The Commercial Space Race is About to Accelerate

View an interactive live, streaming panel discussion: Lift Off the Page: The Commercial Space Race on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. (EDT), presented by the Embry–Riddle Alumni Association.

Tourists, space mining

Space experts predict that within the next year, tourists will travel into space and companies will begin planning to build hotels in orbit.

In the next few years, space–mining companies will launch their first exploratory missions to asteroids to search for and extract structural and precious metals and gather ice for fueling stations in space.

As early as 2022, telecom companies will have thousands of new, small satellites in low earth orbit that will provide global phone, internet and imaging services that will blanket the globe, providing greater speeds and uninterrupted service.

By 2025, aircraft will become operational that can travel at speeds exceeding Mach 3 (2,300 mph), paving the way for suborbital and orbital point-to-point transportation all over the world.

These topics and more will be discussed during the event.

Expert panel

Participants include:

Space law authority Dr. Diane Howard, an assistant professor in spaceflight operations at Embry-Riddle and executive secretary of the International Institute of Space Law.

Dr. Moriba Jah, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and expert in astrodynamics-based space domain awareness.

Dr. Sonya A.H. McMullen, an assistant professor at Embry-Riddle’s College of Aeronautics, who served as a Space and Missile Operations Officer in the U.S. Air Force.


Daytona Beach Campus and streaming live online.

All registrants will receive a link to join the discussion online.

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