Happy TC sessions: Space 2022 Eve! Tomorrow is the big day in LA for anyone involved or interested in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and forging humanity’s future in space. There is still time to board this mission, but the countdown clock is ticking.
Cockpit ticket: Buy your pass and explore the growing possibilities in space.
Hear insights from top founders, investors, key military executives, government officials, and executives of established aerospace technology companies. They cover topics ranging from human space travel and exploration to revolutions in communications, Earth observation data, space-based manufacturing, and the role space plays in global conflict.
The events calendar is packed, so we’re going to highlight a few highlights from tomorrow to help you make the most of your time. Don’t worry about scheduling conflicts – your pass includes video-on-demand access when the event ends.
Okay, let’s see what happens tomorrow at TC Sessions: Space.
Support big bets in uncertain times
With VC spend cooling in general, and in particular when it comes to space-related startups, what are the current priorities of investors who have supported space startups in the past? As we prepare for a relatively long economic downturn, what should startups expect from private space capital as they look ahead to 2023? Of George Bell (playground worldwide), Mark Boggett (Seraphim Space) and Emily Henriksson (Root companies).
Space Workforce 2030: Inspire, Prepare, and Hire the Next Generation
The dawning space age presents tremendous opportunities to explore new frontiers, grow the orbiting economy, and bolster our security. Making the most of this momentous time requires an innovative workforce that can draw on diverse experiences and perspectives to solve the difficult problems we will face.
The Space Workforce 2030 Pledge is a first effort of its kind launched earlier this year that brings together more than 30 of the nation’s leading space companies to work together to increase diversity in our industry to create a vibrant workforce to build for the future.
Hear of Michael Edmonds (Blue Origin), Steve Isakowitz (Aerospace Corporation) and Melanie Stricklan (Slingshot Aerospace) about the work they are doing to inspire, prepare and employ the next generation of scientists and engineers and how you can play a part in supporting this vital mission. Sponsored by the Aerospace Corporation.
Moving fast in space acquisition
The commercial space sector has succeeded in reducing the costs of space-based technology while vastly increasing its possibilities. The US defense apparatus has historically favored older industrial partners, but it has shown a growing interest in turning to start-ups and new space companies to secure the space domain for the US and its allies. We’ll hear why and how from Frank Calvelli, the Air Force’s Assistant Secretary for Space Acquisition and Integration.
Asking and answering humanity’s biggest questions
After leading NASA’s Science Missions Directorate for six years, Thomas Zurbuchen is a familiar face to anyone who has followed the agency’s many interplanetary and orbital missions. Now that he’s ready to move forward with his next chapter, Zurbuchen will talk about how NASA, its mission, and the science it performs are changing — and why it’s more important than ever.
That should be enough to start your launch sequence, and of course there’s a lot more waiting for you at TC Sessions: Space. Don’t have a pass yet? Get one now and we’ll see you tomorrow!