Press Release

STA and SpaceRef to Sponsor Human Exploration Forum on Capitol Hill

By SpaceRef Editor
January 30, 2003
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STA and SpaceRef to Sponsor Human Exploration Forum on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC — SpaceRef Interactive Inc and the Space Transportation Association (STA) are pleased to announce their sponsorship of a “Human Exploration Forum” to be held on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 4th, 2003.

The aim of this space policy event is to afford representatives from national space agencies an opportunity to describe current and future space exploration efforts aimed at the human exploration of space.

The intended audience for this event includes members of Congress and their staff; representatives of industry; members of the press; professional and space advocacy organizations; and citizens interested in what may lie ahead in space – both in the United States – and elsewhere in the world.

This event is open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. No pre-registration is required.

  • What: Human Exploration Forum
  • When: 4 March 2003 10:00 to 12 Noon
  • Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318, Washington DC


  • Gary Martin, Space Architect, NASA Headquarters
  • Shannon Lucid, Chief Scientist, NASA Headquarters
  • TBA, Canadian Space Agency (participation confirmed)
  • TBA, European Space Agency (participation confirmed)

About the Space Transportation Association

The Space Transportation Association (STA) represents the interests of organizations and people who are engaged in developing, building, operating, and using space transportation vehicles, systems, and services to provide reliable, economical, safe, and routine access to space for private users and government, civil, and military users. For more information please visit

About SpaceRef Interactive

SpaceRef Interactive Inc. ( provides detailed space news and reference information to a world wide audience. Among SpaceRef’s products are,,, and – all of which provide a daily collection of news stories, press releases and status reports – all housed in one of the the world’s largest online searchable database of space news items and websites. SpaceRef also believes in giving something back to its audience and the space community which utilize its resources. Since its founding in 1999, SpaceRef has made a practice of providing monetary, hardware, and personnel support to research efforts such as the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP). Our latest contribution to HMP is the Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse erected on Devon Island in 2002.

Contact: Keith Cowing 703-787-6567

SpaceRef staff editor.