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SIEPR Policy Forum:  Friday, February 1

(Co-sponsored with Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation)

Space Entrepreneurship

Time Title Participant Topic
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Welcome    
9:30-10:15 Betting on American Industry Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator
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Why a private space market?
10:15-11:00 How Safe is Safe Enough? George Nield, FAA Associate Administrator  
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Regulation and policy
11:00-12:00 Space Tourism and the Current Market for Space Virgin Galactic - Will Pomerantz
XCOR Aerospace - Andrew Nelson
Discussant - Steve Jurvetson (bio)
Building the market for space
12:00-12:45 <Lunch>    
12:45-1:20 Lunch Keynote: The Hard Missions We Need Bill Nye - CEO Planetary Society (& the Science Guy)  
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Science and inspiration
1:20-2:15 Prizes and Space Innovation Alexandra Hall - Google Lunar X Prize (bio)
Petra Moser - Stanford Economics (bio)
Using prizes to push technology
2:15-2:25 <Break>    
2:25-3:45 A Growing Private Space Industry Boeing - Russ McMurry
Sierra Nevada - Craig Gravelle
SpaceX - John Muratore
United Launch Alliance - Mike Holguin
Discussants - Roger Noll
Low cost, safe, human space travel
3:45-4:15 Protecting the Planet Ed Lu, Former NASA Astronaut, Stanford PhD, CEO and Chair of the B612 Foundation, (bio) The Sentinel Mission
4:15 Reception    
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ALL Stanford Students and faculty welcome.  Others by invitation.   We have reached capacity.  A limited number of additional students can register if they arrive by 9:30 Friday.     Event is free.

Event at John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, 366 Galvez Street, Stanford University.