This year is our first TC Sessions: Space event, and there is no better start than with NASA's boss: Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be on stage in LA on June 25th. NASA has been more open than ever to working with startups and entrepreneurs, and we’ll learn directly from the administrator why this is the case and what opportunities founders could have in the future.
Administrator Bridenstine took over the leadership of the U.S. agency for science and space in 2018 and has been responsible for many of the organization's most ambitious goals since then. Whether he's working with SpaceX and Boeing to bring back astronaut launch skills on American soil with American vehicles through the commercial crew program, or preparing the way for a human return to the lunar surface through NASA's Artemis program, he has encouraged the agency, according to new and new ways to seek innovative partnerships with industry to go further than ever.
NASA is working with startups on innovative and exciting initiatives such as the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, with which some young companies are sending privately designed and built lunar lander to the lunar surface to support and prepare for the return of the next American, man and woman Arrival of the first American on the lunar surface in 2024. And more recently, the agency has asked industry to contribute to human-rated rovers and robots to support their lunar and Mars goals. I'll tell Administrator Bridenstine more about that hear public-private partnerships involved in both efforts.
TC Sessions: Space 2020 offers startups and young space industry companies an unprecedented opportunity to meet and learn from the best and brightest in the industry, including Administrator Bridenstine, General John W. Raymond of Space Command, and investors like Bessemer Venture Partners VP Tess Hatch and many more. We will cover topics ranging from launch services to orbital operations to ground station networks and beyond. We focus on where the opportunities in space lie, which innovative solutions to open up these opportunities come into play and what start-up focus still requires investment.
Look forward to further announcements of the all-star cast of speakers and panelists coming to the show.
You can now buy early bird tickets and save $ 150 before prices go up on May 22nd – and you can even get a fifth person for free if you bring a group of four from your company. Special discounts for current government / military / nonprofit members and students are also available directly on the website. And if you're a young space startup that wants to grapple with decision-makers, you can even exhibit for just $ 2,000 for that day.
This event will also include a space startup pitch-off with five founders selected by theinformationsuperhighway editors. Applications open today; apply here.
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