26th International Space Development Conference – 2007: Early Bird Registration Ending SOON !

Conference registration fees are as follows:

Note: Basic registration fees do not include conference meals, tours, or hotel room. To register for the hotel please click here.

Description Early Bird
Ends: December 31
Ends: March 15 
Ends: May 11
Member $100 $110 $125 $150
Member Senior* $85 $90 $100 $125
Student* $30 $30 $30 $50
Join NSS $120 $130 $145 $160
Join NSS Senior* $105 $110 $120 $145
Non-member $125 $135 $150 $175
Non-member Senior* $110 $115 $125 $145



Meal and tour registration coming soon. Please check back for more details.

Note: Conference attendees with special needs under the Americans With Disabilities Act should contact conference organizers.

To register by phone call (202) 429-1600

* Must Show valid current ID at registration.

“New Frontiers”

Texas was once the frontier for the expansion of Western civilization; Cities such as Dallas and Fort Worth were established and prospered.  In 2007, North Texas will be the place to focus on the cultural and technological frontier of tomorrow — space.  

Texas has stood at many frontiers in history, and is proud to be in the forefront of our efforts in the space frontier. Many agendas are being pursued in this new frontier, and efforts are accelerating to establish a presence there.  Our knowledge of both the risks and benefits of living in the Solar system are increasing as a dizzying pace. New launch systems are springing up all around. The competition for space skills and technology is increasing, providing new opportunities at every turn.

The National Space Society’s 26 Annual International Space Development Conference for 2007 will provide a nexus for industry, government, scientists, advocates, and the public to meet to discuss the latest issues in space technology, science, policy, commerce, medicine, exploration, settlement and more.




Come to the Hotel InterContinental in\nDallas to meet the next generation of cowboys, ranchers and\nentrepreneurs who seek prosperity in the black prairie amongst the\nstars.  From cattle drives to ion drives and more,\nbring the family to have fun and learn how the new frontier will\ntransform the old one!








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\nFrom: George Whitesides”,1] ); //–>This year’s conference, “New Frontiers” is themed on the settlement and development of this new frontier. In the spirit of the new frontier, the three feature track running the length of the conference are:  Frontier Transport (to, through, and from space); Moon and Cislunar Space Development; and the Martian Frontier. In addition, the conference will feature many one- and two-day tracks on important topics such as:  The Solar System Frontier; International Space Station Science; Space Medicine; Space Law; Space Business; and Space Humanities.

Come to the Hotel InterContinental in Dallas to meet the next generation of cowboys, ranchers and entrepreneurs who seek prosperity in the black prairie amongst the stars.  From cattle drives to ion drives and more, bring the family to have fun and learn how the new frontier will transform the old one!

ISDC 2007


ISDC 2007 is created, coordinated, staffed, and executed entirely by volunteers. You can volunteer your time and talents to ISDC 2007 in many ways. Many volunteers are need during the conference for registration, door control, the children’s program, organization displays and booths, security, and coordination. Before the conference you can get involved by helping to promote ISDC 2007, or helping to coordinate many of the activities that need to happen for the conference to be successful. While we need many volunteers from the Dallas / Fort Worth metropolitan area, we can also use the creative efforts of volunteers from anywhere in the world. You do not need to be a member of any of the participating organizations to volunteer. Though all of the participating organizations would appreciate your membership.

Our volunteer coordinator is Dan Stockelman at danstockelman@gmail.com. Please con tact Dan and tell him what you would like to work on and how much time you can devote.

The ISDC 2007 planning coordination website has a volunteer forum in the “phpbb” section. Please look there for current needs for volunteers. You must create a user to sign into the website. There are many activities discussed on the website that don’t specifically call out a volunteer requirement that you can help with as well.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Dan Stockelman, danstockelman@gmail.com

ISDC 2007
Daily Tracks (Fri-Sun):
Frontier Transport: to space – in space – from space
The Lunar Frontier: Moon & Cislunar Space Development
The Martian Frontier: Mars or Bust

One-/Two-Day Tracks:
• The Solar System Frontier and Beyond
• ISS Science
• Space Medicine
• Space Law
• Space Business
• Space Education
• Space Outreach/Activism
• Space 101 – Space Basics
• Youth Programs
• Space Humanities Activities

Frontier Transport: to space – in space – from space:
Track Chair: TBD

Space Transport 101 –
• Overview
• Orbital Law
• Orbital Mechanics & Navigation

Stage 1-
• Suborbital & Earth to Orbit
• Terrestrial Facilities
• Orbital Facilities
• Space Tourism Transport

Stage 2 –
• Trans-LEO
• Cislunar & Lunar surface
• Fuel Depots

Stage 3 –
• Out to Mars & Aldrin Cyclers
• Space Elevators
• Solar Sails
• Nuclear Rockets – Key to the Solar System
• Interstellar Flight

Moon & Cislunar Space Development:
In Association with The Moon Society
Track Chairs: Peter Kokh, Dave Dunlop and Ken Murphy

Moon 101
• 30-minute Moon (A Beginner’s Introduction)
• Moon Law
• Near-Future Missions

Cislunar Space
• Space Tourism Destinations
• Local Destinations of Interest (GEO, EML-1, L-5)
• On-orbit Assembly
• Debris
• Cislunar Logistics

Return to our Moon
• The Vision for a Lunar Frontier
• Base Siting/Building Considerations & Logistics
• Habitat & Operational Infrastructure
• Resources for Development
• Tools We’ll Need

• What We Need to Study – Technology & Science
• Solar Power, Freeflyers & More
• L-5 Habitats
• Visiting and Mining the NEAs

The Martian Frontier:
In Association with the Dallas Mars Society
Track Chairs: Derek & April Andreas

Mars 101
• Overview
• Why Go There? What is Required?
• Current Missions & Rovers

Getting there:
• Issues in Guiding National Space Policy
• NASA’s Vision for Mars
• Mars and Beyond Entrepreneurship
• Analog Studies
• Mission Planning & Architectures
• Unfinished Science – Future Mars Missions

Being there:
• Water on Mars
• Mars as We Know It Today
• Spacesuits for Use on Mars
• Radiation Effects and Mitigation
• Forward and Reverse Contamination
• Base Siting/Building Considerations & Logistics
• Resources for Development

Staying there:
• Closed Cycle Life Support
• In Situ Resource Utilization
• Government and Social Issues of Mars and Beyond Mars Colonization
• Mars as an Outpost for Space Development
• Settling the Martian Frontier
• Oh the Humanities!: New Cultures on Mars
• Terraforming

The Solar System Frontier and Beyond:
Track Chair: TBD

• Asteroids & Comets 101
• Exploration & Mining of the Asteroids
• Hubble Servicing Mission & Latest Results
• The Moons of Jupiter & Saturn
• Cassini & Huygens
• Other Solar System Probes
• Space Nuclear Power
• Exobiology
• Extra-solar Planets

ISS Science:
“International Space Station Research:
From the Exploration Vision to a National Laboratory”
Track Chair: Dr. Julie A. Robinson, Acting Program Scientist, ISS

ISS Overview
• ISS as a National Laboratory
• ISS Overview – Vision for Space Exploration, International Partner activities, overall ISS research accomplishments ISS Human Research
• ISS Medical Program
• Nutrition Status Assessment and Human Health on ISS
• Telemedicine on ISS using Ultrasound with Earth Applications ISS Exploration Technology Research
• Particle and Smoke Detection on ISS for Next Generation Smoke Detectors
• Capillary Flow on ISS
• Materials Experiments on ISS – Advanced Solar Cells and Future Tests ISS Knowledge from Operations
• ISS Environments
• The ISS Radiation Environment
• International Operations – Lessons for Exploration Microgravity Research
• Microgravity Research – from Drop Towers to Fluids and Combustion on ISS
• Colloids on ISS as a Model for the Physics of Supercritical Fluids
• Microorganisms in Microgravity ISS Education
• EarthKAM – Reaching Middle School Students
• Teaching from Space – Education from ISS
• Amateur Radio Communications with ISS – Reaching Students Worldwide

ISS New Users and Applications
• Polar Observations from ISS to Support International Polar Year
• Commercial Applications of ISS for Biological Research
• Materials Production in Space and the Potential of ISS

Space Medicine:
Track Chair: Carol Johnson (pro tem)

• Overview of Medical Effects from Long-Term Spaceflight
• Medical Requirements for Moon, Mars & Beyond and Space Tourism
• Microgravity Medical Operations
• Low Gravity (1/6th, 1/3rd) Medical Operations
• Dietary Recommendations
• Radiation Exposure & Effects
• Medical Equipment & Facilities
• Closing the ECLSS Loop

Space Law:
Track Chair: Ken Murphy (pro tem)

• Overview of Space Law Today
• Space Law & Regulations – National/International
• Property Law
• Telecomm Law
• Intellectual Property Law
• How Space Law is Being Shaped

Space Business:
Track Chair: TBD

• Entrepreneur Presentations
• Governmental Policy and Its Consequences
• Transplanetary Business
• Spinoffs
• Finance
• Insurance

Space Education:
Track Chair: TBD

• Space Education – Teachers Programs
• Using Space Themes in the Classroom to Excite Students about Science and Math
• Space Activities and Lesson Plans
• Moon Rock Certification course (planned, not confirmed)
• Where to Learn More – Space Camp to NASA Academy to International Space University

Track chair: TBD

• History of Outreach Efforts to Date
• Space Education – Research Opportunities
• Best Lessons and Practices in Space Outreach
• How to start an NSS Chapter
• NSS Chapters Assembly Meeting
• Chapter Outreach Activities
• NSS Town Hall Meeting
• Space Activism 101

Space 101 – Space Basics:
Track chair: TBD

• Introduction to the Planets and our Solar System
• Introduction to the History of Space Flight
• Introduction to Manned Space Flight
• The Properties and Resources of the Solar System
• Space Beyond our Solar System
• Why Should We Be Interested in Space?
• What is Space and Why do We Want to Go There?
• How Do We Get There and Back Again?
• How Do We Live and Work There?
• What Are the Benefits to People on Earth from Space Exploration?
• How Much Will it Cost?
• How Can I Go?

Youth Programs:
Track Chairs: Abigail Plemmons & Cynthia Whisennand

• Young Children’s program (Potty trained ages 3-11)
• Teen program (Ages 12-17)
• Scouting Merit Badge Programs (possible)

Space Humanities Activities:

• Space Art
• Movies
• Music
• Games
• Theological/Philosophical (track available if someone wants to do it)

More Information and confirmed speaker to come…If you would like to be a track chair for any of the tracks above or have an idea on a possible track subject, please contact Carol Johnson at carolj@isdc.nss.org.

ISDC 2007

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