Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett to Speak at Free Space Conference
Featured Image: Lt. Col. Geoffrey Cameron, 9th Reconnaissance Wing A5/7/8 director, briefs Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett about the future of agile U-2 employment across the globe, Sept. 24, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 9th RW’s reorganization to an A-staff structure directly supports Barrett’s focus on modernization and innovation through use of directorates as problem solvers engaged directly with higher headquarters for programming and resources, allowing squadrons to remain focused on effective execution of the mission and caring for their people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dakota LeGrand)
Outer space may be cold (-454.81 Fahrenheit, to be exact), but it’s starting to heat up. As more nations compete for the high ground, and private corporations like SpaceX and Blue Origin invest in the limitless expanse of space, interest in our galaxy is at an all-time high.
In fact, the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act created America’s newest military branch, the U.S. Space Force, to ensure that the United States maintains its lead in high orbit space as well as protects the U.S. and allied interests.
Advances in technology and a new spirit of competition have rekindled America’s dedication to space science. So, there has never been a better time to meet and discuss the challenges in store for tomorrow’s space leaders.
An Important Summit at an Important Time
The inaugural Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference, sponsored by American Military University, will be held virtually on Thursday and Friday October 15-16, 2020.
It’s an opportunity to bring together all representatives of the space community to educate, discuss and inspire.
Expert speakers and panelists will discuss new information in space education, industry, military and government. Roundtables will give attendees the opportunity to network with space organizations, associations and student groups so they may learn how to be active members of the space community.
According to Dr. Vernon Smith, Provost of American Public University System, “APUS is recognized as a leader in space education. As commercial and military space becomes more important to our economy, we want to work with thought leaders to fill the gaps to have a workforce that is ready for the Space Force and the accompanying growth in this exciting sector.”
Sara A. Carioscia, Johns Hopkins University
Closing Remarks and Announcements
Vernon C. Smith, Provost, American Public University System
Where to sign up
If you plan to attend, please RSVP
Don’t miss this important opportunity to network with professionals in space science and learn about the newest policy initiatives to capitalize on this final frontier.
Stay tuned to InSpaceNews.com for more information to come to the inaugural Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference.
Learn From The Leader
American Military University (AMU) is proud to be the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military, based on FY 2018 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2019. At AMU, you’ll find instructors who are former leaders in the military, national security, and the public sector who bring their field-tested skills and strategies into the online classroom. And we work to keep our curriculum and content relevant to help you stay ahead of industry trends. Join the 64,000 U.S. military men and women earning degrees at American Military University.