Tonight, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a debate about the benefits and pitfalls of the private sector monetizing the many needs of exploring space and beyond. The Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate will take place at the American Museum of Natural History and will include the following panelists:
Wanda M. Austin, President and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation: Austin served on President Obama’s Review of Human Spaceflight Plans Committee in 2009, and in 2010 she was appointed to the Defense Science Board.
Michael Gold, Director of DC Operations and Business Growth, Bigelow Aerospace: Gold is also chairman of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee, Federal Aviation Administration.
John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus, Space Policy & International Affairs, George Washington University: Logsdon in a space policy analyst and historian.
Elliot Pulham, Chief Executive Officer, Space Foundation: The Space Foundation advocates for commercial, military, and government space interests.
Tom Shelley, President, Space Adventures, Ltd.Space Adventures provides opportunities for private spaceflight and space tourism.
Robert Walker, Executive Chairman, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates
The event is sold-out, but you can watch it tonight 7:30pm EDT on this live-stream.