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Noted leaders support first Colorado Space Rendezvous

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 10, 2004) — Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton and Gen. Lance Lord, commander of Air Force Space Command, will head a distinguished group of Colorado leaders in government, business and academia participating as speakers and panel members in the first Colorado Space Rendezvous, to be held Dec. 8 at the Colorado History Museum in Denver from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Colorado leaders who made early commitments to participate include Robert Blankenship, chief operating officer, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; Drew Crouch, vice president of strategic development, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Robert Dalal, chief executive officer, Space Imaging; Dr. John Karas, vice president of space exploration, Lockheed Martin; Raymond Kolibaba, vice president of space systems, Raytheon; retired Gen. John Lorber, vice president, Colorado region, The Boeing Company; retired Maj. Gen. Timothy McMahon, corporate lead executive, Air Force, Northrop Grumman; Dr. Nigel Middleton, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Colorado School of Mines; Herbert Satterlee, III, chairman and chief executive officer, DigitalGlobe, Inc.; Robert Scott, president and chief executive officer, The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation; Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; and Brig. Gen. Richard Webber, commander of the 21st Space Wing. The Colorado Space Rendezvous is a unique, broad-scoped, one-day event that will bring together diverse Colorado space-related businesses and organizations to foster and develop a strong sense of engagement and community among Colorado’s civil, commercial, national security and higher education space constituency. More than 200 space business professionals are expected to attend the event. Panels will be held on a variety of critical issues of interest to Colorado leaders and include: “Dollars from space – The economic impact of space activities in Colorado” “An academic approach – Space university research and programs” “A remote sensing roundtable” “Front and center – The critical role of military space in Colorado” “Meet the players – Aerospace contractors from Colorado” “A Capitol view – Perspectives from Washington and the Statehouse” Joining the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and the Space Foundation in organizing the event are the state of Colorado, the Colorado Space Coalition, and the University of Colorado.

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