Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-USA) is excited about SpaceUp DC, an unConference being held in Washington D.C. this weekend, August 27-28, 2010, and encourages any interested students to attend.  The SpaceUp unconference is working to bring together all types of space enthusiasts at our nation’s capital including regular people interested in space, students, and rocket scientists from NASA and private companies.  The idea of an unconference (similar to a barcamp) is to allow all these people to participate and collaborate on vaulting humankind into space, a mission that cannot be done by engineers and scientists alone.

As part of SpaceUp, all attendees are asked to participate and collaborate with each other in a less-formal conference setting. More information on the unConference concept is available in a short video on their website.

Even for students who are not able to get to Washington D.C. this weekend, there are still ways to participate in the SpaceUp conference.  Students can follow tweets with the twitter hashtag #SpaceUpDC or watch the conference live at

The two-day unconference begins at 9am, Aug. 27, at George Washington University’s Funger Hall auditorium. Tickets and additional information are available via the event website:

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