NSRC Conference Early Bird Registration Expires Today

NSRC 2016 logoGreetings friends of the suborbital frontier!

 Good news! The Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2016) poster abstract deadline has been extended by just a few days, to Monday, May 2nd at 11:00pm PDT! Click here to submit your poster abstract:  http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2016/Site3/Abstracts.html

Also, a reminder that the Omni Interlocken Resort conference hotel discounted rate ($142/nt, $109 govt) expires this Sunday, May 1. So reserve your room soon! (Note that full refunds will be given to hotel cancellations made before noon on May 29.)



General Venue Info:


Earlybird Registration Deadline: Fri Apr 29
Conference Hotel Room Block Deadline: Sun May 1
Poster Abstract Deadline: Mon May 2

NSRC-2016 will take place at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Colo on June 2-4, 2016, with a welcome reception the evening of Wednesday, June 1 and a closing reception the afternoon of Saturday, June 4.

NSRC-2016 brings together researchers from academia, government and industry in the largest scientific forum of its kind, with the view to using commercial suborbital vehicles for fundamental research, TRL raising, and educational purposes. Invited talks will be focused on flight provider and spaceport status and near term plans, as well as current payloads being prepared for flight and those that have recently flown. Representatives from NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, spaceports, and commercial suborbital and orbital vehicle operators will be in attendance. Key meeting sponsors include World View Enterprises, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and NASA.

A draft schedule is found here: http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2016/Site3/Program.html

Opening keynote speaker will be computer scientist Alan Eustace, who set a parachuting world record in 2014 by diving in a space suit 136,000 feet (nearly 26 miles) from a balloon — the highest free-fall jump in history!

Keynote speakers include:

★    Alan Eustace: World Record High Altitude Space Dive Holder
★    Steve Jurczyk: Associate Administrator, NASA STMD
★    David Miller: Chief Technologist, NASA OCT
★    George Nield: Associate Administrator, FAA AST
★    Jane Poynter: CEO, World View Enterprises

All contributed abstracts for 2016 will be for posters this year in order to maximize time for practical provider and NASA/FAA discussions and networking, which will be focused on enabling smooth transitions from payload ideas to actual flights. Our plan is to accept ALL poster contributions that relate to NSRC!

Poster topics can include planetary science, atmospheric science, microgravity sciences (fundamental biology and physics), astro/solar physics, education, public outreach, life sciences, suborbital and commercial markets and policy, technology, and technology testing. The full list of session topics can be found at http://www.boulder.swri.edu/NSRC2016/Site3/Abstracts.html.

You can submit your abstract, register and reserve your hotel room at http://nsrc.swri.org/!