Exploration Speeches Workshops and Conference Participation

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The Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEO) is often called upon to participate in national and international space and aeronautics industry conferences. Exploration representatives speak about NASA's goals for future exploration, the next fleet of spacecraft and current status of programs.

NASA has also hosted workshops and forums with participants from industry, academia, the U.S. government and other government agencies. Briefings from NASA presenters at these workshops and forums are available here for download.

Note: some of the conferences reference past programs, projects, and offices and are included as a historical reference.

Speeches, Workshops and Conference Participation

Beyond Earth: Removing the Barriers to Deep Space Exploration
NASA's Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Bill Gerstenmaier discussed with aerospace industry leaders the challenges facing the U.S. space exploration program. The discussion took place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on November 12, 2013.

Off the Earth, For the Earth International Space StationOff the Earth For the Earth
Read the 2013 AIAA Space 2013 Conference paper and presentation by Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Explorations and Operations, that discussed NASA's plans for the future and captures the meaning of the phrase Off the Earth, For the Earth from the Expedition 34 patch.

 Adaptation to Space Virtual Workshop
How do men and women adapt differently to space? Scientists and clinicians discussed results from a recent research review during a virtual workshop on June 25, 2013.

Global Exploration Roadmap Workshop
NASA hosted a three-day Human Space Exploration Community Workshop in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 14 -16, 2011, to introduce the International Space Exploration Coordination Group's (ISECG) Global Exploration Roadmap (GER).

Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum At NASA HQ
NASA presented an overview of themes from industry responses to NASA's Commercial Crew Initiative RFI on Augut 19, 2010. NASA has addressed questions from the forum; responses, briefings and video are available.

Exploration of NEOs Objectives Workshop
NASA hosted a workshop on September 20, 2010 with experts and key leaders in industry, academia, government, and the international community, to identify objectives for exploration missions to Near Earth Objects (NEOs).

Exploration Enterprise Workshop
NASA hosted an Exploration Enterprise workshop on May 25-26, 2010, with participants from industry, academia, and the U.S. government. Briefings and video are available.

Exploration Systems Human Space Flight Review Briefings
NASA has established the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee to ensure the nation is pursuing the best trajectory for the future of human space flight - one that is safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable. Exploration Systems briefings are available here

NASA Speaks at the 2009 National Space Symposium
On April 2, 2009, Dr. Michael Hawes of NASA's Program Analysis & Evaluation and Dr. John Olson of NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate provided an update about NASA's future in space exploration.

NASA Meets with International Space Exploration Coordination Group
NASA and nine other space agencies from around the world met under the banner of the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG).

Notional OutpostWorkshop on NASA Lunar Surface Systems Concepts
This workshop discussed NASA lunar surface exploration activities.


Earth and MoonExploration Systems Mission Directorate Associate Administrator Speaks at STA Luncheon
On December 12, 2008, ESMD Associate Administrator Doug Cooke talked about Exploration System's 2008 accomplishments and 2009 goals at the Space Transportation Association luncheon. The lunch was held at the Russell Senate Office Building and in attendance were representatives from the House of Representatives, Senate and media.  › Download Doug Cooke's Speech (28 KB PDF)

A presenter addresses the audience.NASA's 2008 Exploration Update Series
NASA's Exploration Systems and Space Operations Mission Directorates discuss exploration in this two-part series. View presentation charts and videos.

Notional Space Capabilities Lunar Exploration Industry Briefing
Presentation charts are available: NASA invited interested industry, academia and reporters to learn more about the Ares V heavy lift-launch vehicle and the Altair lunar lander and the roles they will play in returning humans to the moon by 2020.

Space Agency logos surround EarthNASA ESMD in Bremen, Germany
NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Deputy Associate Administrator for Management and Policy, Tom Cremins addressed an audience in Bremen, Germany, hosted by the German Society for Aerospace (DGLR). › Download the speech by Tom Cremins (132 KB PDF)

Space 2008 Logo NASA ESMD at the AIAA 2008 Space Conference and Exposition
NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Associate Administrator, Dr. Richard Gilbrech delivered the Keynote speech at the 2008 AIAA Space Conference and Exposition on September 10, 2008. › Download full speech (120 KB PDF)

Notional outpost Lunar Surface Systems Concept Studies Discussion
NASA conducted a discussion of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Lunar Surface Systems Concept Studies.

Conference Logo3rd Space Exploration Conference
Webcasts from the 3rd Space Exploration Conference, February 26-28, 2008 are available.

Earth, Moon, MarsLunar Architecture Update - AIAA Space 2007 Conference 
As NASA celebrates its 50th Anniversary, the space frontier remains vastly undiscovered. The conference focused on the next fifty years of space, and further refined NASA's vision and implementation of future space exploration. NASA's Lunar Architecture update was presented: › Download Full Document (11 MB PDF)

Concept outpost Technology Exchange Conference
The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) held the first Technology Exchange Conference (TEC), November 14 and 15, at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, TX.

Moon2nd Space Exploration Conference
Top leaders from industry, academia, NASA and other agencies meet to focus on implementing the Vision for Space Exploration.

Conference artwork1st Space Exploration Conference
Transforming the Vision from a set of goals into concrete realities of space exploration.

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