Integrated Space Plan

Integrated Space Plan

This track will address recent developments in the revived Integrated Space Plan project. The original ISP was developed in the late 1980s by aerospace giant Rockwell International in support of the Bush Administration’s Space Exploration Initiative. It has recently been updated by Integrated Space Analytics, LLC as a tool to add context to contemporary space development activities. The ISP is a comprehensive synthesis of capabilities, technologies, development options, and hundreds of space program elements synergistically arranged to support long-range space objectives. As a work in progress, it pulls together the best ideas and futuristic concepts of NASA, the world’s space agencies, and the world’s best thinkers, and arranges them in a way that synergistically portrays human expansion into space. The ISP sets to a rational time line the key elements from present and past NASA, industry, and government studies that lay the foundation for human travel to the stars.

Chair: Jay Wittner, CEO, Integrated Space Analytics

Jay Wittner serves as President of Integrated Space Analytics and Kickstarter Coaching (link is external). He is a Founding Partner of the Space Finance Group (link is external) and a member of the National Space Society Board of Directors. He has been a member of the National Space Society and other space advocacy groups since 1986. He previously served three terms on the NSS Board of Directors during which he was Vice President of Membership and a member of the Executive Committee. His financial support of NSS was recognized by a permanent appointment to the Buzz Aldrin Council. Since graduating from Emory University Business School with a degree in Finance, Mr. Wittner has worked in and consulted on numerous industries including: crowdfunding, investing, jewelry, non-profits, real estate, retail, and space.

Co-Chair:Gary Bickford, CTO, Integrated Space Analytics

Gary Bickford is CTO of Integrated Space Analytics, and a Founding Partner of Space Finance Group (link is external). He has combined long term professional involvement in advanced technology startup companies and applied research institutions with a lifelong interest in space and belief in the future of humans in space. He has founded or co-founded multiple high tech startups, including one that achieved listing on the American Stock Exchange with a valuation of over $225,000,000. In that startup he worked on projects for companies including Martin Marietta, General Electric, and McDonnell Douglas. He later was a Project Scientist in the Visual Understanding Lab at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute and Control Systems Manager for Red Whittaker’s RedZone Robotics, managing development of a robotics controller for Westinghouse Nuclear. Mr. Bickford believes that the companies who participate in the early stages of commercial and private space development today will be the core institutions for the future of humans in space. Mr. Bickford has recently made early stage investments in space technology startups.