Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium

October 23-25, 2018
Huntsville, Alabama

“Galvanizing U.S. Leadership In Space”



About the Symposium
The Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium is an annual event that features panel discussions and guest speakers reflecting government, industry, academia, business and international perspectives on space exploration.

Session and speaker topics at this year’s event will include:

  • Commercial Space Initiatives
  • Exploration Technologies
  • Exploration Partners Update
  • Future SLS Missions
  • Gateway Planning
  • ISS Commercialization
  • Lunar Surface Operations
  • National Security in Space
  • Space Policy Direction
  • State of the Workforce

Ron Birk
The Aerospace Corporation

Jim Bridenstine
NASA Administrator

Eileen Collins
Astronaut (Ret.), Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Mary Lynne Dittmar
Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Dan Dumbacher
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Clive Neal
University of Notre Dame

Mike Read
NASA Johnson Space Center

Kim Robinson
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Harrison Schmitt
Apollo 17 Astronaut (Ret.), U.S. Senator (Ret.)


Bobby Watkins
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Thank you to our sponsors!

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