Thursday, February 9, 2006

Space Transportation Association Breakfast

As in past years, the Space Transportation Association (STA) is hosting a breakfast event in conjunction with the FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference. U.S. Office of Space and Technology Policy, Associate Director Richard Russell will discuss the “Government’s Role in Commercial Space Transportation.”

This event is not included in your conference fee. We will accept cash or check payment at the door. To register for the STA breakfast, please e-mail Mr. Rich Coleman.

STA Breakfast Attendance fees
Attendee(s) Cost
Government employees, Congressional members & their staff, and the press Free
STA members $35.00
Non-STA members $60.00
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel

Luncheon & Speaker

  • Time: 12:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. Peter Diamandis, CEO, Zero-Gravity Corporation; Chairman/CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
  • Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel Ballroom

Friday, February 10, 2006

Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

This year’s conference wraps up with an optional tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Since its collection started in 1876 with a group of kites from the Chinese Imperial Commission to its recent addition of SpaceShipOne, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight and holds the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft. Located on the National Mall, this impressive collection includes the Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample.

  • Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (includes travel time)
  • Location:
    National Mall Building
    6th & Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20560