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World Space Agency Leaders to Speak at 31st Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2015) – For 2015, the Space Foundation’s 31st Space Symposium will offer more international and government participation, and more opportunities to conduct business than ever before.

The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13-16, 2015, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. This international space conference annually attracts thousands of space professionals and decision makers.

On Tuesday, April 14, the Symposium will feature a panel discussion by some of the world’s space agency leaders including:

  • Prof. Roberto Battiston, President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)
  • Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Luc Brûlé, Interim President of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)
  • Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D., Director, Netherlands Space Office
  • David Parker, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Space Agency
  • Dr. Marious-Ioan Piso, Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

The panel will be moderated by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham.

The 31st Space Symposium will also feature the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and Pavilion, with more than 160 displays of the world’s latest space technology, products and services.

The Space Symposium provides an ideal opportunity to present the Space Foundation’s top annual awards, including the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, which will be presented to Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), at a special luncheon during the Symposium on April 15.

Dordain will retire from ESA on June 30, 2015, and his participation at the 31st Space Symposium is expected to be one of his last official appearances. Tickets for the award luncheon should be purchased in advance by Space Symposium attendees at www.spacesymposium.org/register.

Register Now
Visit www.SpaceSymposium.org for secure online registration and complete conference information, or call +1.800.691.4000.

Co-sponsors
A special thank you to our co-sponsors who have already confirmed for the 31st Space Symposium: a.i. solutionsAerojet RocketdyneAirbus GroupArianespace, Inc.Artel LLCBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.Colorado Space CoalitionEl Pomar FoundationInmarsat;Intelsat General CorporationLockheed MartinNorthrop GrummanOrbitalRaytheonScitor; Space Generation Advisory CouncilSpincraftSSL; Stellar Solutions; United Launch Alliance (ULA). Aviation WeekMilsat Magazine and Space News are media partners.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.


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