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SpaceCom Convention Brings Terrestrial and Aerospace Industries Together

SpaceCom, a “space commerce” conference and expo takes place in Houston this week (Nov. 15-17, 2016) at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Organizers tout it as an opportunity to “highlight the intersection points between terrestrial industries and the aerospace community.” What are those intersections? We ask Clay Dillow, who’s reporting on the SpaceCom convention […]

SpaceCom Expo - Gail DelaughterSpaceCom, a “space commerce” conference and expo takes place in Houston this week (Nov. 15-17, 2016) at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Organizers tout it as an opportunity to “highlight the intersection points between terrestrial industries and the aerospace community.”

What are those intersections? We ask Clay Dillow, who’s reporting on the SpaceCom convention for Fortune. And we hear from Tom Pirrone, SVP of Stratollite Applications at World View, a company involved in the current commercial space race out of Arizona. But they aren’t a rocket, they aren’t manned, so what do they do? They want to “expand the stratospheric economy” for one thing. We find out what that means.

(Above: A booth at the 2015 SpaceCom Expo. Photo: Gail Delaughter, News 88.7)

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