The Canaveral Council of Technical Societies is re-starting its Space Congresses with a one-day conference at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa on Friday, December 7, 2012. The theme for the 42nd Space Congress is “A New Beginning” and signifies both the Council’s return to conducting these public technical conferences and the way forward for the Canaveral Spaceport: its facilities, launch vehicles, and the future payloads that will fly from our country’s premier spaceport. NASA, DOD, other government agencies, and commercial companies are being invited to attend along with educators, students, society members, space activists, amateur rocketeers, and interested members of the general public.
Our goal will be to bring together the best in the commercial and private spaceflight industries to motivate all generations of space pioneers to focus on a common goal to reach to space to resolve scientific questions, provide means for low-gravity manufacturing, etc., using the facilities we shall have to work with here in Florida.
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Canaveral Council of Technical Societies
Starting in 1959, with the goal of better communication among the many technical societies in the Cape Canaveral area, the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies came into being. The First Space Congress was held in Cocoa Beach, Florida, April 20-22, 1964, with the theme, “Where Are We Going in Space?” Thirty-one papers were presented and three luncheon speakers, an opening speaker, and keynote speaker addressed the assemblage. Since 1964, all CCTS Space Congresses have been held in the Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Florida, area. Space Congresses are locally organized technical events primarily local in scope. Space Congress is designed to promote and support the activities of the technical, scientific, engineering, and professional organizations of this area in a manner that will enhance the identity and professional stature of the member societies of CCTS. The 42nd Space Congress, “A New Beginning,” will be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center on December 7, 2012.