Aerospace Leaders, Economists to Host Free Forum for the Public on the Role of Deep Space Exploration on Jobs, Economy

Registration Open for Tuesday Morning Event at ExploreDeepSpace.com

CHICAGO--()--The Deep Space Alliance, a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization representing a coalition of government, private sector and non-profit leaders committed to human and robotic exploration beyond the Moon, will host the first of a series of free forums open to business leaders, policy leaders, students and the general public on the critical role and impact of deep space exploration on U.S. leadership.

The Economy and Exploration Leadership Forum will explore what the U.S. must do to win market share and create jobs in the New Space Economy as well as opportunities for growth and new technologies.

When:       Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Program begins at 8:30 AM.
 
Where:

Museum of Science and Industry

Little Theatre (lower level)
5700 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

Presenters and panelists include Charlie Precourt, Vice President and General Manager, Space Launch Division, ATK Aerospace Group; Dr. Keith Bowman, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Chair, Illinois Institute of Technology; Dr. David Carroll, President, CU Aerospace; Dr. Alex MacDonald, Executive Staff Specialist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Jim Plaxco, President, Chicago Society for Space Studies; Federico Sciammarella, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Illinois University; Julie Van Kleeck, Vice President, Advanced Space and Launch Programs, Aerojet Rocketdyne; Larry Boyle, Executive Vice President, Chicago Society for Space Studies; Charlotte Kiang, National Contact, Space Generation Advisory Council; Dr. Matthew Shapiro, Associate Professor of Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology and Micah Walter-Range, Director of Research & Analysis, Space Foundation.

To register yourself and a guest visit www.exploredeepspace.com and click on event information or contact Jill Cassidy by phone at 281-844-8676 or by email at jcassidy@phillipscompany.com.

About Deep Space Alliance

The Deep Space Alliance (DSA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization representing a coalition of government, private sector and non-profit leaders committed to human and robotic exploration beyond the Moon. At our core, we believe that exploration is critical to prosperity and human progress. Together, we support strategies and tactical programs aimed at demonstrating the value of deep space exploration to U.S. leadership in science, technology, the economy, defense and global cooperation and diplomacy.

Contacts

Phillips & Company
Andrea Oliveira, 512-922-7505
aeoliveira@phillipscompany.com

Release Summary

Deep Space Alliance hosts the Economy and Exploration Leadership Forum on the role and impact of deep space exploration on US leadership October 7, 2014, at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Contacts

Phillips & Company
Andrea Oliveira, 512-922-7505
aeoliveira@phillipscompany.com