NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts
As part of this year’s Discovery and Innovation theme, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, also known as NIAC, will be leading a session with panel discussions and presentations on the cutting-edge innovations being worked on.
Panels bookending the presentations will give an Introduction to NIAC and How to propose to NIAC, with Jason Derleth, Dr. Ron Turner, John Nelson and Kathy Reilly.
Dismantling Rubble Pile Asteroids with Area-of-Effect Soft-bots – by Dr. Jay McMahon of University of Colorado, Boulder
Fusion-Enabled Pluto Orbiter and Lander – by Stephanie Thomas of Princeton Satellite Systems
Brane Craft: An Ultra-light Dynamic Membrane Spacecraft – by Dr. Siegfried Janson of The Aerospace Corporation
Tensegrity Approaches to In-Space Construction of a 1g Growable Habitat – by Anthony Longman of Skyframe Research & Development, Inc.
Directed Energy for Interstellar Probes – by Dr. Philip Lubin of University of California, Santa Barbara
Pluto Hop, Skip, and Jump – by Dr. Benjamin Goldman of Global Aerospace Corporation