Space Access Update #110  03/31/05 
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                 Latest Info on Our Upcoming Conference, 
             Space Access '05, April 28-30, Phoenix Arizona

Space Access '05 gets underway four weeks from today - if you haven't 
already made your travel arrangements, do it soon!  Cheap airfares won't 
get easier to find if you wait, and our $79-rate hotel room block is 
only reserved for us through April 6th, a week from today - after that 
it'll be opened up for general sale. 


Our program for this year's conference is shaping up - the list of 
confirmed speakers now includes: 

 David Anderman, Constellation Services
 Eric Anderson, Space Adventures
 John Carmack, Armadillo Aerospace
 Len Cormier, PanAero LLC
 George Herbert, Retro Aerospace
 David Hoerr, author of "The Rocket Company"
 Tim Hughes, majority counsel to the House Science Committee
 Jordin Kare, on "Laser Launch: It's Steamship Time"
 Chuck Lauer, Rocketplane LLC
 Jim Muncy, PoliSpace
 Gerry Nordley, Tethers Unlimited
 Charles Pooley, Microlaunchers
 Dr. Jerry Pournelle
 John Powell, JP Aerospace
 Bill Stine, Quest Aerospace
 Henry Spencer, on "Sustainable Spaceflight Beyond LEO"
 Andrew Case, The Suborbital Institute
 Pat Bahn, TGV Rockets
 Dennis Wingo, Orbital Recovery
 XCOR Aerospace
 X-Prize/X-Prize Cup

We expect that by the time the conference starts we'll have lined up 
well over two dozen presentations and panels with a wide variety of 
progress reports, technical backgrounders, viewpoints, and new ideas 
from a cross-section of players in this burgeoning field.  


Conference sessions run 2 pm - 10:30 pm Thursday, and 9 am - 10:30 pm 
Friday and Saturday, with half-hour breaks midmorning and midafternoon, 
hour-and-a-half lunch breaks, and two hour dinner breaks - an intensive 
twenty-four hours of programming over our two-and-a-half days.  (We run 
a single program track throughout, so you don't have to miss a thing.)  
Intensive, but also relaxed and informal - dress is casual, speeches are 
kept to a minimum, and we don't do formal banquets.  All meals are on-
your-own, so you can get together with the people you want to be talking 
to at one of the many good places to eat and drink, in the hotel or 
within a few minutes walk.  Plus of course, there's our world-reknowned 
Space Access Hospitality suite, serving fine finger-food and a variety 
of beverages (non-adult per agreement with the hotel, but you can always 
bring something up from the hotel bar) open from 8 am till the small 
hours of the morning for your relaxation and conversation.  
(Registration and Hospitality open noonish on Thursday.) 


Our hotel is the Four Points Sheraton, 10220 N Metro Parkway East, 
Phoenix Arizona 85051, 602 997-5900 for reservations, mention "Space 
Access" for our $79 conference room rate ($109 for cabana suite), rate 
good for up to three days before and after our conference dates of April 
28th - 30th.  The Four Points is in Phoenix's "Metrocenter" shopping 
complex, fourteen freeway miles from the Phoenix airport (cab rates in 
Phoenix vary; it's $12 by blue "Super Shuttle" airport van) with fifty 
bars and restaurants and two hundred stores within walking distance.  
Rooms have a work desk, coffee maker, etc, and the hotel has wireless 
internet, a heated olympic-sized pool, spa, fitness center, and free 
parking.  We're quite pleased to be bringing you a newer hotel in a 
better location for the same rate as last year. 

Space Access '05 will once again be a mix of the usual suspects and some 
interesting new additions, once again providing an intensive informal 
snapshot of where this fast-moving new cheap space access industry has 
gotten to as of spring 2005.  Be there! 

Space Access '05 registration once again holds steady at $100 in advance, 
$120 at the door, $10 off for SAS members.  $30 Student rate, no member 
discount.  Day rates available at the door only.  One year's SAS 
membership is $30, please include your email address for Updates.

Mail checks (sorry, no credit cards) to: 


      Space Access Society, 5515 N 7th St #5-348, Phoenix AZ 85014.

Name _____________________________ email _______________________________ 

Affiliation, if any (for badge) ________________________________________ 

Address ________________________________________________________________ 

SA'05 ______ SAS ($30) ______ Total Enclosed ______ 


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