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LIFE magazine to be recognized at 20th National Space Symposium

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 15, 2003) — The Space Foundation announced today the selection of LIFE magazine as the recipient of the 2004 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to public awareness of – and support for – the exploration and development of space, will be presented to LIFE Editor Robert Sullivan on March 29 during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Space Symposium. The National Space Symposium, hosted by the Space Foundation, is the premier annual space industry conference anywhere in the world. The event is scheduled March 29 – April 1, 2004, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. On-line registration and conference details are available at The Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award honors LIFE magazine for its award-winning photojournalistic coverage of the U.S. space program since its inception, resulting in historic coverage on the covers and in the pages of LIFE and LIFE special publications that has informed, educated and inspired three generations of Americans about the beauty, splendor, wonder and benefit of human kinds’ exploration, development and use of space. The Space Foundation annually presents the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award in memory of the late Douglas S. Morrow, renowned Academy Award winning writer and producer, space advocate, and former Space Foundation Director, to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to public awareness of space programs. Previous Morrow Award recipients include space artist Robert T. McCall, the late Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Popular Science magazine, and the crew of Space Shuttle Mission STS-95. “From the earliest exploits of the German rocket scientists, to the gut-wrenching loss of shuttle Columbia, LIFE has faithfully captured in pictures and words humanity’s sublime reach toward the stars,” said Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham. “Three generations of Americans have been touched by the photojournalism of LIFE, which has chronicled both the tragedies and triumphs of space exploration as no other magazine can.” The 20th National Space Symposium’s Opening Ceremony is co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation; the Corporate Partnership Dinner is co-sponsored by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon is co-sponsored by Spectrum Astro; the exhibit center is sponsored by Northrop Grumman; the Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner is co-sponsored by The Boeing Company; and the cyberspace center is sponsored by Hewlett Packard and Oracle Corporation. Additional sponsors include Air Force Research Laboratory, Analytical Graphics, Inc., BAE Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, CSP Associates, Eastman Kodak Company, Harris Corporation, Honeywell Space Systems, Infinite Links, Inmarsat, ITT Industries, Penwal Industries, Raytheon Company,, Space News, SpaceVest, and Stellar Solutions. About the Space Foundation
The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Space Foundation is a national non-profit organization, which vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with it partnering organizations, Space at the Crossroads, scheduled Feb. 18, 2004, in Washington, D.C.; and Strategic Space 2004, scheduled Oct. 5-7, 2004, in Omaha, Neb. The Foundation manages an on-site NASA Educational Resource Center; offers two distinct Master’s in Space Studies Degrees in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Regis University; and has trained more than 30,000 teachers since 1986 on Teaching With Space through Space Discovery graduate courses and national conferences. For more information, visit