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ISDC 2011: There’s a story in here somewhere

10 Jun 2011, 19:05 UTC
ISDC 2011: There’s a story in here somewhere
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I attended ISDC this year and gave two talks. I’m...

I attended ISDC this year and gave two talks. I’m a veteran of many conferences, but outside of SpaceUp (full disclosure, I’m the founder of SpaceUpDC) this was my first space conference.
After my “inspiring kids by thinking big in space” and “Google Lunar X PRIZE” panels I was asked by adAstra magazine to do a piece on the conference to go along with a technical piece on the conference. I set out to be honest and this is the result. It was rejected by the magazine. Here it is:
ISDC 2011: There’s a story in here somewhere

Humans are naturally passionate and possess a deep need to make a lasting impact on the world they live in. The modern world places as much emphasis on style as it does substance. Doing science and engineering is different than communicating science and engineering.
The National Space Society’s annual International Space Development conference has historically been the place where big announcements are made and ideas are stretched. Huntsville Alabama, the self proclaimed “rocket city” seems a fitting place to hold a event designed to attract international participation where rockets are a central ...

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