From 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
The Georgian Club
100 Galleria Parkway
The club is located on the 17th floor
Parking garage next to the building
Cost: $10.00 General Admission, $5.00 Student - First 125 registrants…
deadline for registration is 12:00 PM, 3 November.
The breakfast is sponsored by ViaSat - A Gold sponsor of the Georgia NDIA Chapter
The program for this event will be Mr. Andrew Nelson, President of XCOR Aerospace. During the early part of the Obama administration, the push began to move low earth orbit (LEO) operations out of NASA and into the commercial sector. Commercial space began to take off. At this same time, the Georgia Space Working Group was formed with the focus of bringing space companies to Georgia. Part of the push for more space activities in Georgia resulted in a new opportunity to create a commercial spaceport in Camden County, and industry insiders have repeatedly stated this is the finest property in the nation for a commercial spaceport. Since Georgia was a finalist in the NASA search for a spaceport back in 1960, this is a second chance for Georgia to become a space destination. Mr. Nelson and XCOR were instrumental in the initial planning for Spaceport Georgia, and he returns to Georgia to discuss the way forward for commercial space nation-wide and also how he sees Georgia as one of the major players in this commercial space arena. If you have any interest in any aspect of the commercial space arena, or how space can economically transform Georgia, this is a presentation you will not want to miss.
Andrew Nelson is President at XCOR Aerospace, with over 20 years of experience in the aerospace, aviation and commercial space sectors.
Mr. Nelson is a recognized leader in the emerging commercial space sector. He is the originator of the Lynx Wet Lease concept at the heart of the XCOR go-to-market strategy for Lynx, XCOR’s suborbital reusable space vehicle.
Upon graduation from Ohio University, he began his career at Cape Canaveral for Pan Am World Services on classified navigation systems and Eastern Test Range (ETR) range safety applications. He then joined MITRE Corporation, where he lead design, implementation, and flight testing of avionics systems in C-130 and UH-1 aircraft with USAF and FAA Technical Center personnel and participated in international regulatory and standards bodies such as International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). From there he joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior management and strategy consultant leading the international aviation and space team from offices in London and Paris. After graduate school, he worked for over nine years on Wall Street, leaving Morgan Stanley to join XCOR in 2008.
Open to all NDIA Members, Military personnel and U.S. Citizens.
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