GSA Webinar Series: Mike Moses from Virgin Galactic

Webinar Series - Virgin Galactic

Join us for a chat with Mike Moses, President of Virgin Galactic

October 19, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time
With the success of three commercial spaceflights–and one more due in early October–Virgin Galactic is easing into a long-awaited routine of taking paying customers to the edge of space aboard the VSS Unity suborbital spaceplane. To discuss the progress made by Virgin Galactic this year, and look ahead at what is in store for the company, Mike Moses will join in a virtual fireside chat with Dr. George Nield, GSA Chairman for a frank, open, and visionary discussion. Participants joining the meeting will have an opportunity to post questions directly to Mr. Moses. This Global Spaceport Alliance webinar will be a rare opportunity to connect with one of the leaders of the new era of human spaceflight. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mike Moses

President of Virgin Galactic.
Mike came to Virgin Galactic following a distinguished 17 year career with NASA. From 2008 to 2011, he served at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the Launch Integration Manager, where he led all space shuttle processing activities from landing through launch. Mike also chaired the Mission Management Team where he provided ultimate shuttle launch decision authority. Other NASA experience includes working as a Flight Director at the Johnson Space Center, where he led teams of flight controllers in the planning, training, and execution of space shuttle missions. Before being selected as a Flight Director in 2005, Mike had more than 10 years of experience as a flight controller in the Shuttle Propulsion and Electrical Systems Groups.
 
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at Purdue University. He also earned a master’s degree in space sciences from Florida Institute of Technology. He is a two-time recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, as well as other NASA commendations and awards.
Mike Moses and Virgin Galactic

Webinar Series-Spaceport of the Future

Webinar Series- Spaceport of the Future

The pace of space launches has put an enormous strain on the capacity of spaceports worldwide. In 2022, 78 U.S. rockets sent payloads to orbit, up from 45 in 2021. The growth in demand is exponential. 

In this webinar, Global Spaceport Alliance Webinar Series focuses on the The Spaceport of the Future. U.S. Space Force launched its Spaceport of the Future (formerly known as Range of the Future) initiative with the objective of developing a network of spaceports that can support a variety of missions and customers, both military and commercial. 

The initiative aims to enhance the resilience, responsiveness, and affordability of space access and operations, as well as foster innovation and collaboration among the space community. The Spaceport of the Future initiative envisions a future where spaceports are integrated into the national and global infrastructure, enabling seamless and secure access to the space domain. 

The Spaceport of the Future initiative envisions a future where spaceports are integrated into the national and global infrastructure, enabling seamless and secure access to the space domain. The outcome of this USSF initiative will have a real impact on GSA Members around the world. In this webinar, Colonel Shannon DaSilva will update GSA Members on the USSF’s Spaceport of the Future initiative.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Colonel Shannon DaSilva is the Deputy Director of Operations, Space Systems Command (S3) and the AA3/5/8 for the Assured Access to Space (AATS) mission at Patrick SFB, Florida. She leads the team responsible to the Field Command Commander for enterprise integration, space access, and future operations.

Prior to her current job, Col DaSilva worked on the Headquarters Space Force Staff as the Director for Joint Matters, and for the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy as the Deputy Director of Space Strategy and Plans. In both staff roles, she advised the nation’s most senior civilian and military space leaders during the standup of the Nation’s newest armed service focused on the space domain.

The outcome of this USSF initiative will have a real impact on GSA Members around the world. In this webinar, Colonel Shannon DaSilva will update GSA Members on the USSF’s Spaceport of the Future initiative. 

DaSilva