SOURCE: National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Georgia Chapter

National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Georgia Chapter

May 16, 2013 10:04 ET

May 28th NDIA Meeting: Georgia Space Port Briefing - What the Space Industry Means for GA

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - A special National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Georgia Chapter Meeting scheduled for May. $15 registration will include space industry presentations, buffet lunch and panel discussion.

NDIA Georgia Chapter Meeting
TUESDAY, May 28, 2013, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Centergy Building (75 Fifth Street, NW)
Georgia Resource Center, Atlanta, GA
Details and registration: http://www.ndia-ga.org/

Important Space industry, education, and business development speakers will discuss Georgia's current status, and why Georgia has been described by International commercial Space companies as "the best location on the US east coast for Launch" and the proposed Camden County Spaceport site as "a goldmine for GA." The former Thiokol rocket test area is ideal for launches to the east over water and is convenient for shipping to other Spaceports in FL or VA.

For business in Georgia, a 1% market share increase for GA in an $80B Space industry means $800 million in new revenue, $2.4 million in additional economic impact, and a gain of 10,000 jobs for GA.

Georgia Tech produces more Aerospace Engineers (AEs) than any program in the country. New Space Industry development in Georgia could enable these and other STEM graduates to remain in state instead of fulfilling careers in other states as they now do.

Economic, Security and Science Benefits of Our Future in Space - Presenter Dr. Robert Braun (Prof. Bobby Braun) served as the NASA Chief Technologist, is currently a David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he leads research focused on the design of advanced flight systems and technologies for planetary exploration. He worked at NASA for sixteen years where he contributed to the design, development, test, and operation of several robotic space flight systems.

The Space Economy - Presenter Bob Scaringe, President of AVG Communications, is a consultant in the Space industry who worked with the NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts while it was based in Atlanta. Bob previously worked for Corning and EMS Technologies in new business development spinning off new businesses.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact

    Bruce Cotterman
    President of the Georgia Chapter, National Defense Industrial Association
    The BAS Group LLC
    Atlanta, GA
    Tel: 404-580-2918
    Email Contact