Space Access 2010: Henry Vanderbilt Opening Remarks

Henry Vanderbilt
Founder, Space Access Society

  • First started on commercial space access thinking that it would take 5 years
  • Here we are, 17-18 years later still trying to make progress (This is the 18th annual conference)
  • Some years a lot of progress, others not
  • This will likely be a year where we make a lot of progress – much change occurring in the space community
  • NASA trying to get out of Earth orbit transport business and into advance R&D
  • If they can free up a decent amount of funding for advance R&D, will be very good for country and space exploration