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MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary of the Air Force to Conduct Media Briefing at 4:45 p.m. on April 2 at 25th National Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 2, 2009) — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley will entertain questions from the media immediately following his remarks* at the 25th National Space Symposium on April 2. The briefing will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Media Center on the second floor of Broadmoor Hall at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is open to registered media who are covering the Symposium.

Donley’s briefing is in addition to the following previously scheduled media opportunities:

Thursday, April 2:

10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Space Career Fair
Space Career Fair: Meet the Company Presentation with Marty Hauser, Space Foundation Vice President – Washington Operations, Research & Analysis, discussing job and workforce outlook in the space industry
Rocky Mountain Ballroom C/D, Broadmoor West

Noon – 5:50 p.m.
: Attendees can visit company booths and speak with company representatives
Rocky Mountain Ballroom A/B Broadmoor West

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Media Roundtable: Gary E. Payton, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force For Space Programs
NSS Media Center, 2nd Fl., Broadmoor Hall
Reporters may also call in: 866-330-1200; Conference #: 5768000#

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Space Career Fair Networking Lunch: Keynote Speaker Anousheh Ansari, first female space explorer and first space ambassador. Broadmoor West Ballroom

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
*Featured speaker: Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley
International Center

7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy®
International Center

Media Center Hours:
* Thursday, April 12: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Updates: Symposium Updates will be available on and follow us on Twitter at NSS09.

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 an event with the United States Strategic Command this fall in Omaha, Neb. For more information visit