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SpaceCom 2022 in Orlando, Florida
January 10-12th 2022

Visit FreeFall Aerospace in Booth #425

President and CEO, Doug Stetson
Director of Communications, Julie Bonner

Doug Stetson, President of FreeFall

Doug Stetson is President and CEO of FreeFall Aerospace, a small business dedicated to advancing and developing innovative antenna technology for satellite communications and 5G internet applications. Prior to founding FreeFall in 2016, Doug spent nearly 30 years at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a variety of technical and management positions including several assignments at NASA Headquarters. At JPL, he had lead roles in systems engineering and mission design for a number of high-profile missions to Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and was responsible for the development of new planetary mission concepts and programs. Doug led the development of a number of mission and technology “roadmaps” for the national science community and NASA, and established new initiatives for mission and system innovation and cost assessment.

During his three tours at NASA Headquarters, Doug served as the deputy manager of the NASA Advanced Planning and Integration Office, coordinated the development of the Agency’s 2003 Strategic Plan, and served as acting chief of Planetary Advanced Studies in the early 1990s. After leaving JPL in 2008, Doug established the Space Science and Exploration Consulting Group and was project manager for the LightSail mission, a privately-funded Cubesat that successfully deployed and tested a solar sail in Earth orbit. Doug holds a B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.

He is the recipient of a number of local and national awards, including the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and the JPL Award for Excellence in Leadership.

Julie Bonner, Director of Communications, FreeFall Aerospace

Julie Bonner, Marketing Director for FreeFall, connects partners, vendors, and investors to FreeFall’s intelligent antenna systems. She’s created marketing campaigns and collateral for national corporations like Mister Car Wash and Clear Channel Outdoor, to Tucson-based start-ups and non-profits. She has been awarded the Tucson AdFed Next Generation Award for making a significant impact on the advertising industry through leadership, career achievements, and personal qualities, which also inspire others to excel. She is also active in Start-Up Tucson, Arizona Technology Council, and Local First Arizona. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Drexel University and a Masters in Business.

SpaceCom 2022

SpaceCom, the Global Commercial Space Conference & Exhibition, developed in partnership with the 48th Spaceport Summit (formerly Space Congress) – produced by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS) in partnership with NASA-Kennedy Center (KSC), is the first major commercial space event of the year that mobilizes space professionals to discuss, collaborate and influence the business of space.

Now held in Orlando, FL, a short distance from the Space Coast, SpaceCom will include a dynamic show floor, late-breaking critical industry outlooks, engaging networking and special events, and more.

The SpaceCom experience powers and facilitates the network that makes business in space thrive and enables us to use space technology to create lucrative, yet sustainable opportunities for organizations worldwide.

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