Highlights of Past Events

04/11/2013
The Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion was truly an international gathering at the 29th National Space Symposium. Almost 160 exhibitors in the two large halls represented 11 countries, including Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States,  in displaying the latest in space technology,...
04/11/2013
Both education programs and programs desiged to aid young space professionals in advancing their careers are an important part of the Space Symposium. Space Career Day, held on April 11, combined the two objectives in one event. With almost 100 participants, including students from Space Grant Universities in four states and transitioning military, the full-day event provided exposure to...
04/11/2013
The Teacher Liaison Workshop, which is an annual feature of the Space Symposium, took a different twist this year when attending Teacher Liaisons traveled to the Space Foundation's world headquarters in Colorado Springs for their educational sessions. Seventy-five teachers from 13 states participated in the program, which included:Breakfast and photos with NASA Astronauts Dr. Leroy...
04/11/2013
One of the most intriguing panel discussions at the 29th National Space Symposium was conducted by members of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, discussing plans for a manned Mars mission in 2018. Comments included responses to questions from the audience. Key issues addressed included building a robust life support system for the mission and creating a feasible launch and landing...
04/11/2013
GenCorp President and Chief Executive Officer Scott J. Seymour spoke to the 29th National Space Symposium audience on April 11, beginning his speech by reflecting on why the Space Symposium attendees have chosen space as their passion. He said that a primary reason is "harnessing space to protect the freedoms we cherish ... ensuring those freedoms for future generations and...
04/11/2013
The annual Space Symposium features events, mentoring and networking opportunities specifically aimed at young space professionals age 35 or younger, part of the Space Foundation's New Generation Initiatives.Workshops, luncheons and presentations help New Generation participants understand critical space issues, such as how policy and budgets are developed. Multiple networking events bring young...
04/11/2013
The Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium brought together senior state officials from across the United States. In addition to speaking at and participating in the Space Symposium, they also gathered to attend a meeting of the Aerospace States Association.Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell spoke at the Space Symposium and emphasized the important role of state government in the...
04/11/2013
The Space Symposium's Coalition Contributions panel provided background on international contributions taking place in the public and private sectors.The panel was moderated by Gen. Lance W. Lord, USAF, Ret., and comprised:Brig. Gen. Christian Badia, head of division, strategic defence planning & concepts, German Federal Ministry of DefenceSamer Halawi, chief executive office, Thuraya ...
04/11/2013
A topic of interest at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium was the panel discussion Long Term Sustainability of Space - Practices for the Future.The panel covered talking points on affordability and policy reform in commercial and government space industry.The partnership between the government and private entities was said to be key for long term processes....
04/10/2013
The 36 winners of the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest were invited to attend the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium on April 10. Young artists from 12 countries were selected for the top slots from among more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories - the largest response since the contest began three...

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