What: A coalition of 13 space organizations will release its white paper, “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space.”

White paper to call attention to the need for the next administration and Congress to make space exploration and use a policy priority.

White paper will propose solutions to four challenges facing the U.S. space exploration and use enterprise: unpredictable budgeting, foreign competition, the hostile space environment, and workforce trends.

Coalition led by: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Commercial Spaceflight Foundation, and the Space Foundation, with members: Aerospace Industries Association, Aerospace States Association, American Astronautical Society, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, Colorado Space Coalition, Satellite Industry Association, Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable, Space Angels Network, Space Florida, and the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

When: Friday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Where: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Credentialed media and Press Club members are encouraged to attend in person.

Media Opportunities
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Presentation and discussion of “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space”
Speakers: Sandra H. Magnus, executive director of AIAA; Elliot H. Pulham, CEO of the Space Foundation; and Eric Stallmer, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

NOTE: Credentialed media located outside the Washington, D.C., area wishing to dial-in to the event should email Duane Hyland at duaneh@aiaa.org to obtain the event’s dial-in number and passcode.

ONSITE MEDIA CONTACT: Duane Hyland, 703.835.4867, duaneh@aiaa.org

About AIAA

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is more than 30,000 engineers and scientists from 88 countries dedicated to the global aerospace profession. AIAA convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 150,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.