You can count on a conversation regarding ‘star fleet’ and the vision of building a civilization in space. We’ll cover topics such as the hardware necessary for humans to live on-orbit… but we’ll also look at the social, cultural, business, legal, and policy elements as well. Finally, every month, we will tackle what’s been termed ‘the hardest problem, the Holy Grail’ of space – having babies born off-world! What are the medical, ethical, biological, and technological hurdles to overcome?
THE STAR FLEET ENTERPRISE features:
Rick Tumlinson is the co-founder of several space companies and non-profits including Deep Space Industries, Orbital Outfitters, the New Worlds Institute, and the Space Frontier Foundation. He is an active space entrepreneur and space activist. He has testified on space-related topics before the U.S. Congress six times since 1995. In 2004, Space News magazine listed Tumlinson as one of the 100 most influential people in the space industry.
Michelle Hanlon, LL.M.
Michelle is Co-Director of the Air & Space Law Program at the University of Mississippi School of Law, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Space Law and Faculty Advisor for the Journal of Drone Law and Policy. Michelle co-founded For All Moonkind a nonprofit that is the only organization in the world focused on protecting human cultural heritage in outer space. She was instrumental in the development of the One Small Step Act. For All Moonkind is a Permanent Observer to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Michelle is also President of the National Space Society.
Dr. Egbert Edelbroek
Egbert Edelbroek, Ph.D. is founder & CEO of SpaceBorn United. This research- and mission design company researches and enables the conditions for human reproduction in space. The research outcomes and missions program provide a crucial contribution for becoming a multi-planetary species. The current focus is enabling conception and early embryo development in LEO, for which SpaceBorn United developing ARTIS (assisted reproductive technology in space).
Dallas Bienhoff, M.S.
Mr. Dallas Bienhoff is the Founder and Space Architect of Cislunar Space Development Company, LLC. CSDC is a space transportation and logistics company defining a reusable cislunar transportation architecture for satellites, lunar cargo and human lunar development missions. Their goal is, “safe and reliable cislunar space transportation for people and cargo.” Dallas retired from The Boeing Company in 2017 as a Project Manager and Space Architect for civil and commercial human space missions and systems.
Laura Forczyk, M.S.
Laura Forczyk is the owner of space consulting firm Astralytical specializing in space science, industry, and policy, offering space career coaching services, and publishing industry reports.
She is the author of Rise of the Space Age Millennials (2020) and Becoming Off-Worldly (2022). She runs the private online community Becoming Off-Worldly Together.
She is the VP of Research and Analytics for the Beyond Earth Institute. She serves as a mentor for the Brooke Owens Fellowship program. She is a NASA Subject Matter Expert for astrophysics and planetary science missions.
Simon Dubé, B.S.
Simon Dubé is a Public Scholar and PhD candidate in Psychology at Concordia University specializing in human sexuality, Erobotics, and Space Sexology - the comprehensive study of extraterrestrial intimacy and sexuality. In 2021, he first-authored The Case for Space Sexology, a paper published in The Journal of Sex Research, which aims to integrate sex research into space programs.
Niklas Järvstråt, Ph.D.
Niklas Järvstråt, PhD is a material mechanics engineer and scientist, a youth publisher and an entrepreneur, grandfather and space visionary.
Niklas has just bought an old school house and intends to repair it and convert to a moonbase validator, focussed on manufacturing needs.
Laine has been involved with Space Elevator research since 2001 – as part of the definitive NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) study. At the NIAC conclusion, Laine used the accumulated knowledge to form LiftPort Group to push forward the concept and construct an Elevator on the Moon. Laine is President of LiftPort Group – the commercial effort to build the Lunar Space Elevator. LiftPort Group is an “idea factory” focused on commercializing the spin-off technologies developed in pursuit of the Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure.
Tommaso Tonina has a diverse background: ISU alumnus, Space Design Competition organizer and volunteer, presented an innovative propulsion system at IAC21, experience working in two space startups, currently involved in Frontier Space Technologies with Business Development and drag sail tech development.