Next-gen Suborbital Missions: a talk and a Conference
Join us on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – 7:00pm at the Colloquium room of the SETI Institute to hear a talk by Andrew Nelson, Chief Operating Officer of XCOR.
Title: The Trillion Dollar Space Enterprise –> Or How The Lynx Suborbital Vehicle Will Change The World
by Andrew Nelson, Chief Operating Officer of XCOR
Abstract: Fully resuable spacecraft are the critical enabler for regular, low cost and safe access to space, and such access will enable space utilization in ways we’ve only dreamed about in the past. Much as the early ARPANET laid the foundation for a multi-trillion dollar enterprise revolving around the internet, early reusable spacecraft like the Lynx suborbital vehicle will establish the beginnings of a multi-trillion enterprise revolving around the Earth and our solar system. This talk will lay out a vision of a future space-based Trillion Dollar Enterprise based on a series of realistic and fun “What-ifs.”
Where: Colloquium room of the SETI Institute (direction)
I will be also attending the NSRC2012 conference from Monday to Wednesday Feb 27-29 at Palo Alto, CA. The new generation of space vehicles capable of delivering payloads and their potential for research will be discussed. I will post regularly updates on this blog and/or my Twitter account (@AllPlanet).
This is going to be an exciting week. Is the future already here?