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The Honorable Samuel Bodman Participates in Space at the Crossroads

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Feb. 12, 2003) — Several new speakers and panels have been added to the program at Space at the Crossroads, including the addition of the Honorable Samuel Bodman, deputy secretary of Commerce, as a featured speaker. Space at the Crossroads is a highly focused one-day event presented by the Space Foundation, Space News and the U.S. Department of Commerce, in association with the Satellite Industry Association. Crossroads is scheduled Feb. 19 at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Hoover Building Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Space at the Crossroads will discuss critical issues affecting national security, commercial and civil space activities. Additional confirmed speakers, along with their panels, include

  • Featured speaker, The Honorable Curt Weldon, U.S. House of Representatives
  • “It Really is a Crossroads!” with the Honorable John W. Douglass, president and chief executive officer, Aerospace Industries Association; and Richard Szafranski, partner and managing director, Toffler Associates
  • “The National Aerospace Initiative,” with The Honorable Dr. Ronald Sega, director, Defense Research & Engineering
  • “The 100 Day Report Card,” with Lt. Gen. Edward Anderson, III, USA, deputy commander, United States Northern Command; and Lt. Gen. Thomas Goslin, Jr., USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command
  • “Research and Development – Technology Gaps on the Road to Future Exploration,” with moderator The Honorable Robert S. Walker, chairman, Wexler and Walker Public Policy Associates; and panelists Dr. Buzz Aldrin, president, Starcraft Enterprises; Gary L. Martin, Space Architect, NASA; and Col. Donald McMonagle, USAF (Ret), director of Strategic Planning and Business, Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion

Crossroads sponsors include Northrop Grumman, Veridian and Washington Space Business Roundtable. Register online or get more information at, or call the Space Foundation at (US) 719-576-8000, or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at 1-800-691-4000. Published by Space Holdings, Space News is the premier business-to-business international news weekly dedicated entirely to space and aerospace business. Visit for more information. The Space Foundation is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to vigorously advance and support civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Foundation also conducts the 19th National Space Symposium, April 7-10, 2003, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs; and the International Space Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. For more information visit or call 1-800-691-4000.