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Suborbital research conference registration opens

Oct. 8, 2010 — Registration and abstract submission for the 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Research Conference (NSRC), scheduled Feb. 28–March 2, 2011, in Orlando, Fla., opened this week. NSRC-2011 will alert and educate the research and education communities to the many new opportunities offered by a new wave of human suborbital vehicles, conference organizers say.

The three-day conference at The University of Central Florida builds on the success of the inaugural NSRC conference held last February in Boulder, Colo.

"New-generation suborbital vehicles for delivering payloads and researchers into space will revolutionize space access by providing frequent, low-cost access to space and the capability to carry research and education crew members," says conference organizer Dr. S. Alan Stern, an associate vice president in Southwest Research Institute's® (SwRI®) Space Science and Engineering Division.

Attendees will hear numerous invited speakers discuss how these new vehicles can benefit research fields including atmospheric science, solar physics, microgravity science, planetary science, life science, space physics, and education and public outreach.

An expected 400-plus attendees at the conference also will demonstrate broad-based interest in suborbital space access to agencies such as NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, NOAA, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Science Foundation, as well as industry and potential private sector funding entities for research and education missions.

For further information about the meeting's format and scientific objectives, contact Cindy Conrad at 720-240-0126.

Event information:

Dates: Feb. 28-March 2, 2011.
Location: The University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.

For more information, contact SwRI Solutions.