SFF Recommends the 2012 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

SFF Recommends the 2012 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

January 19, 2012 Blog, Partner News, Press Releases

NSRC Forums Help Revolutionize Low-Cost Access to Space


Palo Alto, CA – The Southwest Research Institute’s Next-Generation Suborbital Research Conference brings together researchers from academia, industry and government to find dramatic solutions for reaching space. Held in Palo Alto, CA on February 27-29, 2012, this conference informs and listens to the suborbital community on how to increase opportunities for experimentation, education, market expansion and technology development. The Space Frontier Foundation recommends that those in our community looking to support and expand the usage of suborbital space register today. Advanced registration ends February 10th and is available at nsrc.swri.org.

Event Highlights

  • Opening session with former X-15 pilot Neil Armstrong, Virgin Galactic Chief Test Pilot David Mackay, XCOR Aerospace COO Andrew Nelson, Challenger Center Founding Director June Scobee Rodgers, SwRI Associate Vice President Dr. Alan Stern, and NASA Ames Center Director Dr. Pete Worden.
  • A chance to win a free suborbital flight on the XCOR Lynx Mark 1!
  • Engaging panels on microgravity, planetary and life sciences, markets and policy, technology, public outreach and flight training with a wide range of experts active in the industry.
  • Special registration rates for students and the opportunity for sponsors to view resumes.
  • Anchor Keynote by FAA Commercial Space Transportation Associate Administrator Dr. George Nield.
  • NASA Flight Opportunities Workshop and Reception.
  • A vibrant exhibition hall where you can view scientific posters and discover the latest news from suborbital companies and academic institutions.

Many of the current leaders in the space industry and your colleagues are scheduled to speak. To view the full agenda, visit nsrc.swri.org.

About SWRI
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. SwRI’s 11 technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, engine design, mechanical engineering, electronics and more. The Space Science and Engineering Division focuses on the development of scientific payloads aboard scientific satellites, the International Space Station, reusable suborbital vehicles and sounding rockets. Institute teams formulate concepts, design and manage complex hardware and data systems, develop advanced space borne instrumentation, and address theoretical aspects of space physics and planetary astronomy. For more information, visit www.swri.org.
SWRI Contact:
Cindy Conrad
NSRC-2012 Coordinator