27th National Space Symposium a Success
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 17, 2011) -- The 27th National Space Symposium, which ended April 14, had the best participation, the most expansive exhibits and the greatest diversity of events in the Symposium's history. This year's events included almost 100 speakers, inspiring awards, the Boeing Exhibit Center's new Lower Level and outdoor Showroom, programs for New Generation young space professionals, special programs and events for teachers and students.
Among the topics discussed at the Symposium were: the globalization and commercialization of space, the end of the Space Shuttle program and the resulting U.S. human spaceflight gap, budget challenges, procurement and acquisition strategies, cyber threats and strategies and the need for better, more effective science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Pictured: Young pianist Ethan Bortnick performs at the opening ceremony of the 27th National Space Symposium