Video: NASA Innovative Advance Concepts (NIAC) Symposium

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program held the NIAC 2015 Symposium on January 27-29, 2015 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Here was the agenda.

NIAC projects involve technologies at the leading edge and often just a bit beyond.

Videos of the presentations are available online at 2015 NIAC Symposium on Livestream.

Lots of interesting talks. Here, for example, is a keynote address by noted science fiction author Joe Haldeman (starts at 31:30):

And here is one of the sessions:

Larry Matthies, NASA JPL – Titan Aerial Daughtercraft • David Wettergreen, Carnegie Mellon University – Nomadic Exploration: Following routes of solar sustenance and temperate climate • Robert Winglee, University of Washington, Seattle – Sample Return Systems for Extreme Environments