Featured 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]

Al Worden

Astronaut – Apollo 15

From July 26 to August 7, 1971, Astronaut Al Worden served as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 mission along…[more]

 

Al Worden

Astronaut – Apollo 15

From July 26 to August 7, 1971, Astronaut Al Worden served as the Command Module…[more]

Gerry Griffin

Apollo Flight Director Mission Control

Gerry Griffin is the former Director of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. His career…[more]

 

Gerry Griffin

Apollo Flight Director Mission Control

Gerry Griffin is the former Director of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center…[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]

Dr.Scott Pace

Executive Secretary, National Space Council

Dr. Scott Pace is the Executive Secretary for the National Space Council. The Council is chaired…[more]

 

Dr.Scott Pace

Executive Secretary, National Space Council

Dr. Scott Pace is the Executive Secretary for the National Space Council. The Council is…[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…[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. Martine Rothblatt

Chairman & CEO, United Therapeutics Corporation

Martine Rothblatt is the Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation, a biotechnology…[more]

 

Dr. Martine Rothblatt

Chairman & CEO, United Therapeutics Corporation

Martine Rothblatt is the Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics…[more]

Kevin M. O’Connell

Director of the Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Kevin M. O’Connell is the Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of…[more]

 

Kevin M. O’Connell

Director of the Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Kevin M. O’Connell is the Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce…[more]

Dr. Greg Autry

Director, Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative, USC
VP for Space Development for the National Space Society

Dr. Greg Autry is…[more]

 

Dr. Greg Autry

Director, Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative, USC
VP for Space Development for the National Space Society

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

Geoff Notkin

CEO, Aerolite Meteorites Inc.; President, Desert Owl Productions, Inc.
President, National Space Society

Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of…[more]

 

Geoff Notkin

CEO, Aerolite Meteorites Inc.; President, Desert Owl Productions, Inc.
President, National Space Society

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

 

Dr. Ellen Stofan

Director, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Dr. Ellen Stofan is the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and…[more]

 

Dr. Ellen Stofan

Director, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Dr. Ellen Stofan is the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s…[more]

 

Dr. John M. Logsdon

Professor Emeritus, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University

Dr. John M. Logsdon (Ph.D., New York…[more]

 

Dr. John M. Logsdon

Professor Emeritus, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University

Dr. John M. Logsdon (Ph.D., New York University) is a Professor Emeritus at….[more]

 

Dr. Paul Jaffe

Electronics Engineer, Spacecraft Engineering Department/Space Electronics Systems Development, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Paul Jaffe is an electronics…[more]

 

Dr. Paul Jaffe

Electronics Engineer, Spacecraft Engineering Department/Space Electronics Systems Development, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Paul Jaffe is an electronics engineer, researcher, and integration…[more]

 

Robert S. Walker

CEO, MoonWalker Associates

Bob Walker is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MoonWalker Associates.  Walker has been in the forefront of space…[more]

 

Robert S. Walker

CEO, MoonWalker Associates

Bob Walker is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MoonWalker Associates.  Walker has…[more]

 

Lars Hoffman

SVP, Global Launch Services

Lars Hoffman is Rocket Lab’s Senior Vice President of Global Launch Services. In this role, he leads the business…[more]

 

Lars Hoffman

SVP, Global Launch Services

Lars Hoffman is Rocket Lab’s Senior Vice President of Global Launch Services. In this role…[more]

 

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen

Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen is NASA’s Associate Administrator for…[more]

 

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen

Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen is NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission…[more]

 

Mike Mongo

Author, The Astronaut Instruction Manual

Mike Mongo is author of The Astronaut Instruction Manual. As an author, teacher, podcaster, and STEAM writer, he…[more]

 

Mike Mongo

Author, The Astronaut Instruction Manual

Mike Mongo is author of The Astronaut Instruction Manual. As an author, teacher…[more]

 

Mark Sirangelo

Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator

In April 2019 Mark Sirangelo was appointed as a Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator with broad responsibility to…[more]

 

Mark Sirangelo

Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator

In April 2019 Mark Sirangelo was appointed as a Special Assistant to the NASA…[more]

 

Jerome Pearson

President, STAR, Inc.

Jerome Pearson is President of STAR, Inc., a small business in South Carolina that has developed aircraft and spacecraft designs for NASA and DOD…[more]

 

Jerome Pearson

President, STAR, Inc.

Jerome Pearson is President of STAR, Inc., a small business in South Carolina that…[more]

 

Robert Zubrin

President, Pioneer Astronautics

Robert Zubrin is President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado. He is…[more]

 

Robert Zubrin

President, Pioneer Astronautics

Robert Zubrin is President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D…[more]

 

Dr. George C. Nield

Former FAA AST Administrator

Dr. George C. Nield served as the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation…[more]

 

Dr. George C. Nield

Former FAA AST Administrator

Dr. George C. Nield served as the Associate Administrator…[more]

 

Previous Featured 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