Under Construction: Paving the Road to Space Settlement - Kellie Gerardi

When former House Speaker Newt Gingrich proposed a lunar colony in 2012, the idea was met with ridicule across the media. Lost in the laughter was an important direction for America's future in space: permanent settlement. In the first part of her presentation, Kellie Gerardi will cover the present and future of U.S space enterprise, exploring how we as a country can create opportunities for the average citizen in space. Later, Gerardi will conduct a Skype interview with two prominent leaders in space policy, who will help integrate the goal of permanent space settlement into a broader vision of democratizing space and expanding Earth's economic sphere. Charles Miller and James Muncy will be available to field questions from the audience.