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Space industry launches toward new horizons at 21st National Space Symposium

11/08/2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2004) -- As the country moves toward new horizons in space, the space industry is gearing up for what promises to be its most exciting and interesting annual gathering ever - the 21st National Space Symposium. Hosted by the nonprofit Space Foundation and strongly backed by the nation's leading space companies and military and government space organizations, the symposium will be held April 4-7, 2005, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The 21st National Space Symposium theme is "New Horizons." "It is truly an exciting time for the space industry right now," said Elliot G. Pulham, president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation. "The country has a vision for space exploration; we're witnessing the birth of new, trailblazing private space endeavors; and the world is using space at unprecedented levels in the private and military sectors." More than 6,500 space professionals from around the world are expected to participate in the event. The National Space Symposium is the premier annual gathering of the space industry and is the only event that fully integrates all sectors of the industry - civil, commercial and national security - to ensure relevance and value for all participants. The event draws the most senior executive leadership from NASA and other space agencies, the commercial space and satellite broadcasting industry, research universities and academia, space tourism concerns, the Department of Defense, military space commands, and the global space industry. Sean O'Keefe, NASA administrator; Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton; Gen. Lance Lord, commander of Air Force Space Command; and retired Gen. Thomas Moorman, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, have all made early commitments to participate in the symposium. Reflecting the importance of the symposium across all sectors of the space industry, a strong slate of early sponsors includes: Analytical Graphics, Inc., ATK Thiokol, BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., The Boeing Company, Colorado Space Coalition, Computer Sciences Corporation, Florida Space Authority, General Dynamics, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Harris Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace, Infinite Links, Inmarsat, ITT Industries, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, SPACE.com, Space News, Space Systems/Loral, SpaceVest, Stellar Solutions, and Swales Aerospace. Sponsorships are still available. For a current exhibitor list, to register online or for more information about the agenda, speakers and sponsors, visit www.spacesymposium.org. Or call the Space Foundation at (719) 576-8000, or toll-free in the US and Canada at (800) 691-4000. 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. The Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, the National Space Symposium, scheduled April 4-7, 2005, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs; and Strategic Space 2005, scheduled Oct. 4-6, 2005, in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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