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Tuesday, May 24th
7:00 AM


Conference Center- Lobby

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

7:30 AM

PDH/CEU/FBPE Session #1

Dr. David Chesny, OrangeWave Innovative Science, LLC
Magnetic Reconnection Propulsion
Dave Valletta, Co-presenter

Antigua Room

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

PDH/CEU/FBPE Session #2

Matt Breault, Space Coast PMI
“One’s ability to generate innovative ideas is not merely a function of the mind, but also a function of behaviors.”

Bermuda Room

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:00 AM

Morning Refreshments


Conference Center- Main Hall

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

44th Space Congress- Opening/Keynote

Opening Remarks, Larry R. Ostarly, Senior Vice President AECOM, Kennedy Space Center
Presentation of the Colors, Color Guard
National Anthem, Suzy Cunningham, Strategy & Integration Manager, Kennedy Space Center
Keynote Speaker, Robert (Bob) Cabana, Center Director, NASA-Kennedy Space Center

Conference Center- Main Hall

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM


15 minutes

Conference Center- Lobby

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Commercial Crew: Progress Toward Flights

Lisa Colloredo, NASA/KSC Associate Manager, Commercial Crew Program- Moderator/Participant
Benjamin Reed, SpaceX Commercial Crew Program Director
Danom Buck, Boeing, Commercial Crew Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Conference Center- Main Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

11:30 AM


30 minutes

Conference Center- Lobby

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM


Col. Eric Krystkowiak, 45SW Launch Group Cdr.
“Shaping a Spaceport: Implications for National Security”

Conference Center- Main Hall

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:45 PM

Launch Vehicles-Current & Future use

Peter Montgomery, Jacobs, Director of Commercialization, NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC)- Moderator
Tony Taliancich, Director, East Coast Launch Operations, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Brad Schneider, EVP/General Manager, USA Operations at Rocket Lab USA, Inc
Tracy Johnson, SLS Assistant Program Manager, NASA
John Steinmeyer, Director, Strategy & Business Development, Launch Vehicle Division, Orbital ATK
Lee Rosen, VP of Customer & Integration, SpaceX

Conference Center- Main Hall

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM


15 minutes

Conference Center- Lobby

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

How Will a Multi-use Spaceport Really Work?

Janet Petro, NASA, Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center- Moderator
Phil Meade, NASA/KSC Chief, Spaceport Management & Integration Division
George Nield, FAA, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
Tim P. Leroy, DAFC, Deputy Chief, Space Operations Division, HQ AFSPC
Frank DiBello, President, Space Florida
Scott Henderson, Orbital Launch Site Director, Blue Origin LLC
Stephanie Bednarek, Account Manager, Commercial Business Development, SpaceX
Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President, Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems

Conference Center- Main Hall

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Day 1- Closing Remarks

Larry R. Ostarly, Senior Vice President AECOM, Kennedy Space Center- Chair, 44th Space Congress

Conference Center- Main Hall

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

5:30 PM

Social Hour

Canaveral Council of Technical Societies

Exhibit Hall

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

6:00 PM

Banquet Check-in/Registration

Space Congress

Conference Center- Lobby

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Evening Banquet

Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut, Gemini 12 & Apollo XI
“Achieving the Impossible and Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars.”

Conference Center- Main Hall

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM