November 15, 2021

Space Tango and Partners Attending ASCEND 2021 Conference


Powered by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), ASCEND promotes the collaborative, interdisciplinary, outcome-driven community of professionals, students, and serious enthusiasts around the world who are accelerating humanity’s progress toward our off-world future!

Space Tango and our partners are eager members of this growing community and invite you to join the conversation through our participating discussions:


Biomedical Applications in Space: One Small Step for Medicine, One Giant Leap for Humanity

Format: Virtual

When: Monday, 15 November 15:30 – 16:30 PST (UTC-8)

Changes in biological systems in microgravity provide opportunities for new insights into the mechanisms of disease, potential drug therapies, and manufacturing opportunities that could revolutionize multiple industries. This thought-provoking presentation will intrigue audiences to think creatively about creating a new biomedical market sector in LEO and provide insights on innovative approaches that are changing industry paradigms.

Moderator: Shelby Giza – Space Tango Director, Science


  • Kelly Shepard, Ph.D., Associate Director for Scientific Programs, California Institute For Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
  • Nicole Wagner, Ph.D., President and CEO, LambdaVision; Space Tango Partner
  • Catriona Jamieson, MD, Ph.D., Director at the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center; the Deputy Director at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center; a Professor of Medicine and Chief in the Division of Regenerative Medicine and a Koman Family Presidential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research; Space Tango Partner

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Profiles in Space Innovation: Commercial Companies Taking Bold Steps Toward the Off-World Future

Format: In-Person, Las Vegas

When: Monday, 15 November 15:30 – 16:30 PST (UTC-8)

The future of space is already being shaped by well-known innovative companies on this planet. Hear from some of the top companies in the world about their efforts to push the boundaries of innovation with investments. What drew them into their space initiatives? What are they working to achieve? How could these efforts accelerate the space enterprise and deliver benefits to customers on Earth? How can other innovators and entrepreneurs take advantage of this new era of expanded access to space?

Moderator: Jeff Carr – President, Griffin Communications Group


  • Kat Coderre, Deputy Manager, Deep Space Exploration Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin
  • Mark Fernandez, Spaceborne Computer Principal Investigator, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Patrick O’Neill, Public Affairs and Outreach Lead, CASIS/ISS National Laboratory
  • Ashley Pilipiszyn, CEO & Co-Founder, Titan Space
  • Mark Sivik, Senior Director & Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Clive N. Svendsen, Executive Director, Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, Cedars-Sinai; Space Tango Partner

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Interested in attending our sessions?