The People of NewSpace: Martin Heinrich – A New Frontier: From the Land of Enchantment to Space
The thirty second of thirty six reasons to attend ISPCS. Heinrich, United States Senator, State of New Mexico, notes that for the first time, commercial spaceflight is becoming a reality. The retirement of the Space Shuttle and increased tensions abroad have created fundamental challenges and opportunities in ensuring the security and continuity of our nation’s access to space. The partnership between the commercial space industry, academia, and our federal government exists to address these challenges and drive innovation. New Mexico is well positioned to contribute to America’s overall space strategy and propel the industry forward.
Tags: commercial space, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, International Space Station, ISS, micro-gravity research, NASA, NewSpace, outer space, Space, space industry, space research, Space tourism, spaceflight, suborbital space, Virgin Galactic