NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement (and Development) Track

a A space logistics base is assembled with a docking truss in Low Mars Orbit (click to enlarge).
Art: Anna Nesterova

The NSS is sponsoring a triple event at the 2013 ISDC as the public release of its Roadmap to Space Settlement. The Roadmap track will consist of three events on Friday, May 24, 2013, starting at 10:00 am, ending at 5:00 pm.

With the impending cost breakthroughs in launch costs, attention is once more shifting to actual operations in space. We can begin to dream big dreams again. The Roadmap Track will cover the future paths that many NSS members think we should follow. The NSS Roadmap, approved by the Board of Directors, attempts to lay out many of the space goals: (Milestones) and the Barriers to achieving such goals. The presentations will cover the legal issues surrounding space development, how space development can improve life on Earth, how you actually can build a 2 kilometer space colony with essentially current level technology, progress in the development of reusable launch systems , why a cis-lunar space transportation and logistics system is vital to reaching all of our space goals and destinations, how to achieve the ability to build space colonies, and how space settlement design competitions can augment and assist planning for future space colonies. See NSS Space Settlement Roadmap for the actual roadmap text and lots of images.

Preliminary Agenda and Scheduled Speakers

Friday: Room: Portofino
Time: 10 am - 10:50 am
Roadmap Rollout - Media Press Conference / with panel:
Mark Hopkins: Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee
Bruce Pittman: Senior Vice President and Senior Operating Officer, NSS
Stan Rosen: Vice Chairman, NSS Board of Directors
Howard Bloom: Author, Member: NSS Board of Directors
Jeff Liss: Member: NSS Board of Directors
John Strickland: Member: NSS Board of Directors, Track Chair
Time: 11 am - 11:20 am
Legal Issues of and Barriers to Roadmap Milestones
Jeff Liss
Member: NSS Board of Directors
Time: 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Applications of Space Technology on and for Earth
Stan Rosen
Vice Chairman, NSS Board of Directors
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Gardening the Solar System, Greening the Galaxy
Lunch Keynote Speaker: Howard Bloom
Author and Scientific Thinker. NSS Board of Governors.
Time: 2 pm - 2:50 pm
How does a Jig Factory Build a Space Colony?
John Strickland
Member: NSS Board of Directors, Track Chair
Time: 3 pm - 3:15 pm
The Economic and Technical Realities of Reusable Launch Systems
Bruce Pittman
Senior Vice President / Senior Operating Officer, NSS
Time: 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Paths to Space Settlement
Al Globus
Member: NSS Board of Directors
Time: 4 pm - 4:25 pm
An Architecture for Survival
Derek Webber
Director: SpacePort Associates
Time: 4:25 pm - 4:50 pm
Design Competition Scenarios: An Ambitious Future Space Roadmap
Anita Gale
Member: NSS Board of Directors

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