Space Foundation Press Releases

29th National Space Symposium will Address Budget Impact on Missions

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 19, 2013) – The Space Foundation’s four-day conference, the 29th National Space Symposium, will bring together top decision makers from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the space community today.

One particularly timely topic will be addressed on April 10, Mission Assurance in a Budget Constrained Environment. Panel participants will discuss the challenging environment for space businesses and future expectations.

Moderated by Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D., president of The Aerospace Corporation and Space Foundation board member, the panel includes:

  • Michael C. Gass, president and chief executive officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • Maj. Gen. Susan Mashiko, USAF, deputy director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Gwynne Shotwell, president, SpaceX
  • Robert D. Strain, chief operating officer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • James W. Wade, Ph. D., vice president, corporate mission assurance, Raytheon Company

Space Symposium Registration
The Space Symposium will be held April 8-11 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., with presentations and panel discussions covering all aspects of space, and featuring the latest space technology, equipment and services in the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center.

The Space Symposium is offered in conjunction with a separate Space Foundation event, Cyber 1.3, to be held during the day on April 8, immediately preceding the Space Symposium’s opening ceremony.

See agendas for both events at

An Early Bird Discount for Space Symposium standard industry registration is in effect until March 15. For information about package pricing, dining tickets and reduced military rates go to, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions.

Cyber 1.3 and Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: a.i. solutions; Aeroflex; Aerojet; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); Arianespace, Inc.; ATK; Avionics Intelligence; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Barrios Technology; Blue Ridge Networks; Booz Allen Hamilton; Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau; EADS North America; Euroconsult; Fluor; General Dynamics; Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI); GMV USA; Government Executive Media Group; Inmarsat; Intelsat General Corporation; Lockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board; Millennium Engineering and Integration Co.; Moog; Müller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme, Inc; Northrop Grumman; Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Raytheon; SAIC; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); SSL; SpaceX; Spincraft; Stellar Solutions; Tech Briefs Media Group; The Boeing Company; United Launch Alliance. Official media partners include Aviation Week, SatNews Publishers and SpaceNews.

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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