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NOW A VIRTUAL SERIES

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION R&D CONFERENCE 2020 (ISSRDC): PLENARY SESSION 1, Aug 27, 2020 virtual, 10:00 am-2:00 pm ET

(NASA TV)

Update, August 23:  The August 27 meeting will be broadcast on NASA TV and the agenda has changed somewhat.

  • 10:00–10:15 A.M. ET

    Welcome Message from NASA Administrator

  • 10:15-10:25 A.M. ET

    Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Update

    Kathy Lueders, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA

  • 10:30–11:00 A.M. ET

    NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Program Update

    Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate

  • 11:00–11:30 A.M. ET

    LEO Commercialization

    Speakers

    • Phil McAlister, Director of Commercial Spaceflight Program, NASA
    • Angela Hart, LEO Commercialization Manager, NASA
    • Robyn Gatens, Deputy Director, ISS Division and System Capability Leader for ECLSS, NASA

     

  • 11:30–12:15 A.M. ET

    State of the ISS National Lab

    Moderator

    • Jeff Foust, Senior Staff Writer, SpaceNews

    Speakers

    • Alex MacDonald, Chief Economist and ISS National Lab Program Executive, NASA
    • Ken Shields, Chief Operating Officer, CASIS
    • Marybeth Edeen, Manager, ISS Research Integration Office, NASA

     

  • 12:15 A.M.–12:30 P.M. ET

    Break

  • 12:30–12:45 P.M. ET

    ISS Program Office Updates

    Joel Montalbano, Manager, International Space Station Program, NASA

  • 12:45–2:00P.M. ET

    Building the LEO Economy

    Moderator

    • Mike Gold, Acting Associate Administrator Office of International and Interagency Relations, NASA

    Speakers

    • Carissa Christenson, Chief Executive Officer, Bryce Analytics and Engineering
    • Michael Suffredini, Co-founder and President/Chief Executive Officer, Axiom Space
    • Richard DalBello, Vice President Business Development, Virgin Galactic
    • Andrew Rush, Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space, NASA Advisory Council – Regulatory and Policy
    • Dr. Nicole Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer, LambdaVision

Update, July 20: The conference will have three days of plenary sessions (August 27, September 17, and October 22), plus seven days of technical workshops (July 28, July 29, August 4, August 6, September 22-24.)

The agenda for August 27 (10:00 am – 1:45 pm ET) is as follows:

  • Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator: Welcome
  • Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate:  Biological and Physical Sciences Program Update
  • Panel Session on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Commercialization
    • Kathy Lueders, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate, NASA
    • Phil McAlister, Director of Commercial Spaceflight Program, NASA
    • Angela Hart, Manager, Mission Management and Integration Office, Commercial Crew Program, NASA
  • State of the ISS National Lab
    • Alex MacDonald, ISS Program Executive, NASA
    • Ken Shields, Chief Operating Officer, ISS National Laboratory
  • ISS Program Office Updates
    • Joel Montelbano, Manager, International Space Station Program, NASA
  • Building the LEO Economy
    • Carissa Christenson, Chief Executive Officer, Bryce Analytics and Engineering
    • Michael Suffredini, Co-founder and President/Chief Executive Officer, Axiom Space
    • Andrew Rush, Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space
    • Dr. Nicole Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer, LambdaVision

Update, May 25:  This conference is being reformatted into a series of virtual events.  Dates and registration details are to be announced.  Visit the event’s website for further information.

Update, April 16:  The in-person conference in Seattle has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Organizers hope to hold some virtual sessions, but they are still in planning as of this date.  Visit the conference website for up to date information.

Original Entry: The 2020 International Space Station R&D Conference (ISSRDC), organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) for NASA and the ISS National Lab (otherwise known as CASIS), will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Seattle, WA.

More information is on the event’s website.

Details

Date:
August 27
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm