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Space Transport News Special Edition:
NewSpace 2007 Conference
July 18-21, 2007, Washington, D.C.


Courtney Stadd, Lori Garver, Jim Muncy, and Alan Ladwig discuss how the
next presidential election might affect space policies in general and the NewSpace
industry in particular.


This page contains links to blog entries from Space Transport News and other weblogs that reported on the Space Frontier Foundation's annual meeting - NewSpace 2007, July 18-21, Washington, D.C. The first day, devoted to the Overview Effect, was sponsored jointly with The World Space Center. Parts of this page were made with the assistance of blogger Ferris Valyn.

The conference format primarily consisted of a series of panel sessions in which short presentations were given by each panelist, followed by a discussion among the panelists and moderator. The session would conclude with a Q&A between the panel and audience.


Daily Reviews

Previous Space Fontier Foundation Conference Reviews

Other Weblog Postings & Resources


July 18 , 2007 - Overview Effect Day

Armadillo modular 3 stage vehicle
Frank White, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Douglas Trumbull and Edgar Mitchell
listen to a presentation about the overview effect

Sponsored jointly by the Space Frontier Foundation and The World Space Center, this one day event was devoted to the Overview Effect. Frank White wrote the book The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution (2nd Ed.) and he describes the phenomenon as follows:

"The Overview Effect is the experience of seeing the Earth from a distance, especially from orbit or the Moon, and realizing the inherent unity and oneness of everything on the planet. The Effect represents a shift in perception wherein the viewer moves from identification with parts of the Earth to identification with the whole system.” – Frank White

The conference sessions dealt with the various aspects fo the Effect rsuch as first hand descriptions of it from astronaut Edgar Mitchell, ,discussion of neuralogical changes that it might involve, and how super realistic simulations of spaceflight might bring it to the masses who cannot travel to space.

 


July 19 , 2007 - Commercial-Military Spaceplane Day

Armadillo modular 3 stage vehicle
Robert Hickman, Lt. Col. James Nugent , Joseph D. Rouge, and moderator Charles Miller
discuss Operationally Responsive Space (ORS).

The emphasis on this first day of the regular SFF conference was on spaceplanes - fully reusable and low cost space vehicles with or without wings - and what impact they could have on both military operations and commercial businesses.

July 20 , 2007 - Business Opportunities & Regulations
Beginning with a Business plan competition, this day dealt with the challenges of building and sustaining a NewSpace oriented company. This included the issues of safety, insurance, regulations and financing.

July 21, 2007 - Opening the Space Frontier
The sessions for the final day ranged over several topics related to opening space to large scale settlement. Topics included space tourism, lower cost space transport, the Law of the Sea Treaty and how it might impact commercial exploitation of space resources, and space solar power. A final panel dealt with how the generation born after the Apollo era thinks about space.


HobbySpace.com gets an award.

 

The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey
NewSpace Watch at NSG

 

 
 
 
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