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Gen. Shelton is 29th National Space Symposium Featured Speaker

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Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, will be a featured speaker at the Space Foundation’s 29th National Space Symposium, which is slated for April 8-11, 2013, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. He joins a stellar roster of international speakers, including:

  • Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D., president, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Craig R. Barrett, Ph.D., retired CEO/chairman of the board, Intel Corporation
  • Romain Bausch, president & CEO, SES
  • Lt. Gen. David A Deptula, USAF, Ret., president,The Deptula Group
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, director general, The European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Yannick d’Escatha, president, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)
  • Gen. Howell Estes, III, USAF, Ret., president, Howell Estes & Associates, Inc.
  • Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, USN, Ret., president, Aragosto Global, LLC
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, chairman & CEO, Arianespace
  • Steve MacLean, Ph.D., president, Canadian Space Agency
  • Johann-Dietrich Worner, chairman, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Speakers are continuously updated at

Extraordinary Agenda
The Space Symposium will feature forums, panels, presentations, speeches, special events and ample opportunity to hear from and network with the space community’s most influential leaders.

Here’s a snapshot of what to expect:

About Gen. Shelton
As commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. Shelton is responsible for organizing, equipping, training and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. He leads more than 42,000 professionals assigned to 134 locations worldwide.

He entered the Air Force in 1976 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in various assignments, including research and development testing, space operations and staff work. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels, and served on the staffs at major command headquarters, Air Force headquarters and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Before assuming his current position, Gen. Shelton was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., a Master of Science degree in astronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and a Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

See more about Air Force Space Command at

Register Now for Super Early Bird Rate
Registration is now open for the 29th National Space Symposium and Cyber 1.3. Take advantage of the Super Early Bird rate by registering at, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions. See details about the reduced rate for active military and government personnel here.

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 12).