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U.S. Congressmen Rogers and Bridenstine to Speak at 33rd Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2017) – With a new Congress and a new administration in place, space policy and legislation, both civil and national security-related, will be integral to this year’s 33rd Space Symposium.

Perspectives from U.S. Congressmen will be provided at the Symposium by speakers Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK).

“Both of these distinguished congressional leaders will be central to the Symposium’s dialogues and activity,” said Space Foundation Vice President — Washington Operations Brendan Curry.

Rep. Rogers will speak at an invitation-only event at the Symposium — the Government Affairs Breakfast.

“Congressman Rogers serves a vital role in national security space as Chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee,” said Curry. “The Subcommittee oversees our nation’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs and Department of Energy national security programs. The Subcommittee is also responsible for the crafting of legislation that addresses the nation’s national security space capabilities.”

Rep. Bridenstine will be the featured speaker the afternoon of April 4 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, site of the Space Symposium.

“Congressman Bridenstine has distinguished himself in a relatively short time in Congress as a leader on space,” said Curry. “He sits on the House Armed Services Committee, as well as the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. He is also noted for his comprehensive American Space Renaissance Act.”

The Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium is known as the leading global space conference for bringing together government, military and industry decision makers from around the world to address current issues.

The 33rd Space Symposium will be held April 3 – 6, and a discount is available now on standard industry registration if paid by March 3, 2017.

Speakers and panels can be found on the expanded agenda, and see all of the tracks, including Tech Track, Cyber 1.7 Classified, Space Classified and the New Generation Space Leader programs, at

Co-sponsors for the 33rd Space Symposium include: Airbus Safran Launchers; AGI; ASRC Federal; Ball Aerospace; Blue Origin; Boeing; Booz Allen Hamilton; Colorado Space Coalition; Dynetics; El Pomar Foundation; Harris; Inmarsat; L3 Technologies; Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman; Raytheon; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; Stellar Solutions; SpaceX; Spincraft; Tesat Spacecom; United Launch Alliance (ULA).

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 Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It 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 both of our websites — and — and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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