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Vienna, VA, United States, 2006/04/03 - The media are cordially invited to meet with Eric Anderson, president and CEO of the first and only company to have sent paying passengers to space, during the Global Travel & Tourism Summit. One-on-One interviews.
You are cordially invited to meet with Eric Anderson, president and CEO of the first and only company to have sent paying passengers to space, during the Global Travel & Tourism Summit. Mr. Anderson will provide the Leaderís Perspective speech following the panel discussion entitled, Harnessing Innovation and Technology: Bringing New Capabilities to the Fore at 5:30 p.m. on Tue., April 11.
Mr. Anderson pioneered, and continues to perpetuate the space tourism industry through his company, Space Adventures, which launched the first and only commercial spaceflight missions to the International Space Station. Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Greg Olsen made history as the only private citizens to launch to space. The company announced this week that Microsoftís Charles Simonyi will be one of the next in line for flight.
Space Adventures recently announced the first commercial circumlunar mission and the development of a fleet of suborbital spaceflight vehicles that will launch from spaceports slated for the United Arab Emirates and Singapore. A Zogby poll found that private space exploration could generate revenues for the travel and tourism industry of over $1 billion (USD) a year within 20 years.
President and CEO
Space Adventures, Ltd.
Tue., April 11
Wed., April 12
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W.
About Eric Anderson
Born in Denver, Colorado, Mr. Anderson is a pioneer and outspoken advocate of the commercial space transportation, private space exploration and space tourism industries. Mr. Anderson has authored several technical papers and articles on topics ranging from space tourism to infrared astronomy, launch vehicle analysis to advanced space propulsion and from space sensor design to business and economic evaluations of space-related ventures. He graduated magna cum laude and first in his class at the University of Virginia with a bachelor's of science degree in aerospace engineering. Mr. Anderson was recently awarded membership to Standard & Poorís Society of Industry Leaders.
About Space Adventures
Space Adventures, the only company to have successfully launched private explorers to space, is headquartered in Vienna, Va. with offices in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Moscow and Tokyo. It offers a variety of programs such as the availability today for orbital spaceflight missions to the International Space Station, commercial missions around the moon, Zero-Gravity and MiG flights, cosmonaut training, spaceflight qualification programs and reservations on future suborbital spacecrafts. The company's advisory board comprises Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, shuttle astronauts Kathy Thornton, Robert (Hoot) Gibson, Charles Walker, Norm Thagard, Sam Durrance, Byron Lichtenberg, Pierre Thuot and Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott.