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Latest Info Upcoming Space Access Conference

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:36 pm
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Latest Info Upcoming Conference, Space Access ‘05, April 28-30, Phoenix Arizona

Space Access ‘05 gets underway in just over two weeks – if you haven’t already made your travel arrangements, do it soon! Cheap airfares are going away fast.

Quick notes:

- We’ve negotiated an extension on our $79 conference hotel room rate, but it’s only available if you call our hotel (Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix Metrocenter, 602 997-5900, mention “space access”) between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays Mountain Standard Time (EDT-3) since outside those hours calls automatically get switched to the Sheraton national reservations center, which no longer has our rate listed.
– If you still have any difficulty booking a room at our rate for SA’05, drop us a note at sa05@space-access.org ASAP. Thanks!
– Preregistrations must arrive at our mailbox by Wednesday April 27th at the latest, but it’ll make our badge crew’s lives easier if you can have them here by the previous Friday, April 22nd. Preregister and save!


Our program for this year’s conference is shaping up – the list of confirmed presenters and panelists now includes:

David Anderman, Constellation Services
Eric Anderson, Space Adventures
Pat Bahn, TGV Rockets
Parker E C Bradley, Heron Aerospace
John Carmack, Armadillo Aerospace
Mitchell Burnside Clapp, Pioneer Rocketplane Inc
Len Cormier, PanAero LLC
Andrew Case, The Suborbital Institute
Henry Cate
Vincent Cate
DARPA/Air Force FALCON Small Launcher and ARES Reusable Rocket Stage Briefing
Stephen Fleming, EGL Ventures
George Herbert, Venturer Aerospace
David Hoerr, author of “The Rocket Company”
Tim Hughes, majority counsel to the House Science Committee
Jordin Kare, on “Laser Launch: It’s Steamship Time”
Wes Kelly, Triton Systems
Chuck Lauer, Rocketplane LLC
David Livingston, Sam Dinkin, John Jurist, Thomas Olson
Dave Masten, Masten Space
Jim Muncy, PoliSpace
Gerry Nordley, Tethers Unlimited
Charles Pooley, Microlaunchers
Dr. Jerry Pournelle
John Powell, JP Aerospace
Bill Stine, Quest Aerospace
Henry Spencer, on “Sustainable Spaceflight Beyond LEO”
Rick Tumlinson, Space Frontier Foundation
Dennis Wingo, Orbital Recovery
XCOR Aerospace
X-Prize/X-Prize Cup

We expect that by the time the conference starts we’ll have scheduled well over two dozen presentations and panels with a wide variety of progress reports, technical backgrounders, viewpoints, and new ideas from a cross-section of players in this burgeoning field. (Look for a detailed schedule late next week.)


Conference sessions run 2 pm – 10:30 pm Thursday, and 9 am – 10:30 pm Friday and Saturday, with half-hour breaks midmorning and midafternoon, hour-and-a-half lunch breaks, and two hour dinner breaks – an intensive twenty-four hours of programming over our two-and-a-half days. (We run a single program track throughout, so you don’t have to miss a thing.) Intensive, but also relaxed and informal – dress is casual, speeches are kept to a minimum, and we don’t do formal banquets. All meals are on-your-own, so you can get together with the people you want to be talking to at one of the many good places to eat and drink, in the hotel or within a few minutes walk. Plus of course, there’s our world-reknowned Space Access Hospitality suite, serving fine finger-food and a variety of beverages (non-adult per agreement with the hotel, but you can always bring something up from the hotel bar) open from 8 am till the small hours of the morning for your relaxation and conversation.
(Registration and Hospitality open noonish on Thursday.)


Our hotel is the Four Points Sheraton, 10220 N Metro Parkway East, Phoenix Arizona 85051, 602 997-5900 for reservations, mention “Space Access” for our $79 conference room rate ($109 for cabana suite), rate good for up to three days before and after our conference dates of April 28th – 30th. The Four Points is in Phoenix’s “Metrocenter” shopping complex, fourteen freeway miles from the Phoenix airport (cab rates in Phoenix vary; it’s $12 by blue “Super Shuttle” airport van) with fifty bars and restaurants and two hundred stores within walking distance. Rooms have a work desk, coffee maker, etc, and the hotel has wireless internet, a heated olympic-sized pool, spa, fitness center, and free parking. We’re quite pleased to be bringing you a newer hotel in a better location for the same rate as last year.

Space Access ‘05 will once again be a mix of the usual suspects and some interesting new additions, once again providing an intensive informal snapshot of where this fast-moving new cheap space access industry has gotten to as of spring 2005. Be there!

Space Access ‘05 registration once again holds steady at $100 in advance, $120 at the door, $10 off for SAS members. $30 Student rate, no member discount. Day rates available at the door only. One year’s SAS membership is $30, please include your email address for Updates.

Mail checks (sorry, no credit cards) to:

Space Access Society, 5515 N 7th St #5-348, Phoenix AZ 85014.

Name _____________________________ email _______________________________

Affiliation, if any (for badge) ________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________________

SA’05 ______ SAS ($30) ______ Total Enclosed ______

source: http://www.space-access.org/updates/sa05info.html

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