SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17, 2015 (SFF PR) — The Space Frontier Foundation, the Washington State Space Coalition and the Washington State Department of Commerce, announced today that the annual NewSpace conference, previously held in Silicon Valley for the past nine years, will move to Seattle, Wash. in 2016 for the first time since its inception in 2006. Going forward, the conference will alternate between Silicon Valley and Seattle. Specific dates and details of the 2016 conference, including its founding sponsors in the Seattle area, will be announced in the coming months.
“From the early days of the space age, companies like Boeing and Rocket Research have played an important role in the development of space vehicles and systems here in Washington state,” said Washington Governor, Jay Inslee. “Rocket Research, now Aerojet Rocketdyne, along with innovative companies like Blue Origin, Planetary Resources, SpaceFlight Industries and dozens of others are benefiting from Washington’s unique blend of aerospace know-how and computer science brain power to catalyze an exciting cluster of space industry innovation in the state.”