July 21, 2011

NASA Deputy Administrator Is Keynote Speaker At NewSpace 2011

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will provide opening keynote remarks at the Space Frontier Foundation's annual NewSpace Conference at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28. Media are invited to attend the conference, which runs July 28-30 at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.

NewSpace provides a forum for space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, regulators and space policy leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement.

This year's theme, "The Next Big Thing," focuses on the near and long-term potential and challenges of the emerging commercial space industry.

Additional conference speakers include Virgin Galactic President and Chief Executive Officer George Whitesides; Sierra Nevada Chairman Mark Sirangelo; Altius Space Machines Founder Jon Goff; Arianespace President Clay Mowry; Space Adventures President Tom Shelley and Moon Express Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bob Richards.

NewSpace conference sessions on July 28 will address the state of the aerospace industry and the critical partnership between the growing commercial industry and civil space. A session will include a roundtable of leaders from NASA centers.

For more information about NewSpace 2011, visit: http://newspace2011.spacefrontier.org

For more information about Ames, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ames