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Space Frontier Conference in DC

The NewSpace 2000: Accelerating Change Conference is coming to Washington, DC, July 18-21. This is a great chance to see astronauts, engineers, scientists, and philsophers discuss the exploding future for space travel.

Washington, DC - Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - Jeff Krukin is one of TechCast's experts, and he heads the Space Frontier Foundation, an international think tank for space exploration that is organizing this Conference. Here's a summary of the major presenters:

• Frank White (Keynote) – Author of The Overview Effect, Houghton Mifflin, 1987, AIAA, 1998.
• Edgar Mitchell – Sixth man on the Moon and founder of The Institute of Noetic Sciences.
• Barbara Marx Hubbard – Associate of Buckminster Fuller, founder of the Harvest Moon Project and 1984 Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States.
• Andrew Newberg – Director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of The Mind and Spirituality. Author of Why We Believe What We Believe.
• Dan Curry – Seven time Emmy Award winning visual effects Producer/Supervisor for the Star Trek Television shows and movies.
• Douglas Trumbull – Oscar winning film and visual effects director (2001, Close Encounters, Blade Runner, Silent Running, Brainstorm, etc.). Created the original “ride-film”, (Back to the Future), and the Showscan Film and was VP of I-Max.
• Keith Ferrell – Editor of Omni Magazine. Internationally known author of dozens of books and hundreds of articles on the psycho-social effects of technology.
• Dave Brody – Executive Producer/Director of Media, Imaginova Corp (
• Rick Tumlinson – Founder, Space Frontier Foundation.
• John Spencer – Founder, Space Tourism Society.
• Robert K. (Bob) Weiss – Vice chairman of the X-Prize foundation, film and TV producer/writer/director (The Blues Brothers, Sliders and many others). Director, executive or consultant for numerous space organizations.
• Carter Emmart – Director of Astro-visualization at the Hayden Planetarium. Headed development of the Uni-view Earth and Space visualization software.
• Steven Zuckerman – Grammy Award winning music producer, founder Global Entertainment and Media Summit.
• George Whitesides – President of the National Space Society, Space Frontier Foundation Advocate. He and his wife, Loretta, will be the first newlyweds to take their honeymoon in space on Virgin Galactic Spacelines.
• Loretta Whitesides – Heads Space Generation Foundation which organizes Yuri's Night.
• Rusty Schweickart – The Apollo 9 astronaut, co-founder of the Association of Space Explorers, chairman and founder of the B612 Foundation, an international leader in the effort to develop systems to protect the Earth from asteroid impacts.
• “Doc Searls” – Senior editor of Linux Journal, co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of business as Usual. One of the world's most quoted bloggers and a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for the Internet and Society.

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