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St. Louis Space Frontier Hosts Second Annual Gateway to Space Development Conference

The St. Louis Space Frontier, a chapter of the National Space Society, held the second annual Gateway to Space Development Conference at the James S. McDonnell Prologue Room at Boeing St. Louis on Saturday.  The conference focused on commercial space applications, and included a series of speakers relating their first-hand experiences with commercial space projects.  In between the scheduled presentations, attendees toured the James S. McDonnell Prologue Room, a museum dedicated to telling the story of the McDonnell Aircraft, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing contributions to the aerospace industry.  Other local organizations, including the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, The Space Museum at Bonne Terre and Missouri Aviation Historical Society, brought exhibits that were well-received by conference attendees.

James S. McDonnell Prologue Room entrance
Zach Kromer shows his photos in the lobby during registration
Military Aircraft exhibit
Closer look at large F-15E model
Commercial Aircraft exhibit
Curator Mike Burke with Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum
Curator Mike Burke discusses an item in the museum’s exhibit
Mercury Engineering Development Fixture on display
Gemini Engineering Development Fixture on display
New Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft model
Jim Merriman from The Space Museum in Bonne Terre, MO
 

Myron Lane from the Missouri Aviation Historical Society