This year is our first TC Sessions: Space event, and what better way to get started than with NASA chief: Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be on stage in LA on June 25th. NASA was more open than ever to working with startups and entrepreneurs, and we’ll learn directly from the administrator why this is the case and what opportunities founders could have in the future.
Administrator Bridenstine took charge of the U.S. Agency for Science and Space in 2018 and has been responsible for many of the organization's most ambitious goals since then. Whether he's working with SpaceX and Boeing to bring American vehicle astronaut launch skills back to American soil through the commercial crew program, or to prepare the way for a human return to the lunar surface through NASA's Artemis program, he encouraged the agency to to look for new and new opportunities for innovative partnerships with industry to go further than ever.
NASA is working with startups on innovative and exciting initiatives such as the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, with which some young companies will send privately designed and built lunar lands to the surface to the moon To support and prepare for the return of the next American man and the arrival of the first American woman on the lunar surface in 2024. And, more recently, the agency has been asking industry to make contributions to both humans and humans. Robot rovers to support its lunar and Mars targets, so administrator Bridenstine will tell us more about the public-private partnerships that exist on both Efforts are involved.
TC Sessions: Space 2020 is emerging as an unprecedented opportunity for startups and space industry startups to meet and learn from the best and brightest in the industry, including Administrator Bridenstine, General John W. Raymond of Space Command, investors like Besse mer Venture Partners VP Tess Hatch and many more. We will cover topics ranging from launch services to orbital operations to ground station networks and beyond. We focus on where the opportunities in space lie, which innovative solutions to open up these opportunities come into play and what start-up focus still requires investment.
Look forward to further announcements of the all-star cast of speakers and panelists coming to the show.
You can now buy early bird tickets and save $ 150 before prices go up on May 22nd – and you can even get a fifth person free if you bring a group of four from your company. Special discounts for current government / military / nonprofit members and students are also available directly on the website. And if you're an early stage space startup looking to get in touch with decision makers, you can even exhibit for that day for just $ 2,000.
This event will also be a space startup pitch-off with five selected early-stage founders from TechCrunch editors. Applications open today; Apply here.
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