I recently had a conversation with Robert Bigelow, Founder and President of Bigelow Aerospace, about innovation and the commercial space industry.
“There is no single step by step process that necessarily applies to the creation of all technologies. The challenge is to select the most elegant solution,” Bigelow said. “Ideas are easy to come by. The efficacy of the idea is what is important.”
Bigelow will be one of a number of successful businessmen sharing updates about a range of commercial space projects at ISPCS 2011.
“Bigelow is one of the ‘makers’ getting the work done,” said Hynes. ‘On the long road to success, there is value in coming together to update each other on progress and successes. Having peers challenge one other while keeping in mind the big opportunities embedded in growing a new transportation industry is an important part of ISPCS.”
The theme of ISPCS 2011 is Business at the Speed of Innovation.
ISPCS 2011 will be held Oct. 19-20 during Space Week in New Mexico.
ISPCS is organized by the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, a member of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, administered by NASA.