ASCEND retains all the best parts of the AIAA SPACE Forum experience. Facktor is the company’s senior executive in the Washington, DC area and leads Washington Operations, Marketing & Communications, and Strategic Development. “Because Jim previously served as president of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne for more than six years, he also brings familiarity with our products, our customers and our world-class workforce.

You can still participate in a call for papers and build the program on a foundation of technical excellence. The business is a leading provider of ballistic missile and ballistic missile defense systems, supporting U.S. Department of Defense customers, as well as the U.K. Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence. Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno is the president and chief executive officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA). But ASCEND takes that experience to the next level, opening the door to more interdisciplinary collaboration and conversation. Selected to the NASA Astronaut Corps in April, 1996, Dr. Magnus flew in space on the STS-112 shuttle mission in 2002, and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. Previously, Kay was the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development where she was responsible for growing the Space business with a comprehensive strategy to develop new markets and expand core mission areas. Prior to that, he was the lead for Space Requirements with the Joint Staff/J-8 in the Capabilities and Acquisition Division at the Pentagon and a chief for Spacecraft Payload Development and Test and Satellite Systems and Acquisition at the National Reconnaissance Office.

He also served for six years as the founding Executive Director for the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit alliance of satellite operators, manufacturers, and ground equipment suppliers. She has also served as a senior advisor to NASA, the DoD, and the FAA. He completed course work early in his career for a doctorate in dynamics and control with emphasis in propulsion at Purdue University, and in spring 2019, he will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater. Dr. Kennedy served 23 years in the United States Air Force, where he retired as a colonel. Take advantage of the Early Bird Rate and access a NO-risk, ALL-reward registration guarantee—if plans change, simply cancel by 30 April 2020 for a full-refund (minus $25 processing fee).. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced that, due to COVID-19, its new flagship space event, ASCEND, will be re-envisioned into an entirely virtual, yet collaborative event... June 12, 2020 Space economy webinar and interactive workshop He is the author of two books that explore the organization of the medieval Knights Templar from the perspective of modern business management: “Templar Organization: The Management of Warrior Monasticism” and “Templar Incorporated.” He is a recipient of the Order of Merit of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem.

The following year, Stofan moved to London while continuing to work at JPL and was, and continues to be, an Honorary Professor at University College London. We’re still opening a call for papers and building the program on a foundation of technical excellence. Prior to Pratt & Whitney, Maser served in several other high-profile roles, including president and general manager at Boeing-led Sea Launch company, and president and chief operating officer at SpaceX. He also managed the corporation’s responsibilities in Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Management Limited, a joint venture that produces and safely maintains the U.K.’s nuclear weapons. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Via Satellite magazine and the Space Generation Advisory Council. These events are known around the world for technical excellence and high-value programming—responding to an AIAA call for papers is part of the regular rhythm of a successful aerospace engineer’s year. It’s not just a business conference. Prior to joining Blue, Rob was a Senior Program Manager at Kistler Aerospace. Dan Dumbacher is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Before joining Intelsat, Kay helped launch government services business units at both G2 Satellite Solutions and Verestar. Later, she acted as a special advisor to the NASA Astronaut Office before her appointment as Boeing Chief Scientist for Commercial Utilization of the ISS. Known for her second skin BioSuit™ planetary spacesuit, her inventions are now being applied to “soft suits” to enhance locomotion on Earth. AIAA to Present Premier Lectureships and Technical Excellence Awards During ASCEND, ASCENDxWebinar: Space Policy: The Road Ahead, AIAA Publishes Workshop Proceedings Report from the ASCENDxCo-Lab on Economically Viable Lunar Settlements, ASCENDxSummit: Space Science & Technology. AIAA has a long history as a platform for high-value conferences, forums, and expositions in space and aviation. The best way to make it happen is to work across disciplines. Full Story (Benzinga), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics12700 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 200Reston, VA  20191-5807800-639-AIAA (2422), Oct 23, 2019, 11:03 AM In addition, she flew to the International Space Station on STS-126 in November 2008, served as flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 18, and returned home on STS-119 after four and a half months on board. Mary Lynne is a Fellow of the National Research Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Astronautics and Aeronautics. AIAA is committed to empowering the future space economy. He served as acting director of the center from March 2009 until his appointment as director. Scheduled for 16-18 November 2020 in Las Vegas, ASCEND “is designed to be the world’s first outcomes-focused, transdisciplinary conference designed to accelerate the building of our off-world … Prior to his role at SIA, Clay worked as a commercial space industry analyst and Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. His responsibilities included space shuttle Return to Flight activities following the Columbia tragedy, technical and budgetary oversight of the $3 billion annual budget and initial transition and retirement efforts for shuttle infrastructure. He went on to hold a number of roles in engine test and launch operations. Tim Hughes leads the policy, regulatory, and global business development efforts at SpaceX. Together, we will plot the course of the space economy’s future. He is also a member of the Applied Physics faculty. ASCEND is built on the belief that every member of the space community has something in common: a commitment to human exploration, interest in the effective utilization of space resources, and a focus on the long-term sustainability of the space enterprise. Newman is the author of Interactive Aerospace Engineering and Design and has >300 publications. He scheduled science activities, public affairs activities, monitored Mir systems, and communicated with the NASA astronaut on Mir. He has also completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University. This recognition drove the launch of ASCEND. Her BioSuit™ has been exhibited at the Venice Biennial, American Museum of Natural History, Victoria and Albert and Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. by Launched by AIAA, ASCEND isn’t just a technical conference or a business networking event. She is also an appointed member of the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). Prior to Aerospace, Mr. Isakowitz served as chief technology officer and later as president of Virgin’s space ventures business, where he led the development of privately funded launch systems, advanced technologies, and other new space applications. In addition, he is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow, a companion of the Naval Order of the United States, a member of the Navy League and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Robbie was a 2005 Presidential Management Fellow. In recognition of his achievements, Isakowitz has received numerous awards and citations, including NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award. Benzinga reports that the ASCEND (Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery) event officially launched Tuesday. In 2002, Lightfoot was named director of the Propulsion Test Directorate at NASA's Stennis Space Center. An accomplished public speaker, Stofan has addressed the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Space Technologies at Davos and served as co-chair of the council. Gerstenmaier also served as Shuttle/Mir Program operations manager. Good business happens in the company of experts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University and a master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. Debra D. Facktor is the vice president and general manager of Strategic Operations for Ball Aerospace, where she is responsible for increasing Ball Aerospace’s profile in the market and facilitating collaboration across the company. ASCEND is powered by AIAA, the world’s largest and most influential community of astronautical experts. Programs included the Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM), the Air Force’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Reentry Systems, and the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Area Altitude Defense (THAAD), Targets and Countermeasures and CommonExoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) Concept Definition. In 2000, Mr. Lightfoot received a Spaceflight Leadership Recognition Award, which recognizes leaders who exemplify characteristics necessary for success.

AIAA’s long-term members and event attendees know that we recently retired AIAA SPACE Forum, last held in September 2018. Prior to joining ULA, he served as the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Strategic and Missile Defense Systems. Be the first to know about program updates, new speakers, promotions, and more. Under her leadership the Coalition has grown from 5 companies to more than 70 over the past four years and is a recognized source for policy, technical and business information in the aerospace and defense sector. He served as deputy director of the organization beginning in 2001, until his appointment as director. He is passionate about creating an inclusive environment and ensuring all individuals are treated with equity. Under Dean Gallimore’s ME 2020 strategic vision, Michigan Engineering is committed to becoming the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good.