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Sunday, September 3 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Homesteading in Space

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What might a future look like when people don’t just survive but thrive in space, including on Mars and beyond? What new technologies are on the horizon that might make that possible, and what kinds of science fiction would inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to make this future a reality? Join the discussion with this panel of experts and visionaries.

Moderators
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Lloyd Whitman

Acting Leader, Technology and Innovation Division, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Lloyd Whitman is the Acting Leader of the Technology and Innovation Division at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on detail from the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he is Chief Scientist. Lloyd has a passion for using science and te... Read More →

Speakers
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Morgan Gendel

Morgan Gendel is a screenwriter, producer and futurist with more than 200 credits, including the CW Network hit, The 100, on which he serves as Co-Executive Producer for the current season.  He is perhaps best known as writer of “The Inner Light,” the Hugo Award-winning episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation recently ranked the #1 fan-favorite of that series. Other TV credits include Law... 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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Brad Ringeisen

Deputy Director, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA
Dr. Brad Ringeisen joined DARPA as the Deputy Director of BTO in December 2016. Before coming to DARPA, Dr. Ringeisen was the Head of the Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) where he oversaw diverse research programs including the dev... Read More →
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Mary Voytek

Director, Astrobiology Program, NASA
Dr. Mary A. Voytek took charge of NASA’s Astrobiology Program on September 15, 2008, as Senior Scientist for Astrobiology in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA HQ. Dr. Voytek came to NASA from the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA, where she headed the USGS Microbiology and Molecular Ecology Laboratory. Dr... Read More →

Volunteers
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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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
3 - North (250)

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