Dr. Sega, Dr. Griffin, Dr. Kerr, Gen Moseley, Gen Chilton, Mr. Stevens confirmed speakers for Space Foundation's 23rd National Space Symposium
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 6, 2006) -- The Space Foundation announced today a number of confirmed speakers for its 23rd National Space Symposium. Under Secretary of the Air Force The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, NASA Administrator The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office Dr. Donald M. Kerr, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen T. Michael Moseley, Commander of Air Force Space Command Gen Kevin P. Chilton, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation Mr. Robert J. Stevens all will participate as featured speakers. The National Space Symposium is the premier annual space industry conference and will take place April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The most senior executive leadership from NASA and other space and government agencies, the commercial space and satellite broadcasting industry, research universities and academia, space tourism concerns, the Department of Defense, military space commands and the global space industry come to Colorado Springs for the four day conference that addresses civil, commercial, and national security space issues. Other early confirmed speakers, panelists, and moderators are Dr. William Ballhaus, president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation, and secretary of the Board of Directors, The Space Foundation; Mr. Hoyt Davidson, chief executive officer and partner, Near Earth LLC; Mr. Jeffrey D. Grant, vice president of Business Development, Northrop Grumman Space Technology; Mr. Jeffrey K. Harris, executive vice president and managing director, Lockheed Martin Horizontal Integration of Situational Awareness Systems; Ms. Evie Haskell, vice chairwoman and editor-in-chief, Media Business Corp. / SkyREPORT; Mr. John Higginbotham, director emeritus, The Space Foundation; Mr. Elon Musk, chief executive officer and chief technology officer, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation; and Ms. Heidi Wood, managing director, Morgan Stanley, and board member, Space Foundation. Additional speakers are confirming their participation on an ongoing basis. More than 7,000 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media are expected to attend the 23rd National Space Symposium. Highlights of the 23rd National Space Symposium also will include an extensive exhibit center showcasing more than 135 companies and organizations, co-sponsored by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; the presentation of the Space Foundation's highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, at a luncheon co-sponsored by The Boeing Company; and the Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Additional sponsors of the symposium are Analytical Graphics, Inc., ATK, Aviation Week, Colorado Space Coalition, Cisco, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Infinite Links, ITT, and United Space Alliance. Visit www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org for secure online registration, ongoing updates to the agenda, a full list of confirmed and invited featured speakers, and recognition of the corporate sponsors and media partners who contribute greatly to the success of the conference. 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 inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow's explorers. The Space Foundation also has an office in Washington, D.C., and Field Representatives in New York, Houston and Cape Canaveral, Fla. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense, Oct. 9-11, 2007, in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.