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04/17/2012
The Corporate Partnership Dinner, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, kicked off with evidence of the excitement percolating throughout the space industry. The year-in-review video set the stage for lively dinner conversation.Master of Ceremonies Political Satirist, Journalist and Author P.J. O’Rourke, speaking in his first official appearance as a member of the Space Foundation...
04/17/2012
New Generation Space Leaders participated in a wide range of special programs and general attendee events at the 28th National Space Symposium. The first targeted workshop, Taking Risk and Creating Opportunities, held on April 17, was moderated by Space Foundation Government Affairs Associate Tommy Sanford and included:Dr. Lance Bush, president and chief...
04/17/2012
The Tuesday, April 17, National Space Symposium panel, Societal Benefits - Space Applications in Emerging Regions, presented in association with Euroconsult, discussed how space assets can help emerging nations deal with practical, societal issues. Panel Moderator Steve Bochinger, director of institutional affairs, Euroconsult, and managing director, Euroconsult North America, started...
04/17/2012
NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. , in his remarks to the 28th National Space Symposium spoke of a "new era of exploration, one of great promise."Saying that debate is over, he talked about moving forward on "implementation with bipartisan agreement," citing a number of projects on the horizon, including:The upcoming SpaceX launch to the International Space Station (ISS)The...
04/17/2012
In his April 17 remarks before a capacity audience at the 28th National Space Symposium, Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), highlighted accomplishments of AFSPC's 30-year history, saying "Moving from a time when space was a 'nice-to-have' with a strategic-user emphasis, to being a vital force multiplier across the entire joint force, space...
04/17/2012
The Space Warfighters Luncheon, held on April 17 at the 28th National Space Symposium, celebrated the men and women who serve in the military around the world and highlighted the role space assets play in providing security and solutions for keeping troops safe, informed and effective.The luncheon was co-sponsored by Boeing.Master of Ceremonies ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN, Ret., president &...
04/17/2012
The Launch Providers, Propulsion Partners and the Way to Space panel, moderated by Frank Morring, Jr., senior editor, Aviation Week and Space Technology, talked about the exciting things that are going on in the global launch market. Key panelists' points included:Dan Collins, chief operating officer, United Launch Alliance: You can't put a price on payload capability when...
04/17/2012
As the featured industry speaker at the 28th National Space Symposium, William H. Swanson, chairman and CEO, Raytheon Company, voiced concerns and sentiments found across the space sector, saying that challenges and opportunities go hand-in-hand.Commenting that the U.S. space sector is at a crossroads, he said that space is a source of economic growth and good jobs - a situation...
04/17/2012
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, bestselling author and host of the upcoming show COSMOS, opened the 28th National Space Symposium with one of the most inspiring talks the audience has heard in years. It is impossible to capture Tyson's enthusiasm in a brief recap so we have posted his remarks here.Tyson's key points included:Even though NASA represents only a...
04/16/2012
The fabulous 28th National Space Symposium Opening Ceremony, held Monday evening, April 16, featured the Colorado Springs Philharmonic playing two selections from Gustav Holst's The Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollility and Mars, Bringer of War. The event, which was co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin, officially kicked off the Symposium. It began with remarks from Space...

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