Credit: NASA

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

The Atlantic event surveyed 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. This informative event was underwritten by Hewlett-Packard.

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?

Video postings

The Atlantic has posted a set of video presentations, showcasing the event speakers that included:

— 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

Launchpad segments

Welcome to On the Launchpad: Return to Deep Space by AtlanticLIVE

2:29

The Future for NASA / On the Launchpad

by AtlanticLIVE

26:11

Making the Checklist / On the Launchpad

by AtlanticLIVE

20:17

Making the Mission to Mars Compute: Underwriter Perspective

by AtlanticLIVE

13:17

The Tools for the Task / On the Launchpad

by AtlanticLIVE

29:48

The View From The Hill: Senator Ted Cruz / On The Launchpad

by AtlanticLIVE

26:53

Preparing the Body and Mind / On the Launchpad

by AtlanticLIVE

To view these seven videos, go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7-9TRhjHyw&list=PLwj46yNDLyTU0_Mk58F72t0urwIjgrsw-

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