Join Secretary Ray LaHood and Administrator Randy Babbitt at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on February 9-10, 2011, for the 14th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, featuring top government and industry leaders in commercial space transportation. Speakers for the conference include:

  • Visionary space entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow, Founder and President, Bigelow Aerospace
  • Brewster H. Shaw, Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Space Exploration, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, The Boeing Company
  • Joe Engle, former X-15 pilot and space shuttle astronaut
  • Michael C. Gass, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance
  • Wayne Hale, Director of Human Space Flight Programs, Special Aerospace Services.

There will also be guest panelists from U.S. and international launch companies and U.S. and international government agencies discussing new space technologies, clothing and gear for personal space flight, orbital and suborbital launch vehicles, and international legal issues for commercial space transportation.

This annual conference brings together government officials from DOT, FAA, NASA and DOD, industry leaders, international space partners, current and former astronauts, and space enthusiasts. The FAA will address key issues for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry that will ensure that attendees leave the conference with a better understanding of the FAA's role and the future direction of this exciting transportation sector.

To learn more about the conference and to register online, visit the official conference website. http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=230&lumeetingid=2545

Conference On-Site Registration

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Conference Sessions

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Conference Location

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001