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Gen. Kehler Will Provide Military Perspective as Corporate Partnership Dinner Speaker

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, is this year’s featured speaker at the 29th National Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon. 

The dinner will be held April 9 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

A key event at the annual Space Symposium, the Corporate Partnership Dinner recognizes the organizations that support Space Foundation programs. Admission to the dinner is included with military/government registration and is an extra purchase for industry attendees. Seating is limited and the event tends to sell out early.

Reserve Dinner Tickets Now
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An Early Bird Discount rate is in effect until March 15 for standard industry Space Symposium registration. The registration rate for active duty military and government personnel has been lowered to 2010 pricing, now $790 for the four-day Symposium.

About Kehler
Kehler is commander, U.S. Strategic Command, responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and Department of Defense space and cyberspace operations. Previously, he served as commander, Air Force Space Command, based at Peterson AFB, Colo.; deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB; director, national security space integration, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.; commander, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB; and special assistant to the director of programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Kehler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Pennsylvania State University, State College; a Master of Science degree in public administration, University of Oklahoma, Norman; and a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. He is based at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

About the Space Symposium
More than 9,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s Space Symposium, including speakers representing every facet of the global space community. The event will also include the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center, featuring state-of-the-art space technology, and special presentations for young space professionals under the age of 35, part of the Space Foundation’s New Generation Initiative.

The Space Symposium is offered April 8-11 at The Broadmoor Hotel and held in conjunction with the one-day Cyber 1.3 conference on April 8. Separate registration is required for Cyber 1.3 and secure online registration for both is available online now at

Cyber 1.3 and 29th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: a.i. solutionsAeroflexAerojetArianespace, Inc.Avionics IntelligenceBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.Barrios TechnologyBlue Ridge NetworksBooz Allen HamiltonColorado Springs Convention & Visitors BureauGeneral DynamicsGlobal Technology Resources Inc. (GTRI)EADS North AmericaFluorGMV USAGovernment Executive Media GroupIntelsat General CorporationLockheed MartinMaui Economic Development Board (MEBD)Millennium Engineering and Integration Co.MoogMüller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme, IncNorthrop GrummanPratt & Whitney RocketdyneRaytheonSAICSecure World FoundationSES Government SolutionsSpace Systems/LoralSpaceXSpincraftStellar SolutionsThe Boeing CompanyUnited Launch Alliance. Official media partners include Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers and Space News. For questions about sponsorship, email [email protected].

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 U.S. stock market 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. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Visitors Center with two main areas – the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®. The Space Foundation also 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.

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