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NSRC-2011 Suborbital Meeting Online Registration Ends Friday Feb 18

By SpaceRef Editor
February 17, 2011
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NSRC-2011 Suborbital Meeting Online Registration Ends Friday Feb 18

2011’s Next-Generation Suborbital Conference (NSRC-2011), will be held in Orlando, Florida 28 February through 2 March. That’s less than two weeks away!

If you or your colleagues and students have not registered on line yet, you still can, until Friday February 18th; just go to:

We can already see that NSRC-2011 promises to be a watershed gathering for researchers, educators, and industry/government. The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas about the application of these new vehicles to research and education objectives. The meeting will also provide important networking opportunities for researchers and educators to meet with colleagues, government officials, and representatives from the suborbital industry. This year’s registrants include a significant number of internationals from Canada, Europe, and Asia, in addition to many, many from the United States.

Over 120 presenters–a 40% increase over 2010–will discuss everything from flight test progress to planned experiments in 7 different research fields to training and roles for research and educator payload specialists. In total, the meeting will feature 20 sessions, 4 discussion panels, a press conference, presentations or booths by 20 sponsors, and a public night presentation by Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides.

The meeting will also include invited talks by experts in diverse fields that include microgravity sciences, atmospheric science, space life sciences, planetary science, education, and crew training. NSRC-2011 is the place to be to learn how to marry your research, education, or business interests to next-generation suborbital spaceflight. For more information, and to register to reserve your seat, go to

See you there, soon–and don’t forget to register before Friday when the website registration period ends! (After that you will have to register in person in Orlando, at a higher price).

SpaceRef staff editor.