|[February 28, 2013]
SwRI-CSF Co-Sponsored 2013 Next-Generation Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Announces Facility Tours, New Technical Sessions and NASA Workshop
BOULDER, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
Participants in the Next-Generation
Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2013), to be held June 3-5
in Broomfield, outside Boulder, Colo., will have a chance to visit local
aerospace facilities, attend a NASA-led workshop, and hear more detailed
technical sessions than in previous NSRC meetings.
"We expect the 2013 meeting to be the most informative opportunity yet
for researchers and educators wishing to fly suborbital experiments in
space. Presentation abstracts contributed by the research and education
community can be submitted to our web site anytime though March 7," said
meeting convener and program committee chair Alan Stern.
The conference includes tours of local aerospace facilities at Ball
Aerospace and Sierra Nevada Corporation. In a first, the 2013 meeting
also features three-hour long "deep dive" technical sessions by
suborbital flight providers such as Masten Space Systems, Virgin
Galactic, XCOR Aerospace and others, to give the research and education
communities a chance to learn in depth about each flight system's
capabilities, development status and future plans for research and
The meeting will also include a NASA-led workshop on funding and flight
opportunities for use of these next-generation vehicles in research,
education and technology development.
NSRC-2013 boasts a strong roster of keynote speakers, including NASA
Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, FAA Associate Administrator Dr. George
Nield, NASA Associate Administrator Dr. Michael Gazarik, NASA's Space
Station Program Manager Mike Suffredini, former Space Shuttle and ISS
astronaut and Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Michael
Lopez-Alegria, and spaceflight safety expert and former NASA Shuttle
Program Manager Wayne Hale, of Special Aerospace Services.
Sponsored by Southwest
Research Institute and the Commercial
Spaceflight Federation, NSRC-2013 will be held at the Omni
Interlocken Hotel and Resort in Broomfield, Colo.
For more information about submitting abstracts or to register for
NSRC-2013, visit http://nsrc.swri.org
or contact Cindy Conrad, (720) 240-0126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SwRI (News - Alert):
SwRI is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development
organization based in San Antonio, Texas, with nearly 3,000 employees
and an annual research volume of more than $584 million. Southwest
Research Institute and SwRI are registered marks in the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office. For more information about Southwest Research
Institute, please visit newsroom.swri.org
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