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2nd Space Exploration Conference
12.01.06

As a community, we now face the challenge of implementing the Vision for Space Exploration. How we meet this challenge and the decisions we make now will help define our nation’s space programs for decades to come. The 2nd Space Exploration Conference on December 4-6, 2006 in Houston Texas, will address how to make the Vision for Space Exploration a long-term reality. During this event, important topics such as the lunar exploration strategy, robotic and human collaboration, launch systems and operations, science, opportunities for international participation, commercial opportunities, and education and public outreach will be discussed.

Agenda, Presentations and Webcasts

Links to the webcasts and presentations follow the session description and/or the individual speaker. All times are EST.


Monday, December 4, 2006

6-7:30 p.m. - Opening Reception, Gene Cernan, Apollo Astronaut (Webcast Real video)


Tuesday, December 5, 2006

8-8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony and Welcome Remarks, Mr. John Elbon, Vice President and Program Manager, Constellation, The Boeing Company (Webcast Real video)

8:30-9 a.m. - Opening Keynote, The Honorable Ms. Shana Dale, Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (transcript 64 Kb PDF, Webcast Real video)

9-10:15 a.m. - Plenary Panel - NASA Annual Report, Moderated by: Mr. Rex Geveden, Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Dr. Scott Horowitz, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Associate Administrator, NASA (charts 400 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. William Gerstenmaier, Space Operations Mission Directorate Associate Administrator, NASA (charts 800 Kb PDF)
  • Dr. Lisa Porter, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Associate Administrator, NASA (charts 700 Kb PDF)
  • Dr. Colleen Hartman, Science Mission Directorate Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA (charts 10 Mb PDF)

10:45-11:15 a.m. - Overview and Introduction, Dr. Scott Horowitz, Associate Administrator, NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (Webcast Real video)

11:15-12:30 a.m. - Plenary Panel - Development and Operations Collaboration, Moderated by: Mr. William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA Space Operations Mission Directorate (Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Dr. Scott Horowitz, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Associate Administrator, NASA (charts 400 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Mike Hawes, Space Operations Mission Directorate Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA (charts 700 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. John Elbon, ISS Vice President and Program Manager, The Boeing Company (charts 500 Kb PDF)
  • Ms. Anne Martt, Vice President and Constellation Program Manager, United Space Alliance (charts 500 Kb PDF)

2-3:30 p.m. - Plenary Panel - International Exploration Perspective, Moderated by: Dr. John Logsdon, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University (charts 100 Kb PDF, Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Dr. Alain Berinstain, Director, Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy, Canadian Space Agency (charts 1.8 Mb PDF)
  • Mr. Yevgeny K. Zvedre, Senior Counselor for Science and Technology, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington DC (charts 200 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Doug Cooke, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA
  • Mr. Frederic Nordlund, Head, Washington Office, European Space Agency (charts 2.2 Mb PDF)
  • Mr. Virender Kumar, Counsellor (Space), Indian Space Research Organization, Embassy of India (charts 1 Mb PDF)
  • Representative, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (charts 600 Kb PDF))

4-5:30 p.m. - Plenary Panel - Science and Exploration, Moderated by: Dr. Paul Hertz, Chief Scientist, NASA Science Mission Directorate (charts 300 Kb PDF, Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Dr. Laurie Leshin, Director of Science and Exploration, NASA GSFC (charts 300 Kb PDF)
  • Dr. Paul Spudis, Senior Scientist, Member Lunar Architecture Team, Member President's Commission, John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Dr. Noel Hinners, Vice President, Lockheed Martin (retired) (charts 700 Kb PDF)
  • Dr. Andrew B. Christensen, Space Technology Chief Scientist, Northrop Grumman (charts 400 Kb PDF)

4-5:30 p.m. - Plenary Panel - Commercial Opportunities, Moderated by: Dr. Paul Eckert, International and Commercial Strategist, Boeing Space Exploration (charts 400 Kb PDF, Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Ms. Eva-Jane Lark, Vice President, BMO Nesbitt Burns/Canada (charts 200 Kb PDF)
  • Dr. Silvano Casini, Senior ESA Consultant/Italy (charts 200 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Elon Musk, CEO & Chief Technology Officer, SpaceX (charts 900 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. George French, President & CEO, Rocketplane-Kistler (charts 900 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Nicolay Sevastiyano, President & General Designer, RSC Energia/Russia (charts 2.2 Mb PDF)

Please note that 4-5:30 p.m. Plenary Panels will run consecutively.

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Future Exploration Leaders Reception


Wednesday, December 6, 2006

8-9:30 a.m. - Plenary Panel - Lunar Exploration Strategy and Architecture Status, Moderated by: Mr. Doug Cooke, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (combined panel charts 3.4 Mb PDF, Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Mr. Tony Lavoie, Lunar Architecture Team Lead, NASA MSFC
  • Mr. Jeff Volosin, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA HQ

10-11:30 a.m. - Plenary Panel - Constellation Elements (Orion, Ares, etc.), Moderated by: Mr. Jeff Hanley, Manager, NASA Constellation Program (Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Mr. Caris “Skip” Hatfield, Constellation CEV (Orion) Project Manager, NASA JSC (charts 400 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Steve Cook, Constellation CLV/HLLV (Ares I/V) Project Manager, NASA JSC (charts 700 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Pepper Phillips, Deputy Director Constellation Project Office, NASA KSC (charts 1.4 Mb PDF)
  • Mr. Cleon Lacefield, VP and Orion Program Manager, Lockheed Martin (charts 600 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Mike Kahn, Vice President, Space Launch Systems, Alliant Techsystems (charts 300 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Steven Bouley, General Manager California Operations, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (charts 700 Kb PDF)

10-11:30 a.m. - Plenary Panel - Advanced Human and Robotic Technologies, Moderated by: Mr. Carl Walz, Director, NASA ESMD Advanced Capability Division (charts 1.3 Mb PDF, Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Ms. Kathy Laurini, Human Research Program Manager, NASA JSC (charts 200 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Craig Tooley, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Manager, NASA GSFC (charts 1.6 Mb PDF)
  • Ms. Patti O'Donnell, Advanced Program Manager, Hamilton Sundstrand (charts 900 Kb PDF)
  • Mr. Chris King, Director of Space Applications, Raytheon Missile Systems (charts 600 Kb PDF)
  • Randall Black, Human Space Autonomy & Robotics Development Product Team Lead, Honeywell (charts 400 Kb PDF)
  • Jay Jenkins, LCROSS Mission, NASA ESMD Advanced Capability Division (charts 650 Kb PDF)

Please note that 10-11:30 a.m. Plenary Panels will run consecutively.

1-2:30 p.m. - Plenary Panel - Sustainability of the Vision, Moderated by: Dr. Pete Worden, Director, NASA Ames Research Center (Webcast Real video)

Panelists:
  • Ms. Peggy Finarelli, George Mason University
  • Dr. Klaus Heiss, Director, High Frontier Inc.
  • Ms. Juliane Sullivan, Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Mr. Jeff Carr, Chair Public Affairs Team, Coalition for Space Exploration

3-3:30 p.m. - Closing Keynote (Webcast Real video)