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30th Space Symposium Breaks All Records with 11,000 Participants

06/20/2014

Colorado Springs, CO (June 20, 2014) - The Space Foundation today announced that the 30th Space Symposium, held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, set new records for participation -- cementing the event's place as both the largest annual gathering of the space community anywhere in the world, and the largest annual citywide convention in Colorado Springs.

The Space Foundation reported that some 11,000 people participated in the 30th Space Symposium. Included in that number are 8,000 delegates and guests, and 3,000 vendors, volunteers and support staff. The numbers include representatives of more than 600 participating companies and organizations from 26 countries.

The Space Foundation has held the Space Symposium at The Broadmoor every year since 1984. The 31st Space Symposium is scheduled there for April 13-16, 2015.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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