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MEDIA ADVISORY - Strategic Space 2005

09/27/2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 28, 2005) -- Accredited media are invited to cover Strategic Space 2005. WHO: Senior leadership of U.S. Strategic Command, appropriate component and supported commands, the aerospace contractor community, federal officials and other leaders WHAT: The Space Foundation and Space News present Strategic Space 2005 to address both the space-related and strategic missions of U.S. Strategic Command. The conference features leading speakers, panels, networking events, and an exhibit center. WHEN: 4-6 October 2005 WHERE: Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena, 455 N. 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68102 HOW: Secure online registration, a complete program agenda, and lists of speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are available at www.StratSpace.org. HIGHLIGHTS FOR MEDIA: TUESDAY, 4 Oct. Media Center hours 2 - 6 p.m. 6 p.m. - GRAMMY Award winning Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller perform at the opening ceremony, followed by the opening reception WEDNESDAY, 5 Oct. Media Center hours 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - Welcoming remarks by The Honorable David Heineman, governor, State of Nebraska 8:45 a.m. - Featured speaker Lt Gen Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command 9:30 a.m. - Exhibit Center grand opening and coffee 9:35 a.m. - Media roundtable with Lt Gen Robert Kehler, USAF, Media Center 10:15 a.m. - Featured mega-panel including Lt Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, commander, 8th Air Force, and joint functional component commander, Space & Global Strike; LTG Larry J. Dodgen, USA, commander, United States Army Space & Missile Defense Command, and joint functional component commander, Integrated Missile Defense; CAPT Forbes O. MacVane, USN, special assistant to the Commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Network Warfare; and Maj Gen Mark A. Welsh, III, USAF, deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for ISR 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons and invited educators will bring 250 local Omaha and Bellevue elementary, middle, and high school students to tour more than 12,000 sq. feet of exhibits 11:45 a.m. - Media roundtable with the Joint Functional Component Commander panelists, Media Center 12:15 p.m. - Keynote luncheon THURSDAY, 6 Oct. Media Center hours 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - Featured speaker The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force 2:15 p.m. - Featured panel including CMSgt John P. Foran, USAF, command chief master sergeant, 9th Air Force/CENTAF; CMSgt Ronald G. Kriete, USAF, command chief master sergeant, Air Force Space Command; and FLTCM William N. Nissen, USN, command master chief, United States Strategic Command 7:00 p.m. - Closing dinner with featured speaker Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC, commander, United States Strategic Command The Media Center and onsite media registration are located in room 216 of the Qwest Center Omaha and can be reached at 402-599-6585. Online registration is available at www.StratSpace.org. PRE-EVENT OPPORTUNITIES: Interviews are available with Space Foundation spokespeople Steve Eisenhart, senior vice president for Policy and Public Affairs, and Elizabeth Wagner, vice president of Strategic Partnerships. 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.

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