Founding Sponsors

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. www.boeing.com

Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment. sa.catapult.org.uk

The Greater Houston Partnership is greater Houston’s principle business organization championing Houston’s growth through economic development efforts aimed at attracting, retaining and growing leading global companies, creating jobs and growing the region’s GDP. We also provide a platform to connect foreign companies and entities with members of the Houston business community and facilitate initiatives that expand investment and trade opportunities. Fueled by member expertise, the Partnership develops and supports strategies that bring growth to the region and promotes Houston as a great global city. www.houston.org

Houston Spaceport is an FAA-licensed, urban commercial spaceport offering unprecedented access to a thriving aerospace community.  In addition to serving as a launch and landing site for suborbital, reusable launch vehicles, Houston Spaceport offers laboratory office space including technology incubator space and large-scale hardware production facilities.  Houston Spaceport is located at Ellington Airport, and as a part of the Houston Airport System (HAS) fits seamlessly into one of the largest international travel infrastructures on the planet. www.fly2houstonspaceport.com

The ISS US National Lab is a US government-funded national laboratory established in 2005 by the 2005 NASA Authorization Act. issnationallab.org

Jacobs, with annual revenues of nearly $13 billion, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Building strong, long-term relationships with our clients is the key to our success as a company. We offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. www.jacobs.com

KBR Government Solutions ensures mission success for customers on land, at sea, in the air, and in space and cyberspace.  We create value and drive innovation by combining engineering, technical and scientific expertise with our full life cycle capabilities, mission knowledge and future-focused technologies.  We are known for excelling in complex and extreme environments and trusted to overcome the nation’s most pressing challenges.  When it’s mission critical, customers call KBR first – We Deliver. www.kbr.com

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.  With a track record of success at NASA centers across the country, Leidos provides the mission understanding and technical expertise necessary to support advancements in space exploration and human spaceflight across the public and private space sector. www.Leidos.com/space

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. www.lockheedmartin.com

MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with over twenty-five years of experience serving NASA, DOD and commercial customers nationwide. MEIT offers innovative, best-value services and solutions in Engineering Services, Modeling and Simulation, IT/Cyber Services, and Space Access. MEIT provides solutions in space system design and integration, research project development, and on-orbit test and operations, successfully integrating over 350 payloads. MEIT proudly holds contracts to perform work on the GSA MAS Schedule, OASIS Small Business contractor (Pools 4, 5A, 5B, 6), OASIS Unrestricted contractor (Pool 6), REMIS, and is an implementation partner with the ISS National Lab. www.MEITechinc.com

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.

Winstead PC is a national business law form with over 300 attorneys in Texas and North Carolina.  The Firm provides a full range of business legal services to some of the most recognized and respected companies and academic institutions across the country and throughout the world.

As a founding partner of SpaceCom, Winstead is a leader in the space technology industry.  We are highly focused in the allied fields of intellectual property, business organizations and finance for both established and startup companies working with clients involved in Aerospace, Biotechnology, Clean Technology, Communications, Energy, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Maritime, Medical, Nanotechnology and Transportation.  Winstead also has a nationally recognized banking and real estate practice, advising on credit financing for a variety of technology ventures. www.winstead.com