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Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham to Discuss Global Space Economy at ILA Berlin Air Show

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ELLIOT PULHAM speaksCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 2, 2010) — Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot H. Pulham will discuss the state of the global space economy at a press briefing next week at the International Aerospace Exhibition( ILA) 2010 Berlin-Brandenburg in Berlin, Germany:

Date: 10 June 2010 (ILA SPACE DAY)
Time: 1600 – 1700 hrs. (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) Berlin Time
Location: Press Conference Room B, Press Center, ILA Exhibition Grounds
Topic: Pulham will discuss the Space Foundation’s findings and outlook for the global space economy, based on information published in The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. The Space Foundation’s annual publication details the challenges, opportunities, and progress of space endeavors around the globe.
Attendees: The briefing is open to all reporters with ILA press credentials.

Pulham is also available for interviews during and following ILA 2010. Reporters attending the press briefing will receive a CD-ROM or PDF version of The Space Report 2010.

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of the global space industry – civil, commercial, military, and intelligence. In support of its mission to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity, the Space Foundation conducts space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the world-renowned National Space Symposium, held each spring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Founded in 1983, the international, nonprofit Space Foundation is an expert in all aspects of global space. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity each year 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 the Space Foundation on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

About Pulham
Named chief executive officer of the Space Foundation in 2001, Pulham leads the premier team of space and education professionals providing services to educators and students, government officials, news media, and the space industry around the world. He is widely quoted by national, international, and trade media in their coverage of space activities and space-related issues. Before joining the Space Foundation, Pulham was senior manager of public relations, employee communication, and advertising for all space programs of Boeing, serving as spokesperson at the Kennedy Space Center for the Magellan, Galileo, and Ulysses interplanetary missions, among others. He is a recipient of the prestigious Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America – the profession’s highest honor. In 2003, the Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation presented him with the coveted Space Communicator Award, an honor he shares with the late legendary CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite and former CNN News Anchor Miles O’Brien. Pulham is a member of the national board of advisors of the RNASA Foundation and a member of the board of advisors of the National Institute for Space & Security Centers (NISSC). He is a former Air Force Civic Leader and advisor to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, and a recipient of the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Public Service Medal.

About The Space Report
Published annually by the Space Foundation, The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is the definitive overview of the global space industry that serves as a valuable resource for government and business leaders, educators, financial analysts, students, and space-related businesses. The 2010 edition features sections on: space products and services; the space economy; space infrastructure; economic impacts, workforce and education; and an outlook for the future. One of the most significant revelations in The Space Report 2010 is that the global space economy for 2009 reached $261.6 billion in government budgets and commercial revenue; almost 40 percent growth in the five years the Space Foundation has been tracking the space economy.

The result of extensive research by the Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C.-based research and analysis group and a team of independent research organizations, The Space Report 2010 is 140 pages of space facts and figures, punctuated with photographs, charts, and graphs that illustrate the book’s main points. It is available in hard copy, downloadable PDF, and CD-ROM formats at Both the PDF and CD-ROM include hyperlinks that connect to websites for the companies, organizations, reports, and other items of interest mentioned in the text.

About ILA 2010
ILA 2010 Berlin-Brandenburg, which takes place from 8-13 June 2010, is the largest meeting place and a leading media event for the aerospace industry in Europe. First held in 1909, the ILA is the world’s oldest aviation show. It is organized by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) and the executive company is Messe Berlin GmbH. Held every two years in Berlin/Brandenburg, the ILA includes a trade fair, conferences, and a display for the public covering all aspects of aviation and space flight. ILA 2008 was attended by 1,127 exhibitors from 37 countries, whose presentations for the 241,000 trade visitors and members of the general public included 330 aircraft on the ground and in the air. The Space Foundation is sponsoring the North American Lounge and will have a presence in the North American Pavilion at ILA 2010.

ILA SPACE DAY will be held at the ILA Space Pavilion in Hall 9 on the ILA exhibition ground in Berlin Schönefeld from 13:30 to 16:15 hrs on 10 June 2010. Themed Mission to Earth – Space Technologies Meet Global Challenge, it will feature two panels of high-ranking representatives of the international space arena who will discuss the importance of space applications and the use of space on Earth from an international, European, and German point of view. Participation is by invitation only.