15 February 2015

Press Release: NewSpace Researchers Workshop to be held on May 4, 2015 in Houston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 15, 2015

NewSpace Researchers Workshop to be held on May 4, 2015 in Houston

Titusville, Florida – The inaugural NewSpace Researchers Workshop (NSRW) will take place on May 4, 2015 at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in Houston, Texas. Held in conjunction with the Sea, Earth, and Space (SES) Summit, this event will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to develop successful research campaigns for parabolic, suborbital, or orbital flights. More information is available at http://nsrw2015.org.

"We developed this workshop to help researchers take practical steps to advance their projects from concept to flight," said A4H President and CEO Brian Shiro. "Networking among participants at the workshop will foster cross-disciplinary collaborations in science and engineering that will move the commercial space industry forward."

Commercial space industry experts will speak on topics ranging from flight platforms to funding strategies, science applications, and outreach opportunities. Breakout sessions will allow participants to share their specific projects and explore unanswered questions in small groups. All sessions of the NSRW will be live-streamed online, and recordings will be available for purchase afterward for those who cannot attend in person.

A free three-part Google Hangout webinar series prior to the meeting will help participants learn about flight opportunities and develop their research ideas. These include:

  • February 19, 2015 - Science research campaigns with guests Dr. Steven Collicott of Purdue University and Dr. Jason Reimuller of Project PoSSUM.
  • March 12, 2015 – Technology development with guests Steve Ord of the NASA Flight Opportunities Program and Ted Southern of Final Frontier Design.
  • April 2, 2015 - Citizen science and outreach with guests Stephen Heck of the Arete STEM Project and Edward Wright of Citizens in Space.

Registration for the NSRW is open. Early Bird registration pricing ends on March 1. Registrants of both the NRSW and SES Summit will receive a special $75 discount off SES Summit registration, and A4H members can register for the NSRW at the reduced price of only $75. Limited exhibitor and session sponsorships are available. For more information, please see http://nsrw2015.org.

About NewSpace Researchers Workshop:
The NewSpace Researchers Workshop (NSRW) will take place on the May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas following the Sea, Earth, and Space Summit. The workshop features expert panel discussions and breakout working groups to help participants develop their project ideas from concept to execution on a variety of flight platforms ranging from parabolic to orbital spaceflight. A free three-part webinar series leading up to the event will orient participants to flight opportunity possibilities so they can arrive at the event ready to work on their ideas. Networking opportunities will help foster new collaborations to further space research applications on emerging flight platforms. For more information, please visit http://nsrw2015.org.

About Sea, Earth, and Space Summit:
The Sea, Earth, and Space (SES) Summit will bring together professionals from industry, government, and academia to explore the boundaries of human performance like never before. Offering three unique educational tracks, the SES Summit will provide in-depth forums and expert exchange for researchers, educators, and professionals on the topic of human performance in the exploration of the sea, earth, and space. Industry leaders and technology providers also convene at the SES summit to showcase innovative technologies that offer solutions to the needs of the human operating in extreme environments. With such a wide variety of applications, the SES summit has something for everyone, from scientists to extreme human performance coaches and everyone in between. Explore the limits of human performance. Join us May 1 - May 3, 2015 in Houston, TX for this inaugural event. For more information, please visit http://www.ses-summit.com.

About Astronauts for Hire:
Astronauts for Hire, Inc. (A4H) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides opportunities for students and professionals to develop and refine the skills necessary to become commercial astronauts and to assist these qualified candidates with networking opportunities in the space research community. A4H’s commercial astronaut candidates are accomplished scientists and engineers who can support a wide variety of payloads. They are available today for contract and consulting work with researchers to design and conduct experiments on microgravity, suborbital, and orbital missions. For more information, please visit www.Astronauts4Hire.org or contact Jamie Guined at media[at]astronauts4hire.org or at (229) 947-3038.

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