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Lunch and Dinner Speakers Add Excitement to 28th National Space Symposium

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Lunch and dinner are more than meals at the 28th National Space Symposium; they’re exciting additions to the agenda. Many of the meals sell out in advance, so early registration for the Symposium and advance meal ticket purchase is encouraged. The meals are not open to the public and are available only to Symposium attendees. Military registration for the Symposium includes one ticket for each meal; additional tickets may be purchased.

The Space Foundation’s 28th National Space Symposium will be held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. See details about how to purchase meal tickets at, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions. Meal speaker details can be found at:

Tuesday Events Recognize Warfighters, Corporate Members
Tuesday features The Space Warfighters Luncheon, with master of ceremonies ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN, Ret., president and CEO, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. The luncheon is co-sponsored by The Boeing Company, with Roger A. Krone, president, Boeing Network & Space Systems, serving as corporate host.

A Tuesday evening tradition at the annual National Space Symposium is the Corporate Partnership Dinner, an opportunity for the Space Foundation to honor and recognize our Corporate Members. Featured speaker this year is Bruce Carlson, director, National Reconnaissance Office. Some levity will be provided by master of ceremonies P.J. O’Rourke, political satirist, journalist, author and Space Foundation board member. The dinner is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, with corporate host Gary W. Ervin, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems.

Wednesday Event Honors Moorman
The Space Foundation will present its highest honor at the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon. This year’s recipient is Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF, Ret., former vice chief of staff of the Air Force. The luncheon is co-sponsored by Raytheon, with corporate host Richard R. Yuse, vice president Raytheon Company and president, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS).

Thursday Offers Diverse Luncheons plus the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner
Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center is the speaker at Thursday’s Issues Luncheon – Acquisition Strategies for National Security, co-sponsored by United Launch Alliance.

Also on Thursday, the Colorado Space Luncheon features Federal Aviation AdministrationAssociate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation Dr. George C. Nield. The luncheon is co-sponosred by the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, the Colorado Space Coalition and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.

The last meal of the week is the popular Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner with speaker Mark Stevenson, comedian, innovation expert and author of An Optimist’s Tour of the Future. Lon Levin, president of SkySeven Ventures and Space Foundation board member, will act as master of ceremonies for the dinner, which is co-sponsored by SpaceX.

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 3).