Press Release

Aerojet Supports Conference to Discuss Utilization of ISS and Extension to Mars Missions

By SpaceRef Editor
April 1, 2011
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Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today its sponsorship for the ISS and Mars Conference to be held on April 6 and 7 at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The conference features a top-notch line-up of speakers and panel discussions including NASA Administrator Charles Bolden who will present the keynote address. A special dinner discussion will be held on Wednesday evening between Associate Administrator for Space Operations, William Gerstenmaier, and NASA Mars Exploration Program Director, Doug McCuistion. The discussion will be moderated by PBS “NewsHour’s” Miles O’Brien.

“We are really excited to have Aerojet’s continued support for this important conference,” said Chris Carberry, executive director of ExploreMars. “Aerojet has been a supporter since our founding and we appreciate their commitment to education and outreach.” ExploreMars is organizing the conference in conjunction with NASA and the George Washington University Space Policy Institute. More information about the conference, including the complete agenda and registration information can be found at

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company’s excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies’ websites at and

CONTACT: Glenn Mahone, +1-202-302-9941,, or Kristin Conner, +1-916-355-2143,, both of Aerojet

SpaceRef staff editor.