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Last day to save $100 on attendance at Florida Space 2005

10/13/2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2005) -- Momentum continues to build for the inaugural Florida Space 2005 conference, and attendees can save $100 off the industry registration rate if payment is received today. Florida Space 2005 is scheduled for Nov. 15-17 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and intends to draw attendees from throughout Florida’s diverse space community and from the space sector nationwide. Highlights of the conference include an opening ceremony and reception featuring jazz saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, a broad range of innovative panels addressing the challenges and opportunities of the global and local Florida space economy, and featured speakers including Dr. Michael Griffin, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Gen Lance W. Lord, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command; The Honorable Toni Jennings, lieutenant governor of Florida; Mr. Lon Rains, vice president, Editorial, Imaginova Corp. and editor, Space News; The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force; and Patricia Grace Smith, associate administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration. Both the industry and government registration rates include admission to the opening ceremony and reception, general sessions, two breakfasts, the opening luncheon and keynote luncheon, a happy hour, a cocktail reception, and the Florida Space Gala dinner. A complete program agenda and list of speakers also are available at the conference Web site. Key sponsors of Florida Space 2005 are Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, co-sponsor of the Opening Ceremony and Reception; Space Gateway Support, co-sponsor of the Wednesday Opening Luncheon; the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and Space Coast Office of Tourism, co-sponsors of the Wednesday Happy Hour; The Boeing Co., co-sponsor of the Thursday Keynote Luncheon; L-3 Communications, co-sponsor of the Thursday Cocktail Reception; and Lockheed Martin, co-sponsor of the Florida Space Gala Dinner. Other sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) and Delaware North Parks Services. Florida Space 2005 is conducted by the Space Foundation in association with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing, Florida Space Authority, and The Canaveral Council of Technical Societies. It builds on the best features of Space Congress and the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Symposium, both long-time community space events now retired, and whose heritage will be honored at this inaugural event.

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 Florida Space 2005, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, the National Space Symposium, April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and Strategic Space, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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