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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 14, 2011) -- Yesterday, the Space Foundation presented its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, to Charles Elachi, Ph.D., director of the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and vice president of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.The award was presented by William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D., chairman of the board of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- In her role as moderator, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, kicked off the Global Leaders: National Programs -- International Collaboration panel at the 27th National Space Symposium by outlining NASA's current status and approach to international cooperation. Citing the NASA vision "to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- National Space Symposium Featured Industry Speaker Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman chief executive officer & president, told the audience Tuesday that the space industry is at a crossroads, facing a multi-dimensional threat. First and foremost, he said, the industry is reaching the limits of customer fatigue for cost and schedule slippage. He quoted a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- Despite 50 years of strength and our current position of technological leadership in space, Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Rupperserger (D-MD) said our space program is slipping.Speaking Tuesday at The 27th National Space Symposium, Ruppersberger said that, between policy and budgetary uncertainty, the future is unclear. He said we must address four areas to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- Air Force Space Commander Gen. William Shelton, speaking today at the 27th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs discussed three factors that currently dominate defense thinking about space:First, reliance on space, especially in the defense arena, which he said had never been higher, citing GPS, weather, secure communications, missile warning,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 12, 2011) -- The 27th National Space Symposium kicked off last night with a spectacular opening ceremony featuring inspiring entertainment and awards.The event, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, included performances by 10-year-old pianist Ethan Bortnick, remarks by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham and Northrop Grumman Corporate Host Gary W....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 12, 2011) -- Speaking today at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.1 event, Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Retired), asked the question: "Are We Beyond Ready to be Ready?"According to Pace, in comparison with the U.S. predominance in kinetic forms of warfare, the U.S. possesses no particularly strong edge compared to other nations around the world. "Our national vulnerability in...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 11, 2011) -- Air Force Space Command's second-in-command said the Air Force is working to build cyberspace from an organizational, equipment and training perspective to provide access to and use of the cyberspace domain to the joint warfighter. Speaking at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.1 event today in Colorado Springs, Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, vice...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 11, 2011) -- Roger Cressey, senior vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, speaking today at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.1 event in Colorado Springs, said that, formerly, threat analysis focused more on capabilities than intent. In the post-9/11 environment, however, he said that the roles are reversed. "We know a great deal about Al Qaeda's intent," he said. "The...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 10, 2011) -- The 27th National Space Symposium and the companion Cyber 1.1 event start tomorrow, Monday, April 11, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. This year's events include 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...


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