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DC-X First Flight 20th Anniversary and Aerospace Workshop

Category: Aeronautics and Astronautics

Event Format: Conference

Date: 16-18 Aug 2013

Location: Spaceport America, NM US

Join the DC-X Team as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Delta Clipper Experimental August 16, 17, & 18, 2013, at Spaceport America, New Mexico, and the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, NM.

Friday, August 16: Location Virgin Galactic Gateway To Space, Spaceport America, Upham, NM. Introduction of the total DC-X Team, overview of the DC-X project, presentations on Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic. Speakers include: Christine Anderson, Executive Director Spaceport America; and George Whitesides; CEO & President Virgin Galactic..

Saturday, August 17: Location Tays Special Events Center, NMSU-A, Alamogordo, NM. DC-X/XA lessons learned, on-going progress and issues, dedication of the DC-X SpaceQuest Exhibit, Induction of the DC-X Team into the International Space Hall of Fame. Speakers include: Ambassador Henry Cooper, former head of SDIO and President High Frontier; Jess Sponable, DARPA Advanced Spaceplane Projects; Dr. Mike Griffin, President AIAA; Colonel Gary Payton, U.S. Air Force Academy and astronaut; Rick Tumlinson, co-founder Space Frontier Foundation; Dave Masten, President Masten Space Systems; Henry Vanderbilt, President Space Access Society; and Dumitru Popescu, ARCA.

Sunday, August 18: Location Tays Special Events Center, NMSU-A, Alamogordo, NM. Reviving X-Planes for reusable access to space workshop, AIAA RLV PC planning workshop, Technology, COTS, Demonstration & Programmatic elements, X-Plane Programs recommendations. Speakers include: Dennis Poulos, Poulos Air & Space, Inc.; Michael Griffin, President AIAA; Dan Dumbacher, Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development, NASA; Joaquin Castro, Manager, DOD Strategy & Business Development, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; and Michael Johnson, J&J Aerospace.

NOTE: There is limited access on August 16 to Spaceport America. No private vehicles are allowed. All attendees, including media, must ride provided transportation from Truth or Consequences. Proof of identification and registration is required a minimum of two weeks prior to event for security clearance purposes.

Inquiries should be directed to Cathy Harper at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, NM. Call 575-437-2840 ext. 41153 or email cathy.harper@state.nm.us.

Web Site Address: http://dc-xspacequest.org/

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