Threats to U.S. Space Investments, 11:30-1:00 ET, 2325 Rayburn
20-Feb-2013 through 20-Feb-2013
The Secure World Foundation (SWF), the Space Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will hold a panel discussion about Threats to U.S. Space Investments on February 20, 2013 in room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am ET and the panel discussion will take place from 12:00-1:00 pm ET. Further details are on the SWF website. An RSVP is REQUIRED via that website.
The description of the panel and speakers are as follows:
On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Space Foundation, and Secure World Foundation (SWF) will team up to host a luncheon and panel discussion on Capitol Hill addressing the importance of sustainability in outer space. The United States relies upon space for a variety of essential daily services. Valuable space assets underpin our national security, help us forecast weather and predict natural disasters, enable GPS and satellite TV, spur our economy and industrial base, and keep U.S. troops and allies safe and secure around the world. Unfortunately, the current space environment threatens our ability to continue relying on these assets and all of the benefits they afford us. Speakers will discuss this situation from national security, legal, political, and commercial perspectives. This event is open to the public, but will take place strictly under Chatham House Rules. RSVP is required.