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Sunday, September 3 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NIAC (NASA) Spotlight

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The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions with the creation of breakthroughs — radically better or entirely new aerospace concepts — while engaging America's innovators and entrepreneurs as partners in the journey.

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Jason Derleth

Senior Technology Analyst, NASA
Mr. Jason Derleth is an aerospace engineer and technology analyst with experience at NASA Headquarters, the Jet Propulsion Lab, and private industry. He is also a writer, musician, and craftsman. Although he came late to "rocket science", he discovered he has a knack for it.  His background earned him a unique opportunity to go to NASA HQ for the Exploration Systems Architecture Study. He helped lead the effort to refocus NASA's $2B exploration technology portfolio to match the new goal of returning to the Moon. For this work he was awarded NASA's Public Service Medal, and he was asked to stay at HQ. There he has supported first the Program Analysis... Read More →

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Michael Paul

Space Exploration Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Michael Paul is a Space Exploration Engineer with over 20 years of experience developing and flying spacecraft. During his first tour at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Paul contributed to NASA’s Contour and Stereo missions, and was instrumental in the successful launch and early operations of... Read More →
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Mason Peck

Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
Dr. Peck is an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and is a former NASA Chief Technologist. He has also worked at Boeing and Honeywell. His research interests include space-systems architecture and satellite flight dynamics. Among other flight projects, his lab at Cornell launched the first Kickstarter-funded satellite, Kicksat, and has developed the satellite-on-chip design for the Breakthrough Starshot mission to Alpha... Read More →
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Ron Turner

Fellow, Analytic Services Inc.
Dr. Turner is a Fellow with Analytic Services Inc. He is an internationally recognized expert in radiation risk management for astronauts, particularly in response to solar storms. For nine years he was the ANSER point of contact to the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC... Read More →

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Stacy Bruss

Manager, Science Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is the engineering librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Engineering Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools, and... Read More →

Sunday September 3, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
6 - East (250)

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