- Press Release
- Oct 2, 2022
Commercial Spaceflight Federation Proud to Participate in the Space Entrepreneurship Forum on September 15
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is proud to be participating in the Space Entrepreneurship Forum, a September 15 event on Capitol Hill. Commercial Spaceflight Federation speakers will include John Gedmark, Executive Director of the Federation, and George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic. The event, which begins at 3 pm, is free and open to the public.
The forum is being organized by the JURBAN Google Lunar X PRIZE team and the JAKA Consulting Group, in cooperation with Representatives Donna F. Edwards, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Diane Watson, Chakah Fattah and Marcia Fudge, coinciding with Congressional Black Caucus Week.
“The growth of commercial spaceflight will open up new opportunities for youth across America and excite children to enter careers in math and science in a highly-visible way,” stated John Gedmark, Executive Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. “The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is very proud to be participating in the Space Entrepreneurship Forum.”
Former FAA Associate Administrator and commercial space expert Patti Grace Smith will also be speaking, as well as a panel of current government officials including Dr. George Nield from the FAA and Michael Beavin from the Department of Commerce, among others.
The panel sessions will begin at 3 pm in Rayburn House Office Building Rm 2318, with a reception to follow at 5 pm in Cannon House Office Building Rm 122. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.juxtopia.org/jurban/spaceforum/register2.html.
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever-higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s member companies, which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers, and service providers, are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. For more information please visit www.commercialspaceflight.org or contact Executive Director John Gedmark at email@example.com or at 202.349.1121.