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Commercial Space Leaders Discuss “State of Space” and Future Opportunities

19 Feb 2019, 19:21 UTC
Commercial Space Leaders Discuss “State of Space” and Future Opportunities
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Commercial Space Leaders Discuss “State of Space” and Future Opportunitieshttps://medium.com/media/55462a72c9f2f9e6e81bb0b277d5d942/hrefLast month, The Space Foundation curated their first “State of Space” event. It took place at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor led with opening remarks addressing how governments, entrepreneurs, investors, students, teachers, and taxpayers each play a critical role in the human adventure of space.“Today’s “space race” is being waged by entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises instead of rival nation states and Cold Warriors. This new and inspiring competition is bringing technological revolution faster to missions and the marketplace than anything imagined in the Apollo era.”The “Industry Leaders” panel, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, shed some light on what the next 50 years could look like. Made In Space, Inc. President & CEO Andrew Rush took part in a panel alongside Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President for Government Strategy and Policy at Inmarsat Government Inc; Allen Herbert, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for NanoRacks LLC; and Courtney Stadd, Director of Government Affairs at Vector Launch. The group discussed the roles, challenges and opportunities space has for our national, economic and educational security and explored the influences that public and private sectors ...

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