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Senior Pentagon communicator joins Space Foundation

08/22/2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2006) -- The Space Foundation announced today that Col Marty Hauser, USAF, will assume the position of vice president, Washington Operations, Research and Analysis, effective Sept. 1. Hauser will lead the Space Foundation's enterprise that provides balanced and objective data and analysis for and about the civil, commercial and national security space community. "We're pleased to have an experienced professional like Marty continue the strides in space research and analysis begun by Jay DeFrank," said Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham. "With Marty's expertise in space and communications, he will lead the way in providing valuable data and insight for and about the space industry." Hauser previously served at the Pentagon as assistant director of Public Affairs, Secretary of the Air Force, including during the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. He was the primary Department of Defense spokesperson for the Space Shuttle Challenger accident, recovery, and return to flight. He also was instrumental in the Air Force’s declassification of national security launch dates and times. Hauser has served as press secretary and spokesperson for the Secretary of the Air Force, the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, and two Assistant Secretaries of Defense. Hauser earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree in broadcast management and organizational communication from The Ohio University and a Master of Arts degree in mass communication from the University of Oklahoma. The Space Foundation will release The Space Report: A Definitive Guide to the Global Space Economy this fall; the book is the latest product from the Research and Analysis department, which produced a collection of scholarly essays and research findings in The Case for Space Exploration: Failure is Not an Option and the white paper "National Security Space Industrial Base: Understanding and Addressing Concerns at the Sub-prime Contractor Level." The Research and Analysis enterprise was launched in April 2005 as a key strategic step forward in serving the space community. 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 inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow's explorers. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation's signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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