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Who’s Who of Space Tourism Gathering in Phoenix Next Month

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
March 1, 2009
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The Space Access 09 conference, which is set for April 2-4 in Phoenix, has a virtual who’s who of figures in the commercial space arena. The event, sponsored by the Space Access Society, is being held at the Best Western Grace Inn.

Confirmed participants include:

  1. John Carmack, Armadillo Aerospace
  2. Bob Noteboom, BonNova
  3. James Dunstan, on Orbital Debris Law
  4. Ken Davidian, FAA AST
  5. Carl Tedesco, Flometrics
  6. Jeff Foust of The Space Review and
  7. Kevin Greene, “The SBA-Guaranteed Business Loan Process”
  8. George Herbert/Retro Aerospace
  9. Clark Lindsey of
  10. Dave Masten, Masten Space Systems
  11. Leik Myrabo, of RPI and LTI, with a beam-propulsion progress report
  12. Misuzu Onuki, “Current Status Of Japanese Space Venture Companies”
  13. Jim Muncy, PoliSpace
  14. Charles Pooley, Microlaunchers (and other N-Prize contestants)
  15. Chuck Lauer, Rocketplane Global
  16. Dave Salt, on European initiatives
  17. Robin Snelson, Space Tourism Specialist with Rocketship Tours
  18. Lee Valentine, Space Studies Institute
  19. Bob Steinke, SpeedUp
  20. Ian Kluft, Stratofox
  21. Joshua Nelson, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
  22. David Summers, Universal Transport Systems, “High Delta-V Rocket Aircraft”
  23. Henry Spencer, “The Big Top Step: From 100 Km To LEO – Building To Orbit From Suborbital Capabilities”
  24. Scott Zeeb and Todd Squires, TrueZer0
  25. Paul Breed, Unreasonable Rocket
  26. XCOR Aerospace

The conference schedule is:

– Thursday April 2nd, sessions 2 pm – ~10 pm
– Friday April 3rd, sessions 9 am – ~10 pm
– Saturday April 4th, sessions 9 am – ~ 6 pm
– Space Access Hospitality Suite open till late all three nights.

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