Category: Space Commercialization
Event Format: Media Opportunity
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
WASHINGTON -- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will participate in a teleconference on Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. EDT with representatives of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation to brief journalists on the future of human commercial spaceflight.
Former NASA astronaut and president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation Michael Lopez-Alegria will lead the conference call, along with Jeff Greason, president of XCOR Aerospace and an executive committee member for the federation.
NASA expects to reach several milestones this year in its ongoing support of industry's innovative work to transport crew and cargo to low Earth orbit and enhance our nation's use of the International Space Station to improve life on Earth and prepare for the missions of the future.
Journalists who want to participate in the call should dial-in at 1:50 p.m. by calling 1-800-977-8002 and entering the access number 6853325.
The teleconference also will be streamed live at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio
For more information about the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, visit: http://www.commercialspaceflight.org
For more information about NASA programs and missions, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial