Space industry leaders have gathered in Brevard County this week for the 45th Space Congress.

  • 45th Space Congress convenes
  • Industry leaders are networking with private companies
  • Three-day conference includes panel discussions

“The Next Great Steps,” the theme for this year, focuses on the transformation of space exploration and launches as commercial endeavors lead the way.

Representatives from NASA, the FAA and the U.S. Air Force are among those who are networking with private companies that are (or could soon) do business on the Space Coast.

“A lot of exciting things going on in the space industry,” said Martin McLellan, 45th Congress Chair. “We don’t want to miss an opportunity to promote the great things that are happening, the ‘next great step.’”

The three-day conference includes panel discussions with industry experts. The event is highlighted by a Wednesday night talk by former NASA administrator Charles Bolden.