Forming, Storming, and Norming the Future Lunar Exploration Enterprise

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10:50 – 11:50
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom A

The frontier of sustained exploration and operations on the Moon and Mars is on the horizon. The Lunar and Mars Exploration Initiative includes a diverse set of contributors, science, exploration, commercial, national, and international, yet to be fully organized as an “enterprise”. While NASA is a key stakeholder in terms of outcomes and interests, there is a broad, diverse set of emerging interests both nationally and internationally. All stakeholders share a common interest in engineering solutions in the form of products and services to ensure the success and sustainability of the enterprise as the sphere of human operations expands beyond low earth orbit. This session brings together a diverse set of experts across the enterprise to discuss the latest on the “who, what, where, when, why, and how” associated with forming, storming, and norming plans for our future Lunar Exploration Enterprise on the path to Mars.

  • Why invest in exploration?
  • How do you define sustainability in Moon to Mars exploration?
  • What do you need from others across the enterprise to make your mission successful?
  • Who else is critical to establishing the capabilities needed for sustainable presence?
  • How do we define success in sustained presence on the lunar surface and how will it contribute to Mars efforts?

Organized by:



Senior Vice President, The Aerospace Corporation

United States



Vice President, Government Sales & Strategy, Blue Origin

United States


Director, Human Spaceflight Strategy and Business Development Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States


Human Exploration Programme Manager, UK Space Agency

United Kingdom

Clive NEAL

Professor, University of Notre Dame

United States

Bernardo PATTI

ISS and Exploration Programme Manager, European Space Agency (ESA)


Marshall SMITH

Vice President of Exploration and Acting CTO, Voyager Space Holdings

United States

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