Agenda and Presentations

International Lunar Research Park
Exploratory Workshop
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NASA Ames Conference Center - Building 3 Ballroom
NASA Research Park - Moffett Field, California
April 5, 2011

★ AGENDA ★

Please click on links below for Speakers' Bios and Downloadable Presentations where available


MONDAY, April 4

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.      Registration for Early Arrivals: NASA Space Portal (Building 555)

TUESDAY, April 5

7:30 a.m.      Registration and Continental Breakfast: Building 3 Ballroom

8:00 a.m.      OPENING PLENARY: The International Lunar Research Park

Introductions:        Dr. Frank Schowengerdt
Director, Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
University of Hawaii at Hilo


Dr. Rose Teng
Former Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Dr. Dan Rasky
Director, Space Portal - NASA Ames Research Center

Jim Crisafulli
Director, Office of Aerospace Development - State of Hawaii

Opening Remarks:           Baruch S. Blumberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1976)
President, American Philosophical Society

Buzz Aldrin, Ph.D.
Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot
Global Statesman for Space

Henk B. Rogers
CEO, Blue Planet Software
Founder, Avatar Reality

9:00 a.m.      DISCUSSION SESSION 1: Why return to the Moon?
(Each topic will be introduced by discussion leads, who in turn will open the floor for discussion)

Topic 1: Discoveries Of, On and From the Moon

Discussion Leads:   Greg Schmidt
Deputy Director, Lunar Science Institute
NASA Ames Research Center


Dr. Paul D. Spudis
Senior Staff Scientist, Lunar & Planetary Institute
Universities Space Research Association


Topic 2: Technology Innovation, Testing and Evaluation

Discussion Leads:   David Heck
Associate Technical Fellow - Advanced Manufacturing
The Boeing Company


Dr. Leon Alkalai
Manager, Lunar Robotics Exploration Program Office
MoonRise Capture Lead
Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Caltech


Topic 3: Lunar Commerce, Space Tourism & Entertainment

Discussion Leads:   Robert Kelso
Manager, Lunar Commercial Space
NASA Johnson Space Center


John Spencer
Space Architect
Found and President, Space Tourism Society


10:30 a.m.       Networking Break

10:45 a.m.       Topic 4: Participatory Exploration: Education and Public Outreach

Discussion Leads:   Dr. Baruch Blumberg
Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1976)
President, American Philosophical Society


Chris Pestak, Manager
Manager, NASA Programs
Battelle Memorial Institute


  Topic 5: Launch Pad for Robotic/Human Missions to Asteroids & Mars

Discussion Leads:   Dr. Clive Neal
Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
University of Notre Dame


Dr. Tom Matula
President, TL Matula & Associates

Noon              Lunch

1:00 p.m.       DISCUSSION SESSION 2: Implementing the ILRP

Topic 1: Building Partnerships among Government, Industry and Academia

Discussion Leads:   Michael Marlaire
Director, NASA Research Park
NASA Ames Research Center


Diana P. Hoyt
Manager, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships
Office of the Chief Technologist – NASA Headquarters

Topic 2: Engaging the International Community

Discussion Leads:   Amaresh Kollipara
Co-Founder& Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit LLC

Tony Lavoie
Deputy Manager, Space Systems Department
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center


Topic 3: Politics and Off-World Real Estate Development

Discussion Leads: 
  Lynn Harper
Lead for Integrated Studies, Space Portal
NASA Ames Research Center


Bruce Pittman
Director of Flight Projects, Space Portal
NASA Ames Research Center


Topic 4: Organizational Models for the ILRP

Discussion Leads:
   Tom Berndt
Chief Counsel, NASA Ames Research Center

Howard R. Hawkins Jr.
Partner, Cadwalader

3:00 p.m.      BREAKOUT SESSIONS

WG1: ILRP Technological Challenges
Recorder: Gregor Hanushack, NASA Ames Research Center

WG2: Public-Private Partnerships
Recorder: Lynn Harper, NASA Ames Research Center

WG3: International Alliances / ILDA* / ILDC*
Recorder: Jane Gensler, NASA Johnson Space Center
(*International Lunar Development Authority/Corporation)

4:30 p.m.      CLOSING PLENARY: Next Steps

Co-Moderators: Dr. Frank Schowengerdt, Dr. Dan Rasky, Jim Crisafulli
  • Summary of recommendations from breakouts
  • Identifying/mobilizing key national/international players
  • The NLSI Conference
  • 2011 PISA Summit

5:00 p.m.      Adjourn/Reception: NASA Space Portal (Building 555)

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