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Register Now for Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 8, 2012) — The Space Foundation is offering one last discount through March 16 for its 28th National Space Symposium, to be held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Save up to $200 on standard industry registration, or save even more by registering for both the Symposium and the Space Foundation’s other event, Cyber 1.2, be held at The Broadmoor Hotel during the day on April 16 immediately preceding the opening ceremony of the 28th National Space Symposium.

About the 28th National Space Symposium
Widely known as the premier space policy and program forum for the entire global space community, the 28th National Space Symposium will feature more that 100 top-level speakers and panelists, and a new exhibit center — the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion, featuring exhibits from around the world, including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the DLR German Aerospace Center and Canada’s Aerospace Community, plus exhibits by industry, universities and the military. The new Pavilion is in addition to the expansive Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center in Broadmoor Hall, featuring highly visual examples of the latest space technology.

Some of the confirmed Symposium participants include:

  • Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA administrator 
  • Bruce Carlson, director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Lori B. Garver, NASA deputy administrator
  • The Honorable John W. Hickenlooper, governor, Colorado
  • Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command
  • Letitia A. Long, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 
  • Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF, chief of staff, United States Air Force
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy®, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor
  • P.J. O’Rourke, author and political satirist
  • Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Frank A. Rose, deputy assistant secretary for space and defense policy, U.S. Department of State
  • Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force
  • Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command 
  • William H. Swanson, chairman and CEO, Raytheon
  • Mark Stevenson, author, comedian and innovation expert
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., director of the Hayden Planetarium, author and host of the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW 

To Register
For information about package pricing, military rates and secure online registration for both Cyber 1.2 and the 28th National Space Symposium, go to, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions.

Cyber 1.2 and 28th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: a.i. solutionsAIAA; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ARES CorporationArianespace, Inc.; ATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Bechtel; Blue Ridge Networks; The Boeing Company; Booz Allen Hamilton; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Colorado Space Business Roundtable; Colorado Space Coalition; Cyber Security SummitDyneticsEuroconsultFluorGMV USAGeneral Dynamics; Global VSAT Forum; Government Executive; ITT Exelis; Intelsat General CorporationInternational Space University (ISU); ISPCSLockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); Moog; National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program; Northrop GrummanParadigm Secure CommunicationsPratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; RaytheonSAIC; SES Government Solutions; Sherman & Howard L.L.C.; Space Generation Advisory Council; Space Systems/Loral; SpaceXSpincraft; Stellar Solutions; The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDCUnited Launch Alliance (ULA). Official media partners include Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers and Space News. 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 Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch