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Advance registration deadline for the 22nd National Space Symposium approaches

03/01/2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 2, 2006) -- Advance registration for the 22nd National Space Symposium allows conference attendees to save up to $200. Participants of this year’s event have the opportunity to interact with leaders in civil, commercial, and national security space. The National Space Symposium, coordinated by the Space Foundation, is the premier annual space industry conference and takes place April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. To receive the discounted rate, registrations must be received and paid by Mar. 10. Confirmed featured speakers include The Honorable Maria Cino, deputy secretary, United States Department of Transportation; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, The Honorable Dr. Michael Griffin; The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force; The Honorable Marion Blakey, administrator, Federal Aviation Administration; The Honorable Shana L. Dale, deputy administrator, NASA; and Lt Gen C. Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command. Congressional speakers at this year’s National Space Symposium include The Honorable Ken Calvert, United States House of Representatives; The Honorable Mark Udall, United States House of Representatives; and The Honorable Thomas Feeney, United States House of Representatives. Attendees also will hear from Mr. LUO Ge, vice administrator, China National Space Administration (CNSA), one of the most senior Chinese space officials ever to address a United States audience. Panel sessions cover all sectors of the space industry. Featured panels at this year’s symposium include Acquisition Blueprint Delivering National Security Space for the Warfighter and Nation; Building Value in Space Companies The View from Wall Street; The Next Wave Mobile Satellite Broadband in the Palm of Your Hand; and Competitiveness Maintaining an Edge in the Global Space Economy. Registration rates provide entrance to all program sessions, featured speakers, receptions, networking events, and the largest-ever Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center located in The Broadmoor’s newest addition, The Broadmoor Hall. More than 7,000 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media are expected to attend this year's National Space Symposium. For complete conference details and secure online registration, please visit www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org or call the Space Foundation toll-free in the United States and Canada at (800) 691-4000. The symposium kicks off on Monday, April 3, with a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; opening night reception, co-sponsored by ITT; and opening night fireworks and dessert reception, co-sponsored by General Dynamics. Other program highlights include the Corporate Partnership reception, co-sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Corporate Partnership dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon Company; the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon, co-sponsored by the Colorado Space Coalition; the Space Technology Hall of Fame reception, co-sponsored by United Space Alliance; the Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company; and the largest ever Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center. Additional co-sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), ASRC Federal, ATK, BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Cisco Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Florida Space Authority, Harris Corporation, Inmarsat, Integral Systems, MTC Technologies, Nortel Government Solutions, Space News, SpaceVest, Spherical Magic, Stellar Solutions, Sterling Computers, a Sun iForce partner, and Swales Aerospace. About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006, in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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