Vice President Mike Pence is confirmed to speak at The Washington Post on October 23 as part of a “Transformers: Space” event. Pence, who serves as chairman of the National Space Council, 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 and other important space policy matters.
The event will also feature NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and current and former astronauts who will examine the future of human spaceflight, the new “space race” and discuss the launch of the first flights from American soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011.
Additional speakers include:
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), Member, Planetary Science Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives
Ellen Stofan, Director, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Chris Ferguson, Director, Starliner Crew and Mission Systems, Boeing
Victor Glover, NASA Astronaut
Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut, Retired
Nicole Stott, NASA Astronaut, Retired
Sandra Magnus, Principal, AstroPlanetview, LLC; NASA Astronaut, Retired
Heidi Hammel, Executive Vice President, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
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 wapo.st/transformersspace. Media who wish to cover must RSVP.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20071
Transformers: Space is produced with support from The University of Virginia.