Ian Christensen discussed the characterization of risk and barriers at ASCENDxTexas

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

to Thursday, March 30, 2023

SWF Director of Private Sector Programs Ian Christensen moderated a panel at the 2023 ASCENDxTexas conference organized by AIAA in Houston, Texas. The panel entitled “Characterization of Risks and Barriers – Perceptions vs Realities” focused on the risks, and tools to mitigate them, to the future of space exploration activities; and included speakers from KBR, SAIC, and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Themes discussed included communicating the benefits and outcomes of space exploration activities relative to public perceptions; maintaining workforce engagement, and the challenges of transitioning from a government driven activity to one driven by both commercial and government activities.

Last updated on April 3, 2023