Space Symposium

29th National Space Symposium will Address Budget Impact on Missions

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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.

Mission Assurance Panel

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 here.

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.

Pictured: Scenes from last year’s 28th National Space Symposium

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 3).