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Richard Green is 28th National Space Symposium Poster Artist

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Richard Green is 28th National Space Symposium Poster ArtistCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2011) — One of the most treasured keepsakes from the Space Foundation’s annual National Space Symposium is the commemorative space art poster, co-sponsored in 2012 by International Space University (ISU).

The poster will be distributed to Symposium attendees from the Space Foundation booth at the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center. The poster art for the 28th National Space Symposium is designed by artist Richard Green, a senior environment/cinematics/concept artist in the video game industry for more than 18 years. He is based in Kirkland, Wash.

About the 28th National Space Symposium Artwork
The artwork for the Space Foundation’s 28th National Space Symposium speaks to the aspects that drive all of us in the space industry: the wonder of new, unexplored worlds; the challenge of technological feats not yet attempted; the visceral excitement of a rocket launch; the lure of knowledge undiscovered and the promise of a future better than the present.

The artwork is being used for all advertising, collateral and signage for the 28th National Space Symposium, the premier gathering of the global space community, which will be held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

To date, the Space Foundation has issued 14 National Space Symposium posters, starting in 1999. To see all the posters, go to In addition to the artwork for the upcoming National Space Symposium, Green also designed the commemorative 25th anniversary National Space Symposium artwork for the Space Foundation in 2009.

About the Artist
Green is best known for his space, 3D and interactive game designs. Among the 15 interactive game titles to his credit are: Rebel Assault; Rebel Assault 2; Star Wars: Rebellion; Full Throttle; Star Wars X-Wing: Alliance; Star Trek Bridge Commander; Secret Weapons over Normandy; Supreme Commander; DC Universe Online.

Green’s design company, Artbot, produces games and 3D designs for LucasArts Entertainment Company, Maxval Drawings, Enterprise Productivity Systems, Paccar, Totally Games, Design Annex, Lucas Learning, Ltd., Soo Hoo Design and, now, the Space Foundation. He has also held design positions with LucasArts Entertainment Company, Mondo Media/Mechadeus and Argyle Design.

Green won the Neutrino Prize in CERN/ATLAS multimedia competition, 2009, for animation depicting the life of a proton as it exists in the Large Hadron Collider’s “ATLAS” module. His artwork has been published in the Ballistic Publishing books, Elemental and Expose 1, as well as multiple educational and how-to digital art books.

Green earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial design from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif., and an associate of arts degree in filmmaking and general studies from Goldenwest/Orange Coast Community Colleges, Costa Mesa/Huntington Beach, Calif.

To review Green’s portfolio of artwork and achievements, visit

About the 28th National Space Symposium
The 28th National Space Symposium will offer presentations and panels covering all aspects of space, plus special events and presentation of several prestigious space-related awards.

The Symposium is offered in conjunction with a separate Space Foundation event, Cyber 1.2, which will be held during the day on April 16 at The Broadmoor Hotel, immediately preceding the opening ceremony of the 28th National Space Symposium. Secure online registration for both the Symposium and for Cyber 1.2 can be found at, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions. A Super Early Bird discount for industry attendees is available until January 13.

About International Space University
The International Space University (ISU) provides graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community at its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France, and at locations around the world. In its two-month Space Studies Program and one-year Masters Program, ISU offers students a core curriculum covering all disciplines related to space programs and enterprises, space science, space engineering, systems engineering, space policy and law, business and management and space and society. Both programs also involve an intense student research team project providing international graduate students and young space professionals the opportunity to solve complex problems by working together in an intercultural environment.

Since its founding in 1987, ISU has graduated more than 3,000 students from 100 countries. Together with hundreds of ISU faculty and lecturers from around the world, ISU alumni comprise an extremely effective network of space professionals and leaders that actively facilitates individual career growth, professional activities and international space cooperation.

28th National Space Symposium and Cyber 1.2 Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); Arianespace, Inc.; ATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Blue Ridge Networks; The Boeing Company; GMVGeneral DynamicsInternational Space University (ISU); Lockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); Moog; Northrop Grumman; Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Raytheon; SES Government Solutions; Space Generation Advisory Council; Space Systems Loral; SpaceX; Stellar SolutionsAviation Week and Space News are the official media partners. Sponsorship information can be found at:

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness, 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.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes 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. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.