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Saturday, May 26 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Returning to the Moon

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The United States has committed to “return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond.”  What will that look like?  How can we build a sustainable lunar presence, and how will it help us reach Mars?  Join Explorers Club member, science communicator, Project PoSSUM candidate, and Mars Desert Research Station crew member Kellie Gerardi and Commercial Spaceflight Federation Assistant Director, former NASA Flight Controller, and former aerospace systems engineer Jane Kinney as they discuss what a successful lunar colony will look like.  Moderated by MOSF Advisory Board Member Paul Stimers.

Moderators
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Paul Stimers

Partner, K&L Gates
Paul Stimers is a MOSF Advisory Board Member. At K&L Gates, Paul focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to emerging technologies, such as commercial spaceflight, quantum technology, IT, nanotechnology, and water technology, and advises a wide range of companies and... Read More →

Speakers
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Kellie Gerardi

Scientist-Astronaut Candidate, Project PoSSUM
Kellie Gerardi is an aerospace and defense strategist who has supported a number of commercial spaceflight companies, NGO's, and government agencies to accelerate and communicate the progress of the commercial spaceflight industry. Kellie is a Scientist-Astronaut Candidate with Project... Read More →
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Jane Kinney

Director of Business Operations, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Jane Kinney is the Director of Business Operations of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Her main focuses for CSF include Export Control, Standards, Spaceports, and the Research & Education Affiliates Program.She has previously worked as a flight controller in Mission Control... Read More →

Staff
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Stacy Bruss

Director, Event Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Physical Measurement Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson D