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Vice President Mike Pence to headline Washington Post Live summit on the future of space

September 4, 2018 at 11:09 AM

NOTE: Due to weather concerns Transformers: Space, originally scheduled for Friday. September 14, will be postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

Vice President Mike Pence is confirmed to speak at The Washington Post on September 14 as part of its Transformers: Space event. Pence will talk one-on-one with national political reporter Robert Costa about the Trump administration’s plan to establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military.

The event, which will examine the future of spaceflight and the new “space race,” will also feature NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Scott Pace.

Additional speakers include:

Chris Ferguson, Director of the Starliner Crew and Mission Systems, Boeing
Victor Glover, NASA Astronaut
Leland Melvin, Former NASA Astronaut
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
Britney Schmidt, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech
Ellen Stofan, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Nicole Stott, Former NASA Astronaut
George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic

The program is produced in partnership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE).

This event is open to press and will be streamed on The Post’s site at Media who wish to cover must RSVP.

Friday, September 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Doors open at 8:30 AM)
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20071

Transformers: Space is produced with support from The University of Virginia.

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