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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Proud Participant in the Space Entrepreneurship Forum on Sept. 15

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is proud to be participating in the Space Entrepreneurship Forum, a September 15 event on Capitol Hill. Commercial Spaceflight Federation speakers will include John Gedmark, Executive Director of the Federation, and George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic. The event, which begins at 3 pm, is free and open to the public.

The forum is being organized by the JURBAN Google Lunar X PRIZE team and the JAKA Consulting Group, in cooperation with Representatives Donna F. Edwards, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Diane Watson, Chaka Fattah and Marcia Fudge, coinciding with Congressional Black Caucus Week.

“The growth of commercial spaceflight will open up new opportunities for youth across America and excite children to enter careers in math and science in a highly-visible way,” stated John Gedmark, Executive Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. “The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is very proud to be participating in the Space Entrepreneurship Forum.”

Former FAA Associate Administrator and commercial space expert Patti Grace Smith will also be speaking, as well as a panel of current government officials including Dr. George Nield from the FAA and Michael Beavin from the Department of Commerce, among others.

The panel sessions will begin at 3 pm in Rayburn House Office Building Rm 2318, with a reception to follow at 5 pm in Cannon House Office Building Rm 122. For more information or to register, please visit