The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2012 Planning Committee is pleased to announce Jeff Greason, President and Co-Founder of XCOR Aerospace, as the Keynote Speaker at the Saturday Dinner on May 26th. The dinner will be held in the Independence Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel at 7:00 pm.
“Jeff’s well-received and thought-provoking speech at ISDC 2011 – A Settlement Strategy for NASA – has become widely regarded as a major statement in the field of space policy and we very much look forward to hearing what Jeff has to tell us this year,” said Paul E. Damphousse, NSS Executive Director. To see a video or transcript of Greason’s 2011 speech, click here:
Jeff Greason has nearly 20 years of experience managing innovative technical project teams at XCOR Aerospace, Rotary Rocket Company (RRC), and Intel Corporation. As the President and Co-Founder of XCOR, he leads an engineering team that has developed 22 different, long-life, reusable, liquid-fueled rocket engines using a variety of nontoxic propellants. Under Jeff’s leadership the company has also developed low cost liquid propellant piston pumps and two generations of piloted reusable rocket aircraft. He is also the co-inventor of XCOR’s Nonburnite technology, which combines aerospace fabrication practices with materials common in the semiconductor industry.
A recognized expert in FAA/AST reusable launch vehicle (RLV) regulations, Jeff also supervised XCOR’s reusable launch vehicle licensing efforts through completion in early 2003. He also provided support to the Mojave Airport on its successful application as the first inland spaceport and commercial launch site for reusable launch vehicles. Jeff has testified on Capitol Hill numerous times, has been a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) RLV working group since 2000 and now serves on the full COMSTAC. In 2009 he was named to the President’s Human Space Flight Review Committee (Augustine Committee).
For more information about ISDC 2012 or to register for the Conference, please visit isdc2012.nss.org.