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Sunday, September 3 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Welcome to the Space Revolution! The Story Behind and Future of Musk, Bezos and the New Space Settlement Movement

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There is a Revolution happening in space right now whose goal is nothing less than beginning the human settlement of the Solar System - and not in some distant future but within the next 20 years. By next year the first private rocketship operations will begin. Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Paul Allen and other billionaires around the world are investing in projects to open the frontier to business and settlement. Meanwhile small start-ups are also raising millions to mine the Moon and harvest asteroid resources, with the first missions planned within five years. Rising out of the legacy of the Cold War space program, Apollo’s Children are about to throw open the airlock to grandest frontier of all time.

 

Why is it happening now? Who started it all? Why Must our governments not just encourage this to happen, but help Make it happen? Why is this possibly the most important human activity of all time? What does any of this have to do with a spiritual quest to explore the Universe and find the meaning of life?

What does this have to do with you?

When do you get to go?


Come and find out from one of the people who helped start it all.


Speakers
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Rick Tumlinson

Chairman, SpaceFund Inc./The EarthLight Foundation
Rick Tumlinson is a space revolutionary, and has been called one of the world’s top space “Visionaries” - credited with helping create the NewSpace commercial space industry, whose players include Elon Musk, Paul Allen of MicroSoft and Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, In 2015... Read More →

Volunteers
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Stacy Bruss

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

Sunday September 3, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
6 - East (250)

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