SpaceUp is a space unconference for people who care deeply about humanity’s future in space and want to play a part in it.

An unconference means that the attendees (read: you) decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Anyone attending SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” often turn into full-fledged topics.

I attended the recent Space Access Conference  in Phoenix presented by Henry Vanderbilt and the Space Access Society.”Space Access conferences are designed to let people who are serious about low-cost space transportation get together, trade information, make deals, and learn useful things” (

I’m listing a series of blogs that covered the details of the conference. If you love rockets, this conference is for you.

The  blog will remain mostly dark between July 21st – 28th. I’ll be at  the New Space 2010 Conference.

Recently, I learned about two similar but separate efforts to promote the space industry in South Africa.

Africa from Space

The upcoming New Space 2010 conference is one of our favorite annual conferences. We hope you’ll consider attending and say hello if you do.

New Space 2010 Conference

July 23 – 25, 2010

Domain Hotel:  Sunnyvale, California

Conference website

The Space Frontier Foundation‘s annual NewSpace Conference attracts a unique mix of revolutionary space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, regulators, and space policy leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement. Conference sessions highlight the latest discussions on NASA-private sector cooperation, the business of NewSpace, and frontier enabling technologies of tomorrow. The featured evening event, the NewSpace Awards Gala, will recognize achievements of steely-eyed rocketeers, futuristic thinkers, and space enthusiasts from around the world. NewSpace 2010: Ready for Take-off, is set for July 23-25 at the Domain Hotel in Silicon Valley, CA.  Register Now!

Entrepreneur and private space explorer, Richard Garriott will give the keynote at next week’s Space Investment Summit (SIS)in Chicago. The target audience for this Summit are entrepreneurs and investors (both individual and institutional) who would like to learn where are the opportunities in the commercial space industry. It’s also a great way to meet entrepreneurs and other thought leaders in New Space. Accredited investors can register for free. 62MileClub is one of the sponsors of this event.

Related links

Last night, I was on The Space Show with Tom Olson and host Dr. David Livingston discussing the upcoming Space Investment Summit in Chicago.

See the link above for an audio archive.

Special Coverage of President Obama’s Visit and Space Conference

NASA will hold a conference following President Obama’s remarks about the bold new course the administration is charting for NASA and the future of U.S. leadership in human spaceflight on Thursday, April 15, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A diverse group of senior officials, space leaders, academic experts, industry leaders and others who have specific expertise or interests related to the topics of discussion will attend the conference and participate in four concurrent sessions on different aspects of the President’s new direction for NASA.

Additional Information: › President Obama’s Visit | › Space Conference

Where and When to Watch:

  • Live Streaming High Definition Video of President Barack Obama’s visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will be available on this page, beginning at approximately 1:30 p.m. EDT. The President is scheduled to speak at 2:40 p.m. EDT. It will also be available in standard definition on the regular NASA TV page.
  • The opening session of the NASA Space Conference, starting at approximately 3:45 p.m. EDT, will be streamed in standard definition on this page and on the regular NASA TV page.
  • Four concurrent breakout sessions, beginning at approximately 4:25 p.m. EDT, will be streamed in standard definition on this page.
  • The closing session of the NASA Space Conference, starting at approximately 5:40 p.m. EDT, will be streamed in standard definition on this page and on the regular NASA TV page.
  • Blog Entry Round up for Space Access 2010

    Thank you to Robin Snelson for the compilation of links.

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