The NASA Theater
Visit SpaceCom's NASA Theater on the show floor in Booth #439 for 45 minute interactive presentations from each NASA Center on their market-ready technology, regional economic development efforts, public/private partnerships, and assets available for commercial activities.
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The SpaceCom Opening Reception
Join us on the show floor Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. for networking, heavy hor d’oeuvres, and beverages to kick off SpaceCom 2019! See product demonstrations, hear the latest from NASA, and make connections with fellow attendees.
SpaceCom Entrepreneur Pavilion
Along with a workshop and a pitch competition, you can visit with innovative startup companies in the pavilion on the show floor to see the latest technology hitting the markets. Read more to participate or show up for the competition and vote on your favorite.
Bill Nye Book Signing
Meet your childhood science hero. Bill Nye will be signing books on Thursday from 12:30 – 1:20 pm on the show floor.
SpaceCom Blood Drive
Take some time to do good while you're in Houston! A blood drive truck will be available on the show floor.
- Wednesday, 11/20 – Noon to 5:00 PM, Exhibit Hall
- Thursday, 11/21 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Exhibit Hall
NASA Driven to Explore (DTE) Trailer
NASA's Driven to Explore (DTE) exhibit immerses visitors in the story of NASA. Explore the International Space Station’s unique capabilities in microgravity and discover partnership opportunities on the National Laboratory.DTE reveals the challenges of human space exploration and how NASA led technological advances improve life on Earth. Plus, during your visit will have the unique opportunity to touch a three billion year old moon rock brought back aboard Apollo 17!
NASA Lightweight Surface Manipulation System
The Lightweight Surface Manipulation System (LSMS) sitting on top of the Lunar Lander is a hybrid between a crane and a robotic manipulator incorporating desirable capabilities of a crane of each: the structural efficiency, large reach and mass lifting capabilities of a crane; and the dexterity, precision, versatile tool use of a manipulator and It can withstand long-term exposure in severe planetary environments.
Northrup Grumman OmegA Launch Vehicle*
OmegA, Northrop Grumman’s intermediate/heavy-class rocket, is the SMART choice for National Security Space Launch (NSSL). Its design leverages flight-proven technologies that have contributed to nearly 100 successful space launch missions.
The solid rocket propulsion on the first and second stages of OmegA draws on decades of reliable performance on the Space Shuttle, Minuteman, Trident (II) D-5, as well as targets and interceptors for missile defense. OmegA also employs advances in solid rocket technology to ensure sensitive payloads have a smooth ride. The Cryogenic upper stage is powered by flight-proven RL-10 engines.
The modular design of OmegA enables an affordable approach to meeting a wide range of mission requirements. Synergy with other flight components, avionics, solid propulsion systems and economies of scale provide significant cost savings for our customer.
Read more about OmegA here.
*Located in the pre-function area.
Intuitive Machines NOVA-C Lander
In 2018, Intuitive Machines was selected as a NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) provider. In 2019, IM was selected to fly 5 NASA payloads to the Moon in 2021 as part of CLPS Task Order #2. Nova-C can deliver 100 kg of payload anywhere on the lunar surface or can deploy 300 kg of payload in LLO. The Nova-C provides power, data, and thermal control for each of the payloads. IM is currently building the IM Nova-C lunar lander spacecraft in Houston, Texas and is actively pursuing design updates for mid-size and large-size landers.
Firefly Aerospace Genesis Lunar Lander
Firefly’s Genesis is the only commercially available lunar lander with actual flight heritage. Leveraging the successes of the Beresheet lander, including achieving lunar orbit, Firefly’s team of spacecraft experts is building this next generation lunar lander right here in the US. Genesis offers additional payload volumes compared to its predecessor, as well as an advanced landing and hazard avoidance system based on lessons learned from the previous mission. Trips back to the Moon start as early as Q1 2022.