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Boeing's Dennis Muilenburg to Provide Industry Perspective at the 26th National Space Symposium

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Boeing's Dennis Muilenburg to Provide Industry Perspective at the 26th National Space SymposiumCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2010) — Dennis R. Muilenburg, executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security unit, will provide a commercial space industry perspective as a featured speaker at the Space Foundation’s 26th National Space Symposium. He joins a slate of speakers that includes leaders from military, intelligence, civil, commercial, and academic space organizations from around the world.

The 26th National Space Symposium, being held April 12-15 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the premier gathering of the global space community. Muilenburg will serve as the primary spokesperson for industry viewpoints and issues.

About Muilenburg
Muilenburg, who has been with Boeing since 1985, has served in a number of influential leadership roles, including president of Boeing Global Services & Support, vice president and general manager of the Boeing Combat Systems division and program manager for Future Combat Systems (FCS), vice president of programs and engineering for Boeing Air Traffic Management, and director of weapon systems for the Boeing Joint Strike Fighter program.

Muilenburg holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington. He is co-holder of the patent on the Boeing JSF design concept. Actively involved in the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Muilenburg is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the St. Louis Science Center board of trustees, and a member of the board of directors of the St. Louis Sports Commission.

About Defense, Space & Security
The $32 billion Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) unit provides defense, government, space, intelligence and security customers with end-to-end large-scale system services that enhance air-, land-, sea- and space-based platforms. The unit designs, produces, modifies, and supports military, civil, and commercial fighters, bombers, transports, rotorcraft, aerial refuelers, missiles, munitions, and spacecraft, as well as developing enhanced capabilities using network-centric operations, communications and intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance technologies.

BDS serves as a system integrator on several programs of national significance: NASA’s Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs; the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense program; the Army’s Brigade Combat Team Modernization program; and SBInet, a critical component of the Secure Border Initiative managed by the Department of Homeland Security. Headquartered in St. Louis, BDS has operations in St. Louis; Southern California; Seattle; San Antonio; Houston; Philadelphia; Mesa, Ariz.; Huntsville, Ala.; the Space Coast of Florida; Washington, D.C.; Australia; Saudi Arabia; and the United Kingdom.

About the 26th National Space Symposium
More than 8,000 attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers are expected at the 26th National Space Symposium, which offers workshops, forums, panels, and presentations covering all aspects of space and is known as an extraordinary venue for networking and conducting meaningful business. In addition to the mainstream program, the Symposium includes presentation of prestigious space awards, a spectacular opening ceremony, engaging programs for selected teachers and students, and the extensive AMERICOM Government Services (AGS) Exhibit Center. This year’s event also offers greatly expanded programs for young, up-and-coming “new generation” space professionals and introduces a new Cyber 1.0 Conference.

Major sponsors of the 26th National Space Symposium include:

Other Symposium co-sponsors to date are ATK, AVIATION WEEK, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Cisco Systems, Inc., General Dynamics, GMV, Intelsat General Corporation, International Space University, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Raytheon, SAIC, Space News, and United Space Alliance.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact [email protected]. To be put on the waiting list for exhibit space, contact [email protected].

Online registration and more information, including agenda, speakers, and exhibitors, are available at Register by Feb. 5 to take advantage of the Super Early Bird Discount.

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is an international, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation 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. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.