Project Description


Monday, Oct. 15 2018
2:15 PM
Session Length: 60 Min


The President recently issued the National Space Strategy to ensure U.S. leadership and success in space.

In the next year the first tourists are expected to orbit the moon in a private space craft; and the United States will send four people to live on Mars in 12 years.

These things are happening now and the U.S. Department of Commerce is paving the way for this new industry to spur more commercial activity.

This plenary address features experts who will show you that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to get in on this $330 billion industry today.


Kevin M. O’Connell
Office of Space Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce

Carol Wooden
Director of Supplier Diversity

Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa
Program Manager
National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Office of Small Business Programs

Col. Thomas Dorame, USA (Ret.)
Vice President, Strategic Operations
The Space Foundation