Space Mission Three
5-11 November 2016

The third Space Mission UK programme is specially designed around the objectives of the entrepreneurs taking part. This week long trip, taking place from 5-11 November 2016, will take a group of Space entrepreneurs to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

NB. As with all missions, this programme is subject to change – this page will have the latest version and you can follow the mission @innovateuk on Twitter.

Saturday, 5th November

  • Morning: Travel – London Heathrow to San Francisco International Airport
  • Afternoon: Arrive in San Francisco and check into hotel

Sunday, 6th November

Acclimatisation – day to settle in and leisure activities

  • Evening: Welcome to Space Mission 3 (informal meetup)

Monday, 7th November

Mission Programme

  • Morning: US Market and Legal brief with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, including speakers from UK Science and Innovation Network, and Department for International Trade
  • Afternoon: Bessemer Venture Partners pitch session
  • Evening: Silicon Valley Space Center: Investment pitch event, chaired by Dr. Sean Casey, hosted by BootUp
  • Informal mission drinks event

Tuesday, 8th November

Mission Programme

  • Morning: NASA Ames meeting with Gary Martin
  • Space Systems Loral site visit
  • Afternoon: SRI International site visit
  • Evening: Travel to Los Angeles

Wednesday, 9th November

Mission Programme

  • Morning: University of Southern California, David Barnhart (Director, Space Technology and Systems Group & Research Professor, Department of Astronautical Engineering)
  • Afternoon: Raytheon company visit
  • Evening: Informal meal and drinks

Thursday, 10th November

Mission Programme

  • Morning: Meeting NASA JPL, Charles Norton (Program area manager / Principle Research Technologist), and Dr. Tony Freeman (Program Manager)
  • Afternoon: Formal Space Mission Pitch Event at British Consulate with a small audience including Amir Blachman, and Robert Jacobson
  • Evening: Networking reception at British Consulate

Friday, 11th November

Mission Programme

  • Morning: Meeting Virgin Galactic
  • Afternoon: Return to UK