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Guest: Sara Meschberger; Topics: We discussed the NewSpace Conference 2013 from July 25-27 in San Jose, CA. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those of you interested in the opportunity to submit feedback on the NRC congressionally mandated Human Spaceflight Study, please go to www.nationalacademies.org/humanspaceflight. Please remember that your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). We welcomed Sara Meschberger to the program for the first hour to discuss the upcoming NewSpace Conference, July 25-27 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA. For more information about the conference, including online registration, visit http://newspace.spacefrontier.org. During the first hour of our 1 hour 8 minute program, Sara took us through the highlights for this year's conference including panel topics, keynote speakers, and panel speakers. You can follow along with us by using the Agenda and Speakers tabs on the NewSpace 2013 website. This is a single track conference with lots of networking and social activities. Sara answered many listener email questions about the conference. For example, it will be live streamed and archived for those of you unable to attend in person. The Saturday evening event is the 25th Anniversary Black-Tie Birthday Party for SFF and special programming and an MC are planned. During our discussion, Sara was asked about recent trends for the NewSpace Conference and the Business Plan Competition which will be held in the fall with prizes totaling $135,000! Toward the end of our hour discussion, Sara was asked about her experiences with SEDS and similarities with SFF & the NewSpace focus on commercial and private space, plus a listener wanted to know how Sara got her interest in space. Sara's space history was fascinating starting at a very early age and including building and flying rockets plus astronomy. Before our program ended, we talked about the NewSpace Exhibit Hall, Media Alerts for the conference, & advocacy outreach and support. After our hour long discussion, I returned for about eight minutes to go over some of the details for upcoming Space Show programming, including an added show this week for Wednesday morning and that there would be no Hotel Mars segment this week regarding my appearances on The John Batchelor Show. If you have comments or questions about this year's NewSpace 2013 Conference or for Sara, not only can you post them on The Space Show blog above. You can also email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.