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The STAIF conference

  1. Jan 26, 2006 #1
    It costs $500 just to attend, but it seems to be the only conference for high energy/ revolutionary / physics propulsion ideas. Has anyone gone or know anyone who has?

    STAIF Administrative Staff

    RE: STAIF-2006 News and Updates

    All the papers are in, the proceedings at the publishers, and an exciting program of speakers and technical sessions awaits attendees of this year’s Space Technology & Applications International Forum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With STAIF-2006 only a little more than two weeks away, we’d like to share our latest news and updates.

    THE FINAL PROGRAM BOOK: is available on our website at:

    http://www.unm.edu/~isnps/staif/2006/registration/prog06.pdf [Broken]

    PLENARY SPEAKERS: You’ll find a fascinating slate of speakers for the plenary sessions at STAIF-2006.

    Scott J. Horowitz, Associate Administrator, Explorations Systems Mission Directorate

    Honorable Heather Wilson, US House of Representatives (R) New Mexico

    John Grossenbacher, Director, Idaho National Laboratory

    Ron Sega, Undersecretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.

    G. Thomas Marsh, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

    Scott Pace, Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation, NASA

    Wade Carroll, Acting Associate Director, Office of Space and Defense Power Systems, Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy

    NUCLEAR POWER AND EXPLORATION: THE NEW NEEDS: This special brown bag lunch is open to all attendees, Monday, February 13. Robert Sackheim, Assistant Director and Chief Engineer for Propulsion, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, will chair the session.

    PRE-REGISTRATION: For all you procrastinators, it’s not too late to fax in your registration. Follow this link to the registration form on our website:

    http://www.unm.edu/~isnps/staif/2006/registration/Reg06.pdf [Broken]

    HOTEL ROOMS: Albuquerque’s Hilton is filling up fast for the nights of the conference, February 12-16. We suggest you call their direct line, (505) 884-2500 to book your room, ASAP. In fact, on certain nights, the block of rooms reserved for conference attendees at the government rate is already filled. If you find that the Hilton doesn’t have room, the Fairfield Inn is next door and attached to the Hilton by an enclosed hallway. Give them a call at (505) 889-4000. Be certain to mention STAIF-06, and request your room at the convention rate. You can find more information about the Fairfield Inn at:


    ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS: Weather permitting, STAIF’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for 10:00 am Sunday, February 12, 2006, on the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque, NM .

    Great rates have been secured! If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Eric E. Rice by email at ricee@orbitec.com or call 608-335-9495. In your response email please provide the following information: name, org, email address, cell or other phone number, and your handicap or usual score for 18 holes.

    We’re looking forward to a thrilling conference this year, bringing together the field’s brightest names and inquiring intellects, and your participation is an important part of the equation. We’ll see you there!

    STAIF Administrative Staff

    University of New Mexico

    Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies

    Email: isnps@unm.edu

    Web: www.unm.edu/~isnps/ [Broken]
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  3. Jan 30, 2006 #2


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    I presented some work at one of the earliest conferences, Space Nuclear Power Symposium in 1986. I was coauthor on a subsequent paper.

    STAIF has evolved into several conferences in one. It does seem to be a major conference.

    The other major conferences are Space Nuclear Conference (ANS - http://www3.inspi.ufl.edu/space/ [Broken] ) and Joint Propulsion Conference (AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE - http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=230&lumeetingid=1178 [Broken] ).
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