The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight will be held in Las Cruces, NM on October 19-20.
Las Cruces, NM – Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, will speak on a panel at ISPCS 2011 on how SNC has collaborated on the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft project with a wide range of other organizations. This panel will offer a unique look into the opportunities and difficulties that can arise from varied partnerships on space ventures. ISPCS 2011 will be held in Las Cruces, NM on October 19-20 during Space Week and registration is available at www.ISPCS.com.
“We’ve been working on the Dream Chaser project for 7 years. We are now working with 10 companies, 7 NASA centers and 3 universities,” Sirangelo said in a recent conversation with ISPCS Chair Patricia Hynes. “There is certainly some inefficiency in working with so many companies and people, but bringing all that knowledge and experience together brought problems to the surface a lot sooner than they might have otherwise and helped save money in the long run.”
The theme of ISPCS 2011 is Business at the Speed of Innovation. The conference will showcase the commercial spaceflight industry’s innovations and technologies through presentations, discussions and exhibits.
ISPCS is organized by the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, a member of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, administered by NASA.