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May 30 – June 5, 2016 / Vol 35, No 22 / Hawai`i Island, USA

27 May 2016, 20:19 UTC
May 30 – June 5, 2016 / Vol 35, No 22 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Next-Gen Suborbital Researchers Reconvening in Colorado

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) are leading the 2016 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) June 2-4. The aim is to provide in-depth NASA, FAA and flight provider briefings and extensive networking opportunities for researchers and educators working to find solutions through access to high altitude, low gravity, near-space environments for testing and experimentation. Organizers like Alan Stern Associate VP at SwRI and Tommy Sanford Executive Director at CSF anticipate a new generation of space vehicles coming online 2016-2017 that will offer diverse and economical access to the edge of space, for payloads and for people. The program committee includes Sean Casey (SVSC), Steven Collicott (Purdue University), Joshua Colwell (University of Central Florida), March Cuttino (Orbital Medicine Inc), Makenzie Lystrup (Ball Aerospace), Khaki Rodway (Masten), Todd Smith (JHU-APL) and Charlie Walker (1st non-government Astronaut). Among the distinguished guest speakers are world record high altitude space diver Alan Eustace, Associate Administrator of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate Steve Jurczyk, and Associate Administrator of FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation George Nield. In addition to various tracks, pipelines and themed sessions, the program includes tours of Ball Aerospace and Sierra Nevada Corporation as ...

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