NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is one name among many space industry heavy hitters that will be present at the inaugural ASCEND space economy event in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this year.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO Marillyn Hewson, and Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson have joined the notable roster of speakers at ASCEND, a new space economy event, held 16-18 November in Las Vegas, Nev.

“ASCEND is the first transdisciplinary, outcomes-focused event that brings together the top decision makers to focus on the challenges and opportunities of living off world,” said Rob Meyerson, ASCEND executive producer and former president of Blue Origin. “Bridenstine, Hewson, and Jurvetson will add powerful insight to the new space economy conversation, spurring more discussions, connections, and solutions. ASCEND is the place to be for anyone invested in expanding our human neighborhood.”

The new space economy event will be held from November 16 through November 18, and is being created by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Tickets are available now from $425.

ASCEND, which stands for Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration and New Discovery, will cover three major areas:

  • Accelerating the near-term commercialization of space
  • Enabling the long-term human exploration and settlement of space
  • Exploring the security, policy, and legal ramifications of space endeavors

Administrator Bridenstine will also publicly appear at TechCrunch’s first-ever TC Sessions: Space event later this summer. Tickets for the June 25 event are available from $50.

One more thing to highlight about Administrator Bridenstine’s appearance at ASCEND: November 16 is just two weeks after the 2020 United States presidential election on November 4.

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