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`One industry, go for launch` at the 22nd National Space Symposium

09/19/2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 20, 2005) -- Even as momentum builds for Strategic Space 2005, Space Foundation officials today announced the programming theme for the 22nd National Space Symposium as `One industry, go for launch.` The National Space Symposium is the premier gathering of aerospace professionals and will be held April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The National Space Symposium is a critical opportunity for information and interaction on all sectors of space - commercial, civil and national security. The conference is attended by industry leaders, military and government officials, and general space enthusiasts, and covered locally and nationally by broadcast, print and industry trade media. "When viewed not by its sectors, but in its totality, our industry has lift and momentum unlike any other," said Elliot G. Pulham, president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation. "Civil, commercial, national security space - including intelligence and GIS - together we have the power to propel our nation, and the leaders to confront and conquer the future. We are one industry. And we are go for launch!" Dr. Michael Griffin, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force, are early confirmed speakers. The National Space Symposium features a fully integrated program with speakers drawn from all sectors of the space industry. The 22nd symposium also features the largest-ever exhibit hall with 42,000 square feet in the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center. Highlights of the symposium include a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; the opening night reception, co-sponsored by ITT; the opening night dessert reception and fireworks, co-sponsored by General Dynamics; the Corporate Partnership reception, co-sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Corporate Partnership dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon; the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon, co-sponsored by the Colorado Space Coalition; the Space Technology Hall of Fame reception, co-sponsored by United Space Alliance; the Space Technology Hall of Fame Awards dinner, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company; and the largest ever Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center. Other sponsors include ATK, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Harris, Hewlett Packard, Inmarsat, Space News, SpaceVest, and Swales Aerospace. An updated program agenda, exhibitor list, sponsorship opportunities, and secure registration can be found online at www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org. 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 the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Strategic Space 2005, Oct. 4-6, in Omaha, Neb., and Florida Space 2005, Nov. 15-17 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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