Fair brings together government leaders and space industry veterans to explore new employment opportunities and expansion plans in Houston area
HOUSTON â€“ October 6, 2010â€“ The Next Step in Space Coalition and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation are hosting a Space Economy Career Fair to match potential employers with the best and brightest in the space industry. The global space economy is now estimated at more than $250 billion and is expected to grow at a healthy rate in the next decade with further commercialization of the industry. The fair is designed to provide employers the opportunity to meet and interview with seasoned veterans of the space industry displaced by recent policy changes and the current economic climate. Employers and job seekers can register for the fair at www.spaceeconomyhouston.org.
Next Giant Leap, a space exploration company competing for the Google Lunar X Prize has officially announced the addition of PerspectX to their team. PerspectX specializes in advanced visualization, ranging from storyboarding, to Industrial pre-visualization, digital effects, animation, and interactive software development, primarily for clients in Aerospace, Technology, and Entertainment.
NEXT STEP IN SPACE PRESS RELEASE September 22, 2009
Next Step in Space, a coalition of businesses, organizations, and people working toward ensuring the future of human spaceflight in the United States, today issued a white paper titled â€œAcquiring U.S. Commercial ISS Crew and Cargo Services Creates New Industry in LEO, Enables Program for Exploration Beyondâ€ to help clarify issues discussed at a September 15th hearing of the House Committee on Science & Technology on â€œOptions and Issues for NASAâ€™s Human Space Flight Program.â€
â€œSome comments made at the House hearing last week incorrectly suggested that the Augustine Committeeâ€™s recommendation to procure crew services to the International Space Station would necessarily be in lieu of further development of NASAâ€™s exploration program to travel beyond Earth orbit,â€ said Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. â€œHowever, these two programs are complementary, not competitive. As former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin has pointed out numerous times, the Constellation Program is designed and optimized for missions beyond low-Earth orbit, not for Space Station servicing.â€
During what may be the last public meeting, the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, commissioned by President Obama to study current U.S. human space flight plans, there was a strong consensus for funding a robust commercial human space flight program to provide human space transportation to low Earth orbit (LEO).
The Next Step in Space Coalition, a group of businesses, organizations, and people working to ensure the future of US human spaceflight, announced today that its membership has grown to include a diverse set of businesses and organizations, including Google, Inc., Analytic Graphics Inc., the Space Coast Economic Development Commission and the National Space Society.