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Rep. Calvert, NASA Administrator, Stadd confirm participation at Florida Space 2006

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 11, 2006) — Today the Space Foundation announced that The Honorable Ken Calvert, U.S. House of Representatives; NASA Administrator The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin; and Mr. Courtney A. Stadd, founder and president, Capitol Solutions, will be featured speakers at the annual Florida Space conference. The conference takes place Dec. 5-7, 2006, at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Fla. Florida Space is the leading event serving Florida’s diverse space community and also draws leaders and participants from government, Washington, D.C., and the space sector nationwide. Additional early confirmed participants include Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and chief executive officer, Zero-Gravity Corporation, and chairman and chief executive officer, X PRIZE Foundation; Brig Gen Susan J. Helms, USAF, commander, 45th Space Wing; Mr. Jim Kennedy, director, Kennedy Space Center, NASA; Mr. Lon Levin, president, SkySevenVentures and co-Founder, XM Satellite Radio; Mr. Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer, Space Exploration Technologies; and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, Rose Center for Earth and Science, American Museum of Natural History. During two full days of panel sessions and featured speakers, Florida Space 2006 will focus on Florida’s space economy, addressing the challenges facing the existing aerospace industry and the entrepreneurial spirit and enterprises that will ensure its future. Registration to Florida Space 2006 includes entrance to the opening ceremony and reception, all panel sessions and featured speeches, the all-new exhibit center, and dining tickets for two luncheons and the Florida Space dinner. Florida Space 2006 is conducted by the Space Foundation in association with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing, and Space Florida.

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 inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow’s explorers. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation’s signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit