Cartwright speaks at closing dinner of Strategic Space 2005
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC, commander, United States Strategic Command, was the featured speaker at this evening’s closing dinner for Strategic Space 2005. The Space Foundation and Space News, who presented the conference 4-6 Oct. at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena, declared the event a success. More than 50 companies and organizations and more than 2,000 people participated in various aspects of the conference. “The contribution of the United States Strategic Command and the overwhelming hospitality of the people of Omaha were invaluable,” said Elliot G. Pulham, Space Foundation president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to Strategic Space returning to Omaha in 2006.” Strategic Space addresses both the space and space-enabled missions of the Command and provides intense networking opportunities between the senior leadership of the Command, component and supported commands, the aerospace contractor community, federal officials and other leaders. In addition to the closing reception and dinner, highlights from the conference included an opening ceremony performance by GRAMMY winning Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller; a keynote luncheon with The Honorable David Heineman, governor, State of Nebraska; innovative, timely panels; nearly 13,000 sq. feet of exhibits; an educational component in which ROTC students led 250 local Nebraska students on tours of the exhibit center; and featured speakers The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force; Lt Gen Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command; and Mr. William V. Parker, political advisor, United States Strategic Command. Key sponsors of Strategic Space 2005 were the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Lockheed Martin, co-sponsors of the Opening Ceremony and Reception; The Boeing Co., co-sponsor of the Wednesday Keynote Luncheon; and Northrop Grumman, co-sponsor of the Strategic Space Dinner. Other sponsors included Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), ATK, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Blue Ridge Networks, Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), CSP Associates, Inc., EcoQuest International, Honeywell, Raytheon Company, SAIC, and Sterling Computers, a Sun iForce partner. A complete program agenda, and speaker, exhibitor, and sponsor lists are available at www.StratSpace.org. Strategic Space will return to the Qwest Center Omaha 10-12 Oct. 2006. About the Space Foundation and Space News The Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that advances and supports civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Space News is the premier business-to-business international news weekly dedicated entirely to the commercial and military space and satellite communications' businesses. For more information, visit www.space.com/spacenews.