• South American Regional Space Generation Workshop 2016
    South American Regional Space Generation Workshop 2016

    Join us in Lima, Peru on 1-2 August, 2016 for the South American Regional Space Generation Workshop! The even is held in conjunction with the 1st Latino-American Astrobiology Congress.

  • 2016 Space Generation Congress
    2016 Space Generation Congress

    SGAC's flagship event will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico from 22 - 24 September, 2016. Click here for more information and find out how you can participate!

  • SG[Bolivia] 2016
    SG[Bolivia] 2016

    SG[Bolivia] has opened a call for abstracts! Submit yours today and don't miss this opportunity to visit the Amachuma ground station and the Aerospace Bolivian Conference.

     

     

  • SGAC Flag has boldy gone...

    ...where none of our flags went before! SGAC's flag was on board the maiden flight of the Orion Capsule!

ABOUT SGAC

The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental, non-profit (US 501(c)3) organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia.

 

 

Upcoming Events

July 26: SG[Bolivia] 2016
Aug 1-2: SA-SGW 2016
Sept 22-24: 2016 SGC
Mar 24-25, 2017: 2017 E-SGW

SGAC Represented by the Executive Director & Board Member at the Compass Summit

8 December, 2011

Ariane Cornell, Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), and Clay Mowry, President of Arianespace, Inc. and SGAC Advisory Board member, represented SGAC on a panel on "Why Space Matters" at the 2011 Compass Summit in Palos Verdes, California.

 

SGAC Represented by the Executive Director & Board Member at the Compass Summit

8 December, 2011

Ariane Cornell

Ariane Cornell, Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), and Clay Mowry, President of Arianespace, Inc. and SGAC Advisory Board member, represented SGAC on a panel on "Why Space Matters" at the 2011 Compass Summit in Palos Verdes, California.  The Compass Summit was an event that examined at what’s possible and what’s important when leaders contemplate solutions to some of the big, global challenges and economic opportunities facing their organisations and our society.  The multi-disciplinary forum on global  innovation hosted discussions on a broad and varied range of topics such as education, finance, industry, technology and society.

The full video of the panel discussion can be seen here.

Ariane, a member of the Advisory Board of the Compass Summit, was invited to take part in the panel discussion "Why Space Matters", which was moderated by Ira Flatow, the host of the US National Public Radio’s (NPR's) show "Science Friday". Ariane and Clay shared the stage with fellow panelists Douglas Comstock (Director of the Innovative Partnerships Office in the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA) and Mark Sirangelo (Corporate Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation).

The panel discussion focused primarily on business and space, but touched on a number of topics such as space travel, the promotion of satellite technologies, the problem of space debris and commercialisation beyond the Earth’s environment.

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The panel moderated by Ira Flatow

During the discussion, Ariane described the SGAC as a “forum to bring together young professionals and university students from around the world…to get their ideas and perspectives and then feed them back to today’s space leaders so that we can work together.” Ariane and Clay also spoke to the issue of space debris, which Ariane described as one of the hottest, current topics in the international space community. Clay touched upon the international mitigation efforts to both improve the current situation and prevent the issue of space debris from becoming worse.  Clay and Ariane also brought the international perspective to the conversation.  In particular, they addressed what sort of satellite technologies countries, both developed and developing, are using to improve the lives of their citizens.

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Clay Mowry


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