ISDC 2011 Video Presentations

Presentations from the 2011 NSS International Space Development Conference in Huntsville, Alabama.

Jeff Greason

Jeff Greason, President of XCOR Aerospace. Keynote Address at the Awards Banquet: A Settlement Strategy for NASA. This talk is widely regarded as a major statement in the field of space policy. 42 minute video.

Robert Bigelow

Robert Bigelow, President of Bigelow Aerospace, dedicated to developing next-generation crewed space complexes to revolutionize space commerce and open up the final frontier, and recipient of the 2011 NSS Space Pioneer Award for Space Development. Keynote Address at the Governors’ Gala. 32 minute video.

Owen and Richard Garriott

Owen and Richard Garriott. Father and son astronauts. Owen Garriott spent 60 days aboard Skylab in 1973 and 10 days aboard the Space Shuttle in Spacelab-1 in 1983. His son Richard Garriott is a video game developer and entrepreneur who funded his own 12-day trip flying on Soyuz to the International Space Station in 2008. 42 minute video.

Adam Harris

Adam Harris: SpaceX and the Future. Adam Harris is Vice President for Government Affairs, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). SpaceX President Elon Musk is recipient of the 2011 National Space Society Space Pioneer Award for Business Entrepreneur. 24 minute video.

ISDC Awards

NSS Awards Ceremony: 2011 ISDC Awards Ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama, May 21, 2011. 43 minute video.

Latest News on 28th International Space Development Conference

Dear Friends,

The National Space Society’s 28th annual International Space Development Conference, ISDC 2009, is only a month away!  We are pleased to announce that Will Whitehorn, President of Virgin Galatic, has been added to the program. Check out the full list of speakers and program grid.
REGISTER TODAY today for the citizen space conference of the year!

Secondary Meal Registration is Now Available
The wait is over!  Meal tickets for ISDC 2009 are on sale now at  ISDC registration is a la carte.  One low registration rate permits admission into all general sessions.  Meals are purchased separately.  Professional Rate Registration includes all meals.
Projected Keynote Speaker Schedule for Meals (subject to change):

Thursday Luncheon:
Elon Musk, Co-founder of PayPal and Space Exploration Technologies
Thursday Dinner:
Richard Garriott, Sixth private citizen to conduct a space mission aboard the ISS

Friday Luncheon:
Janet Petro, Deputy Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Friday Gala Dinner:
Special Guests To Be Announced
Saturday Luncheon:
Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut; Founder, ShareSpace Foundation; NSS Governor
Saturday Dinner:
To Be Announced
Purchase your tickets now at before prices go up!

Don’t forget to lock in your room at the luxurious Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. RESERVE NOW! A limited number of rooms are still available at the special NSS room rate.
Surrounded by 36 holes of championship Orlando golf, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, and 15 acres of recreation, this four-diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure retreats.
Reserve your piece of this luxury experience now! 

Space Investment Summit Registration Still Available
ISDC is proud to again host the Space Investment Summit (SIS-6) on Wednesday, May 27.  This exclusive one day event will address the connection between the existing hospitality industry and the emerging space tourism industry.  Presentations will focus on the latest developments in the rapidly growing space tourism industry (vehicles, funding, destinations, timeframes, numbers of customers and more), as well as new cross-industry business opportunities.
Their are still a limited number of seats available to this exclusive event. Register now and get the latest information at


Brett Silcox                                                  Tim Bailey
Associate Director                                         Chairman, ISDC 2009
National Space Society                                  National Space Society                  
Don’t miss our reception and FIREWORKS on Thursday, May 28 exclusively for ISDC attendees. Register now!