Out of this World Workshop - Oct. 17 & 18, 2019
Each generation, a California industry revolutionizes the world. Film, aviation, governmental spaceflight, personal computing, Internet, smart mobile devices & apps have made all our lives exciting, richer and more productive.
If you follow Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Paul Allen and Jeff Bezos then you know that “the next big thing” is New Space. Each of these entrepreneurs and many more have invested their money and souls into moving humankind more rapidly toward a future in space. They are committed to doing this in a peaceful, sustainable and commercial way.
The space economy is already several times larger than the app market and a 2018 Bank of America report projects this industry will grow to $2.7 Trillion in 25 years – that’s the size of the UK economy. USC’s Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative sits in the center of this phenomena.
Our mission is to:
Lead in the development and distribution of research that supports the entrepreneurial space economy, ensuring a brighter future in space for our region, the nation and the world.
Last year's workshop featured an incredible line up of guests including Former NASA Administrator, astronaut and USC alumnus General Charlie Bolden, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides and the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Dr. Scott Pace.
Portions of the Commercial Spaceflight Entrepreneurship Workshop are open to undergrad and graduate students interested in learning more about careers in commercial space or seeking mentoring for their space related startups.
SCCSI sponsor organizations will have the opportunity share their firm’s internship and employment opportunities with talent students from Marshall and across campus. We make a special effort to engage students from demographics and backgrounds that are underrepresented in aerospace industry.
The 2018 conference was be held in association with National Space Society's Space Settlement Summit and the Moon Village Association's Annual Symposium. This year's event will cohost the Mars Society's International Convention.
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