The 12th Reinventing Space conference and exhibition was held between Tuesday 18 and Friday 21 Nov 2014 at the Royal Society in London, the home of UK science since 1660. It was organised by the British Interplanetary Society and supported by the founder of the conference, Jim Wertz.
- A total number of 377 attendees came to the conference and exhibition
- 11 exhibitors took part
- Eight keynotes from the top of UK and international industry and agency addressed delegates
- A record number (64) of abstracts were submitted, the highest in the history of Reinventing Space
- 71% of participants in the post-event survey rated the event as exceeding expectations; 98% rated the venue as good or excellent
2014 marked the first occasion that the Reinventing Space conference had left its base in California and it had been eleven years since the first conference was staged.
In the first program(me), the following quotes were supplied:
“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.”
John Kennedy, before a joint session of Congress, May 25, 1961
“The U.S. Air Force has kick-started a major study on quick-to-launch boosters capable of enhancing the nation’s warfighting abilities,… Given a Pentagon
go-ahead and funding, the Air Force could first fly a multi-stage system by 2014.”
Leonard David, in Space News, March 28, 2003
“If it takes us 11 years to create a Responsive Space capability, we all oughta find a different line of work.”
Jim Wertz, Challenge to the First Responsive Space Conference, April 1, 2003
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