NEXT: Space Entrepreneurs Tackle the Final Frontier [VIDEO]

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Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 - 8:30pm
NEXT Space Entreprenuers

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Recorded video from KPCC's Crawford Family Forum on March 27, 2013.

Space...It's still the final frontier, and that frontier is being explored and exploited by a new and innovative cadre of entrepreneurs who are collectively called "Newspace." They have captured the public's imagination with plans for radically cheaper access to Earth orbit, space hotels for anyone with the money to reach them, and opportunities for any nation to send its astronauts to the moon.  There are now TWO companies that hope to become fabulously wealthy mining asteroids. 

Host Mat Kaplan and NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow welcomed an exciting, spacebound panel that included Chris Lewicki, Chief Asteroid Miner and CEO of Planetary Resources, John Spencer, space architect and designer and founder and president of the Space Tourism Society, and William J. Pomerantz, vice president, Special Projects, for Virgin Galactic. 


Mat Kaplan , host of KPCC’s science series, “NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow;” host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society


Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Asteroid Miner for Planetary Resources, Inc.

John Spencer, space architect/designer, founder and president of the Space Tourism Society (STS), and author with Karen L. Rugg of the first book on space tourism published in the U.S. titled Space Tourism: Do You Want to Go?

William J. Pomerantz, vice president, Special Projects, for Virgin Galactic


“NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow “ --  the Crawford Family Forum’s new series on the convergence of science, technology and society - an exploration of the future of civilization, the human species, and our place in the universe.

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