Transformational Space Corporation LLC to Be Presenting Sponsor of the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference
Washington DC — January 25, 2005 — The National Space Society announced today that Transformational Space Corporation LLC (t/Space) has agreed to become the presenting sponsor of the 2005 International Space Development Conference (ISDC), to be held this May in Washington, DC.
“It’s wonderful that an innovative aerospace startup like t/Space has agreed to sponsor the ISDC,” said George Whitesides, NSS Executive Director. “We are very pleased that Transformational Space has shown their support for a strong connection between the space-interested public and the leaders of the new space age.”
This year’s conference, “Your Ticket to Space,” will look at how the newest advances will lead to a spacefaring civilization. The conference will take place May 19-22, 2005, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The conference call for papers remains open through March 1.
More information about the conference, including registration, hotel information, and the call for papers, is available on the conference web site.
Transformational Space Corp. has been commissioned by NASA to begin designing an overall plan for the nation’s Exploration Vision, and to develop the initial concepts for a Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) to serve the Vision. t/Space is working with NASA to show how an entrepreneurial approach to space exploration will accelerate the agency’s science and exploration goals, while simultaneously creating a true space frontier. t/Space has gathered innovators dedicated to rapid prototyping of low-cost space vehicles, such as Gary Hudson and Bevin McKinney of AirLaunch LLC and David Gump, former president of commercial space pioneer LunaCorp. Companies contributing to the t/Space effort include Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites.
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, international, educational, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded in 1974 by Wernher von Braun, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. The National Space Society's vision is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth. NSS members promote change in social, technical, economic, and political conditions to advance the day when people will live and work in space.
ISDC 2005 Communications Manager