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Friday, May 7, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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National Space Day

Join Space Foundation on National Space Day as we discuss the Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Space Command

Past, Present and Future of Space

GEN. James H. Dickinson
MGySgt Scott H. Stalker

Panel – USSPACECOM: An Update from U.S. Space Command

Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Gagnon
Maj. Gen. William G. Holt
Brig. Gen.(s) Devin R. Pepper
Robert Thomas

Panel – Space Operations: Protect and Defend

Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt
BG Thomas L. James
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick
Gp. Capt. Darren Whiteley

Presented in association with U.S. Space Command

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Panel – The Space Beat: Today’s Space Reporters Speak

These reporters are chronicling today’s space story with more players and events than ever before. Let’s hear how they approach telling these stories.

Moderated by: Jeanne Meserve

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Benefits of Space in Everyday Life

Space is embedded in every aspects of our 21st century life; from navigation and tracking to Earth observation and monitoring our natural resources. Megan Wenrich, Manager of Washington Operations at the Space Foundation, provides examples of the benefits of space in our daily lives and why investing in space is important to understanding and bettering…


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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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NEW GENERATION SPACE LEADERS – Space and Systems Change

Earth is a complex system, and it is the largest system that humanity can impact. With our most intractable challenges being global in nature — climate change, poverty, access to education, etc. — we must address expand from our parochial point of view to the context they are happening on in order to address them. This panel, we will discuss how space enables us to view Earth as the complex system that it is, and can allow us to create greater systems change. 

Moderated by: Rachel Lyons


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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Watch out for Space Debris

The growing number of space debris is an important issue that poses direct risks to active spacecraft and create a burden on spacecraft operators. Carolyn Belle of Astroscale U.S. explains what space debris is, the space sustainability trajectory, and different ways to address this challenge.    Further Reading: Space Debris and Human Spacecraft https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html Space…


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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: OSAM (On-orbit servicing, assembly, manufacturing)

Rachel McNeal from Maxar joins us to discuss on orbit servicing, assembly, and manufacturing. She’ll provide a background of satellite servicing history in the U.S. and outline some current missions. She will also explain the policy and regulatory landscape and share insights on why servicing and assembly matters. https://www.satelliteconfers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CONFERS-Guiding-Principles_7Nov18.pdf https://www.satelliteconfers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CONFERS_Operating_Practices.pdf https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/astronauts-robots-and-the-history-of-fixing-and-building-things-in-space https://www.darpa.mil/program/robotic-servicing-of-geosynchronous-satellites  General links as…

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: The Space Economy and Cislunar Space

Lesley Conn joins us to talk about the value of the global space economy and share insights on opportunities in cislunar space.


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Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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36th Space Symposium: Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony celebrates the official start of the annual Space Symposium.  Space Foundation honors outstanding individuals and organizations at several Symposium events, to highlight the best of the best in the space community.  We are excited to announce that the Opening Ceremony for the 36th Space Symposium will feature the presentation of the General James…


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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

8:30 am - 9:00 am

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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36th Space Symposium: Featured Speaker – The Honorable Frank Kendall

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

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36th Space Symposium: Featured Speaker – Dr. Josef Aschbacher

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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36th Space Symposium: Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner

At the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner we honor those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth. Join us to celebrate these technologies and conclude a week of successful discussions and networking at the 36th Space Symposium. Master of Ceremonies: CAPT Frank L.…


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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Space is Better Together: Tomorrow’s Space Jobs are Here Today

Space exploration takes a team of skilled individuals in both common and unconventional fields to be successful.  Working together to help humankind explore the vast expanse of space is critical for our future.  From women like Katherine Johnson of “Hidden Figures” fame, who paved the way as one of NASA’s human computers, to scientists, engineers and astronauts, women continue to…


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Nuclear Propulsion

What is nuclear propulsion? How is this cutting-edge technology changing rocket design and propulsion as space exploration turns towards deep space?  In this episode, Dr. Bhavya Lal will share the answers to these questions and provide more information on how NASA is revolutionizing rocket engineering and space exploration.


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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Space Domain Awareness

Dr. Marcus Holzinger, Professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, discusses the concept of Space Domain Awareness (SDA), how it differs from Space Situational Awareness, why we should understand SDA, and the broader political and defense implications of SDA.


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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: The Inspiration of Space based Education

In this episode of Start Here For Space, Dr. Autumn Thomas, Vice President of Education at Space Foundation, discusses the importance of including space-based education in K-12 curriculum and various initiatives for educators and policymakers to promote STEM education.


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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Space Matters

Space Foundation’s new series, “Space Matters,” convenes well known policy influencers for high level space policy conversations in monthly conversations on emerging topics and trends within the global space economy.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Orbital Mechanics

Ms. Kerstyn Auman provides an overview of foundational principles of orbital mechanics. She will give insight into her role as an aerospace engineer working in orbit determination and on-orbit collision avoidance. Ms. Auman will also connect her work to space policy issues.


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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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State of Space 2022

Today there are more countries, companies and citizens accessing space than ever before. To better understand this dynamic global ecosystem, Space Foundation will host its annual State of Space program on February 3rd showcasing some of the diverse views, experiences and missions of major stakeholders that are shaping exploration, security, economic growth and innovation today…


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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Norms of Behavior

Why are norms the foundation of legal approaches to behavior in space? Why is there a shift towards norms? Are they legally binding? For the answer to these questions and more, join Secure World Foundation’s Victoria Samson as she discusses international norms of behavior in space.


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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Space Matters Session 2 – Symposium365

Space Foundation’s new series, “Space Matters,” convenes well known policy influencers for high level space policy conversations in monthly conversations on emerging topics and trends within the global space economy.


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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: International Collaboration at NASA

What does international collaboration look like at NASA? What is the Gateway program and what does it have to do with international partnerships? Join NASA's Katelyn Kuhl for this episode of Start Here for Space to learn the answer to these questions and more!


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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Navigating Space, a Vision for Space in Defense

The space domain is becoming more congested and contested. New technologies are rapidly emerging. Barriers to entry are falling. New players - both governmental and commercial - are vying for advantage. At the same time, humanity's reliance on space activity is becoming more ingrained every day. Once supreme in the space domain, the defense sector…


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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Congressional Authorizations

How does the congressional authorization process work? What is the difference between authorizations and appropriations and why is it important that we understand the difference? Join Joel Graham, Professional Staff Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for this episode of Start Here for Space for answers to these questions and more!


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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Future of the Space Industry

Redwire President and COO Andrew Rush discusses his vision for the future of the space industry and the second Golden Age of Space.


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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Space Matters

Space Foundation’s second season of “Space Matters” convenes well-known policy influencers for monthly high level space policy conversations on emerging topics and trends within the global space economy.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: European Space Agency

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to space exploration. The Head of ESA’s Washington Office, Sylvie Espinasse, shares insight into ESA operations, the agency’s presence in DC, and international cooperation between ESA and the United States. This episode is the first of a special season of Start Here…


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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Space Matters

Space Foundation’s second season of “Space Matters” convenes well-known policy influencers for monthly high level space policy conversations on emerging topics and trends within the global space economy.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Masami Onoda, Director of the Washington Office at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, shares insight into JAXA operations, the agency’s presence in DC, and international cooperation between Japan and the United States. This episode is the second of a special season of Start Here for Space in which we hear directly from Washington representatives for…


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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Canadian Space Agency

Jill Smyth, Counselor for Space Affairs at the Canadian Space Agency, shares insight into CSA operations, the agency’s presence in DC, and international cooperation between Canada and the United States. This episode is the third of a special season of Start Here for Space in which we hear directly from Washington representatives for international space…


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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Le Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)

Nicolas Maubert, Space Counselor to the French Embassy, shares insight into the Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) operations, the agency’s presence in DC, and international cooperation between France and the United States. This episode is the fourth of a special season of Start Here for Space in which we hear directly from Washington representatives for…


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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: Indian Space Research Organization

Krunal Joshi, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Counselor to the Indian Embassy, shares insight into ISRO operations, the organization’s presence in DC, and international cooperation between India and the United States. This episode is the fifth of a special season of Start Here for Space in which we hear directly from Washington representatives for international…


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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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START HERE FOR SPACE: German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Marc Jochemich, Head of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Washington Office, shares insight into DLR operations, the center’s presence in DC, and international cooperation between Germany and the United States. This episode is the sixth and final episode of a special season of Start Here for Space in which we hear directly from Washington representatives…


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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thursday, September 15, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Space Matters

Space Foundation’s second season of “Space Matters” convenes well-known policy influencers for monthly high level space policy conversations on emerging topics and trends within the global space economy.


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