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3rd Space Exploration Conference
The American institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), in collaboration with NASA, is pleased to announce that the Third Space Exploration Conference, held February 26-28, 2008 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, has concluded.

Panelists' briefings are available here in PDF format and Webcasts are available in Windows Media Video format.

TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY, 2008

Opening Keynote (Webcast)
> The Honorable Shana Dale, Deputy Administrator, NASA (5 MB PDF)
      > Shana Dale's 3rd Space Exploration Speech (28 KB PDF)
      > Video: The Future of Exploration (QuickTime)
      > Video: The Future of Exploration (mp4)

Plenary Panel - NASA Mission Directorate Updates (Webcast)
> Dr. Richard Gilbrech, Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA (3.2 MB PDF)
> Dr. Michael Hawes, Deputy Associate Administrator for Program Integration, Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA (2.1 MB PDF)
> Mr. Todd May, Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, Science Mission Directorate, NASA (4.8 MB PDF)

Plenary Panel - Constellation Initial Capabilities: From ISS to Lunar Missions (Webcast)
> Mr. Steve Cook, Ares Program Manager, NASA MSFC (2.3 MB PDF)
> Mr. Mark Geyer, Orion Program Manager, NASA JSC (1.6 MB PDF)
> Mr. Jim Chilton, Vice President/Program Manager, Exploration Launch Systems, The Boeing Company (2.9 MB PDF)
> Mr. Steve Bouley, General Manager, California Sites, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne - Presented by Tracy Lamm (1.8 MB PDF)
> Mr. Mike Kahn, Vice President, Space Launch Systems, ATK (3.2 MB PDF)
> Mr. John Karas, Vice President & General Manager, Human Space Flight, Lockheed Martin (1.3 MB PDF)

Plenary Panel - Constellation Lunar Capability (Webcast)
> Mr. John P. Sumrall, Manager, Advanced Planning, Exploration Launch Projects Office, NASA (1.9 MB PDF)
> Mr. Clint Dorris, Deputy Manager, Altair Project, NASA JSC (2 MB PDF)
> Mr. Glenn C. Lutz, Manager, EVA Systems Project, NASA JSC (2.9 MB PDF)
> Ms. Linda Ham, Manager for Technology Integration, NASA JSC (3 MB PDF)
> Mr. Chris Culbert, Manager, Lunar Surface System Project, NASA JSC (1.5 MB PDF)


WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY, 2008

Discussion Panels (concurrent sessions)

Transition: A look Ahead (Webcast)
> Dr. John Olson, Transition Manager, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA (2.1 MB PDF)
> Mr. Joel Kearns, SOMD Transition Manager, Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
> Mr. Richard Wickman, Infrastructure Transition Manager, Infrastructure and Administration, NASA
> Mr. Jeff Hanley, Constellation Program Manager, NASA JSC
> Mr. William W. (Bill) Parsons, Director, NASA KSC
> Mr. Cleon Lacefield, Vice President and Orion Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (475 KB PDF)
> Mr. Jim Chilton, Vice President/Program Manager, Exploration Launch Systems, The Boeing Company (571 MB PDF)
> Ms. Anne Martt, VP Constellation & Program Manager, United Space Alliance

International Collaboration and Global Exploration (Webcast)
> Dr. John Logsdon, Director of the Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
> Mr. Ju Jin, Minister Counselor for Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy, Washington (575 KB)
> Dr. Sylvie Espinasse, Observation of the Universe Department, Italian Space Agency (2 MB PDF)
> Mr. Yevgeny Zvedre, Science and Technology Attache, Russian Embassy, Washington (388 KB PDF)
> Mr. Neal Newman, Office of External Relations, NASA (173 KB PDF)
> Professor Junichiro Kawaguchi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(1.8 MB PDF)

Discussion Panels (concurrent sessions)

Exploration Commercial Development (Webcast)
> Mr. Ken Davidian, Commercial Development Policy Lead, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA (3.5 MB PDF)
> Mr. Alan Lindenmoyer, Manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office, NASA JSC (1.9 MB PDF)
> Dr. George Nield, Acting Associate Administrator, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (1.8 MB PDF)
> Dr. Paul Eckert, Space Exploration, International & Commercial Strategist, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (759 KB PDF)
> Dr. Burton Lee, Managing Director, Space Angels Network

Exploration and Science Collaboration (Webcast)
> Mr. Benjamin Neumann, Deputy Director Advanced Capabilities Division, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA (815 KB PDF)
> Dr. Kelly Snook, Lunar Program Scientist, NASA HQ (2 MB PDF)
> Dr. Neal Pellis, Senior Scientist, Space Life Sciences Division, NASA JSC (231 KB PDF)
> Dr. Francis Cucinotta, Principal Investigator Martian Radiation Environment Experiment on Mars Odyssey, NASA JSC (1.9 MB PDF)
> Dr. Carle Pieters, Professor, Geological Sciences Brown University (860 KB PDF)

Plenary Panel - Human and Robotics Collaboration to Further Space Exploration (Webcast)
> Mr. Carl Walz, Advanced Capability Division Director, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA (504 KB PDF)
> Mr. Daniel Andrews, Project Manager LCROSS Mission, NASA ARC (2.4 MB PDF)
> Mr. Carl Walz & Dr. Michael Gernhardt, Manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory, NASA JSC (820 KB PDF)
> Mr. Phil Spampinato, Manager for Space Systems, ILC Dover (3.6 MB PDF)
> Dr. Robert O. Ambrose, Robonaut Project Lead, NASA JSC (2.1 MB PDF)

Plenary Panel - Sustaining Space Exploration: A Generation Y Perspective (Webcast)
> Mr. George Whitesides, Executive Director, National Space Society
> Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of Dittmar Associates, Inc. (1.7 MB PDF)
> Ms. Kristen Painting, ISS Systems Instructor, NASA JSC (2.2 MB PDF)
> Ms. Delia Santiago, NASA CoLab Program Coordinator, NASA Ames (2.4 MB PDF)
> Mr. Alexander Stimpson, Gen Y Advisory Board, Public Affairs Team, Coalition for Space Exploration (1 MB PDF)


THURSDAY, 28 FEBRUARY, 2008

Plenary Panel—Lunar Architecture Update (4.8 MB PDF - presentations combined) (Webcast)
> Mr. Doug Cooke, Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA
> Mr. Geoffrey Yoder, Integration Office Director, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA
> Ms. Sandy Coleman, Director, NASA Exploration Program, ATK Washington Operations
> Dr. Scott Hensley, Principal Engineer, NASA JPL

Closing Speakers—Perspectives from the Hill (Webcast)
> Mr. Paul Carliner, Principal, Carliner Strategies, LLC
> Dr. Leslee Gilbert, Republican Staff Director, House Committee on Science and Technology (invited)
> Mr. Doug Cooke, Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA