February 5, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:  Henry J. Price
Phone:  202-267-3883

WHAT: Sixteenth Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

WHO: U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, as well as top academic, industry and government leaders in space transportation.

WHEN: February 6th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and February 7th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  National Housing Center, 1201 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, February 6th at 2:30 p.m., U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood will deliver keynote remarks to at the FAA’s 16th Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference.

The two day event will feature representatives from academic, industry and government leaders in commercial space transportation.  The conference will include keynotes and panel discussions about: Space transportation safety, space tourism, launch site development, future space technologies; and developments relating to travel to the International Space Station.

Other speakers at the conference include:  Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss.; Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Penn.; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and others.  In addition, officials from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are expected to make an announcement on Feb. 6th at 11 a.m. in the atrium of the National Housing Center. 

For specific times and dates of panels and speakers visit:  http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1167701

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