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Space Foundation CEO to Participate in Colorado Space Coalition Media Session on Sequestration

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2012) — Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will participate in a Colorado Space Coalition media Q&A on July 13 at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Building at 1445 Market Street, Denver, Colo. The session follows remarks by Aerospace Industries Association Vice President of Space Systems Frank Slazer, who will update aerospace leaders to rally support against sequestration cuts to the federal defense budget.

Q&A session with national and state aerospace leaders regarding the potential, far-reaching effects of “sequestration” to the local and national aerospace industry. The Colorado Space Coalition has prepared a “Call for Action” letter to Colorado’s Congressional Delegation expressing its deep concern about the prospect of $500 billion in sequestration cuts to the national defense budget over the next 10 years. Colorado’s aerospace leaders will share the potential impacts of sequestration to Colorado’s expansive aerospace economy, including the military, civil and commercial sectors. For more information on sequestration, visit


  • Frank Slazer, vice president of space systems, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
  • Major General Andy Love, co-chair, Colorado Space Coalition (CSC)
  • Brian Binn, president, Military Affairs Division, The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
  • Elliot H. Pulham, chief executive officer, Space Foundation
  • Industry representatives from the Colorado Space Coalition’s membership

July 13, 2012, 9:15 a.m.

Room 505, fifth floor of the Chamber Building, 1445 Market Street, Denver

Janet Fritz, 303.620.8039, [email protected]
Jill Altenhofen, 303.620.8106, [email protected]

About the Colorado Space Coalition
The Colorado Space Coalition (CSC) is a partnership among members of the private sector, the state of Colorado, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce/Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, several economic-development agencies, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, higher education institutions, and other stakeholders. The CSC works to enhance and build on our diverse company base to maintain Colorado as a center of excellence for space and expand the state as the best place for aerospace companies to locate and thrive. For more information, see

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit 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.” 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.

Pictured: Elliot H. Pulham, chief executive officer, Space Foundation

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