July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California


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Space Frontier Foundation

Space Frontier Foundation The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization composed of space activists, scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and citizens from all backgrounds and all nations. The Space Frontier Foundation is transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. SFF is determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and rejects the idea that the world's greatest moments are in its past.

Space Systems / Loral

Space Systems / Loral Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), located in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading provider of GEO commercial satellites. SS/L applies its highly reliable, cost-effective technologies to space exploration and science missions, and is working to expand those activities in propulsion, power and communications. With six to eight of its satellites launched each year, SS/L can provide frequent access to space by hosting payloads and offering rideshares to small satellites on its larger spacecraft.


Liberty Liberty is developing a complete commercial space service to revolutionize access to Earth orbit. The system is built on safety, reliability and market value, all essential to the success of the emerging commercial market. Blending new composites and electronics technology with the lessons learned in 50 years of human spaceflight produces a unique capability for human space flight. Liberty is an international venture dedicated to using the best people, lean production processes and flight-proven hardware to significantly reduce the cost while dramatically increasing the safety of space access.


SpaceX SpaceX develops rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and beyond. We are committed to becoming the world's premiere space services company by substantially improving both the reliability and cost efficiency of space transportation, ultimately by a factor of ten. SpaceX was founded with the long-term goal of enabling humanity to become a space-faring civilization.

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

United Launch Alliance (ULA) United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. ULA brings together two of the launch industry’s most experienced and successful teams – Atlas and Delta – to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services for the U.S. government. U.S. government launch customers include the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other organizations.

Heinlein Prize Trust

Heinlein Prize Trust The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein, a renowned American author. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia's dream of humanity's future in space. Efforts include: the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities, the Microgravity Research Competition, the Heinlein Commercial Space Activity Prize, the ``Flight Into the Future'' international contests, the Have Spacesuit — Will Travel educational program, and the online Heinlein Archives.


SpaceIsle.com SpaceIsle.com is an international finance center dedicated to space, as independent financial advisors. The Isle of Man Government is pro-space and committed to helping the Space industry flourish.


Spacevidcast.com Spacevidcast is a community of people who are looking to educate the planet on the values of space flight. Their goal is to open up the cosmos and truly make space commonplace for everyone on the planet. They are a new media site with daily on-demand episodes, weekly live shows and live HD coverage of major space events.

Space Age Publishing Company & International Lunar Observatory Association

Space Age Publishing Company & International Lunar Observatory Association Space Age Publishing Company, publisher of Space Calendar weekly and Lunar Enterprise Daily, operates offices on Hawaii Island, Hawaii (1988), and in Palo Alto, California (1977), USA, and pursues a business plan for its third office on the Moon. With its International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) affiliate, Space Age advances and supports a wide variety of scientific, commercial, international and educational lunar / astro activities and enterprises - such as Stanford on the Moon and the International Lunar Observatory - consistent with a human return to the Moon within the decade. Space Age, with ILOA, also promotes the Galaxy Forum Architecture and Ad Astra Kansas initiatives -- To The Stars.

Space News

Space News For over two decades, Space News International has been the only publication that space professionals throughout the world turn to first. Now, Space News International goes beyond print. We offer a distinct online information portal, delivering accurate, timely news and in-depth analysis, in addition to a variety of custom publishing options.


SEDS SEDS, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, is a group dedicated to expanding the role of human exploration and development of space. SEDS seeks to educate the public in such a way as to attain this goal. SEDS has many ways of doing this, including educational outreach, conferences, and chapter projects.

National Space Society

National Space Society The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS has over 12 thousand members (and more supporters) and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.

Churchill Club

Churchill Club Igniting Conversations to Encourage Innovation and Economic Growth: This is our focus: to cultivate a one-stop-shop of world-class people—people like yourself—that ignites the kinds of conversations that lead to new ideas, enlivened dreams and personal motivation. A tall order, for sure, but one we’ve been successful at for 25 years. We are Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum. Join the club and become a part of one of the most acclaimed organizations in Silicon Valley.

The Space Review

The Space Review The Space Review is an online publication devoted to in-depth articles, commentary, and reviews regarding all aspects of space exploration: science, technology, policy, business, and more.


XISP Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc. (XISP-Inc), has been formed to accomplish space-scalable technology and product development that leverages commercial applications to fund the maturation of the available technology base for both mission enhancing as well as mission enabling space and terrestrial applications. XISP-Inc's goal is achieving a material reduction in the cost, schedule, and technical risk associated with the use of innovative technologies currently stranded at low levels of technological maturity. This is material for both mission enhancing technologies and mission enabling technologies. Mission enhancing technologies are defined as those technologies which if sufficiently mature could enhance the value proposition of a terrestrial and/or space mission. Mission enabling technologies, are defined as those technologies which if sufficiently mature could enable a mission to actually be accomplished that otherwise would not be practical and/or even possible. This work will be accomplished by crafting partnerships to create actionable pools of otherwise stranded intellectual property developed and/or owned by some combination of the government, commercial, non-governmental, academic, and/or individual concerns which when integrated into an evolving technological commons can be defined with sufficient clarity to allow for profitable product development leveraging the same. The premise is that by contributing to a technological commons with clearly defined property boundaries the incumbent product development risk is reduced. The synergistic effect of providing a clear articulation of the state-of-the-art, including what is and is not public domain, provides new opportunities for the participants to create real products using their unique insights that have a greater potential for direct and indirect profit. The recursive benefit of each product successfully developed is some reduction in the actual and/or perceived cost, schedule, and/or technical risk associated with the use of the technology in other applications.

MoonandBack Media

MoonandBack Media Moonandback Media provides a news content aggregation web site covering space, with emphasis on the personal and commercial spaceflight industry -- documenting the dawn of this new epoch in mankind's history and endeavoring to make young students aware of opportunities for careers in space-related fields.

Spacecraft Technology Expo

Spacecraft Technology Expo Spacecraft Technology Expo is the first and only exhibition of its kind, bringing together global decision makers, OEMs, supply chain experts, industry executives, suppliers and customers to identify present and future market growth opportunities for the design, manufacture, pre-launch testing and operations of spacecraft, satellites, and space-related technologies. Set against the technology-rich backdrop of Los Angeles, California, USA, the show’s planned technical programming, comprehensive hall offerings, and targeted networking opportunities are anticipated to give exhibitors and attendees a unique opportunity to share in a one-of-a-kind marketplace of ideas via one of the most targeted return-on-investment channels ever offered to the industry at large. More information at www.spacetechexpo.com.


OuterSpace.Travel OuterSpace.Travel is the one-stop destination for all of your space tourism needs. The site provides trip reviews, daily space tourism news and space flight discussions. It also includes a directory of tour operators and travel agents. It is the destination website for OuterSpace.