TINA Talks

There is so much to cover when it comes to commercial space that we created these short, TED Talk-Style sessions to address all the topics important to you. These sessions take place on the Main Stage and are open to all attendees.

Wednesday, February 22

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Space Marketing: Competing in the New Commercial Space Industry

Izzy House

Author and Podcast Host, Space Marketing

Zero to One in the DoD

Kevin Landtroop

Innovation Architect, SBIR Advisors

1:30 - 2:30 PM

GITAI Space Robotic Systems

Keiko Nakamura-Messenger

Director of Business Development, GITAI USA Inc.


Helping Build the Infrastructure

Les Lake

Vice President, Business Development, All Points

NASA's Open Innovation Program: Tapping the Power of Diversity

Steve Rader

Program Manager, NASA's Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation

3:15 - 4:15 PM

Geopolitics of Crew Selection and Intellectual Property Rights on Inner Planetary Space Exploration

Mary Paulet

Talon Analystics and Situational Awareness

Ground-Based Medical Support to Support the Commercialization of Space Travel

Dr. Paulo Alves

MedAire’s Global Medical Director of Aviation Health, MedAire, International SOS

Thursday, February 23

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Science Communications for NASA

James Tralie

Producer and Animator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The Commercial Space Revolution is Over – Who Won?

Philip McAlister

Director, Commercial Space Division, NASA HQ

1:30 - 2:30 PM

It Takes a Village to Launch Students' Dreams to Space

Michelle Lucas

Founder/President, Higher Orbits

Lunar Photon and CAPSTONE

Richard French

Director – Business Development and Strategy, Space Systems, Rocket Lab

The Launch Weather Decision Support System for Spaceport Operations

Bill Conway

Director of Systems, Radiometrics Corporation


3:00 - 4:00 PM

Lunar Habitats

Dr. Haym Benaroya

Professor, Rutgers University

Stop Losing Focus and just Space Out: Fighting Burnout on the Ground

Devin Dickens

Sr. Business Development Manager, Axient Corporation