3rd Annual NSMMS & CRASTE Conferences

The National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) will co-locate for the 3rd annual event.  These symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision makers from across the nation to discuss key technology issues related to space, missile, and hypersonic systems and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for our Country’s defense and research and development pursuits.  System engineers, designers, scientists, researchers, managers, and senior leaders will gather from the joint services, NASA, DOE, academia, and industry to exchange ideas, collaborate, advance their knowledge, and network. The symposia will be held at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, VA on the 22nd - 25th of June 2015.

NSMMS & CRASTE have a very diverse and hard-hitting line up of speakers throughout the week.  The 2015 forum features a joint plenary session with Mr. Thomas Lockhart, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate; Dr. Walter Jones, Executive Director, Office of Naval Research; Dr. Tom Russell, Director, Army Research Laboratory; Dr. David Miller, Chief Technologies, NASA, and a host of others to be announced soon.

The event features over 100 presenters covering research and technology in the areas of:

  • Innovations in Materials
  • Space Materials Experiments, Modeling & Simulation
  • Missiles & Missile Defense
  • Planetary Orbit and Exploration Technologies
  • Space Access & Propulsion
  • Hypersonics
  • Pico-Nano Orbital & Sub-Orbital Concepts and Capabilities from Small Launch Vehicles to High Altitude Balloons
  • Thermal Management & Protection
  • Reducing Cost & Increasing Safety
  • Range and Ground Operations
  • Small-Sat Development:  Guidance Communications, Propulsion, In-Orbit Testing, Environment Qualification
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Ground Testing and Diagnostics for Materials Sensing

Three tracks of tutorials and workshops, a small business forum, a technical poster session, an exhibit show, and a variety of networking opportunities will accompany the Plenary and technical sessions.

The Small Business Forum will facilitate meetings between primes and government SBIR agencies, with the goal to facilitate business match-making based on similar interests that relate to specific space materials & performance metrics relevant to NASA and the Department of Defense.

NSMMS & CRASTE offer an on-line job board featuring space related positions all over the U.S.  The Symposia’s Job Board can be found at usasymposium.com/nsmms/jobs.htm. The site allows you to search by job title, company, location and job type (full time, permanent, etc.).  There is no cost to search the site or apply for jobs.  Employers can post jobs for a nominal fee.

Industry & media sponsors include: Supporters include:
  • Dynetics, Inc.
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Materials Research & Design
  • NASA Tech Briefs
  • New Space
  • Plasma Processes
  • Prototype Today
  • Southern Research
  • Ultramet Corporation
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Army Aviation & Missile Research Development & Engineering Center
  • Army Space & Missile Defense Command
  • Arnold Engineering Development Complex
  • ATK
  • Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation
  • Blue Origin, LLC
  • The Boeing Company
  • Centrus Energy Corporation
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • I-3 Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Headquarters
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
  • Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • The University of Texas at Austin


For more information on the detailed agenda, how to attend, how to become an exhibitor or sponsor, or how to participate in other ways, please visit NSMMS at www.usasymposium.com/nsmms or CRASTE at www.usasymposium.com/craste

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