Space Symposium

Highlights from the New Generation Space Leaders Program

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The New Generation Space Leaders (New Gen) program at the 33rd Space Symposium kicked off Monday, April 3, with a welcome luncheon featuring guest speaker United Launch Alliance President and CEO, Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno. United Launch Alliance was also a sponsor for the New Gen programming this year.

After the luncheon, New Gen participants had the opportunity to participate in “Speed Mentoring” with 20 senior leaders from civil and commercial space (pictured). The event has been noted by New Gen participants as one of the can’t-miss events at the annual Space Symposium.

On Tuesday, April 4, New Gen registrants had the special opportunity to mingle with former NASA astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin (pictured). Dr. Aldrin talked about his first “selfie” in space, and urged the next generation to get to Mars.

New for 2017, the New Gen Wednesday program featured a themed “Mars Day,” with several speakers and panels focused on what it will take to get to and live on the red planet (pictured below).

To wrap-up the program, Space Foundation Director – Research and Analysis Micah Walter-Range spoke on Thursday at the New Gen Breakfast about “Career Prospects and Opportunities for Young Space Professionals,” and added insight from the Space Foundation publication, The Space Report. 

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 5).

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