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NASA Administrator to address Crossroads conference

04/24/2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 25, 2005) -- NASA Administrator Michael Griffin will deliver remarks May 18 at Space at the Crossroads, a one-day conference for the D.C. space and policy community presented by the Space Foundation and Space News. The unique, one-day event provides a focused agenda of all things `space,` and takes place at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center on Pennsylvania Avenue. Griffin will participate as the featured speaker. Confirmed by the Senate April 14th, Griffin is moving rapidly in establishing his team and priorities for NASA, returning the Space Shuttle to flight, and executing the Vision for Space Exploration. "Given the many significant demands on Mike Griffin right now, we are very pleased that he can address our Space at the Crossroads Conference. His participation will help put an exclamation point on the issues the conference will address and Mike's administration will face," said Dan Stone, president and chief executive officer of Space News' parent company Imaginova, Inc. "We're delighted the administrator can join us," said Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham. "With the Space Shuttle's return to flight slated for late May, and other ongoing efforts supporting the Vision for Space Exploration, the insights of Mike's first month on the job should be invaluable." Space at the Crossroads is presented in association with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Satellite Industry Association, National Space Society and Washington Space Business Roundtable. This is the third year for the program, which is designed to provide a focused space industry update for Congressional, administration, and agency staff and the aerospace/defense and contractor community. In addition to Griffin, the agenda includes senior Congressional staff, industry and national security representatives. Complete program details and on-line registration are available at www.SpaceCrossroads.org. The first 150 registrants will also receive a complimentary networking luncheon at The Caucus Room. A reception at the Navy Center will close the day's activities. About Space News Published by Imaginova Corp., Space News is the premier business-to-business international newsweekly dedicated entirely to coverage of civil, military and commercial space activity. Space News also publishes Washington Aerospace Briefing, a twice-weekly newsletter providing news, analysis and commentary about developments in Congress and the executive branch affecting the aerospace and defense communities, and the International Space Directory and Industry Source Book. Visit www.space.com/spacenews for more information. About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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 Space at the Crossroads, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Strategic Space 2005, scheduled Oct. 4-6, 2005, in Omaha, Neb., and the National Space Symposium, set for April 3-6, 2006, in Colorado Springs. For more information about the Space Foundation, visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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