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Italian Space Agency President is First to Join Space Symposium Panel

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Professor Roberto Battiston, President, Italian Space Agency (ASI), is confirmed for the 31st Space Symposium’s “Space Agency Leaders” panel. He will be the first official to participate from ASI, which is the third largest contributor to the European Space Agency (ESA).

Battiston (pictured) will join panelists:

  • Dr. Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General, United Arab Emirates Space Agency
  • 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)
  • Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez, General Director, Mexican Space Agency (AEM)
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)
  • Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D., Director, Netherlands Space Office
  • Dr. Marious-Ioan Piso, Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham is the panel moderator.

The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. Visit for secure online registration and complete conference information. A discount on standard industry registration is now in effect if paid before March 20, 2015.

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This article is part of Space Watch: March 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 3).