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First Colorado Space Rendezvous will strengthen state space community

10/20/2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Oct. 21, 2004) -- A unique, broad-scoped, one-day event will be held in Denver on Dec. 8 to bring together diverse organizations in Colorado that are tied together by their interest in space. The first ever Colorado Space Rendezvous will foster and develop a strong sense of engagement and community among Colorado’s civil, commercial, national security and higher education space constituency. Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton and Colorado leaders in areas of academia, business and government will participate in the event. Panels will be held on a variety of critical issues of interest to Colorado leaders and include:

  • “An Academic Approach Space University Research and Programs”
  • “A Remote Sensing Roundtable”
  • “Front and Center The Critical Role of Military Space in Colorado”
  • “Meet the Players Aerospace Contractors from Colorado”
  • “A Capitol View Perspectives from Washington and the State House”

Speakers will include Lt. Gov. Norton and senior Colorado business, NASA and military space representatives talking about topics ranging from space economic impact to government and military space activities in Colorado. The Colorado Space Rendezvous will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Colorado History Museum, followed by a reception. Joining the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and the Space Foundation in organizing the event are the State of Colorado, the Colorado Space Coalition, and the University of Colorado. On-line registration and conference details are available at www.spacefoundation.org or by calling the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000. About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Foundation is a national non-profit 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. The Space Foundation annually conducts, along with it partnering organizations, the National Space Symposium, scheduled April 4-7, 2005, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs; and Strategic Space 2005, scheduled Oct. 4-6, 2005, in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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