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Media Advisory: Schedule of Media Opportunities at 24th National Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 2, 2008) — *** Note to editors, a detailed schedule of media opportunities throughout the 24th National Space Symposium follows. All events take place at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, April 7-10, 2008.

Media Opportunities:

Tuesday, April 8:

8:15 — 8:45 a.m. — Teacher Liaison Recognition Ceremony. Golf Club.

8:45 — 9:45 a.m. — Featured Speaker Tim Slater, Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Science Education at the University of Wyoming, for Teacher Liaisons. Golf Club.

10:00 — 10:45 a.m. — The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity joint Media Roundtable with Elliot G. Pulham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Space Foundation, and Marty Hauser, Vice President, Washington Operations, Research & Analysis, Space Foundation. Media Center.

10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. — Teacher Liaison Professional Development Workshop. Golf Club.

12:00 — 1:00 p.m. — ATK Press Conference announcing new space group and ATK’s expendable launch vehicle efforts. Media Center.

1:15 — 2:00 p.m. — Media Roundtable with Richard J. Gilbrech, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems, NASA.  Media Center. (Teleconference available.)

2:00 — 2:30 p.m. — Space Florida Press Conference with Florida Lt. Governor Jeff KottkampMedia Center.

2:30 — 3:15 p.m. — The Space Report 2008 Teleconference Briefing with Marty Hauser, Vice President, Washington Operations, Research & Analysis, Space Foundation. Media Center. (Teleconference available.)

3:15 — 3:45 p.m. — TGV Rockets/CH4 Aerospace Press Conference. Media Center.

3:30 — 4:15 p.m. — Featured Speaker Col. Eileen M. Collins, USAF (Retired), former NASA Astronaut for Teacher Liaisons. Golf Club.

5:00 — 5:30 p.m. — Media Roundtable with Prof. Hajime Inoue, Executive
Director, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency (JAXA). Media Center.

Wednesday, April 9:

8:30 — 10:00 a.m. — “Audience with an Astronaut,” former Astronaut Capt. Jeff Ashby, USN (Retired), presentation to 3rd — 5th grade students. Broadmoor Theater. 

10:00 — 10:45 a.m. — Media Roundtable with Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF,
Commander, Air Force Space Command. Media Center. (Teleconference

10:30 — 11:45 a.m. — Student Tours, more than 500 local 6th — 12th grade students and Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons teachers will tour designated booths throughout the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center. Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center.

10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. — “Audience with an Astronaut,” Second Presentation. Broadmoor Theater

12:15 — 2:00 p.m. — Student Tours, Second Session. Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center.

2:15 — 2:45 p.m. — Media Roundtable with Lt. Gen. Michael A. Hamel, USAF, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command. Media Center. (Teleconference available.)

Thursday, April 10:

7:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. — Sixth Annual Space Career Fair, undergraduate and graduate students and transitioning military meeting with top aerospace companies. Rocky Mountain West Ballroom.

8:30 — 9:30 a.m. — Northrop Grumman Press Briefing about LCROSS, a fast-track space development program.  Northrop Grumman Booth (600), Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center North.

8:30 – 10:10 a.m. — Space Career Fair — Part 1 of “Meet the Company” presentations. Rocky Mountain Ballroom C/D.

10:00 — 10:45 a.m. — Media Roundtable with Anousheh Ansari, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Prodea Systems and the first female private space explorer to visit the International Space Station. Media Center.

10:20 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. — Space Career Fair — Part 2 of “Meet the Company” presentations. Rocky Mountain Ballroom C/D.

12:45  — 1:15 p.m. — Featured Speaker Anousheh Ansari for Space Career Fair participants. Broadmoor West.

12:45 — 1:45 p.m. — Media Roundtable with Space Command Leads: Col. Shawn Barnes, USAF, AFSPC/A5C  Space Protection; Col. Joseph Squatrito, USAF, AFSPC/A3C Space Situational Awareness; Col. Robert Walker, USAF, AFSPC/A5V Operationally Responsive Space; and Lt. Col. William Burton, USAF, AFSPC/A3M Current Operations. Media Center.

Media registration for the 24th National Space Symposium is complimentary to accredited media, which includes reporters, editors, and photographers affiliated with recognized broadcast, print, or Internet media organizations.

Teleconference capability will be available for select media opportunities. Interviews with featured speakers and panelists may be available upon request. Please contact Kendra Horn, director, media relations, for additional information at [email protected] or by calling 719.576.8000 or 719.433.4007.

The Media Center and onsite media registration are located in the upper level of Broadmoor Hall.

Media Center Hours: Monday, April 7: 2:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 8:  7:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 9: 7:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 10: 7:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

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