26th SSC speakers to include prominent astronaut and Nobel Peace Prize winner

The 26th Space Simulation Conference (SSC) will feature two prominent keynote speakers: Dr. John C. Mather, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner in Physics, and Dr. John Grunsfield, former NASA astronaut.

Mather is with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and shares the Nobel Prize with George F. Smoot of the University of California. He will present the Tuesday morning keynote address. Grunsfeld, deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, will deliver the luncheon address on the same day.

The Space Simulation Conference will be held on October 18-21, 2010, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis MD.

The conference is a major international forum in space hardware environmental testing for research and development and qualification. The event provides a unique opportunity for engineers and scientists from industry, government, and academia to present and exchange information and ideas on simulating the space environment to develop and test space mission hardware.