Press Release

Final Countdown to ISDC 2012 Begins

By SpaceRef Editor
May 8, 2012
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Final Countdown to ISDC 2012 Begins

ISDC 2012 is less than 3 weeks away. Do you have your ticket to the must-attend space event of the year?

Join us in Washington, DC May 24-28 to hear leaders from across the space community, including:

* Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator
* Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator
* Eric Anderson, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Planetary Resources
* Jeff Greason, CEO of XCOR Aerospace
* Mark Sirangelo, Chairman of Sierra Nevada Space Systems
* Tom Shelley, President of Space Adventures
* Michael Lopez-Alegria, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
* Rick Tumlinson, Founder of The EarthLight Institute and Orbital Outfitters, and Co-Founder of the Space Frontier Foundation

At the 25th Anniversary Governors Dinner and Gala on Friday evening, we will honor two of America’s space heroes – John Glenn and Scott Carpenter – space pioneers who made history in the Mercury program.

The comprehensive programming covers everything:

* From Commercial Space and Spaceports, to the Moon, Mars, Asteroids and Exoplanets;
* From the latest on the SLS program, government procurement, and mission development, to the Google Lunar X Prize, international space sustainability, and space solar power;
* From space investment and space business, to space settlement and living in space;
* From SEDS college students, to the middle- and high-school student winners of the NASA/NSS Space Settlement Contest, who represent the next generation of aerospace engineers and space activists.

While looking forward to a bright new future for space exploration and development, we will take some time to look back at 50 years of American spaceflight and the 25-year history of the National Space Society during the NSS Heritage Panel on Sunday morning and Reception and NSS Awards Dinner on Sunday evening.

Space is filling up fast, don’t miss out on NSS’s flagship event!

Register today at

About ISDC: The International Space Development Conference is the annual conference of the National Space Society. ISDC 2012 will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC from May 24 through 28, 2012. ISDC brings together a diverse group of NASA officials, aerospace industry leaders and interested private citizens to engage in discussions about today’s prevalent space issues in order to stimulate innovation and overcome the obstacles that hinder human advancement off the Earth. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please visit our web site for more information or register.

About The National Space Society (NSS): NSS is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded when the National Space Institute and the L5 Society merged in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space. NSS has over 12,000 members and supporters, and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. For more information about NSS, please visit

SpaceRef staff editor.