CRASTE Conference Brings Together Many Government Agencies and Commercial Companies to Tackle Reliable Space Access.
Atlanta, GA – Safe, reliable and cost-effective commercial access to space is the critical focus of many government agencies and space R&D organizations. Technologies necessary for low-cost and reliable space access are close to maturity, but new system development and affordability remain obstacles to fully and frequently utilizing space to meet commercial, military and civil space requirements. The CRASTE brings together leaders from the Air Force, NASA, FAA and industry to discuss successes, current R&D efforts, technology gaps and national resources available to support commercial space efforts. The 2011 CRASTE will take place in Atlanta, GA on October 24-27 and registration is available online.
Program highlights include:
- The FAA Workshop provides an overview of FAA Licensing of Launch and Reentry, FAA Experimental Permits for Reusable Launch Vehicles and FAA Safety Approvals. The workshop is included in the conference registration fee or a workshop only fee is available. The FAA Workshop will be an open forum with no restriction on attendance. Registration for the full CRASTE event requires individuals to be U.S. persons and meet additional security requirements.
- Plenary Session to include Air Force leadership, NASA HQ Acting Chief Technologist Joseph Parrish, The Office of Commercial Space Transportation Chief Engineer Michael Kelly, FAA and FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation Research & Development Activities presented by Ken Davidian.
- NASA Keynote Presentation by Janet Petro, Deputy Director of NASA Kennedy Space Center.
- Lunch Presentations on Responsive Space – A Human in the Loop Perspective, presented by Rick Searfoss, USAF Retired Colonel and former NASA Astronaut, on Tuesday and NASA Flight Opportunities provided by Gregor Z. Hanuschak, Commercial Space Partnerships Lead at NASA HQ on Wednesday.
- Nine Technical Sessions and a limited opportunity for attendees to Tour Georgia Tech Research Institute.
Limited exhibit space and sponsor opportunities are still available. Contact Cathy Griffith for information and exhibit registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 476-2157. Current exhibitors include the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, the NASA Flight Opportunities Program, the FAA, SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. and Space Frontier Foundation.
Registration for the conference is available online at www.usasymposium.com/craste. Conference venue and lodging information is also provided online. The CRASTE takes place at The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta. Cutoff for hotel reservations at the group rate is Friday, October 14, 2011.