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31st Space Symposium Standard Industry Registration Early Savings Ends March 20

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 10, 2015) - The last discount that will be offered on standard industry registration for the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium is available now until March 20, 2015.

The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13-16, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and is expected to attract space leaders from more than 25 countries, representing all sectors of the global space community.

The opening ceremony on April 13 will feature a performance by Enra dance troupe from Japan and presentation of the Space Foundation's annual awards:

  • Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to June Scoobee Rodgers
  • Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award to the NASA/Industry EFT-1 Team
  • Space Achievement Award to X-37B OTV Team
  • John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration to Rosetta Comet Team

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will give brief welcoming remarks at the opening ceremony, which is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, to be followed by the grand opening of the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and Pavilion, with displays of the world's latest space technology, equipment and services.

The Space Symposium will have more international participation than ever for 2015, including speakers, panelists and exhibitors. The Symposium program starts strong Tuesday morning, April 14, with a Space Agency Leaders panel representing 11 countries.

Some 31st Space Symposium highlights include:

  • Special events and programs for New Generation Space Leaders, educators, students and corporate partners
  • Classified and Technical Track sessions, making the Symposium more valuable, diverse and dynamic than ever
  • Presentation of the Space Foundation's top annual award -- the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, to be presented to Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), at a special luncheon on April 15. Reserve luncheon tickets now at
  • Induction of two life-changing space-related technologies into the Space Technology Hall of Fame®

On April 16, the last day of Space Symposium, the program will open with two senior U.S. administration officials -- Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force.

See the complete Symposium agenda at

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Visit for secure online registration. Pay by March 20, 2015, for the Early Savings discount on standard industry registration.

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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, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.