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SpaceATX: Space the Next Frontier: Exploring Space, Travel and Colonization

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$8 – $20

8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – registration

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Opening Keynote speaker: Space Junk presentation by Moriba K. Jah,  director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.. – The Future of Everything in Space by Hypergiant – presented by Marc Boudria, VP of AI and Greg Carley, VP of Product Innovation.

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Firefly: Making Space for Everyone – Firefly Aerospace, a privately-held company, founded in 2014, is developing small and medium-sized launch vehicles for commercial launches to orbit from its headquarters in Cedar Park, North Austin. It plans to launch its first rocket soon. It has launch facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida and at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Building Colonies in Space: UTSA professor Professor Arturo Montoya is working on a NASA contract in collaboration with Perdue University to design and operate resilient deep space habitats that can adapt, absorb and rapidly recover from expected and unexpected disruption.

11:45 a.m. to Noon – Hypersonics and the New Space Race presented by Christopher S. Combs, Dee Howard Endowed Assistant Professor of Aerodynamics at UTSA, will overview the significance of hypersonic flight, from impacts on missions to the Moon and Mars to potential breakthroughs in air travel.

Thank you to our sponsors: Hypergiant, UT Center for Space Research, ATX Venture Partners, Egan Nelson, and Silicon Hills Lawyer.


November 6, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$8 – $20
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