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ASCEND 2021 -Week 1 (AIAA), Nov 8-10, 2021, virtual

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is holding the 2021 ASCEND conference from November 8-10 (virtual) and November 15-17. It is a hybrid blend of in-person programming in Las Vegas and Washington, DC and online programming.

In-person sessions are November 15-17 in Las Vegas, and also in Washington, DC on November 15.

The event’s website says:

2021 ASCEND Features

  • Kari Byron is returning as emcee! The Mythbusters and Crash Test World host will join us in person in Las Vegas, 15-17 November.

  • Just back from her suborbital space mission, Sirisha Bandla, Vice President of Government Affairs for Virgin Galactic, will join us in person in Las Vegas to share her first-hand account of space travel as a citizen astronaut aboard her company’s first fully crewed spaceflight #Unity22 this summer.

  • For a day, ASCEND goes to Washington, D.C. The East Coast Satellite Event on 15 November will feature an in-person panel of national policymakers discussing policy for growing commercial space opportunities, as well as a live feed from the ASCEND Las Vegas stage. Speakers include: Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), U.S. House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee; Mike Gold, Redwire Space; Tom Hammond, U.S. House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee; Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Tim Dominick, Chair, AIAA Public Policy Committee.

  • The 24th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference will be held 15-17 November (in person) in Las Vegas as part of the 2021 ASCEND experience.

  • Caesars Forum in Las Vegas is the center of the 2021 ASCEND universe for in-person sessions, 15-17 November.

  • All ASCEND content will be streamed during 8-10 and 15-17 November, and available on demand online during and after the event for attendees.


November 8, 2021 @ 7:30 am
November 10, 2021 @ 11:00 pm