Featured Speakers

Kathy Lueders

Kathy Lueders was named associate administrator for...

Kathy Lueders

Associate Administrator for Space Operations
NASA

Lori Garver

Lori Garver is the Founder and CEO of Earthrise Alliance, a philanthropy...

Lori Garver

CEO
Earthrise Alliance

Peter Beck

Mr. Beck is the founder, President and Chief Executive...

Peter Beck

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rocket Lab

Michelle L.D. Hanlon

Michelle is Co-Director of the Air and Space Law Program...

Michelle L.D. Hanlon

President
National Space Society

Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt is the Chairman & CEO of United...

Martine Rothblatt

Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics Corporation

Mary Lynne Dittmar

A national influence in space policy and programs for more...

Mary Lynne Dittmar

Executive Vice President
Government Operations & Strategic Communications, Axiom Space

Rick Mastracchio

Rick Mastracchio is the Director of Strategy and Business...

Rick Mastracchio

Director of Strategy and Business Development
Northrop Grumman’s Human Exploration and Operations unit

Dennis Stone

Dennis Stone is a multi-faceted aerospace management...

Dennis Stone

Project Executive
NASA’s Commercial LEO Development Program

Janet Ivey

Janet Ivey, creator of Janet’s Planet is committed to...

Janet Ivey

President, Explore Mars, Inc.
CEO, Janet’s Planet, Inc.

Karlton Johnson

Karlton D. Johnson is the Chairman of the National Space...

Karlton Johnson

Chairman
National Space Society Board of Governors

James L. Green

Jim Green is a scientist and senior advisor in the Office...

James L. Green

Senior Advisor
NASA Headquarters

Isaac Arthur

Isaac Arthur is the creator of Science & Futurism with...

Isaac Arthur

Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur

Anita Gale

Anita Gale co-founded events in the 1980s that became...

Anita Gale

International Space Settlement Design Competitions,
 National Space Society Board of Directors

Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle is an author, journalist, television producer, and...

Rod Pyle

Author, Journalist, Filmmaker

Jaakko Karras

As Chief Engineer for Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter, Jaakko...

Jaakko Karras

Ingenuity Chief Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Nikolai Joseph

Nikolai (Nik) Joseph serves as the Policy Analyst for NASA’s...

Nikolai Joseph

Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy
NASA

Holly Melear

Holly Melear is CEO & Founder of STEAMSPACE...

Holly Melear

CEO & Founder
STEAMSPACE Education Outreach

Jeff Greason

Jeff Greason is an entrepreneur and innovator with 25...

Jeff Greason

Chief Technologist, Electric Sky
Chairman, Tau Zero Foundation

Dr. Anthony Paustian

Following his Air Force career in fighter aircraft and the...

Dr. Anthony Paustian

VP of Marketing
National Space Society

Dr. Peter A. Swan

Peter A. Swan, Ph.D., is Vice President of Galactic Harbour...

Dr. Peter A. Swan

President
International Space Elevator Consortium

Gary Barnhard

Gary Barnhard – a self-described synergistic technological...

Gary Barnhard

President and CEO
Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc.
National Space Society Board of Directors

Sherry Bell

Dr. Sherry E. Bell has written numerous articles and...

Sherry Bell

National Space Society

Chris Carberry

Chris Carberry is the CEO and co-founder of Explore Mars...

Chris Carberry

CEO and Co-Founder
Explore Mars, Inc.

Timothy Alatorre

Tim Alatorre NCARB, a founder of Orbital Assembly...

Timothy Alatorre

Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chair of the Board
Orbital Assembly Corporation

Dr. Robert Zubrin

Robert Zubrin is President of Pioneer Astronautics, and...

Dr. Robert Zubrin

President
Pioneer Astronautics
Mars Society

Andy Aldrin

Dr. Andrew "Andy" Aldrin serves as the Director of the Buzz...

Andy Aldrin

Director, Buzz Aldrin Space Institute (BASI)
Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology

John C. Mankins

John C. Mankins, President of Mankins Space Technology...

John C. Mankins

Mankins Space Technologies, Inc.
National Space Society Board of Directors

Previous Featured Speakers

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (ISDC 2019)

Tory Bruno, CEO, ULA (ISDC 2019)

Eileen M. Collins, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Kathryn P. Hire, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Manber, CEO, NanoRacks (ISDC 2019)

Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council (ISDC 2019)

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson (ISDC 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC 2018)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA (ISDC 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC 2017)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC 2017)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center (ISDC 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC 2016)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC 2015)

Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator (ISDC 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC 2014)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC 2013)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (ISDC 2019)

Tory Bruno, CEO, ULA (ISDC 2019)

Eileen M. Collins, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Kathryn P. Hire, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Manber, CEO, NanoRacks (ISDC 2019)

Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council (ISDC 2019)

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson (ISDC 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC 2018)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA (ISDC 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC 2017)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC 2017)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center (ISDC 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC 2016)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC 2015)

Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator (ISDC 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC 2014)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC 2013)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

 

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

 

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS