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Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to Address 15th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

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Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to Address 15th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to Address 15th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics:

What:

  • 15th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

When:

  • Wednesday–Thursday, February 15–16, 2012

Where:

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

Who:

  • Hon. Robert McDonnell, governor of Virginia
  • George C. Nield, associate administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA
  • Gen. William L. Shelton, commander, Air Force Space Command, U.S. Air Force

Media Opportunities:
(Events with a “Livestream” indicator will be webcast live at www.livestream.com/aiaa)

Wednesday, February 15

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: George C. Nield, associate administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Special Presentation (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: Hon. Robert McDonnell, governor of Virginia

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Ranges of the Future (Room 145)
Moderator: Pamela Underwood, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, FAA. Panelists: Steven Davis, director, Advanced Projects, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.; John Kelley, Launch Services Program Executive, NASA, Washington, D.C.; Mike Leinbach, director, Human Spaceflight Operations, United Launch Alliance, Denver, Colo.; Michael Moses, vice president, Operations, Virgin Galactic, Pasadena, Calif.; Col. Rob Uemura, chief, Current Space Operations, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: The Tipping Point (Room 147A)
Moderator: Ken Davidian, director of research, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Washington, D.C. Panelists: Mary Lynne Dittmar, president and CEO, Dittmar Associates, Houston, Texas; Alex Saltman, executive director, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Washington, D.C.; Zoe Szajnfarber, assistant professor, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; George Whitesides, president and chief executive officer, Virgin Galactic, Mojave, Calif.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Luncheon (Room 146)
Speaker: John Mulholland, vice president and program manager, Commercial Crew Programs, Space Exploration, The Boeing Company, Houston, Texas

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Minority Space Entrepreneurship (Room 145) (Livestream)
Moderator: Ken Harvey, president and CEO, JAKA Consulting Group, Reston, V.A.; Co-Moderator: Kelvin Coleman, senior advisor, Space Transportation Development, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Washington, D.C.; Introductory Remarks: Hon. Chaka Fattah, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Panelists: Jayfus Doswell, president and CEO, JUXTOPIA Group, Baltimore, M.D.; Joseph Fuller, president and CEO, Futron Corporation, Bethesda, M.D.; Allen Herbert, president and CEO, Phezu Space LLC, Baltimore, Md.

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Understanding the Space Environment: What the Launch Operator Should Know About Space Weather (Room 147A)
Moderator: Karen Shelton-Mur, aerospace engineer, Natural Environments, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Washington, D.C.; Panelists: John R. Allen, program executive, Crew Health and Safety, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; Joe Mazur, associate director, The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, V.A.; Bob Rutledge, chief, Space Weather Forecast Office, NOAA/SWPC, Boulder, Colo.; Ron Turner, fellow, Analytic Services Incorporated, Arlington, Va.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: A Step Farther Out (Room 145)
Moderator: Nickolas Demidovich, project manager, Emerging Technologies, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Washington, D.C.; Panelists: Paul Jaffe, systems integration section head, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; Ajay Kothari, president and CEO, Astrox Corporation, College Park, Md.; Charles Miller, president and CEO, Constellation Services International, Calif.; Jerome Pearson, president, Star Technology and Research Inc., Mount Pleasant, S.C.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Training for Safety (Room 147A)
Moderator: Hugh Cook, consultant, Engineering and Organizational Development, Orange County, Calif.; Co-Moderator: Barbara Lunde, training specialist, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Orange County, Calif. Panelists: Melchor Antunano, director, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dan Dubbs, director, Mission Assurance, Energia Logistics Inc., Long Beach, Calif.; Neil Milburn, vice president, Program Management, Armadillo Aerospace, Heath, Texas; Julia Tizard, operations manager, Virgin Galactic, Mojave, Calif.; Linda Tyree, leader, System Safety & Systems Management, United Launch Alliance, Centennial, Colo.

Thursday, February 16

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Featured Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: Gen. William L. Shelton, commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Special Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream)
Introductory Remarks: Hon. Michael Huerta, acting administrator, FAA;
Speaker: Hon. John D. Porcari, deputy secretary, Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Crew and Cargo to the International Space Station (Room 145)
Moderator: Robert S. Dickman, executive director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Reston, Va.; Panelists: Frank Culbertson, senior vice president and deputy general manager, Advanced Programs Group, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Va.; Alan J. Lindenmoyer, manager, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; Kathryn Lueders, manager, Transportation Integration Office, ISS Program, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; Garrett Reisman, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), Hawthorne, Calif.

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Featured Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: Frank Rose, deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Special Presentation: The Stratolaunch Concept (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: Jim Halsell, technical director, Space Division, Dynetics Corp., Huntsville, Ala.

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Luncheon Speaker (Room 146)
Speaker: Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president, Sierra Nevada Corp., Louisville, Colo.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Spaceport States Leadership (Room 145)
Moderator: John Logsdon, professor emeritus, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Panelists: Christine Anderson, executive director, Spaceport America, Las Cruces, N.M.; Richard Biter, assistant secretary for intermodal systems development, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, Fla.; Craig Campbell, president and CEO, Alaska Aerospace Corporation, Kodiak, Alaska; Hon. Sean Connaughton, secretary of transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; Jim Kuzma, chief operation officer, Space Florida, Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Hon. Stephen McKeever, Oklahoma secretary of science and technology, Stillwater, Okla.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Legislative Trends in Commercial Space (Room 145)
Moderator: Greg Rasnake, director, external affairs, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Washington, D.C. Introductory Remarks: Hon. Steven Palazzo, chairman, House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.; Panelists: Matt Dunn, director, Congressional Relations, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), Washington, D.C.; Mike Gold, director, D.C. Operations, Bigelow Aerospace, Washington, D.C.; Tim Hughes, senior vice president and general counsel, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), Washington, D.C.; Jim Muncy, government relations consultant, Washington, D.C.; Erin Neal, congressional relations, Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Jon Turnipseed, head of safety, Virgin Galactic, Bakersfield, Calif.

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Featured Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: Andrew Chaikin, space journalist and author, Vt.

4:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks (Room 145) (Livestream)
Speaker: George C. Nield, associate administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA, Washington, D.C.

Media Registration

Preregistered members of the media may pick up their badges at the registration desk. Those registering on site may check in at the registration desk. Only accredited members of the media will be issued press badges.

To preregister for the 15th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, please contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or duaneh@aiaa.org. Registration is free for credentialed members of the press.

ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Duane Hyland, 703.835.4867 or duaneh@aiaa.org

AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.

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