Virgin Galactic’s George Whitesides to speak on Monday, Feb. 28

Source: College of Sciences
Date: Wednesday Feb. 23rd, 2011

The College of Sciences is pleased to announce that George Whitesides, CEO and President of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company, will speak at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 28, in the Pegasus Ballroom of the UCF Student Union. Mr. Whitesides will discuss the promise of space tourism and how vehicles in development will open new avenues for science and technology.

A new space age of commercial spaceflight is dawning, and the U.S. is leading this innovative new industry. Virgin Galactic is taking reservations for flights to space on its SpaceShipTwo rocket. Come hear how you will be able to fly and how you can use these services for research discovery.

The talk is given as part of the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference held at UCF from Feb. 27-Mar. 2. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the conference, visithttp://nsrc.swri.org or e-mail Laura Seward at lauramseward@knights.ucf.edu.