George Mason Hosts Aerospace Technology Working Group Meeting

Posted: November 7, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Where does the United States want to be 30 years from now in leading outer space infrastructure development and becoming universally competitive in the evolving space commerce market? National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space experts, aerospace contractors, and other leaders from government, business, and academia gather on the Fairfax Campus today as part of the fall 2001 national meeting of the Aerospace Technology Working Group to answer this question.

Now in its third day of sessions (with the first two held at the Center for Innovative Technology), the meeting focuses on space infrastructure development needs from the commercial perspective and facilitates open dialogue between government, academic, and industry leaders. Topics of discussion include space infrastructure development, technology commercialization, space commerce, and space operations.

Today’s session includes perspectives from experts at the Space Frontier Foundation, the University of California at San Diego, Muniz Engineering, Honeywell, the University of Houston, NASA, the State Department, the Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Commerce Department. Frank Hoban, School of Public Policy, gives the keynote address, “Missions and Launch Systems in 2020 and 2050 Derived from the NASA/GMU Spaceport Study.”

For more information on the meeting, visit the web site.

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