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Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2003) — Save more than $100 by registering for the 19th National Space Symposium before March 7, 2003! The National Space Symposium — the premier annual gathering of the U.S. space community — is hosted by the Space Foundation and scheduled April 7-10 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Register online at or by calling the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000. This year’s theme, “Transforming the Future,” provides participants with insights into tomorrow’s space endeavors. In addition to featured speakers and panel discussions, the National Space Symposium program features the awe-inspiring opening ceremony with the presentation of three Space Foundation awards, followed by the unveiling of the sold-out Boeing Exhibit Center with more than 120 exhibiting companies and organizations from around the world; the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon; Corporate Partnership Dinner; Space Career Fair for College Students; and the Space Technology Hall of Fame 15th Anniversary Awards Dinner. Featured speakers include the Honorable Edward C. “Pete” Aldridge, Jr., under secretary of defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Department of Defense; the Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, secretary of the Air Force; the Honorable Samuel Bodman, deputy secretary of Commerce; the Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, director, Defense Research & Engineering, Department of Defense; the Honorable Peter Teets, under secretary of the Air Force and director, National Reconnaissance Office; the Honorable Sean O’Keefe, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Adm. James Ellis, USN, commander, United States Strategic Command; Gen. Ed Eberhart, USAF, commander in chief, NORAD and commander, United States Northern Command; Gen. John P. Jumper, USAF, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force; and Gen. Lance W. Lord, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command. Widely regarded as the premier conference for space professionals anywhere in the world today, the National Space Symposium is the only space-related conference to fully integrate all sectors of space – commercial, civil and national security – while attracting the most important and influential speakers and the national leadership of the space industry. The 19th National Space Symposium’s opening ceremony is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation; the exhibit center is sponsored by The Boeing Company; the media center and Space Career Fair for College Students Luncheon are both sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation; the 15th Anniversary Space Technology Hall of Fame Awards Dinner is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman Space Technology; the Corporate Partnership Dinner is co-sponsored by Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Corp.; and the cyberspace center is sponsored by Oracle Corporation. Additional sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc., BAE Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Holland and Hart, Infinite Links, ITT Industries, ManTech, MicroSat Systems, Inc., Penwal Industries, Space News/, SpaceVest, Stellar Solutions and Veridian. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation and its partnering organizations will conduct the American Space Showcase at the Paris Air Show, June 15-22, 2003; and the International Space Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.