Discounted NSRC Registration Ends Wednesday

NSRC2013logoNEWAdvanced discounted registration for the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2013) ends on Wednesday, May 15. Register today at https://nsrc.swri.org.

This year’s NSRC-2013 will be from June 3-5 at the beautiful Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado, just outside Boulder. There will be a welcome reception and poster session the evening of Sunday, June 2. Registration and check-in will open at 5:30pm.

Speakers include NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Former Space Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale, Commercial Spaceflight Federation President and former NASA Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria, FAA Commercial Space Transportation AA George Nield, Challenger Center Chairman and former NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate Deputy AA James Reuther, ISS Program Manager Michael Suffredini, and Mojave Air & Space Port CEO Stuart Witt. We will also have talks by Mark Sirangelo of Sierra Nevada Corporation, Ken Neubauer of Futron Corporation, and Jane Poynter of Paragon Space Development Corporation.

Scientific topics include planetary science, atmospheric science, microgravity sciences (fundamental biology and physics), astro/solar physics, education, public outreach, life sciences, suborbital and commercial markets and policy, payload accommodations and technology testing.

For the first time, this year’s program also includes deep-dive technical sessions by the suborbital spaceflight providers to give participants the chance to learn in depth about each flight system’s capabilities, development status, and future plans. We will have sessions by Blue Origin, Masten Space Systems, Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace.

Also for the first time this year, we will have a session by the newly formed Colorado Spaceport! Panels topics include suborbital spaceflight as a platform to ISS, research infrastructure at spaceports, and flight safety.

On June 5, we will have a NASA FOP Workshop to discuss funding and flight opportunities for flying payloads , and a session hosted by the Commercial Spaceflight Federation on alternate forms of funding.

The conference will be 3 full days and includes a welcome reception Sunday night, complimentary breakfast each day, afternoon break snacks, and beverages throughout. There will also be a closing reception on Wed June 5 at 5pm.

Schedules will be provided, but abstracts will not be printed in a booklet this year. Registration upgrades ($45) are available which include a thumb drive with all scientific abstracts, complimentary internet in the meeting ballroom all 3 days, and an NSRC pen.

To register or view the program, abstracts and conference details, please visit https://nsrc.swri.org. See you in June!