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Strong sponsor support and high level of speaker participation help make 19th National Space Symposium Best Ever

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 27, 2003) — Year after year, the Space Foundation produces the National Space Symposium, an event of superior caliber and value. This year’s 19th National Space Symposium, scheduled April 7-10 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, promises to be the best yet with an impressive list of sponsors and an agenda filled with the highest level of industry representatives. The National Space Symposium incorporates the civil, commercial and military aspects of the aerospace industry into four days of panel sessions, featured speeches, networking and business opportunities. Major co-sponsors are Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. – Corporate Partnership Dinner, The Boeing Company – Exhibit Center, Lockheed Martin Corporation – Media Center and College Student Luncheon, Northrop Grumman – Opening Ceremony and the 15th Anniversary Space Technology Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, Oracle Corporation – Cyberspace Center and Space News– official publication. Among the symposium featured speakers are the commanders of Air Force Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command; the deputy secretary of Commerce; Undersecretary of Defense; secretary of the Air Force; director of Defense Research & Engineering; NASA Administrator; and the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff. Some of the panel sessions focusing on the latest industry issues include “The NASA Transformation — A Roundtable,” “Transforming Space Transportation – Initiatives for the Future,” “The Role of Space in Homeland Defense and Homeland Security,” “Missile Defense — Transforming Our National Security,” and the concluding “Views from the Top – A Senior Executive Roundtable.” Several seminars are scheduled prior to this year’s opening ceremony: Aerospace Industries Association Space Policy Council; Communicators’ Workshop; and Making Space Law Today Meet the Needs of Tomorrow, a special law seminar presented by Holland and Hart. Other sponsors include:

  • Analytical Graphics, Inc. – Official Software
  • BAE Systems – Mid-Morning Coffee Break
  • Booz Allen Hamilton – Proceedings
  • Computer Sciences Corporation – Space Technology Hall of Fame Reception
  • CSP Associates – Pocket Program Agenda
  • Eastman Kodak Company – Opening Reception
  • General Dynamics – Tote Bag
  • Harris Corporation – Corporate Partnership Reception
  • Holland and Hart – Space Law Seminar
  • Infinite Links – Morning Coffee Break
  • Iridium Satellite System – Morning Coffee Break
  • ITT Industries – Morning Coffee Break
  • ManTech International Corporation – Mid-morning Coffee Break
  • MicroSat Systems, Inc. – Mid-afternoon Break
  • Northrop Grumman – Name Badge Lanyards
  • Penwal Industries – Exhibitor’s Lounge
  • Red Canyon Software, Inc. – Mid-afternoon Break
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  • SpaceVest – Official Poster
  • Stellar Solutions – Mid-morning Coffee Break
  • STG, Inc. – Speaker’s Lounge
  • Veridian – Writing Pads

Additionally, these companies will sponsor the Space Career Fair for College Students: The Aerospace Corporation, Analytical Graphics, Inc., Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Colorado Space Council, General Dynamics, The Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Northrop Grumman IT, Raytheon Company, Swales Aerospace and United Space Alliance. Visit for a comprehensive program agenda, sponsor list and online registration. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation and its partnering organizations will conduct the International Space Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. For more information on the Space Foundation visit