertical-takeoff lunar lander.
AIAA/Masten Space

The AIAA has released the following video, Space Entrepreneurs Panel, from their recent Space 2012 conference. The theme of the panel as per the program was: “… What makes a space entrepreneur and the road they take to success. What paths are space entrepreneur’s taking to develop a new frontier? What are their concepts for future space business? What are their vehicles and or capabilities they are creating? Will they be able to succeed in developing businesses of the future?
The moderator is: Douglas Zimpfer, Associate Director, Draper Laboratory


– Colin Ake, Director of Business Development, Masten Space, Mojave, CA
– Jason Andrews, President and CEO Spaceflight, Andrews Space, Seattle, WA
– Steve Isakowitz, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Virgin Galactic, Pasadena, CA
– Andrew Nelson, Chief Operating Officer, XCOR Aerospace, Mojave, CA
– Bob Richards, Co-Founder and CEO, Moon Express, Moffett Field, CA

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