Advanced Registration for NSRC 2017 Ends Nov. 30

From our friends at NSRC….

A reminder that the Advanced Registration deadline is Thu Nov 30 for the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2017)! You can register here:

NSRC-2017 will also offer TWO unique tours available only to NSRC participants! Click the links to sign up for a tour of Ball Aerospace as well as the University of Colorado Hyper-Velocity Dust Impact Lab! (Space is limited so please sign up soon!)

Organized by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) and co-sponsored by over 20 companies and institutions, NSRC is the premier conference for the suborbital space research and education community. It will be held this year on Dec 18-20 in Broomfield Colorado, just outside Denver.

NSRC-2017 follows on five previous, highly successful NSRC meetings, and will bring together hundreds of researchers, educators, students, flight providers, spaceport operators and government officials. NSRC-2017 will focus on research and education opportunities offered by human-tended commercial suborbital vehicles.

The conference will provide an in-depth forum for attendees to learn about how they can conduct research and public outreach using new commercial suborbital spaceflight systems.  NSRC-2017 will feature invited presentations, panels, workshops, contributed talks, and numerous receptions and networking opportunities.

The draft program is now posted, and we have an exciting line up in store!

The lead keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Associate Administrator for science. Other high profile speakers include former NASA Shuttle commander and Blue Origins executive Jeff Ashby, World View stratospheric ballooning CEO Jane Poynter, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, Griffin Communications CEO Gwen Griffin, FAA Associate Administrator for spaceflight Dr. George Nield, Space Angels founding partner Dylan Taylor, and NASA Associate Administrator for space technology Steve Jurczyk. We will also have welcome reception opening words by Colorado aerospace and defense industry champion, Jay Lindell, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret).

Panel topics include: 

  • “Science in Microgravity: Exploring the Transition to Space”
  • “Working in the Suborbital Environment: Lessons Learned from Airborne and Spaceflight Ops”
  • “Spacecraft Risk and Safety Concerns”
  • “Next-Gen Suborbital Research Inspiring Next-Gen STEM Researchers”
  • “Experiences with Next-Gen Space Startups”
  • “Human Factors in Suborbital Spaceflight”

In addition to these and over a dozen other industry leaders speaking at the conference, some 60 contributed talks and posters will be given by researchers and educators in the field, and presentations and workshops will be held by flight providers, spaceports, and the NASA Flight Opportunities program.

For more information about NSRC-2017, visit