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Event ID:  2430
Contact Name:  Elizabeth Kennick
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Contact Phone:  +1 (212) 729-4363
Organization:  Space Frontier Foundation / Explorer's Club / TEDx
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Dates:  12th October 2010 to 12th October 2010
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  NY
City:  New York
Location:  Explorer's Club, 46 E. 70th St., New York, NY
Event Name:  TEDx MidTownNY: Sustainable Settlement in Space
Event Description:  Door 6pm, videos 7pm, speakers 7:40-8:20, discussion until 9pm How do we move from Space Exploration to permanent settlement? What are the political, scientific, financial, and social issues which must be overcome? Welcome: Lorie Karnath, Explorers’ Club President, whose members are involved in “everything from the study of [Earth's] atmosphere, to the study of Mars and beyond, as well as Space logistics.” Videos: Carter Emmart of AMNH’s Hayden Planetarium demos a stunning 3D visualization of the known universe. He explains how it’s being shared with facilities around the world. Watch now >> Urban designer Mitchell Joachim shares his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and — wait for it — meat. Watch now >> Live: Named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in the space field by Space News, Rick Tumlinson has spent his life fighting to open the space frontier. He worked for noted scientist Gerard K. O’Neill at the Space Studies Institute, founded the New York L-5 Society, and was a key player in starting the Lunar Prospector project which discovered hints of water on the Moon. Rick also helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988, testified before President Reagan’s National Commission on Space, and was a founding trustee of the X-Prize. He led the team which turned the Mir Space Station into the world’s first commercial space facility, and was a co-founder of the space firm MirCorp. A.C. Charania is President of SpaceWorks Commercial, a division of SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI). Mr. Charania works with entrepreneurial and established aerospace clients to explore future commercial opportunities and to develop businesses to service those markets. He also champions and incubates SpaceWorks- led ventures. As head of SpaceWorks Commercial, he is an advocate for and analyst of commercial space markets, venture-driven space initiatives, and international space activities. Mr. Charania has been with the firm since 2000. He was previously Senior Futurist and head of the Engineering Economic Group (EEG) of SpaceWorks Engineering. Mr. Charania holds an B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (with a concentration in systems design and optimization) and a B.A. in Economics/Mathematics from Emory University. He is currently a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a member of the Space Power Association Each month’s program will feature 2 live speakers, and 2 presentations from, followed by discussion and networking. TEDxMidTownNY takes place 2nd Tuesdays monthly at the Explorers’ Club NYC and is sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation. Reservations are suggested on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 212-628-8383; fax 212-288-4449; or email Tickets go on sale at the door beginning at 6:00pm the evening of the event. Tickets are $20 general admission and $5 for students with i.d. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Attendance:  120
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