DARPA, NASA and SpaceX are headlining this year’s 45th Annual Space Congress scheduled for February 27 through March 1 at the Radisson Conference Center in Cape Canaveral. “The Next Great Steps” for the space industry is the theme for this year’s Space Congress® which highlights the latest, exciting and most relevant space initiatives.

“This year’s Space Congress is once again shaping up to be informative as well as engaging. Our speakers, panels and exhibits showcase our progress in technology, human spirit, legislation, workforce development and education. From our panelist of Astronaut “firsts” to student exhibits from local Science Fairs and the Lunar Rover, this event will showcase our storied accomplishments and the path forward to The Next Great Steps.” -Martin McLellan, 45th space Congress General Chairman and ASRC Federal Civil Engineering Division VP/GM

Attendees will interact with such speakers as FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation Dr. George Nield, SpaceX’s Director of Commercial Crew Mission Management Benjamin Redd, KSC Director and former Astronaut Robert Cabana, and Scott Wierzbanowski, the Tactical Technology Office Program Manager for DARPA. In addition, addressing the creative side of space exploration and commerce will be The Artistic Astronaut Nicole Scott. The banquet speaker will be Major General Charles Bolden, Jr. USMC, Retired, Fmr. NASA Astronaut and NASA Administrator.

The three-day conference includes numerous panels and presentations including Multi-User Spaceport Programs, Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System, Space Transportation Innovation, and University Innovation Programs.

Space Congress also hosts an extensive exhibit hall which will be open to the public space enthusiasts who want to learn about the innovative work being done to propel the space sector well beyond our atmosphere.

The 45th Space Congress is open to the public and those interested in attending can register and
purchase tickets at http://www.spacecongress.org/. For more information on the program for the 45th Space Congress, go to our website, at www.spacecongress.org, Facebook @SpaceCongress2018, or Twitter @space_congress.

About Space Congress
Space Congress is an annual forum for a breadth of topics about exciting, relevant space initiatives through thought-provoking panel discussions from prominent, diverse speakers. The Congress allows for technical interchange between government and industry aerospace professionals, academia, students,and the general public during the panel sessions.