Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the Houston Airport System (HAS) will hold a media panel at Rice University's Space Institute in Houston TX on April 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm Central Time (3:00 pm ET) to provide an opportunity for media to "learn about potential benefits of any future partnership between SNC and HAS" regarding SNC's Dream Chaser spacecraft that "has the capability of landing on commercial runways virtually anywhere in the world." Details are in the emailed announcement, which is reproduced below.
April 7, 2014
Houston Airport System and Sierra Nevada Corporation
to Host Media Panel at Rice University – Space Institute
Houston Airport System (HAS) and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will host a joint news conference to provide an update on plans to support the Houston Space Port. Media will have the opportunity to speak with HAS officials and SNC’s Dream Chaser® senior leadership, and learn about the potential benefits of any future partnership between HAS and SNC. The Dream Chaser spacecraft has the capability of landing on commercial runways virtually anywhere in the world.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. CDT
Rice University – Space Institute, Weiss School of Natural Sciences
Weiss School of Natural Sciences, 6100 Main St., Houston, Texas 77005
- Mark N. Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC’s Space Systems
- Mario Diaz, Aviation director for Houston Airport System
- Arturo Machuca, manager business development of Houston Airport System
- Dr. David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute
HAS and SNC are forming a committee to explore the possibilities associated with the Houston/Ellington Space Port. As plans for the Houston Space Port continue to take shape, identifying required facilities or capabilities to service commercial space vehicles is essential. This location is well placed to service the Houston business, science and research community, including continuing support for the International Space Station and new commercial space enterprise.
Media is invited to join leadership from both HAS and SNC to learn more about the future of commercial spaceflight and Houston’s evolving role.
MEDIA RSVP VIA EMAIL:
All media planning to attend should contact David Falloure with Griffin Communications Group at David@GriffinCG.com no later than 4 p.m. CDT Tuesday, April 8, 2014.