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Plane Crazy Saturday at Mojave

If you are in Southern California on Saturday, check out the Plane Crazy Saturday – March 16  at Mojave Air and Space Port.

Come out to Mojave Airport for breakfast or lunch, listen to a great speaker at 11 a.m. and enjoy some time with other pilots and aviation minded friends!

Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation Presents

Plane Crazy Saturday!
Aircraft Fly-In – Historic Aircraft Display Day

March 16, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free admission!

Special Guest Speaker at 11:00 a.m.

Rocket Photography
With Mike Massee
Photographer extraordinaire!
(Rockets, Landscapes, Trains: Full Scale and 7.5 Gauge Live Steam Trains and Aircraft)
Mike is invaluable to XCOR Aerospace as a professional photographer, cinematographer, solids modeler, graphics artist, Photoshop expert, broadcast engineer, and adventurer.
He serves as Vice President with the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation.

His photos have been featured in major publications around the world including Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine, Scientific American, Popular Science, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Wired, Nature, and many more. My railroad photography has appeared in Trains, Railfan and Railroad (cover story, May 2009) and Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading (cover story, September / October 2010) as well as several calendars.

Wen Painter will be on hand in the Voyager Restaurant to sign Tax-exempt forms for pilots!

Aviation and Space Art with Doug Castleman
Children Books with Usborne Books
Aviation collectables for sale
Posters, small gliders, patches and t-shirts
Bring the kids! Bring a camera!

All guests are reminded to observe flightline safety rules, including: no touching propellers, no running, no pets, and keep a watchful eye for taxiing aircraft! Thanks!

Conferences: SpaceUp San Diego 2013 + Space Access ’13

Southern California space enthusiasts should check out the SpaceUp San Diego 2013, March 23-24, 11am to 5pm, McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station.

SpaceUp is a space unconference, where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged topics.

SpaceUp San Diego 2010 was the first SpaceUp ever, and it was awesome again in 2011 and 2012. It’s coming back to San Diego in March 2013, and you won’t want to miss it.

Participation is limited so register soon.


My favorite annual conference is coming up soon as well: Space Access ’13 Conference, April 11-13, in Phoenix Arizona.

It’s the place to be for the latest on the technology, business, and politics of Radically Cheaper Access To Space.

UNOOSA – STSC 2013 technical presentations

Theo Pirard of the Space Information Center/Belgium sends me a pointer to the technical presentations given at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs‘s Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: 2013 50th Session (STSC 2013) going on this month (11-22 February)

Some samples: