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Deadline nears to save on registration for the 23rd National Space Symposium

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2007) — Only one week remains for attendees to save $300 on registration for the 23rd National Space Symposium, the premier annual space industry conference. Those who register and pay in full by Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, receive the discounted `early bird` registration rate, a $300 savings. The 23rd National Space Symposium is April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

The four-day conference brings together the space community to address timely civil, commercial, and national security space concerns through featured speakers, innovative panel discussions, an extensive exhibit center showcasing more than 140 companies and organizations, and prestigious awards. Commander of United States Strategic Command Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC; Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Dr. Tony Tether; and Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory Maj. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds, have recently confirmed their participation during the conference. More than 7,000 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media are expected to attend the 23rd National Space Symposium. The most senior executive leadership from NASA and other space and government agencies, the commercial space and satellite broadcasting industry, research universities and academia, space tourism concerns, the Department of Defense, military space commands and the global space industry participate. Confirmed featured speakers at the conference are Under Secretary of the Air Force The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, NASA Administrator The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office Dr. Donald M. Kerr, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen T. Michael Moseley, Commander of Air Force Space Command Gen Kevin P. Chilton, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation Mr. Robert J. Stevens.

Highlights of the 23rd National Space Symposium also include a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, opening reception, co-sponsored by the Colorado Space Coalition, and opening night fireworks and dessert reception, co-sponsored by United Space Alliance; the Corporate Partnership dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon Company; the presentation of the Space Foundation’s highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, at a luncheon co-sponsored by The Boeing Company; and the Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is the co-sponsor of the exhibit center. Additional sponsors of the symposium are Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), ATK, Cisco, CSP Associates, General Dynamics, Infinite Links, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Stellar Solutions, and ITT. Media partners for the 23rd National Space Symposium are Aviation Week and Space News. Frontier Airlines is the official airline of the conference. Visit for secure online registration and a complete agenda and list of speakers.

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 also has an office in Washington, D.C., and Field Representatives in New York, Houston and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, trade association services, research and analysis for the global space industry, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense (Oct. 9-11, 2007), in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit