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The Suborbital Applications Research Group (SARG) was founded by Dr. Alan Stern in conjunction with CSF. It is comprised of experts throughout the aerospace industry who are committed to enhancing the experience and opportunities within the suborbital industry. SARG meets twice annually and holds teleconferences every month to address pressing issues facing the suborbital market. The group is currently led by Dr. Steven Collicott of Purdue University.

For more information on the group or how to get involved, please contact Tommy Sanford:


Steven CollicottProfessor & SARG DirectorPurdue University
Tommy SanfordExecutive DirectorCommercial Spaceflight Federation
Mark ShelhamerProfessorJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Marsh CuttinoFounder & CEOOrbital Medicine
Sean CaseyFounder & Managing DirectorSilicon Valley Space Center
Constantine TsangPlanetary ScientistSouthwest Research Institute
Steve HeckPresident/CEOThe Arete STEM Project and Foundation
H. Todd SmithSenior Space PhysicistThe Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Adrienne DoveAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Central Florida
Anna-Lisa PaulResearch ProfessorUniversity of Florida
Charlie WalkerEngineer & AstronautIndependent Consultant & Speaker
Michael BanishProfessorUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville