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On May 1, the Space Foundation conducted a briefing on Capitol Hill for almost 50 government officials and congressional staffers to discuss the findings published in The Space Report 2013: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.The Space Report, published annually by the Space Foundation, contains worldwide space facts and figures and is illustrated with photographs, charts...
Important news for attendees of the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium - in 2014, the Space Symposium will be held a month later than its usual April slot, and is scheduled for May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.The date change is due to renovation and construction at The Broadmoor. 
The 29th National Space Symposium concluded Thursday night with the gala Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner® and the Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders.The event proved a successful accomplishment in a challenging year with 9,000 total participants from more than 30 nations. Among the participants were:Approximately 160 exhibitors, including 33 that...
 The Space Foundation honored two 2013 Space Technology Hall of Fame® inductees at the 29th National Space Symposium with three special events:The Space Technology Hall of Fame Private Induction Ceremony, co-sponsored by Intelsat (pictured, left)The Space Technology Hall of Fame Cocktail Reception, co-sponsored by InmarsatThe Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner, co-sponsored...
The Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion was truly an international gathering at the 29th National Space Symposium. Almost 160 exhibitors in the two large halls represented 11 countries, including Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States,  in displaying the latest in space technology,...
Both education programs and programs desiged to aid young space professionals in advancing their careers are an important part of the Space Symposium. Space Career Day, held on April 11, combined the two objectives in one event. With almost 100 participants, including students from Space Grant Universities in four states and transitioning military, the full-day event provided exposure to...
The Teacher Liaison Workshop, which is an annual feature of the Space Symposium, took a different twist this year when attending Teacher Liaisons traveled to the Space Foundation's world headquarters in Colorado Springs for their educational sessions. Seventy-five teachers from 13 states participated in the program, which included:Breakfast and photos with NASA Astronauts Dr. Leroy...
One of the most intriguing panel discussions at the 29th National Space Symposium was conducted by members of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, discussing plans for a manned Mars mission in 2018. Comments included responses to questions from the audience. Key issues addressed included building a robust life support system for the mission and creating a feasible launch and landing...
Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space and Defense Policy (DoD) Frank A. Rose addressed the 29th National Space Symposium April 11 in a panel on space entitled, Region Focus - Space in the Asia Pacific.Moderated by Space Foundation Senior Vice President - Strategic & International Affairs Steve Eisenhart, the panel focused...
GenCorp President and Chief Executive Officer Scott J. Seymour spoke to the 29th National Space Symposium audience on April 11, beginning his speech by reflecting on why the Space Symposium attendees have chosen space as their passion. He said that a primary reason is "harnessing space to protect the freedoms we cherish ... ensuring those freedoms for future generations and...



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