Apollo 11 “Next Giant Leap” Symposium at Wichita State

July 18, 2019 - 9:59 am
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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran from Kansas today announced that he will host an Apollo 11 “Next Giant Leap” symposium at Wichita State University’s National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) on Monday, July 22. During the event, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will deliver a special address on NASA’s vision for the future of aeronautics. Following the address, Sen. Moran, NASA Administrator Bridenstine and special guests will hold a media availability. Event features leaders from NASA, Boeing, DoD, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance.                       


Monday, July 22
•    9 a.m. – Sen. Moran opening remarks 
•    9:15 a.m. – Special Address from NASA Administrator Bridenstine
•    9:45 a.m. – Media Availability
•    10 a.m. – Panel on Future of Space Exploration
-    Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
-    Richard Ambrose, Executive Vice President of Space, Lockheed Martin 
-    John Elbon, Chief Operating Officer, United Launch Alliance
-    Blake Larson, Innovation Systems Sector President, Northrop Grumman 
-    Benji Reed, Director of Crew Mission Management, SpaceX
-    Dr. John Tomblin, Vice President for Research & Technology Transfer, Wichita State University
-    Dr. Sheree Utash, President, WSU Tech

•    11:15 a.m. – Panel on Space Defense and Deterrence
-    Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
-    Ms. Leanne Caret, Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Defense
-    Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
-    Duane Hawkins, Senior Vice President, Spirit AeroSystems
-    Dr. John Tomblin, Vice President for Research & Technology Transfer, Wichita State University

National Center for Aviation Training 
Student Center
4004 N. Webb Road
Wichita, KS 67226
 

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