What is it?
SEDS SpaceTalks are live events where students from around the country can interact with industry leaders and professionals, and learn the latest and greatest what’s going on in the Space Industry.

Upcoming SpaceTalks
February 12, 2015: Derek Nelson, KinetX Aerospace

SpaceTalks with Derek Nelson, Optical Navigation Engineer, KinetX Aerospace, Inc.

Derek Nelson is an Optical Navigation Engineer for the Space Navigation and Flight Dynamics (SNAFD) Practice at KinetX Aerospace, Inc.  KinetX is responsible for providing end-to-end interplanetary navigation solutions for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, OSIRIS-REx mission to Bennu, and MESSENGER mission to Mercury.  KinetX provides a wide range of navigational support from mission […]

SpaceTalks with Daniel Baca, Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Daniel Baca is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Orion program at Lockheed Martin. He holds multiple degrees including Bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy, and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis in Bioastronautics. Mr. Baca has worked in various areas of space exploration both academically and professionally for the past […]

SpaceTalks with Mike Mackowski, Engineer at Orbital Sciences Corporation

Mike Mackowski has been an Engineer at Orbital Sciences Corporation for over 14 years. He has extensive experience in the design of spacecraft subsystems and space vehicle concepts, as well as the analysis of spacecraft requirements and performance. He will be talking about career paths in the space industry and will take your questions during […]

SpaceTalks with Clay Anderson, Former NASA Astronaut

Former NASA Astronaut Clay Anderson will be talking about his career path and his momentous journey. He will also elaborate on his experiences as an astronaut and will talk about factors that shaped his career. Please join SEDS-USA for this great discussion! “Astro Clay” –Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson– applied 15 times before NASA selected him […]

SpaceTalks with Charles Miller, President of NexGen Space LLC

Interested in space legislature, commercial space, or public policy? Find out more in this week’s SpaceTalk with Charles Miller, president of NextGen Space LLC. Charles Miller is the president of NexGen Space LLC, a space and public policy consultancy that provides client services at the juncture between civil, commercial, and national security. A former NASA […]

SpaceTalks with Tom Walkinshaw, Founder of PocketQube

Interested in crowd-funding a satellite project? Learn how to from Tom Walkinshaw, the founder of PocketQube, a successful satellite Kickstarter campaign. With background in Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Marketing, Tom is responsible for the overall management and direction of PocketQube Shop. He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with degree in Business Management and Enterprise. His […]

SEDS SpaceTalks with Dr. Scott Madry

Scott Madry is a research associate professor of archaeology at UNC Chapel Hill and is also on the faculty of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. He used to work for NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration and taught at Rutgers University. He has conducted regional environmental and cultural research around the world […]

SEDS Space Talks Featuring Chris Voorhees

Learn what it’s like to be an asteroid miner from Chris Voorhees, VP of Spacecraft Development at Planetary Resources.  Mr. Voorhees leads the technical team in implementing the detailed design, development, integration, and operation of the Planetary Resources’s spacecraft line of products.  Before this, Voorhees served as Chief Engineer for mechanical assembly, integration and testing […]

SEDS SpaceTalks Launches with Virgin Galactic’s Will Pomerantz!

On March 28th, SEDS USA kicked off SpaceTalks, a bi-monthly Google Hangout that brings space industry leaders face-to-face with SEDS members from across the country. The first SpaceTalk featured Will Pomerantz, VP of Special Projects at Virgin Galactic. Will—who is himself a SEDS alum—presented about his hopes for the future of human spaceflight. His presentation […]