› DC-X First Flight 20th Anniversary
Join the DC-X Team as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Delta Clipper Experimental August 16, 17, & 18, 2013, at Spaceport America, New Mexico, and the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, NM.
Friday, August 16: Location Virgin Galactic Gateway To Space, Spaceport America, Upham, NM. Introduction of the total DC-X Team, overview of the DC-X project, presentations on Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic. Speakers include: Christine Anderson, Executive Director Spaceport America; George Whitesides; CEO & President Virgin Galactic, Nancy Conrad, widow of Pete Conrad.
Saturday, August 17: Location Tays Special Events Center, NMSU-A, Alamogordo, NM. DC-X/XA lessons learned, on-going progress and issues, dedication of the DC-X SpaceQuest Exhibit, Induction of the DC-X Team into the International Space Hall of Fame. Speakers include: Ambassador Henry Cooper, former head of SDIO and President High Frontier; Jess Sponable, DARPA Advanced Spaceplane Projects; Mike Griffin, President AIAA; Rick Tumlinson, co-founder Space Frontier Foundation; Dave Masten, President Masten Space Systems; Henry Vanderbilt, President Space Access Society; and Dumitru Popescu, ARCA.
Sunday, August 18: Location Tays Special Events Center, NMSU-A, Alamogordo, NM. Reviving X-Planes for reusable access to space workshop, AIAA RLV PC planning workshop, Technology, COTS, Demonstration & Programmatic elements, X-Plane Programs recommendations. Speakers include: Dennis Poulos, Poulos Air & Space, Inc.; Michael Griffin, President AIAA; Dan Dumbacher, Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development, NASA; Joaquin Castro, Manager, DOD Strategy & Business Development, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; and Michael Johnson, J&J Aerospace.