NGOs: Presentations

Internat'l Network of 50 CubeSats in LEO for Lower Thermosphere & Reentry Research

Powerpoint presentation by Von Karmann QB50 Institute Team to CubeSat Workshop, August 9, 2009.  Describes international student opportunity to participate in building and launching 50 identical CubeSats for thermosphere and reentry research with launch costs provided.  A 3 month international mission is planned.  Contact info provided.  Nov 17, 2009 Workshop scheduled with related website.  

Impact of Space on Society

“A presentation to the international Congress on Space Research on its 50th Anniversary. “During the last fifty years, space has had a profound impact on our societies. It has facilitated the globally interdependent world in which we live. It has altered our sense of our place in the universe. It has created technically competent workforces, stimulated our economies, enhanced our lives, vastly increased our knowledge of Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond. It is my fervent hope that in the years ahead we will be called upon to do so much more. We can make it a much better world for all of our societies, if only we are set loose and supported to do so.” Fisk provides the top-level benefits story that needs to accompany the economic opportunities of entrepreneurial space for broad public understanding and support of this new enterprise.