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Space Foundation Provides Testimony for Future of Aerospace Commission

05/13/2002

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 14, 2002) -- The Space Foundation will provide testimony later today to the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry when they convene for their third public meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, which is open to the public, the commissioners will hear testimony and conduct deliberations on space policy, industrial base and work force issues from a large group of key industry leaders. A question and answer period will follow. Space Foundation President and CEO Elliot G. Pulham's testimony discusses the issue of securing a technical workforce as one of critical importance to the nation and also makes inputs to Congress and the President about why and how it must be solved. Full text of the Space Foundation's testimony is available at www.spacefoundation.org by clicking on "Current Events." The Commission was congressionally mandated to study the future of the United States aerospace industry in the global economy, particularly in relationship to United States national security. The Commission will also assess the future importance of the domestic aerospace industry for the economic and national security of the United States. For more information on the Commission, contact Melissa Sabatine at 703-602-1515. Active in space policy matters in Washington, D.C., the Space Foundation is a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. The Space Foundation organizes the International Space Symposium - which will be held September 10-13 in Toulouse, France, and conducts the National Space Symposium, known as the space industry's most important annual event. The Foundation also hosts education programs around the country. For more information on the Space Foundation, visit www.spacefoundation.org or call 1-800-691-4000.

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