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Space Foundation Announces Frontier as Official Airline of 23rd National Space Symposium

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2007) — The Space Foundation announced today that Frontier Airlines is the Official Airline of the 23rd National Space Symposium. As the Official Airline, Denver, Colo., based Frontier Airlines will provide discounted transportation to attendees into Denver International Airport. The 23rd National Space Symposium is the premier annual space industry conference, and is scheduled April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

“Frontier has demonstrated a commitment to the space industry, particularly through partnerships within Colorado,” said Elizabeth Wagner, senior vice president, strategic partnerships, for the Space Foundation. “We appreciate the step they have taken in becoming the Official Airline, and the opportunity they are extending to symposium participants.”

Currently in its 13th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport. With 55 aircraft and one of the youngest Airbus fleet in North America, Frontier offers 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with 33 inches of legroom in an all coach configuration. In conjunction with its regional jet fleet, Frontier offers routes linking its Denver hub to 55 destinations including 48 U.S. cities in 28 states spanning the nation from coast to coast, eight cities in Mexico and one city in Canada. In December of 2006 Frontier was designated “Best Low Cost Carrier” in the U.S. by the readers of Business Traveler magazine.

Symposium attendees can find special discounted fare information by calling Space Foundation Customer Service at 1-800-691-4000. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling Frontier Airlines at 1-800-908-9068, or by using a travel agency.

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 come to Colorado Springs for the four day conference that addresses civil, commercial, and national security space issues.

Confirmed featured speakers at the conference include 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; Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Rose Center for Earth and Space and Space Foundation Board Member Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson; and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation Robert J. Stevens.

Highlights of the 23rd National Space Symposium also include an extensive exhibit center showcasing more than 140 companies and organizations, co-sponsored by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; 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.

Additional co-sponsors of the symposium are Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), Ares Corporation, ATK, BAE Systems, BearingPoint, Cisco Systems, CSP Associates, General Dynamics, Honeywell, IAC 2008 Ltd., Infinite Links, ITT, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Stellar Solutions and Swales Aerospace. Media partners for the 23rd National Space Symposium are Aviation Week, The New York Times and Space News.

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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 Houston, Texas, 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