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Influential Space Leadership will be Featured at 27th National Space Symposium

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Influential Space Leadership will be Featured at 27th National Space Symposium COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2011) — The Space Foundation’s 27th National Space Symposium will be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will feature forums, presentations, speeches, special events and ample opportunity to hear from and network with the space community’s most influential leaders.

Some of those leaders will comprise the panel “Industrial Base Mega Session.”

Moderated by Space Foundation chairman, William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D., the panel includes:

  • Marion C. Blakey, president and chief executive officer, Aerospace Industries Association
  • David M. DiCarlo, Ph.D., sector vice president and general manager, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Brett Lambert, deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy Department of Defense
  • Joanne M. Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • James Maser, president, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
  • Richard W. McKinney, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs, United States Air Force

This discussion is in addition to two previously announced Symposium panels. “The Government Buys Commercial” will be moderated by Paul L. Graziani, chief executive officer and founder of Analytical Graphics Inc., (AGI), and includes panel members:

  • Charles S. Baker, acting director, Office of Space Commercialization, U.S. Dept. of Commerce and deputy assistant administrator for Satellite and Information Services, NOAA
  • Lt. Gen. Michael A. Hamel, USAF (Retired), senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, Orbital Sciences Corporation
  • Maj. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, director, Space Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Another Symposium panel will be, “CEOs on the Issues” moderated by Euroconsult CEO and managing director Pacôme Révillon, and including:

  • Matthew J. Desch, chief executive officer, Iridium Communications, Inc. 
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, chairman and chief executive officer, Arianespace, Inc.
  • David McGlade, chief executive officer, Intelsat
  • Andrew Sukawaty, chairman and chief executive officer, Inmarsat

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27th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors of the 27th National Space Symposium include a.i. solutionsAnalytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)ARES CorporationATK; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; The Boeing Company; Booz Allen HamiltonCisco Systems, Inc.; EuroconsultFisher Space Pen Co.; GMVGeneral Dynamics; IBM; ILA Berlin Air ShowIntegral SystemsIntelsat General CorporationInternational Academy of Astronautics (IAA)International Space University (ISU); Lockheed Martin; MoogNorthrop GrummanParadigm; Pratt & Whitney RocketdyneQinetiQ; Raytheon; SAIC; SES World SkiesSpace Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) ; SpaceSystems/LoralSpaceX; Stellar SolutionsSwedish Space Corporation (SSC)United Launch Alliance; and United Space AllianceSpace News International and Aviation Week are official media partners. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact [email protected].

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is
a global, 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, including the National Space Symposium, 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 TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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