National Space Symposium 2008 Early Bird

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

As the calendar moves from 2007 to 2008, the Space Foundation is busy preparing for the 24th National Space Symposium. The premier U.S. space policy and program forum, the National Space Symposium is a "must attend" opportunity for information and interaction on all sectors of space - civil, commercial, and national security. The 24th National Space Symposium will take place April 7-10, 2008, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Individuals who register and pay in full by January 18, 2008, will receive the Early Bird registration rate, a $300 savings off standard registration.

This symposium's theme "Our Expanding Universe...50 Years of Space Exploration" reflects our continued efforts and advancement in space while acknowledging how far the space industry has come in the last 50 years. The theme and accompanying artwork will be carried throughout the symposium from the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center to a program agenda featuring leaders from across the space industry.

The 24th National Space Symposium will see attendees from across the United States and many foreign countries. Participants who represent both the history and future of this $220 billion industry will highlight the accomplishments and look forward to the opportunities and issues facing the space industry today. These individuals include senior executive leadership from NASA, NOAA, and other civil space and government agencies; the commercial space and satellite broadcasting industry; the Department of Defense and military space commands; space entrepreneurs; universities and academia; and senior representatives from the global space industry.

In addition to an outstanding program, the 24th National Space Symposium will feature the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center with more than 45,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 140 organizations and companies exhibiting.

More information and online registration are available at

This article is part of Space Watch: January 2008 (Volume: 7, Issue: 1).