Credit: NASA/Langley

On the Launchpad: Return to Deep Space is being staged by The Atlantic on Tuesday, May 16th.

The Atlantic will survey a shifting landscape of new technologies, exploring the cosmos by gathering experts on the growing space industry and the future of space and extraterrestrial travel.

Where will the next space race take us, what are the challenges facing the mission and what do we need to know, build and create to get there?

Among the event speakers:

  • Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX); Chairman, US Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness
  • Robert Lightfoot, Acting Administrator, NASA
  • Mary Lynne Dittmar, Executive Director, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
  • Michael Lopez-Alegria, Principal, MLA Space LLC; Former Astronaut, NASA
  • Chris Carberry, CEO and Co-Founder, Explore Mars, Inc.
  • Robert Zubrin, Founder, Mars Society

This event that will be aired live (also archived) and runs from 1:00-5:00 pm ET on Tuesday, May 16 and is being held at the Newseum/Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

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