Broadcast 1630 (Special Edition)

05 Oct 2011 Dr. Patricia Hynes
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Guest: Dr. Patricia (Pat) Hynes. Topics: ISPC 2011, panels & keynote speakers. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomed back to the program Dr. Pat Hynes to tell us about this year's Personal Spaceflight Symposium to be held in Las Cruces, NM October 19-20, 2011. Visit their website for program details, online registration and hotel information: www.ispcs.com. During our 70 minute program with Dr. Hynes, we covered conference registration and logistical issues, plus we hit highlights on the agenda and Pat spoke at length about some of the panels and speakers. As you will hear, this is not the ordinary space conference promo program as our guest went into detail about many of the problems and challenges facing the space industry today. These issues included the supply chain and the lack of unity on a space policy and direction within Congress, NASA, and the administration. Our guest, while focusing in on these issues, showed us how this year's Symposium was addressing these issues and concerns and point to a solution path so we can move forward with innovation, leadership and space development. Dr. Hynes did an excellent job of making this year's program completely relevant to the state of the space business and industry right now, today. Look over the agenda and list of panels and speakers at www.ispcs.com/program_2011.php. Toward the end of the program and after discussing the program and speakers, we talked about "thinking big" to innovate. As you will hear, innovation is usually not a rapid process and during this discussion, we talked about the innovation process, the time line, and what to do while engaged in the developmental time line. Pat also talked about the Friday tour of Spaceport America and noted that there were only a few slots available on the tour. If you are attending and are interested in seeing Spaceport America, you need to act quickly to assure a place on the tour. Please post your comments and questions on The Space Show blog URL above. If have questions about the conference, use this URL: www.ispcs.com/contact_us.php. You can also send email about the conference to nmsgc@nmsu.edu.

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