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National Space Symposium Covered in Space Watch

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This – and the next two – issues of Space Watch will be filled with coverage of last month’s 28th National Space Symposium and its companion Cyber 1.2 event, held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The articles are spread throughout several categories of this Space Watch publication, so you’ll see both the National Space Symposium and Cyber 1.2 crop up all over.

The events, which were a huge hit with attendees, exhibitors and the media, included:

  • The largest number of exhibitors ever filling up both the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion – more than 165 exhibitors, including 42 first-time participants
  • More than 9,000 participants, including registrants, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors and visitors, representing more than 800 organizations
  • More than 30 nations represented, including speakers and exhibitors from multiple nations, our first international Teacher Liaison attendee and our first-ever totally non-U.S. inductee into the Space Technology Hall of Fame®
  • More than 70 teachers and more than 600 students involved in workshopsSpace Career Day and student/youth group tours of the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion
  • Presentation of prestigious Space Foundation awards
  • An extraordinary slate of speakers and panelists representing the top levels in government, industry, civil space, science, personal spaceflight and academia
  • The first-ever Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Fusion Forum to be held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium
  • Almost twice as many New Generation young space professionals involved than previous years
  • The generous participation of the most diverse group of co-sponsors in our history
  • Announcement of $375,000 in funding from Northrop Grumman for the Northrop Grumman Science Center at the Space Foundation’s world headquarters in Colorado Springs and display of artifacts that will soon be on display at Space Foundation headqaurters

Why Three Issues?
We’re covering The National Space Symposium in three issues because it’s just too much for one. This month, we cover primarily events and featured speakers. In June and July, we’ll cover panels and some additional ancillary events.

Can’t Wait?
That’s OK. Photo galleries covering the entire event are posted here; videos are posted here; and news briefs on each event are posted here. Almost everything is already on the web, but we’ll be enhancing photo galleries, video postings and articles as we gather more information and photos. So, check back frequently.  See something you’d like to post on your website? Contact us at [email protected].

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 5).