18th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

Washington, District of Columbia
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
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Preliminary Program Agenda  

Please note: Speakers and Schedule of Events are subject to change.  

     Day 1:  February 4th
 

Registration Opens  
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. George Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration   
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM (Eastern Time)

Chairman Steven M. Palazzo, House of Representatives Space Subcommittee  
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM (Eastern Time)

Chairman Jim Bridenstine, U.S. House of Representatives Environment Subcommittee  
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM (Eastern Time)

The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation (Invited)  
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM (Eastern Time)

Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation    
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)

     10:00 – 10:20 Networking Break
 

Dr.  Mary Lynne Dittmar, Member, National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight  
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM (Eastern Time)

Designing a Commercial Spaceflight Training Program
Moderator: Mr. Michael Lopez-Alegria, COMSTAC Vice-Chairman
  

Panelists:
David Allen, Vice President, Marking and Communications | Black Sky Training
Christopher J. Ferguson, Director, Deputy Program Manager for Operations | Boeing
Beth Moses, Chief Astronaut Trainer | Virgin Galactic
Rick Searfoss, Director, Flight Test Operations/Chief Test Pilot | XCOR Aerospace
Dr. Jim Vanderploeg, Director, Clinical Preventive Medicine Division/Professor, Aerospace Medicine | University of Texas Medical Branch
 
10:50 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

     12:00 – 1:00 Lunch & Networking Break (lunch on your own)
 

The Honorable Michael Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration  
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Small Satellites and Dedicated Small Launch Vehicles
Moderator: Mr. Paul Damphousse, Principal, GenAstro LLC

Panelists:
Karen Dacres, General Counsel | PlanetiQ
Tom Markusic, CEO | Firefly Space Systems
Jon Kirchner, President | GeoOptics
Andrew Nelson, President | XCOR Aerospace
Dr. John Olds, CEO | Generation Orbit
Will Pomerantz, Vice President, Special Projects | Virgin Galactic
 
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Eastern Time)

Speaker:  Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation   

 
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

     3:00 – 3:30 Networking Break
 

Mr. Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations  
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Wayne Hale, Director of Human Spaceflight, Special Aerospace Services  
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

NASA Commercial Crew Program Update
Moderator: Ms. Pamela Underwood, Deputy, Operations Integration Division, FAA AST
  

Panelists:
Christopher J. Ferguson, Deputy Program Manager for Operations | Boeing
Tim Hughes, Senior Vice President and General Counsel | SpaceX
 
Brian R. Israel, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser | U.S. Department of State
Kathryn L. Lueders, Manager, Commercial Crew Program | NASA
Mark Settle, Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology | FCC
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

     Day 2:  February 5th
 

Registration Opens  
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Shana Dale, Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration     
8:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Representative Donna Edwards, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space (Invited)  
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM (Eastern Time)

Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation – Carissa Christensen, Tauri Group  
8:15 AM - 8:35 AM (Eastern Time)

Jeff Bingham, Former Senior Advisor on Space and Aeronautics, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation  
8:35 AM - 9:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Commercial Space Transportation Integration into the National Airspace (NAS)
Moderator: Jeff Foust, Space News


Panelists:
Harry Bergmann, National Traffic Management Specialist | National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Kevin Hatton, Program Manager, Space Vehicle Operations | FAA NextGen
Dan Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division | FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (Eastern Time)

United Kingdom Spaceplane Review and Future Regulations – Mr. Jeremy Stubbs, UK Civil Aviation Authority  
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM (Eastern Time)

     10:15 – 10:30 Networking Break
 

The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Commercial Space Transportation Industry Standards 
Moderator: Mr. Oscar Garcia, Chair, Standard Working Group, COMSTAC


Panelists:
Audrey Powers, Attorney | Blue Origin
J. Mack Reiley, Regulatory Compliance Manager | Virgin Galactic
Rusty Rentsch, Assistant Vice President, Technical Operations | Aerospace Industries Association
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

     12:00 – 1:00 Lunch & Networking Break (lunch on your own)
 

Dr. Michael Barratt, NASA Human Research Program Office  
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Spaceport Economic Development 
Moderator: Dr. Diane Howard, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  

Panelists:
Mark Bontrager, Vice President, Spaceport Operations | Space Florida
Mario Diaz, Director of Aviation | City of Houston
Ryan Noble, General Counsel | New Mexico Spaceport Authority
Pam Welch, Executive Director | Midland Development Corporation
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

     2:30 - 2:45 Networking Break
 

Ms. Kelli Gerardi, Mars One  
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Eastern Time)

Commercial Space Transportation Research
Moderator: Dr. Tristan Fiedler, Vice President, Federal Research Programs | Florida Institute of Technology

Panelists:
Brad Cheetham, PhD Candidate, Department of Aerospace Sciences | University of Colorado – Boulder
Dr. Scott Hubbard, Consulting Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering | Stanford University
Dr. David Klaus, Professor, Department of Aerospace Sciences | University of Colorado - Boulder
Dr. Jim Vanderploeg, Director, Clinical Preventive Medicine Division/Professor, Aerospace Medicine | University of Texas Medical Branch
 
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Dr. Brad Tousley, Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA  
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Dr. Sandra H. Magnus, Executive Director, AIAA   
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Closing Remarks: Dr. George Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration  
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Early Registration through January 6, 2015
    $250.00 per person 

    Registration after January 6, 2015
    $300.00 per person

    Student Registration
    $150.00 per person 

    (Limited registrations for students. Students must provide a university email address to confirm registration or registration will not be accepted. In addition, a student I.D. is required at the on-site registration desk when checking in.)

    Webcast
    Can’t Make the Conference? 
    A live audio webcast of the conference will be made available. To receive details and your pass code to log on, click "webcast" registration.
    $25.00 per person

    Registration fees for guest speakers and conference panelist are waived.

    Exhibitor Registration
    $1,000.00 per exhibitor

    The Exhibitor table fee of $1,000 includes two guest registrations, (1) six foot table, and two chairs.

    Press and media questions should be 
    directed to:

    Madi Sengupta
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Office: 202-267-8464
    Email: Madhurita.Sengupta@faa.gov

    Payment Options:
    Payment may be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, check, or money order.

    Personal checks will be accepted until January 23, 2015. There are no cancellations. Guest may provide substitutions.

    Please mail check or money order 
    by January 23, 2015 to: 

    It’s My Affair, LLC
    ATTN: FAA AST Conference
    P.O. Box 680202
    Charlotte, NC 28216

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