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Rooms at the The National Space Symposium Broadmoor hotel ran $300 and up; for space explorers on a budget like us that meant a view facing away from Colorado Springs Garden of Gods. Image courtesy of Broadmoor hotel (Click to enlarge).
View from the top floor at hotel Continental in Dallas, where the 2007 ISS conference kicked off with a special event - a financial symposium. Image ExWeb (click to enlarge).


Falcon I at SpaceX launch pad, Kwajalein Atoll. Credit: Thom Rogers (click to enlarge).


John Carmack of Armadillo Aerospace was a new face also at this year's ISS conference in Texas. Image ExWeb (click to enlarge).




One who has made money from Space is Lon Levin (right) co-founder of XM Satellite radio. Esther Dyson (left) from EDventure holdings (sold to CNET in 2004) did a sharp job moderating the Angel investment speaker panel. Image ExWeb (click to enlarge).
The two legendary founders of Kistler Aerospace (reusable low-cost vehicles designed to deliver payloads to orbit), Walt Kistler (left) and Bob Citron (right) checked out Mars images on Citron's computer. Image ExWeb (click to enlarge).
We witnessed a faster than light speed experiment and although obviously very promising - we have to confess we didn't quite get it so that report must wait. Image ExplorersWeb (click to enlarge).
Professor Günter Muntz's experiment showed that using evanescent modes to transmit signals, communication and travel in zero time (demonstrated in the right box) should be possible.
"These are new times; showing people understand that money is needed," concluded the organizers of ISS. Image of America's Space Prize, courtesy of Bigelow Aerospace (click to enlarge).
Hosting the National Space Symposium, Broadmoor hotel was born in 1891 as a gambling casino. Image courtesy of Broadmoor hotel (click to enlarge).

ExWeb Special: 2007 conference report - disciplined visionaries entering the Space stage

Posted: Jun 01, 2007 03:22 pm EDT

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(Pythom.com) Seasons now closing on Everest and the North Pole, the Earth's frontiers are once again turning desolate places, with a few lucky teams left to experience what exploration was like in dawn of man. Another area currently abandoned by humans is Space. Two big gatherings took place in US in the past months, and ExWeb attended both. Bigelow revealed his business plan April 10 at the National Space Symposium in Colorado, while in Texas last weekend - the big annual ISS conference kicked off. <cutoff>The National Space Symposium was a surprise. Speakers; generals with stars beaming from shoulder straps and important men in black suits took turns in shoe shining chairs placed in a room...

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