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TRANSFORMERS: SPACE (Washington Post Live), Oct 23, 2018, DC, 9:00-11:30 am ET (webcast)

UPDATE, October 22:  VP Pence tweeted today that he will be speaking at 10:00 am ET.  Watch the entire event at Washington Post Live.

UPDATE, October 3:  The event has been rescheduled for October 23, 9:00-11:30 am ET still at 1301 K Street, NW. Doors open at 8:00 am ET.  Will be webcast.  The list of speakers is slightly different, but Vice President Pence and NASA Administrator Bridenstine will be there.

Current speaker lineup (as of October 3):

Vice President Mike Pence (speaking about the Space Force)
Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
Chris Ferguson, Director of the Starliner Crew and Mission Systems, Boeing
Victor Glover, NASA Astronaut
Leland Melvin, Former NASA Astronaut
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
Ellen Stofan, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Nicole Stott, Former NASA Astronaut
Heidi Hammel, Executive Vice President, Associations of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

 

UPDATE, September 11:  The event has been postponed because of Hurricane Florence.  A new date will be announced later. 

UPDATE, September 4:  The Washington Post announced today that Vice President Mike Pence will join the event,  engaging in a one-on-one interview with the Post’s national political reporter Robert Costa about the Administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force as a sixth military branch.  The entire event will be livestreamed.  The end time has been extended by 30 minutes from 11:00 to 11:30 am ET.

The updated list of other speakers is:

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council
Chris Ferguson, Director of the Starliner Crew and Mission Systems, Boeing
Victor Glover, NASA Astronaut
Leland Melvin, Former NASA Astronaut
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
Britney Schmidt, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech
Ellen Stofan, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Nicole Stott, Former NASA Astronaut
George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic

 

ORIGINAL ENTRY: The Washington Post, in partnership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), will hold a panel discussion on September 14, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 am ET at The Washington Post Live Center, 1301 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC on “Transformers: Space.”  The event will be webcast.

The announcement states:

On Friday, September 14, The Washington Post will bring together renowned scientists, key government officials, astronauts and other leaders in the space industry to examine the new “space race.”

The “Transformers: Space” program will feature Chris Ferguson, Director of the Starliner Crew and Mission Systems at Boeing, who will make his fourth spaceflight when he and NASA astronauts take the new Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Other speakers including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin, and Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society will examine developments in research, technology, propulsion, design and mission planning as America takes a leading role in the future of spaceflight.

Speakers include:

  • Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
  • Chris Ferguson, Director of the Starliner Crew and Mission Systems, Boeing
  • Leland Melvin, former NASA Astronaut
  • Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
  • Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council
  • Britney Schmidt, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech

More speakers to be announced.

The program is produced in partnership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE).

This event is open to press and will be streamed on The Post’s site at wapo.st/transformersspace  Media who wish to cover must RSVP.

EVENT DETAILS
Friday, September 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Doors open at 8:30 AM)
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20071

Transformers: Space is produced with support from The University of Virginia

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm