Released: Monday, April 23, 2007

The annual national conference of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), SpaceVision 2007, will be held this November 9th to 12th at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in Cambridge, MA. It will open on Friday evening with recent private space explorer and primary sponsor of the Ansari X PRIZE Anousheh Ansari, followed by a number of other great speakers including SpaceShip One pilot Brian Binnie, Ansari X PRIZE founder Peter Diamandis, SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Associate Administrator of the Officer of Commercial Space Transportation Patty Grace Smith, General Manager of the Mojave Spaceport Stuart Witt, and Director of the Ames Research Center Pete Worden.

The conference will also host a career fair, which will include leading members of the space industry and leading space foundations and the final viewing and announcement of winners for the SEDS-USA National Art Contest, a space art competition among high school and college students to depict their vision for a space fairing human race. Finally, Monday will host a series of workshops to help plan the upcoming year of SEDS-USA. For more information, please visit http://spacevision.seds.org. Look forward to seeing you there.

SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.

Please direct all inquiries to:

Ryan McLinko
Director, 2007 SEDS National Conference
mclinkor@mit.edu (704) 609-7416

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