WSU Students can Apply for Free Registration to NASA Conference


WSU, in cooperation with NASA, Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW), and Ad Astra Kansas Science Foundation, is hosting the 6th Interstellar Symposium and NASA Advanced Propulsion Workshop from Nov. 10 to 15, in downtown Wichita. This meeting will bring in experts in the physics, engineering, humanities, and social sciences of interstellar travel as part of a Congressionally-mandated NASA effort to launch the first interstellar probe by 2069.

A private gift from Dr. Robert Hampson will fund the registration costs ($125 value) for a limited number of WSU students to attend the week-long event - including the Sunday evening welcome reception and all conference meals. 

Those interested in applying for free registration must complete the form located at:

Each entrant must provide a one paragraph statement describing their interest in attending the Symposium and Workshop.  The best applicants will be chosen by the local organizing committee. This opportunity is open to WSU students of any major or field of study – both undergraduate and graduate.

 Application deadline: September 30

 For more information about the conference, please visit:

 For questions about the application process, please contact: Dr James Schwartz (, Dr. Nickolas Solomey (, or Dr. Atri Dutta (

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