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Tuesday, February 27th
7:00 AM


Conference registration

Conference Center- Lobby

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

7:30 AM

Conducting Rock Mass Rating for Tunnel Construction on Mars

Heidi D. Beemer

Bermuda Room

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Spacecraft Navigation

Dr. Robert Bishop

Antigua Room

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: National Anthem & Opening Remarks

Martin McLellan, 45th Space Congress Chair
Suzy Cunningham, Strategy & Integration Manager NASA Kennedy Space Center, Communications & Public Engagement

Main Ballroom, Conference Center

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Keynote Presentation

Robert Lightfoot, Acting Administrator, NASA

Main Ballroom, Conference Center

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM


15 minutes

Conference Center- Lobby

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Astronaut "First Great Steps"

Robert "Bob" Cabana, KSC Center Director; Participant and Moderator
Bob Crippen, Captain, USN, retired
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, 11th Director of the JSC and Veteran Astronaut
Nicole Stott, Astronaut | Artist | Earthling

Main Ballroom, Conference Center

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Visit and Network with our Sponsors!

Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

11:30 AM


Brigadier General Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander

Main Ballroom, Conference Center

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM


30 minutes

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

ISS Utilization/Providers

Kathy Lueders, Moderator, Program Manager, NASA's Commercial Crew Program
Benjamin "Benji" Reed, Director of Commercial Crew Mission Management, SpaceX
Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice-President Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems
Frank DeMauro, Vice President and General Manager, Orbital ATK’s Advanced Programs Division
Gregory M. Johnson, President and Executive Director, CASIS

Main Ballroom, Conference Center

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM


15 minutes

Conference Center- Lobby

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Multi-User Spaceport Programs

Tom Engler, KSC, Director of the Center Planning and Development Directorate, Moderator
Colonel Walt Jackim, 45th Space Wing, Vice Commander
Dr. Phillip T. Meade, Chief, Spaceport Management & Integration Division Spaceport Integration & Services Directorate NASA, Kennedy Space Center
Scott Henderson, Orbital Launch Site Director, Blue Origin
Mark Bontrager, Vice President, Spaceport Operations, Space Florida

Main Ballroom, Conference Center

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Martin McLellan, 45th Space Congress Chair

Main Ballroom, Conference Center

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Astronaut Meet & Greet

Robert (Bob) Cabana, STS-88, STS-65, STS-41, STS-53
Scott D. Altman, STS-125, STS-109, STS-106, STS-90
Greg M. Johnson, STS-134, STS-123
Additional Names TBA


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM