AIC attended the Commercial Space Transportation Conference in Washington mid February; this time without the FAA taking part, as a result of the US shut down.
More than 400 participants.listened to and took part in different presentations during the two days of the Conference.
Main topic of course the future transportation by Elon Musks Crew Dragon of American astronouts to the International Space Station as from July this year (50 years after the first landing on the Moon)
The last American NASA Spaceshuttle to the ISS was in 2011. Since then US astronouts flew to the ISS in Russian Soyuz spacecraft.