NASA’s head of human spaceflight, Kathryn Lueders, will join us at TC Sessions: Space

NASA’s head of human spaceflight, Kathryn Lueders, will join us at TC Sessions: Space

NASA’s human spaceflight program took huge strides in 2020 with the official kick-off of the Commercial Crew Program with SpaceX, and plans to return people to the floor of the moon through the Artemis program. NASA Associate Administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate Kathryn Lueders has been there for all of it, and truly rose to her present place from beforehand serving as Commercial Crew Program Manager, so there’s nobody higher to talk to the company’s achievements and targets round placing people in area.

Lueders will be part of us at TC Sessions: Space this yr, which is going on December 16 and 17. It’s a totally digital occasion, that includes all-star programming from throughout the area business, public sector and naturally the startup scene. Associate Administrator Lueders will likely be joined onstage by moderator Emily Calandrelli, scientist, engineer and host of the hit Netflix present Emily’s Wonder Lab.

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We’ll be speaking to Lueders about NASA’s historic certification of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Dragon human launch system, which ends the U.S. reliance on Russia’s Soyuz for transportation to and from the International Space Station — and turns into the primary industrial spacecraft licensed for human flight ever.

Dragon will make historical past but once more with its first-ever operational crew mission, set to take three NASA astronauts and one JAXA astronaut to the ISS this weekend.

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Associate Administrator Lueders can even have the ability to discuss us by way of the continued effort to achieve a second industrial crew mission supplier with Boeing, which continues to be within the means of certifying their Starliner spacecraft, and NASA’s work towards placing the subsequent American man and the primary American lady on the floor of the moon with Artemis. She’s additionally the proper individual to speak concerning the company’s future with industrial and startup companions in terms of human spaceflight.

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You can get an Early Bird Ticket for simply $125 till 11:59 p.m. tonight, Friday, November 13. And we’ve got reductions obtainable for teams, college students, energetic navy/authorities staff and for early-stage area startup founders who need to pitch and provides their startup some further visibility.

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