2017 CSBR Roundup

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cost: CSBR Member: $35; Non-Member: See Registration Rates Below
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
Online registration is now closed. We will be accepting on-site registrations at the event.

The Colorado Space Roundup is the premier all-Colorado space industry update and networking event. Presented by the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) and the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), the Roundup is in its 14th year. It is your chance to catch up on the latest Colorado space news and connect with leaders from business, government and education.

This year’s theme, Take Me With You, reflects our on going efforts in human space exploration. The race to get humans into deep space travel is heating up! As always, Colorado is playing a major role is developing and creating the opportunities for human space flight. Not only is the US taking on the challenge, many countries and businesses across the globe are putting their unique prospective and process in the hat. 

The push for STEM and scientific literacy makes every student in the world eligible to be a part of the new space economy and be an Astronaut or have their place of employment be in CisLunar space. Colorado is at the forefront here too.  When a hand is raised to say - "Take me with you," the answer is  - "Come on along!"

Non-Member Registration Rates:

Membership Level Roundup Registration Fee Total Cost
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP – $175 $35 $210


Keynote Speaker: Mr. Hansen joined NASA at the Johnson Space Center as a Co-operative Education Student in 1991 where he worked on several projects as a structural analyst and designer. After graduating from the University of California at Irvine in 1993 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he joined NASA full-time where he worked as a structural analyst for projects including the Shuttle Plume Impingement Flight Experiment and the Space Shuttle Lightweight Seats project. He then went on to lead early landing gear conceptual studies for the X-38 vehicle, performing conceptual design work and detailed landing dynamic analyses.  In 1999, Mr. Hansen earned a Masters of Mechanical Engineering degree from Rice University. He subsequently developed a resistive exercise device for the International Space Station (ISS), led a team that developed a structural prototype for a portable, inflatable hyperbaric chamber, and developed numerous smaller pieces of hardware for the Space Shuttle Program and the ISS Program. In 2000, Mr. Hansen became the Mechanical Systems Integration Lead for the International Space Station. In this role he led numerous anomaly resolution teams and was the NASA Chair of the Structures and Mechanisms Problem Resolution Team for ISS.  Mr. Hansen is also a member of the Organizing Committee for the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, an annual meeting dedicated to sharing lessons learned in the aerospace mechanisms industry. In 2007, Mr. Hansen became the Chief Engineer for the International Space Station, leading a talented team of technical experts dedicated to flying the International Space Station safely and successfully. In mid-2013, Mr. Hansen served as the Chairman of the Mishap Investigation Board which was appointed to investigate a dangerous incident that occurred during a spacewalk on board the International Space Station when water began flooding into the astronaut’s spacesuit helmet. In 2014, Mr. Hansen was named as the Chief of the Crew and Thermal Systems Division which is responsible for the design and engineering of all of NASA’s spacesuits, life support systems, and man-rated thermal vacuum chambers. In 2015, he became the manager of the EVA Office, responsible for integrating all spacewalking activities for NASA. He grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico.


8:30 AM Program Start

9:00 AM Education: Are the next generation of Space Explorers Ready?

Are the next generation of space explorers ready to take the leap for human space exploration? We will talk with current students to get their perspective on the next step of space exploration.

10:00 AM CSBR Report Card and Small Business Spotlight 

What has Colorado Space Business Roundtable been up to since we last met? A review of several activities and actions. CSBR will also spotlight a new or upcoming small business as part of our report card. Part of our mission is to support the small and medium business within the space business ecosystem. 

11:00 AM Congressional Outlook: Understanding the Reestablishment of the National Space Council  

Congressional Outlook: Understanding the reestablishment of the National Space Council; Its role in space development and exploration. A new election cycle has brought change to the government landscape. Panelists will be asked to provide an outlook on the interpretation of the re-established National Space Council and what it might mean to the Colorado space ecosystem and our future of space leadership.

12:15  pm Keynote Luncheon: Human Space Exploration – A Report from the Field with Mr. Christopher Hansen, Chief Engineer, ISS at NASA.

2:00 pm Colorado’s Role in International Space Policy

How does Colorado create it’s global aerospace network?  These individuals will share their organization’s relationships with Colorado companies and activities. 

3:00 PM Theme Panel: Take Me With You – Is It Artificial Intelligence or Humans?

This year’s theme, Take Me With You, reflects our ongoing efforts in human space exploration. The race to get humans into deep space travel is heating up! The question about who gets to go is a fundamental question. Do we send Artificial intelligence in place of it’s human creators? Which one will provide the best data? Is it just a cost thing?  Our panelists will debate this fundamental question.

4:00 PM Event Reception & Close


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