Space Foundation Press Releases
MEDIA ADVISORY 22nd National Space Symposium
Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 29, 2006) — Accredited media are invited to cover the 22nd National Space Symposium. WHO: More than 7,000 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media are expected to attend the 22nd National Space Symposium. WHAT: The National Space Symposium is the premier annual space industry conference and draws the most senior leaders from all sectors of the global space industry – civil, commercial, and national security. A complete program agenda, and lists of speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are available at www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org. WHEN: April 3-6, 2006 WHERE: The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs HOW: Media registration at the 22nd National Space Symposium is complimentary to accredited media, which includes reporters, editors, and photographers affiliated with recognized broadcast, print or Internet media organizations. We strongly encourage media to pre-register online at www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org/media. MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Please R.S.V.P. for media opportunities to Stephanie Fibbs, manager of Media Relations, at [email protected] or 719-576-8000. Tuesday, April 4 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. with Lt Gen Michael A. Hamel, USAF, commander, Space & Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, in the Media Center. Wednesday, April 5 10:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons and invited educators will bring 500 elementary, middle, and high school students to tour the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center. 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. with Dr. Buzz Aldrin, 2006 recipient of the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, in the Rocky Mountain Ballroom at Broadmoor West. Thursday, April 6 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. with Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, in the Media Center. 12:00 1:30 p.m. with the iRobot PackBot and Helen Greiner, 2006 Space Technology Hall of Fame inductee, at the iRobot booth in the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center South. 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. with The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Mark Cuban, owner, HDNet, to announce a partnership allowing high definition television broadcasts of all NASA space shuttle launches, in the International Center. By appointment: Dr. Jay DeFrank, executive director, Research & Analysis, Space Foundation, to discuss Space Foundation white paper “The National Security Space Industrial Base: Understanding and Addressing Concerns at the Sub-Prime Contractor Level,” recent publication The Case for Space Exploration: Failure is Not an Option, and the upcoming publication The Space Report. For assistance in setting up other interviews with featured speakers and panelists, please contact us. The Media Center and onsite media registration is located in the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center South. PROGRAM AND FEATURED SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, April 3 Media Center hours 2:00 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – Opening ceremony during which the Space Foundation presents the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award, the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award, the Jack Swigert Award for Space Exploration, and the Space Achievement Award. TUESDAY, April 4 Media Center hours 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – Featured speaker The Honorable Shana L. Dale, deputy administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8:50 a.m. – “Human and Robotic Space Exploration of the Solar System” panel 9:45 a.m. – Featured session “A Conversation with the Chairman and Ranking Member, Space and Aeronautics Sub-committee” with U.S. Representatives The Honorable Ken Calvert and The Honorable Mark Udall 11:00 a.m. – “Acquisition Blueprint Delivering National Security Space Capabilities for the Warfighter and Nation” panel 2:15 p.m. – “A Dialogue on U.S. Earth Observations: A Civil and National Security Perspective” panel 3:45 p.m. – “Research and Development Trades Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary” panel 7:00 p.m. – Corporate Partnership dinner with featured speaker The Honorable Maria Cino, deputy secretary, United States Department of Transportation WEDNESDAY, April 5 Media Center hours 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – Featured speaker Mr. LUO Ge, vice administrator, China National Space Administration (CNSA) 9:15 a.m. – “Building Value in Space Companies The View from Wall Street” panel 11:00 a.m. – Featured speaker The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force 11:30 a.m. – Featured speaker Mr. Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation 12:15 p.m. – General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon honoring astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin with The Honorable Jane E. Norton, lieutenant governor of the State of Colorado, as corporate host 2:15 p.m. – Featured speaker Lt Gen C. Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command 2:45 p.m. – Featured speaker Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and chief executive officer, Zero-Gravity Corporation, and chairman and chief executive officer, X PRIZE Foundation 3:45 p.m. – “Top Talent – Bringing the Best to Bear to Meet the Nation’s Civil and National Security Space Challenges” panel THURSDAY, April 6 Media Center hours 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – “The Next Wave: Mobile Satellite Broadband in the Palm of Your Hand” panel 9:45 a.m. – Featured speaker Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command 10:45 a.m. – Featured session “Competitiveness – Maintaining an Edge in the Global Space Economy” 2:00 p.m. – Featured speaker Mr. Kaoru Mamiya, vice president, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 2:30 p.m. – Featured speaker The Honorable Marion C. Blakey, administrator, Federal Aviation Administration 3:00 p.m. – Featured speaker The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration 7:15 p.m. – Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner recognizing 2006 inductees the iRobot PackBot and the AutoFarm RTK AutoSteer 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 the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006, in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.
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