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30th Space Symposium to Open with David Arkenstone & Cirque de la Symphonie: A Cosmic Concert Event


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2014) - The Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium is noted for its spectacular opening ceremony with high energy musical performances. The 2014 opening ceremony will live up to that reputation with a performance by David Arkenstone & Cirque de la Symphonie: A Cosmic Concert Event, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman with corporate host Jeffrey D. Grant, Vice President and General Manager of the Space Systems Division at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, Calif.

The opening ceremony on May 19 will kick off the 30th Space Symposium with the presentation of Space Foundation annual awards, including the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award, the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award and the Space Achievement Award.

The ceremony is followed by the grand opening of the sold-out Boeing Exhibit Center, featuring the world's latest space technology, equipment and services, and the evening concludes with fireworks co-sponsored by Intelsat General Corporation.

The 30th Space Symposium is scheduled for May 19-22 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. See the agenda, speakers and registration information in 71 languages at

About David Arkenstone & Cirque de la Symphonie: A Cosmic Concert Event
From the imaginations of 3-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone and award-winning producer Victoria Paige Meyerink, this entirely new and innovative live multi-media event features a full concert orchestra, the world-famous Cirque de la Symphonie acrobats, dancers, digital stagecraft, costumes, lighting and special effects, interpreting Arkenstone's music -- a not-to-be-missed experience.

About the Space Symposium
The 30th Space Symposium will bring together all sectors of the global space community to highlight accomplishments, and address opportunities and issues.

It also features the New Generation Space Leaders Program for young, up-and-coming space professionals, age 35 and younger, and the popular annual "speed mentoring" session with top-level space leaders, as well as special targeted sessions and events.

Register Now
The 30th Space Symposium is preceded by a full-day cyberspace conference, Cyber 1.4 on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor Hotel. Cyber 1.4 requires separate registration, and al discount is available when combined with Space Symposium registration.

An early bird discount is currently available on standard industry registration, if paid by April 25, 2014. Register now at, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions.

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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, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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