International Space Development Conference 1990

The National Space Society’s 9th annual International Space Development Conference was held in Anaheim, California on May 25-28,1990. The following is an extract of the conference brochure.

May 25-28, 1990
Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim, California
9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
POSSIBILITIES UNLIMITED
Hosted by the California Space Development Council

Inventing the Future

Welcome to the 1990 International Space Development Conference, “Space Development in the ’90s: Possibilities Unlimited.”

It’s a fitting theme. As members of the National Space Society, we’ve always recognized the unlimited possibilities of space exploration and settlement. We spend a lot of our time being grassroots activists, trying to educate the general public and talking to our local politicians. It often seems like an uphill struggle.

But this is our time to get together, recharge our batteries, talk with other space activists and renew our sense of purpose.

After all, even people who are in the process of creating a spacefaring civilization need to reflect, renew and gather our energies.

So take the time at this conference to talk with your neighbors. Learn from and challenge each other to discover new ideas and paradigms. I’m sure you’ll be stimulated, educated and entertained.

I believe we have an extraordinary program, a mixture of the familiar and new: politicians, entertainers, scientists, executives and just plain folks. But we all share a vision of where we want to go. And while we’d love it if the rest of the human race will come with us, that’s up to them. We’ll keep on inventing the future as we always have, and wait for the rest of humanity to catch up with us.

Ad Astra…
Loyd Case, jr., President
California Space Development Council

Friday, May 25

9 AM to 5 PM
Annual Meeting of the Chapters Assembly

10 AM
Tour of Space Shuttle “Endeavor”
Leave for Rockwell International

Saturday, May 26

Opening Session

Master of Ceremonies: James Fletcher, former NASA Administrator
Welcoming Remarks:
Loyd Case jr. , President, California Space Development Council
Charlie Walker, President, National Space Society
Speaker: J.R. Thompson, NASA Deputy Administrator

10 AM to 5 PM
NSS Board of Directors Annual Meeting
Board of Directors Chairman: Ben Bova

Modifications to the Program:

Saturday, May 26

10 AM “To Be #1 in Math & Science …”
Add: Nichelle Nichols, Singer/Actress
Substitute: Luanne Bole-Becker, Challenger Center for Doug King, Challenger Center

2:30 PM Inflatable Structures & Human Expans.
Substitute: Dr. Stewart Nozette, Lawrence Livermore National Labs for Dr. Lowell Wood, Lawrence Livermore National Labs

3:30 PM Solar Power Sats & Non-Terrest. Res.
Substitute: Robert Staehle, Jet Propulsion Lab for Dr. Eleanor Helin, Jet Propulsion Lab

4:30 PM Space Exploration Initiative Concepts
Substitute: Ron Jones, Rockwell International for Don Jones, Rockwell International

Sunday, May 27

9 AM International Space Year
Add: Todd Hawley, International Space University

7 PM Banquet
Substitute: G. Harry Stine, author, The Third Industrial Revolution
“Where Have All the Heroes Gone?”
for Vice President Dan Quayle, Chairman: National Space Council

End of Modifications

PROGRAM:

Saturday, May 26

10 AM

“GOAL: To Be #1 in Math and Science by the Year 2000.” – President George Bush
Session moderator:
Dr. Helenmarie Hofman, National Science Teachers Association
Jule Zumwalt, Civil Air Patrol
Doug King, President, Challenger Center
Nichelle Nichols, Actress

Space Exploration Initiative: What is the Objective?
Session moderator:
James Fletcher, former NASA Administrator
Charles Walker, President, National Space Society
Arnold Aldrich, NASA Associate Administrator of Aeronautics,
Exploration and Technology
Buzz Aldrin, Apollo Astronaut
Lau Friedman, Planetary Society
Gregg Maryniak, Space Studies Institute
George Merrick, Corporate VP – Engineering, Rockwell International
Strategic Communications for the Space Activist
Bill Bennett, Hill and Knowlton

11 AM

Japanese Space Program
Mr. Tateo Arimoto, NASDA

Space Exploration Initiative: What is the Objective? (continued)

Strategic Communications for the Space Activist
Bill Bennett, Hill and Knowlton

NOON

Lunch
Introductions: Ben Bova, Chairman, NSS Board of Directors
Speaker: Mr. George Kourpias, International President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

1:30 PM

Global Climatic Change and Solar Power Satellites
Andrew Cutler, PhD, Minerva Laboratories
Jim Burke, Jet Propulsion Lab

An Orbiting Skyhook: Affordable Access to Space
Eagle Sarmont, Lockheed Employees L5

International Space Station and the Space Exploration Initiative
Session moderator:
Gary Oleson, Jet Propulsion Lab
Dave Wensley, Vice President, McDonnell Douglas
Buzz Aldrin, Apollo Astronaut
Ian Pryke, European Space Agency
Tateo Arimoto, NASDA

Ad Astra: The Magic and The Mystery
Leonard David, Editor-in-Chief
Kate McMains, Managing Editor
Julie Katz, Art Director
Royce Dalby, Associate Editor

2:30 PM

Solar Power Satellites
Gregg Maryniak, Vice President, Space Studies Institute

Inflatable Structures and Human Expansion
Lowell Wood, Lawrence Livermore National Labs

Lunar Settlements
Session moderator:
Bruce Cordell, General Dynamics
Scott Pace, Office of Space Commerce, Dept of Commerce
Gordon Woodcock, Boeing Aerospace

Chapter Newsletters
Ray Miller, Publisher, Spacefaring Gazette
Jaki Jepson, Editor, Spacefaring Gazette

3:30 PM

Solar Power Satellites and Non-Terrestrial Resources
Eleanor Helin, Jet Propulsion Lab
Dr. B. Ray Hawke, University of Hawaii

21st Century Space Propulsion
Dr. Robert Forward, Forward Unlimited

Mars:
Eric Laursen, Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation
John Thornton, actor, “Plymouth” (television pilot)
Carol Lane, Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation

3:30 PM

Activist Training: Meeting with your Congressional Representative
David Anderman, Calif. Space Development Council
Craig Ward, Calif. Space Development Council
Tim Kyger, Aide, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

4:30 PM

Non-Terrestrial Resources
Jim Burke, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
W. Brandt Goldsworthy, Alcoa Goldsworthy Engineering

Magnetic Sails and Interstellar Travel
Dr. Robert Zubrin, Martin Marietta Aerospace

Space Exploration Initiative Concepts
Ron Jones, Rockwell International
Mike Simon, General Dynamics
Eric Laursen, Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation
William Siegfried, McDonnell Douglas

Activist Training: Meeting with your Congressional Representative (continued)

7 PM

Reception in Garden
Host: Gene Roddenberry and cast members of “Star Trek: the Next Generation”
Food and Drink included

9 PM

Ballroom Dance in Pacific Room

Reception on Patio
Host: National Space Society

Sunday, May 27

9AM

Meet the Candidates of the NSS Board of Directors
Session moderator: Fred Ordway, Chair, NSS Nominations Committee

Space Law Trial
Judges:
Nathan Goldman, author, American Space Law: International and Domestic
Dr. Carl Christol, University of Southern California
Neil Hosenball, Davis, Graham, and Stubbs
Defendants:
Margaret Jordan, Booz Allen Hamilton
Duncan Forbes
Prosecution:
Bruce Brown, Teledyne
James Foley, McDonnell Douglas
Defense Counsel:
Dan Byrnes, Weinberg and Zipser
Bill Wirin, Space Commerce Corp
Witnesses:
Rand Sinberg, Rockwell International
Carol Amato, President, Systems Research Analysis, Inc.
Scott March, General Counsel, Dyse Corp.
Wayne White, Assoc. Legal Coordinator, UCLA
STACY, Space Traffic Control Computer
Interested Party:
Chuck Stovitz, Attorney-at-Law
City Councilman:
Terry Savage, California Space Development Council

The Programs of the European Space Agency
Ian Pryke, Director, European Space Agency

International Space Year
Session moderator:
Dr. Helenmarie Hofman, Chair, NSS Education Committee
Jule Zumwalt, Civil Air Patrol
Guy Pignolet, CNES, France
Lori Garver, Executive Director, National Space Society

Phone Tree Coordinators: Organizational Meeting
Kevin Griffin
Randy Gigante

10 AM

Meet the Candidates for the NSS Board of Directors (continued)

Space Law Trial (continued)

The American Space Program: A Congressional Perspective
Session moderator:
Charles Miller, Vice President, California Space Development Council
Rep. George Brown (D, CA)
Rep. Ron Packard (R, CA)
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R, AZ)

Phone Tree Coordinators: Organizational Meeting (continued)

Tour of 200-inch Hale telescope
Leave for Mt. Palomar

11 AM

Space Law Trial (continued)

The American Space Program: A Congressional Perspective (continued)

Activist Training: Membership Recruitment
Larry Ahearn, Vice President, National Space Society

NOON

Lunch
Introductions: Charlie Walker, President, National Space Society
Speaker: Rep. George Brown (D,CA)

1:30 PM

Lunar Polar Orbiter
Gregg Maryniak, Space Studies Institute
James French, JRF Engineering Services, Inc
James Davidson, Houston Space Society

Space Transportation Services
Session moderator:
Mark Voelker, Tucson Space Society
Rep. Ron Packard (R, CA)
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R, AZ)
James Bennett, Vice President, American Rocket Co.

National Aerospace Plane
Tim Kyger, Legislative Aide, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R, CA)
Barry Waldman, NASP National Program Office
Col. Ted Wierzbanowski, NASP Joint Program Office

Activist’s Training: Political Campaign Operations
California Democratic Party

2:30 PM

Radioisotope Thermal Generators: A Call to Arms?
Session moderator:
Glen Reynolds, author, Outer Space: Problems of Law and Policy
Tim Kyger, Space Frontier Foundation
Planetary Society

Soviet Space Program
Daniel Gauthier
Bill Wirin, Space Commerce Corp.

The New Economics of Space
G. Harry Stine, President, The Enterprise Institute, Inc.
Paul C. Hans, Vice President, The Enterprise Institute, Inc.

Activist’s Training: Political Campaign Operations
California Democratic Party

3:30 PM

Dispute Resolution and Space Settlements
Session moderator:
Glen Reynolds, University of Tennesee
J. Henry Glazer, Member of Sorts, White’s Inn
Nathan Goldman, author, American Space Law: International and Domestic
Bruce Marks, Cornwell and Blakey

En route To The Stars: Hawaii’s Quest for Space
George Mead, Hawaiian Office of Space Industry

The Australian Space Program
Kirby Ikin, NSS of Australia

Government vs. Private Industry
Session moderator:
Scott Pace, Office of Space Commerce, Department of Commerce
James Bennett, Vice President, American Rocket Company
Frank DiBello, Vice President, Peat Marwick Main
David Clement, Minority Chief of Staff, House Science and Technology Committee

Activist’s Training: Political Campaign Operations
California Democratic Party

Reception
Host: Women in Aerospace

4:30 PM

Asteroid Miner Trial (conclusion)

Red Stars and New Stars in Orbit
Daniel Gauthier
Bill Wirin, Space Commerce Corp.

“Plymouth” : Primetime Television Returns to the Moon
Lee David Zlottoff, Exec. Producer, Writer and Director
Ian Sander, Producer

Activist’s Training: Political Campaign Operations
California Democratic Party

6 PM

Reception
Host: Walt Disney, Inc., honoring ‘Plymouth”, a television pilot

7 PM

Banquet
Master of Ceremonies: James Fletcher
Awards Ceremonies
Keynote Speaker: Vice President Dan Quayle (invited)

9 PM

Reception
Host: California Space Development Council

Monday, May 28

9 AM

Teachers’ Chapter

10 AM

Cosponsors Forum: Technical
Gregg Maryniak, Vice President, Space Studies Institute
Lou Friedman, Executive Director, Planetary Society
Rob Staehle, President, World Space Foundation

NSS Forum: History of early IS and NSI
National Space Institute, Fred Ordway and James Fletcher
L5 Society, Mark Hopkins and Dabney Eatsit

NSS Chapters Forum: An Introduction
Doug Fulmer, Field Coordinator, National Space Society
Larry Ahearn, Vice President – Chapters
James Davidson, Chair, Chapters Assembly

11 AM

Cosponsors Forum: Education
Jule Zumwalt
Civil Air Patrol
Doug King, President, Challenger Center
Ted Everts, Executive Director, Association of Space Explorers

NSS Forum: Who We Are and What we Should Be
Lori Garver, Executive Director, National Space Society
Jeff Liss, Chicago Space Frontier L5
Charles Miller, Vice President, California Space Development Council
Charlie Walker, President, National Space Society
Glen Wilson, member, NSS Board of Directors

NSS Chapters Forum: Studies in Success
Larry Ahearn, Chicago Space Frontier L5
Brook Mantia, Golden Gate Space Frontier Society
Greg Smith, Hawaii Space Society
Bryce Walden, Oregon L5
Mark Voelker, Tucson Space Society
Albert Schafer, San Diego L5
Eric Tilenius, Princeton Planetary Society
Kirby Ikin, Sydney Space Frontier
Randy Gigante, OASIS

NOON

Cosponsors Forum: Political
Joe Redfield, Spacepac
Joe Lazzaro and Stan Nevens, Spacecause

NSS Forum: A Town Meeting — The Members Speak
Moderator: Loyd Case, President, California Space Development Council

NSS Chapters Forum: Starting and Building a Successful Chapter
Larry Ahearn, Vice President – Chapters
Doug Fulmer, Chapters Administrator

1 PM

Closing Session
Master of Ceremonies: Charlie Walker
Farewell Remarks: Loyd Case
Speaker : Dr. Robert Zubrin, Martin Marietta Aerospace, “The Large-Scale Colonization of Mars”

Acknowledgements

Conference Committee:
Pat Montoure – Conference Chair
Charles Miller – Program Director
Karen Savage – Treasurer
Ray Miller – Publications
Carol Amato – Public Relations
Jaki Jepson – Editorial Consultation
Lauri Rohn – Registration
Ron Jones – Exhibits
Chris Butler – Art Show

This conference was extremely fortunate to receive major contributions and assistance to the conference program by the following esteemed individuals:
Wayne White, Jr.
Dr. James Fletcher
Dr. Andrew Cutler
Carol Lane
Tim Kyger
Randy Gigante
Donna Bayles
Catherine Rawlings

The Conference Committee would like to give a special thanks to Lorraine Hughes, Kate McMains, Carole Kingsbury, Frank White, and the Corona-based squad of the Civil Air Patrol for their assistance.

Finally, the Conference Committee thanks the employees of the Pan Pacific Hotel for their patience, service, and willingness to go the extra mile.

Do you want to see the large-scale expansion of humanity into space within your lifetime?
The California Space Development Council (C•S•D•C) is looking for a few good space activists.

Do you have what it takes to:
Arrange a visit with your congressional representative?
Organize an event in your community?
Speak to business or community leaders about C•S•D•C projects?
Work with a reporter in your community? Write press releases?
Speak to a classroom full of children, or a room full of adults?
Write, edit or sell ads for a newsletter?
Volunteer for an election campaign?
Start a chapter of the National Space Society?

If you want to make a difference, if being a spectator is not enough, check the appropriate boxes, fill out the form, and return it to:

C.S.D.C
4009 Everett Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
or call: (415) 482-0396

Name
Address
City
Phone (w)
State
Congressional Rep. and District
Skills
Chapter member of
ZIP
Phone (h)

SPACE:
National Space Society

The 10th Annual International Space Development Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas, May 22-27, 1991.

Primary sponsors are the National Space Society and Southwest Research Institute.

The overall theme is “Space: A Call for Action.” Among many events there will be three tracks of sessions with the following themes:
Technical: Leading Technology in Space
Public: Communicating and Educating About Space
Activist: Activating a Level Area for Space

A CALL FOR ACTION

Register early and save!
Register at the 1991 Conference table in the co-sponsors room by May 28, 1990, for only $50. After which the following rates apply:

NSS Member
$60 (thru 1/1/91)
$70 (thru 5/1/91)
$80 (At door)

Non NSS Member
$70 (thru 1/1/91)
$85 (thru 5/1/91)
$100 (At door)

Send registration to:
Beatrice Moreno
Southwest Research Institute • 6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510 • (512) 522-2260

For further information, contact:
Carol A. Luckhardt-Redfield • (512) 522-3823 or 679-7625

1991 ISDC REGISTRATION FORM
Name (Print):
Address:
City:
Representing:
Phone: Office
Amount Enclosed: $
State:
Position Title:
Zip
Will you be staying at the Hyatt? [Yes]  [No]
Enclosed is an additional [$5] [$10] — [  ] to assist in bringing overseas participants to the ISDC.
Form 200

George Auerbach Koopman
1944-1989

This program is dedicated to the memory of George A. Koopman: entrepreneur, author, activist, pioneer and visionary. George A. Koopman was an early and enthusiastic supporter of the human development and settlement of space. By his donations of substantial time, effort and money, including his service as a Director of the L-5 Society from its founding, and his subsequent service to the National Space Society, he was instrumental in the growth and success of the space development movement. He supported the L-5 Society’s struggle against the United Nations Moon Treaty and was instrumental in helping the Society to block its ratification by the United States. He was the co-founder and first President of American Rocket Company, one of America’ s leading private space ventures, which has brought a new propulsion technology into being entirely on private funding.

With the consent of the Koopman family, the National Space Society has started the George A. Koopman Memorial Fund, to support the development and settlement of space by free human beings. Donations may be made to the Fund c/o NSS Headquarters.

Hermann J. Oberth
1894-1989

Hermann Oberth was one of the original rocket scientists. When we promote our vision of settling outer space, we stand on the shoulders of this courageous native of Transylvania, who had the genius, and the stamina, to follow his own instincts. His life was dedicated to break- through thinking: designing communities in space, zero-G medical experiments, orbiting telescopes, “Moon cars.” He determined, from his own experiments and calculations, the principles of rocketry and of spaceflight.

In the1957 version of one of his books, Herr Oberth wrote that “one of the most important tasks confronting modern space research is the comprehensive education of mankind on our Earth and the complete recasting of the firmly rooted western idea that space travel is merely utopian adventure.” He inspired contemporaries to build on his ideas and to amplify his visions. Not only did Herr Oberth work all over world breaking ground, but, unlike his colleagues, he sought to make his ideas popular. From his work, long-range missiles, human spaceflight, and the exploration of the Moon and planets evolved.

 

 

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