Space Access '07 March 22-24, Phoenix Arizona Conference Information Space Access '07, our annual conference on the technology, politics, and business of radically cheaper space transportation, starts Thursday - if you haven't been able to find a room in our sold-out conference hotel earlier, it's a good time to try again, as the hotel's cancellation policy is 48 hours notice and a few rooms may open up in the next couple of days. If you do get a room, our "space access" rate is still good, so be sure to ask for it. SA'07 is at the Best Western Grace Inn, 10831 S 51st St in Phoenix Arizona, the same place as SA'06. Call the Grace Inn at 1 800 843-6010 for room reservations, and tell them you're attending "space access" for our $92.29 full American breakfast-included rate. (That's only $99 even after taxes.) The Grace Inn is ten miles from the Phoenix Airport in a pleasant suburban neighborhood, with shopping and dining a short walk away, free parking, and a free airport shuttle bus. (If you're driving, take Interstate 10 to the Elliot Road exit about ten miles east of downtown Phoenix. From the top of the ramp, you should be able to see the Grace Inn sign - it's one block west on Elliot to 51st st, turn left, take your first left just past the gas station on the corner.) Conference Schedule: (still subject to late changes for travel snafus, last second surprise guests, and such, but very close to final) overall schedule: - Thursday March 22nd, sessions 2 pm - ~10 pm - Friday March 23rd, sessions 9 am - ~10 pm - Saturday March 24th, sessions 9 am - ~ 6 pm (Hospitality - till late) Thursday March 22nd 1 pm - Registration and Hospitality open (we may have them open as early as noon, depending on how setup goes, but no guarantees.) 1:50 Henry Vanderbilt, Welcome, and a few thoughts 2 pm Barbara Thompson, Space Weather 2:30 Gerry Nordley, Artificial Magnetospheres 3:00 Charles Miller, AFRL RLV X-Demonstrator Plans 3:30 break 4 pm Steve Cook, NASA Ares Booster Development 4:50 Nicole Jordan, Will Pomerantz: X-Prize Cup Operations & LLC Rules 5:20 Panel, X-Prize Cup Operations - Russell Blink, Randall Clague, Nicole Jordan, Dave Masten, Will Pomerantz 6 pm break for dinner 8:20 Ken Davidian, NASA Centennial Challenges - "Orbital Prizes: Comments on an ARocket List Discussion" 9 pm Lee Valentine, Space Studies Institute 9:15 Doug Griffith, Space Law 9:30 Bob Steinke/SpeedUp, LLC entrant 9:45 Rick Wills, University of Dayton Advanced Rocket Team late - Hospitality closes Friday March 23rd 8 am - Registration and Hospitality open 9 am Rocketplane Kistler 9:40 Andrews Space & Technology 10:20 break 10:50 Charles Miller, DoD support for ACESA (the Advisory Council on Entrepreneurial Space Access) 11:20 am Kerry Scarlott, ITAR 11:50 Panel, ITAR - Randall Clague, Jim Muncy, Kerry Scarlott, more 12:30 break for lunch 2 pm Michelle Murray, FAA AST 2:40 Panel, RLV Flight Insurance - Kelly Alton, James Dunstan, Doug Griffith, Ralph Harp 3:30 break 4 pm Jim Muncy, PoliSpace 4:40 Armadillo Aerospace 5:30 Tim Bendel, Frontier Astronautics 6 pm break for dinner 8:20 Jerry Pournelle 9:10 Andrew Tubbiolo, Old Pueblo Instruments 9:30 Misuzu Onuki 9:45 Kevin Sagis, Paragon Labs, LLC entrant late - Hospitality closes Saturday March 24th 9 am Bill Boland, Teachers In Space 9:20 Sam Dinkin, SpaceShot 9:40 Masten Space 10:20 break 11 am Ken Davidian, "NASA ESMD's Approach to NewSpace" 11:40 Jeff Greason, XCOR Aerospace 12:30 break for lunch 2 pm Leik Myrabo, Lightcraft Progress 2:40 Panel, The New Space Investment Climate - Esther Dyson, Stephen Fleming, Joe Pistritto 3:30 break 4 pm Panel, How Are We Doing? - Jeff Foust, Jon Goff, Rand Simberg, Henry Vanderbilt 4:45 Rick Tumlinson, Space Frontier Foundation 5 pm Paul Breed, Unreasonable Rocket 5:15 Dave Ketchledge, The Next Shuttle 5:30 Alex Bruccoleri late - Hospitality closes - see you next time! Space Access '07 registration once again holds steady at $100 in advance ($10 off for anyone who's ever been a paid SAS member), $30 Student rate (no member discount on the student rate.) At the door rate will once again be $120. Day rates will be available at the door only. Practically speaking, your advance registration would have to be at our mailbox by early Wednesday, and the express postage would cost you about as much as you'd save. Our crack Registration crew stands ready to accept your cash, checks, or credit cards, at the door. See you there!