Center for Enterprise, Exploration, and Defense in Space (CEEDS)

The Next Space Industry: Low Earth Orbit Commercialization

Friday June 21st, 2019
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515


Former NASA Administrator MajGen Charles F. Bolden Jr.


Michael Beavin, Director of Commercial Space Policy, National Space Council, The White House

Doug Comstock, Commercial LEO Liaison, HEOMD, NASA

Jeffrey Manber, CEO, NanoRacks

Kerry Timmons, LEO Commercialization Program Management Lead, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Group

iss sts119 bigThe Potomac Institute for Policy Studies cordially invites you to attend a panel discussion on the commercialization of Low Earth Orbit, moderated by former NASA Administrator MajGen Charles F. Bolden Jr.

As NASA continues to work towards a future in which it is one of many customers in a vibrant space economy, it is critical to understand both the markets that will drive that transition, and the role that government can play to enable it.

For almost two decades, the International Space Station has provided unique access to research and development in a microgravity environment for the U.S. government, industry and researchers. This research demand will only continue to grow, as new opportunities are discovered and pursued.

The panel will explore what opportunities exist in this burgeoning environment and provide input on how the private and public sectors can work together to eliminate barriers to success, craft effective incentives for partnership, and coordinate resources to jumpstart a self-sustaining commercial marketplace in Low Earth Orbit.

Attendees are encouraged to join us in person.

RSVP is required. Please send your name and affiliation to Dr. Kate Ziden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..