News | January 13, 2012

Special Aerospace Services Announces Exciting Speaker Lineup For Second Annual Human Spaceflight Technical Forum January 18-20, 2012

Boulder, CO /PRNewswire/ - Special Aerospace Services, a leader in aerospace systems engineering solutions, announced today that it will host a number of seasoned and sought-after spaceflight-focused speakers at its second Human Spaceflight Technical Forum on January 18-20, 2012.

The Forum will focus on the value of human spaceflight to the nation and its strategy going forward. As a result, speakers featured at the two-day Forum will include: Jeff Ashby, a former American naval aviator and astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions; John Shannon, head of Strategic Planning for NASA; Robert Dickman, Executive Director of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; James Van Laak, Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the FAA.

In addition, the Forum will host Andrew Chaikin as its keynote speaker at its Thursday evening dinner. Mr. Chaikin is a highly-regarded science journalist, space historian and the author of several books on space, including "A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts."

"The Forum is where the most experienced leaders in spaceflight will develop the 21st century construct for human space flight strategy and elucidate the value to the nation of that enterprise," said N. Wayne Hale Jr., Special Aerospace Services Director of Human Spaceflight.

For more information on the Forum, go to the Forum webpage at:

Special Aerospace Services ( is a registered small, woman-owned engineering services, systems and solutions business. SAS began with the dream of developing and providing innovative aerospace solutions to the aerospace industry, U.S. government agencies, Department of Defense, and the emerging commercial spaceflight sector. The SAS team demonstrates our corporate motto through our products and solutions . . . Who Dreams Wins™.

SOURCE Special Aerospace Services

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