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    California Aerospace Week 2014

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    California Aerospace Week 2014

    24–26 March 2014
    Sacramento, California


    Launch California!:  Leading the Nation into Space

     

    Monday, March 24th:

    • 12:00 p.m. Assembly Floor Announcement by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
    • 2:00 p.m. Senate Floor presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution by Senator Steve Knight
    • 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Voyager:  The Farthest Man-made Object in Space

            Dr. Ed Stone, the project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission since 1972, will talk about Voyager's historic journey into Interstellar Space

            Room TBD   Light snacks will be provided.

    •  Afternoon-  Capitol office visits by stakeholders in the industry with elected officials, regarding aerospace issues in California

     

    Tuesday, March 25th:

    • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm aerospace displays ( including the F-18 Super Hornet Advanced Cockpit Simulator), California State Capitol West Steps
    • Morning - Capitol office visits by stakeholders in the industry with elected officials, regarding aerospace issues in California
    • Joint Informational Hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace and Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace - Launch California: Leading the Nation into Space
      2:00 – 4:00 p.m., California State Capitol, Room 127 
      Chaired by Senator Steve Knight and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
        • Panel 1: Overview of California Aerospace
          • Dr. Sandra H. Magnus, Executive Director, AIAA
          • Kish Rajan, Director, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
        • Panel 2: Civil Space
          • Blake Bullock, Director, Civil Air and Space, Business and Advanced Systems Development, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
          • Dr. Simon "Pete" Worden, Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center
          • Dr. W. Michael Hawes, Director, Human Spaceflight Program, Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
        • Panel 3: Commercial Space
          • Darrell T. Huntley, Vice President, Satellite Development Center, Space and intelligence Systems, Boeing Network and Space Systems
          • George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic
          • Dr. Jordi Puig-Suari, Aerospace Engineering Department, California Polytechnic State University
        • Q&A
    • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., California State Capitol, Room 125

            Aerospace Roundtable with Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace and Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace
        

    • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. State Capitol, 1st Floor, Governor’s Council Room
      Private reception
       

    Wednesday, March 26th:

    • Morning - Capitol office visits by stakeholders in the industry with elected officials, regarding aerospace issues in California