Discussion on Polaris Dawn w/Jared Isaacman
February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
February 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Please join BENS President and CEO, retired Army General Joseph Votel, as he hosts a virtual discussion Tuesday, February 21st on upcoming space mission Polaris Dawn with BENS New York member Jared Isaacman, CEO of Shift4. This will be Jared’s second spaceflight.
No earlier than March 2023, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Polaris Dawn mission from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft and Polaris Dawn crew will spend up to five days in orbit endeavoring to reach the highest Earth orbit ever flown, attempting the first commercial spacewalk, conducting health impact research, and testing Starlink laser-based communications.
Polaris Dawn, the first of up to three spaceflights in the Polaris Program, endeavors to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities by demonstrating new technologies and conducting extensive scientific research to expand the knowledge of humans adapting, living and working in space. The 38 selected projects from 23 partner institutions are designed to advance both human health on Earth and on future long-duration spaceflights.
Jared Isaacman is the CEO of Shift4 (NYSE: FOUR), the leader in integrated payment processing solutions. He is an accomplished pilot rated to fly commercial and military aircraft and was the commander of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space.
Lunch w/General Gary M. Brito
BENS Discussion with General Gary M. Brito, Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. For attendance and registration information, please contact Natalie Callone at NCallone@bens.org.
Breakfast w/Major General Richard Neely
BENS Chicago members will host Major General Rich Neely, Adjutant General of the State of Illinois for a plated breakfast. The discussion objective is an update on the Russia-Ukraine war, and ILANG recruitment numbers. For attendance and registration information, please contact Natalie Callone at NCallone@bens.org.
Luncheon Discussion w/Major Gen. John Olson, USAF
Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation on the U.S. Space Force, data, and artificial intelligence with Major Gen. John Olson, the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations on Friday, April 14th. We will discuss how data and AI are shaping the current and future battlespace as well as strategic competition with China and Russia. Major Gen. Olson supports the Chief of Space Operations’ responsibility to organize, train, and equip space forces; develop and acquire military space systems;…