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Florida Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings to speak at Florida Space 2005

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Sep. 21, 2005) — The Space Foundation announced today that The Honorable Toni Jennings, lieutenant governor of Florida, will be a featured speaker at Florida Space 2005. Space professionals and those with interests in Florida will gather at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex November 15-17 for the conference. “Lt. Gov. Jennings is leading a tremendously important effort in the work of the Commission on the Future of Space and Aeronautics in Florida,” said Elliot G. Pulham, president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation. “She and the Commissioners are charting the course of Florida’s future space economy, and the insights she shares at Florida Space 2005 should be timely and powerfully illuminating to anyone with a stake in the space industry or the Florida economy.” The event intends to draw attendees from throughout Florida’s diverse space community and from the space sector nationwide. Topics to be covered during the conference include

  • The State of Global Space
  • The State of Florida Space
  • Harvesting Current Opportunities – Government
  • Harvesting Current Opportunities – Industry
  • Tapping Our Full Potential
  • Entrepreneurial Space
  • Breakout Opportunity Part I – The Vision for Space Exploration
  • Breakout Opportunity Part II – National Security Space
  • Research and Development – From Zero to Hero
  • Positioning Florida for the Future – Financing the Future
  • Positioning Florida for the Future – Policies for the Future

Jennings joins previously confirmed Florida Space 2005 speakers Dr. Michael Griffin, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Gen Lance W. Lord, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, Mr. Lon Rains, vice president, Editorial, Imaginova Corp. and editor, Space News, The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force, and Patricia Grace Smith, associate administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration. Sponsors of Florida Space 2005 include Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Delaware North Parks Services, Space Coast Office of Tourism, and Space Gateway Support. Florida Space 2005 is conducted by the Space Foundation in association with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing, Florida Space Authority, and The Canaveral Council of Technical Societies. It builds on the best features of Space Congress and the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Symposium, both long-time community space events now retired, and whose heritage will be honored at this inaugural event. Early bird registration rates are available until Oct. 14.

About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to Florida Space 2005, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Strategic Space 2005, Oct. 4-6, in Omaha, Neb., and the National Space Symposium, April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit