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Saturday, May 25 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
The Elysium Effect/Saving the Earth from Space - Will the 1% Run or Open Space for Everyone?

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In the science fiction film Elysium starring Matt Damon, Earth’s wealthiest 0.1% move to the ultimate gated community, an orbiting space colony, leaving a poverty stricken humanity to fend for themselves on a ravaged planet. In our modern reality, it is the 0.1% who are financing the development of spaceships and technologies that could make just such a scenario possible. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and the others leading what we call the 'space revolution' are spending billions of their own money to support a human breakout into space. Rick will discuss why we aren't destined for the Elysium future, what is being done to help ensure that space is open to all humanity, and how the resources of space can ultimately save the Earth.  

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Rick Tumlinson

Chairman, SpaceFund Inc./The EarthLight Foundation
Rick Tumlinson is a space revolutionary, and has been called one of the world’s top space “Visionaries” - credited with helping create the NewSpace commercial space industry, whose players include Elon Musk, Paul Allen of MicroSoft and Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, In 2015... Read More →

Saturday May 25, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm EDT
Panel 5 (Mag 1)