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One Week Remains to Save on 24th National Space Symposium Registration

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 7, 2008) — Only one week remains to save on registration for the 24th National Space Symposium, the premier annual gathering of the global space community.  Individuals who register and pay in full by March 14 will receive the Advanced Registration rate, a $225 savings off standard industry registration.  The 24th National Space Symposium will take place April 7-10 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

The symposium brings together all sectors of space – civil, commercial, and national security – to highlight the accomplishments and address the opportunities and issues facing the space industry today. More than 7,500 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media from across the United States and many foreign countries are expected to attend the 24th National Space Symposium.  Participants, who represent both the history and future of this $220 billion industry, 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.

Confirmed featured speakers include

  • Mr. James F. Albaugh, Executive Vice President, Boeing and President and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Defense Systems, Boeing
  • The Honorable Wayne Allard, United States Senate
  • Ms. Anousheh Ansari, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Prodea Systems
  • Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, USA, Commander, Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Army Forces Strategic Command and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command – Integrated Missile Defense
  • Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, USAF, Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Force Staff, United States Air Force
  • Mr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arianespace
  • George C. Nield, Ph.D., Acting Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History and host, NOVA Science Now
  • The Honorable Mark Udall, United States House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force

Highlights of the 24th National Space Symposium include an extensive exhibit center representing more than 140 organizations and companies co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin; a spectacular Opening Ceremony, co-sponsored by United Space Alliance; Opening Night Fireworks and Late-night Reception, co-sponsored by Raytheon; the Corporate Partnership Dinner, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; the presentation of the Space Foundation’s highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, at a luncheon co-sponsored by Boeing; and the Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner, co-sponsored by Space Florida.

Additional co-sponsors of the symposium are AMERICOM Government Services, Analytical Graphics, Inc., ATK, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Cisco Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, CSP Associates, Harris Corporation, Hitachi Consulting, Honeywell, Infinite Links, Intelsat General, ITT, Perot Systems Government Services, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Stellar Solutions, and United Launch Alliance. Media partners for the 24th National Space Symposium are Aviation Week, Space News, and Via Satellite. Frontier Airlines is the official airline of the conference.

Online registration and more information, including the latest program agenda, confirmed speaker list, and exhibitor list, are available at

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity.  A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.  It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office, and has field representatives in Houston and Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense 2008, scheduled 6-8 October in Omaha, Neb.  For more information, visit