Registration Opens for SwRI Co-Sponsored Suborbital Research Conference

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					Registration Opens for SwRI Co-Sponsored
Suborbital Research Conference
October 12, 2010 04:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time  

BOULDER, Colo.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Registration and abstract submission for the 2011 Next-
Generation Suborbital Research Conference (NSRC), scheduled Feb. 28-March 2, 2011, in Orlando, Fla., opened
this week. NSRC-2011 will alert and educate the research and education communities to the many new
opportunities offered by a new wave of human suborbital vehicles, conference organizers say.

The conference web site can be found at

The three-day conference at The University of Central Florida builds on the success of the inaugural NSRC
conference held last February in Boulder, Colo.

“New-generation suborbital vehicles for delivering payloads and researchers into space will revolutionize space
access by providing frequent, low-cost access to space and the capability to carry research and education crew
members," says conference organizer Dr. S. Alan Stern, an associate vice president in Southwest Research
Institute’s Space Science and Engineering Division.

Attendees will hear numerous invited speakers discuss how these new vehicles can benefit research fields including
atmospheric science, solar physics, microgravity science, planetary science, life science, space physics, and
education and public outreach.

An expected 400-plus attendees at the conference also will demonstrate broad-based interest in suborbital space
access to agencies such as NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, NOAA, the National Institutes of Health,
the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Science Foundation, as well as industry and potential private sector
funding entities for research and education missions.

For further information about the meeting’s format and scientific objectives, contact Cindy Conrad at 720-240-0126
or For information about registration or sponsorship, contact Diane Miller at 303-546-9673
or, or see

Event information:
Dates: Feb. 28-March 2, 2011
Location: The University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.

About SwRI:

SwRI is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization based in San Antonio, Texas,
with more than 3,200 employees and an annual research volume of more than $564 million. Southwest Research
Institute and SwRI are registered marks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information about
Southwest Research Institute, please visit or

Southwest Research Institute
Joe Fohn, 210-522-4630


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