Press Release

Space Frontier Foundation co-sponsors “The ISS Costs Crisis: A Spectrum of Solutions”

By SpaceRef Editor
September 24, 2001
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The Foundation is presenting the 8th in its series of roundtables with
ProSpace and Finds:

The Space Frontier Foundation, in conjunction with FINDS and Prospace,
announce the eighth
in our series of Space Roundtables at the United States Senate. Titled
“The ISS Costs Crisis: A
Spectrum of Solutions”, this program will explore a range of ideas to
help increase the capabilities
of the International Space Station. The program will be held on
Wednesday, September 26th on Capitol Hill.

The International Space Station program faces significant challenges due
to spiraling construction costs.
Current proposed solutions seriously hamper the capabilities of ISS and
could detract from its long-term value.
Conversely, covering the overruns would have a substantial impact on
other NASA programs. The Roundtable
will examine various proposals designed to help overcome the present
challenges and get ISS back on track.

Senator Bill Nelson will serve as Sponsoring Chair of the program. Other
participants will include:

  • Representative Dana Rohrabacher, (Chairman, Space
    and Aeronautics Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science)
  • Ralph Hall, (Ranking Democratic Member, House
    Science Committee)
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • The European Space Agency
  • The National Research Council
  • Constellation Services International

Presentations will include:

  • Commercial Habitation Services;
    Increasing the Participation of the International
    Partners;
  • Alternative Access To ISS;
  • Non-Governmental Organizations and Privatization
    Options for ISS.

Others panelists will be announced shortly.

You are cordially invited to attend the program. There is no charge.
Simply RSVP to [email protected]
Please provide your name, company or affiliation and your telephone
number.

The particulars for the Roundtable are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Time: 12:00 noon

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 192

See you at the Roundtable!

SpaceRef staff editor.