Space Symposium

Featured Photos from the 33rd Space Symposium

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Each spring, the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium is held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The photographers who capture the action of the four-day conference are Thomas Kimmell, Brad Armstrong and Chuck Bigger.

Here we feature just a few of their photos of the Symposium’s notable speakers, panels and participants.

The 33rd Space Symposium opened with a dynamic panel discussion by the world’s top space agency leaders, representing Canada, China, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Spain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the United States, Vietnam and the European Space Agency.

Featured speaker Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner, European Commission, added an important dimension to the Symposium’s discussion of global space.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, with the Blue Origin rocket and the New Shepard capsule mock-up on display at the 33rd Space Symposium.

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) speaking at the Government Affairs Breakfast.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper touring the Boeing Exhibit Center and Pavilion.

Featured speaker SpaceX President Gywnne Shotwell.

Featured speaker Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command.

One of the Symposium’s most popular panel discussions, “Big Data.” The panelists were: Zachary Bogue, Co-Managing Partner, Data Collective; Lars Dyrud, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, OmniEarth Inc.; Jane Poynter, Chief Executive Officer, World View; Jeffrey Tarr, President and Chief Executive Officer, DigitalGlobe; and Dr. Marco Villa, President and COO, Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems. Space investor Dylan Taylor moderated the panel.

Wrapping up the last evening of the 33rd Space Symposium, recognition of the 2017 Space Technology Hall of Fame inductees: ActivePure Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) Technology; and Florikan’s Staged Nutrient Release (SNR) Fertilizer.

View more photos of the four-day conference on the Space Foundation Flickr page.

The 34th Space Symposium is slated for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Save the date now for the premier international space gathering.

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 5).