RESTON, Va., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- AIAA's annual conference will explore ways to overcome budgetary and technological barriers to advance space exploration.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference and exposition, with the theme, "Sparking Ingenuity and Collaboration to Enable Mission Success," is set for Sept. 10-12 in San Diego, Calif.
"AIAA SPACE 2013 will focus on what lies ahead for the community," AIAA said. "Subjects to be examined by the conferences' speakers and panelists are: The current and future landscape for space exploration via a conversation with space executives, the evolving landscape of the space business model, space exploration for inspiration and profit, NASA's asteroid redirect mission, aligning technology development to support space goals and the way ahead for space weather monitoring."
Speakers will include William H. Gerstenmaier, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA; John M. Grunsfeld, associate administrator, Science, NASA; Michael J. Gazarik, associate administrator, Space Technology, NASA; Roger A. Krone, president, network and space systems, Boeing Defense, Space & Security; Mark Valerio, vice president and general manager, Military Space, Lockheed Martin, and Lt. Gen. Eugene L. Tattini, U.S. Air Force (retired), deputy director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Thirteen panels on a variety of topics will be held at the event, AIAA said.