News Briefs

04/11/2013
Michael C. Gass, president and chief executive officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA), was corporate host of the Space Symposium's Acquisition Luncheon which was co-sponsored by ULA. He introduced featured speaker, Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague, USAF, director, strategic plans, programs and analyses, Air Force Space Command.Teague began, "We're reminded that the world is still a very dangerous place...
04/11/2013
The Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium brought together senior state officials from across the United States. In addition to speaking at and participating in the Space Symposium, they also gathered to attend a meeting of the Aerospace States Association.Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell spoke at the Space Symposium and emphasized the important role of state government in the...
04/11/2013
The Space Symposium's Coalition Contributions panel provided background on international contributions taking place in the public and private sectors.The panel was moderated by Gen. Lance W. Lord, USAF, Ret., and comprised:Brig. Gen. Christian Badia, head of division, strategic defence planning & concepts, German Federal Ministry of DefenceSamer Halawi, chief executive office, Thuraya ...
04/11/2013
A topic of interest at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium was the panel discussion Long Term Sustainability of Space - Practices for the Future.The panel covered talking points on affordability and policy reform in commercial and government space industry.The partnership between the government and private entities was said to be key for long term processes....
04/10/2013
The Space Symposium's Exhibit Center is an effective arena for motivating young people to pursue careers in that require science, technology, enigeering and mathmatics (STEM) proficiency.This year, almost 280 middle school and high school students and their chaperones toured the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion, where they saw an amazing array of technologies and...
04/10/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium panel discusssion on Hosted Payloads was presented in association with The Hosted Payload Alliance.Moderated by Janet Nickloy, chairman, Hosted Payload Alliance, and director, aerospace mission solutions, Harris Corporation, the panel comprised:Charles L. Beames (participating via video), principal director, space and intelligence, Office of the...
04/10/2013
The annual Space Symposium features events, mentoring and networking opportunities specifically aimed at young space professionals age 35 or younger, part of the Space Foundation's New Generation Initiatives.Workshops, luncheons and presentations help New Generation participants understand critical space issues, such as how policy and budgets are developed. Multiple networking...
04/10/2013
Frank Slazer, vice president - space systems, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), had a timely onstage discussion of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with  Brendan Curry, vice president - Washington operations, Space Foundation, at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium. Slazer said that now that there has been meaningful ITAR reform, the industry...
04/10/2013
Although some space agency leaders were unable to participate in the 29th National Space Symposium, the participating panelists from four agencies shed light on the responsibilities and concerns of space agency leaders from around the globe.The discussion was moderated by Yasushi Horikawa, Ph.D., chairman, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and included (...
04/10/2013
"The bottom line result of the Fusion Forum is that today's space leaders can retire ... with confidence that you are leaving the space industry in good hands."That was the assessment of Fusion Forum Manager Stephen Ringler when making his report on the outcome of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Fusion Forum, which was held April 7-8 immediately preceding the 29th National Space...

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