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25th National Space Symposium Sells Out Exhibit Centers; Largest and Earliest Ever

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2009) — The Space Foundation has sold out all available exhibit space in the Boeing Exhibit Centers for the 25th National Space Symposium, March 30 – April 2 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

It is the largest field of exhibitors in the history of the National Space Symposium and the earliest the twin exhibit halls have sold out. Representing more than 140 space-related companies and organizations, the exhibits will be open to 25th National Space Symposium registrants, a select group of teachers and students, and invited guests

“Selling out our largest exhibit center ever, at this early stage, is tangible proof that the 25th National Space Symposium is the ‘must attend’ space event, even in these very tough financial times,” said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. “A great deal of business -business that is good for the local and national economies – is transacted at the Symposium. Our exhibitors realize now, more than ever, they need visibility at the National Space Symposium. We are grateful for their support.”

Pulham also said that Symposium registration is on track with last year’s, despite the national trends for cost reductions and downsizing. “We set a goal for about 7,500 attendees and we’re well on the way there,” he said. The Space Foundation’s National Space Symposium is one of the largest events held each year at The Broadmoor, and the largest annual gathering of the space industry anywhere in the world.

The 25th National Space Symposium brings together all sectors of space – civil, commercial, national security, new space entrepreneurship, and finance – to highlight accomplishments and address opportunities and issues facing the global space community today. With its theme The Next Space Age, this year’s program focuses on major shifts in the economies, philosophies, and mechanics of the global space industry.

The 25th National Space Symposium offers workshops, forums, panels and presentations covering all aspects of space, plus a number of special dinners and luncheons and presentation of several prestigious space-related awards. In addition to the Boeing Exhibit Centers, it also includes extensive programs for selected teachers and students, including a Space Career Fair featuring space-related business.

Co-sponsors of the symposium include The Aerospace Corporation, Aerojet, Analytical Graphics, Inc, a.i. solutions, ATK, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boeing, Cisco Systems, Inc., Cobham, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Hitachi Consulting, Infinite Links, Intelsat General Corporation, International Space University, ITT, Lockheed Martin, The Mitre Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Raytheon, Regis University, SEAKR Engineering, Inc., SAIC, Stellar Solutions, United Launch Alliance, United Space Alliance, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Media partners are Aviation Week, Space News, and Via Satellite.

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

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, 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, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to the 25th National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation, along with partnering organizations, will also conduct Space Business Forum: New York on June 4, 2009, in New York, N.Y., and Strategic Space and Defense 2009 from Oct. 6 – 8, 2009, in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit