Speakers

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine was nominated by President Donald Trump, confirmed by the…[more]

 

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine was nominated by President Donald…[more]

Eileen M. Collins

Former NASA Astronaut

Eileen M. Collins is a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. A former…[more]

 

Eileen M. Collins

Former NASA Astronaut

Eileen M. Collins is a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel…[more]

Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno

President and CEO, United Launch Alliance

Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno is the president and…[more]

 

Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno

President and CEO, United Launch Alliance

Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno is the president and chief executive officer for United…[more]

Jeffrey Manber

CEO, NanoRacks

Jeffrey Manber has served as the CEO of NanoRacks since 2009, growing the company into the…[more] 

 

Jeffrey Manber

CEO, NanoRacks

Jeffrey Manber has served as the CEO of NanoRacks since 2009, growing the…[more]

Miles O’Brien

Aerospace Journalist

Miles O’Brien is a veteran, award-winning journalist who focuses on science, technology, aerospace and the environment…[more] 

 

Miles O’Brien

Aerospace Journalist

Miles O’Brien is a veteran, award-winning journalist who focuses on science, technology…[more]

Peter Wilhelm

Director of the Naval Center for Space Technology at the U.S. Naval Research Lab (Ret.)

Peter Wilhelm is the Retired Director of the…[more]

 

Peter Wilhelm

Director of the Naval Center for Space Technology at the U.S. Naval Research Lab (Ret.)

Peter Wilhelm is the Retired Director of the Naval Center for Space Technology…[more]

Dr. Greg Autry

Asst. Professor, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Southern California

Dr. Greg Autry is an Assistant Professor…[more]

 

Dr. Greg Autry

Asst. Professor, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Southern California

Dr. Greg Autry is an Assistant Professor, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial…[more]

Geoff Notkin

CEO, Aerolite Meteorites Inc.; President, Desert Owl Productions, Inc.

Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the multi award-winning…[more]

 

Geoff Notkin

CEO, Aerolite Meteorites Inc.; President, Desert Owl Productions, Inc.

Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the multi award-winning television…[more]

 

Previous Keynote Speakers

 

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson (ISDC® 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC® 2018)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC® 2017)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administator, NASA (ISDC® 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC® 2017)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC® 2016)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center ISDC® 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC® 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC® 2015)

Lori Gaver, former NASA Deputy Administrator ISDC® 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC® 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC® 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC® 2014)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC® 2013)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC® 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Previous Keynote Speakers

 

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson (ISDC® 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC® 2018)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC® 2017)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administator, NASA (ISDC® 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC® 2017)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC® 2016)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center ISDC® 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC® 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC® 2015)

Lori Gaver, former NASA Deputy Administrator ISDC® 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC® 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC® 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC® 2014)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC® 2013)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC® 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

 

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

 

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS