Latest News on 28th International Space Development Conference

Dear Friends,

The National Space Society’s 28th annual International Space Development Conference, ISDC 2009, is only a month away!  We are pleased to announce that Will Whitehorn, President of Virgin Galatic, has been added to the program. Check out the full list of speakers and program grid.
REGISTER TODAY today for the citizen space conference of the year!

Secondary Meal Registration is Now Available
The wait is over!  Meal tickets for ISDC 2009 are on sale now at  ISDC registration is a la carte.  One low registration rate permits admission into all general sessions.  Meals are purchased separately.  Professional Rate Registration includes all meals.
Projected Keynote Speaker Schedule for Meals (subject to change):

Thursday Luncheon:
Elon Musk, Co-founder of PayPal and Space Exploration Technologies
Thursday Dinner:
Richard Garriott, Sixth private citizen to conduct a space mission aboard the ISS

Friday Luncheon:
Janet Petro, Deputy Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Friday Gala Dinner:
Special Guests To Be Announced
Saturday Luncheon:
Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut; Founder, ShareSpace Foundation; NSS Governor
Saturday Dinner:
To Be Announced
Purchase your tickets now at before prices go up!

Don’t forget to lock in your room at the luxurious Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. RESERVE NOW! A limited number of rooms are still available at the special NSS room rate.
Surrounded by 36 holes of championship Orlando golf, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, and 15 acres of recreation, this four-diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure retreats.
Reserve your piece of this luxury experience now! 

Space Investment Summit Registration Still Available
ISDC is proud to again host the Space Investment Summit (SIS-6) on Wednesday, May 27.  This exclusive one day event will address the connection between the existing hospitality industry and the emerging space tourism industry.  Presentations will focus on the latest developments in the rapidly growing space tourism industry (vehicles, funding, destinations, timeframes, numbers of customers and more), as well as new cross-industry business opportunities.
Their are still a limited number of seats available to this exclusive event. Register now and get the latest information at


Brett Silcox                                                  Tim Bailey
Associate Director                                         Chairman, ISDC 2009
National Space Society                                  National Space Society                  
Don’t miss our reception and FIREWORKS on Thursday, May 28 exclusively for ISDC attendees. Register now!