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BLAST OFF: The Future of Spaceflight

The Explorers Club & the Commercial Spaceflight Federation request the pleasure of your company on the evening of Thursday, May 1st, for a night celebrating the future of spaceflight. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and themed hors d'oeuvres as they flow through The Explorers Club Headquarters and meet the leaders in the next generation of space exploration. Guests will be treated to a range of exhibits, from companies focusing on astronaut training, suborbital spaceflight, asteroid mining, space tourism, spaceports of the future, and more! There will be ongoing presentations, Q&A, and photo opportunities throughout the evening, with a pre-event VIP reception hosted by veteran astronauts..

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is the industry association of leading businesses and organizations working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality. The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. Members include Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Space Adventures, Blue Origin, the XPRIZE Foundation, Planetary Resources, XCOR, Sierra Nevada, NASTAR Center, Paragon Space Development Corporation, World View Enterprises, Inc., Mojave Spaceport, and many more.

Those are the companies pioneering the future of spaceflight and exploration, and May 1st is your chance to mingle with some of these game-changers and learn firsthand what the future holds.

Date: 05/01/2014

Reservation Notes:

Hosted at The Explorers Club historic Headquarters at 46 E 70th Street on New York’s Upper East Side, the event will run from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Thursday, May 1st, with a VIP pre-event reception from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Cocktail attire is recommended.

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