CAPE CANAVERAL – Registration for the 46th Annual Space Congress, scheduled for June 4- 6 at the Radisson Conference Center in Cape Canaveral, is still available.

“Light the Fire” for the space industry is the theme for this year’s Space Congress® in honor of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. moon landing and highlights new technologies, exploration, innovation, imagination, and inspiration.

This year’s Space Congress will have an extensive exhibit hall and will showcase the Concept Mars Rover that toured the Eastern United States, to inspire the next generation and provide an out-of-this-world photo opportunity.

Attendees will have the chance to listen to and interact with a broad range of speakers including NASA Deputy Administrator, James Morhard; Former Astronaut, Frank Culbertson; KSC's Center Director (CD) & Former Astronaut, Bob Cabana; Space Florida President, Frank DiBello; Space Foundation COO, Shelli Brunswick; Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) High Performance Director, Joe Gomes; and Brevard County Sherriff, Wayne Ivey.

The three-day conference will host a diverse array of panel discussions on topics including Return to Flight Lessons-Learned, Commercial ISS Programs, Multi-User Spaceport Programs and Space Coast Becoming Next Silicon Valley with speakers like Former Shuttle Program Manager & former KSC CD, Bill Parsons; Sr. Director & Deputy Program Manager Commercial Crew Program Boeing, Leland Wight; and Founder & President of Higher Orbits Foundation, Michelle Lucas.

During the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, there will be Apollo astronauts joining for this historic year of humankind’s greatest accomplishment. This year’s special Apollo Anniversary Astronaut Celebration banquet will feature Apollo 15 astronauts Al Worden and Fred Haise.

Space Congress attendees will have access to an extensive exhibit hall, which will host innovate organizations that are dedicated to keeping the fire of space exploration burning and are eager to connect with industry enthusiasts. Attendee badges will be required for admittance with exhibit-only passes available for $20.

The 46th Space Congress is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?558157.

A golf tournament on June 7 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club will be held to benefit the Space Congress® Endowed Scholarship Fund. Registration opens at 7 a.m with the shotgun start at 8 a.m. Participants can golf with an astronaut, bid in silent auctions and participate in all sorts of activities for this special tournament.

Space Congress is an annual forum for a breadth of topics about exciting, relevant space initiatives through thought-provoking panel discussions from prominent, diverse speakers. The Congress allows for technical interchange between government and industry aerospace professionals, academia, students, and the general public during the panel sessions.

For more information on the program for the 46th Space Congress, visit website at www.spacecongress.org, Facebook @SpaceCongress2019, Twitter @space_congress or Instagram @space_congress.

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