The nation’s third-largest university, the University of Central Florida, will host the Second Annual Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference in 2011.

The announcement was made during the inaugural event in Boulder, Colo., this week. This two-and-a-half-day conference for more than 200 scientists is sponsored by the who’s who of the space industry. It provides a forum to learn about the research and educational outreach possibilities available through commercial flights into space currently under development by independent companies.

To read more about the conference and UCF’s role, visit the UCF Newsroom Web site.