Pictured from left: Manufacturer's Edge CEO Tom Bugnitz, Colorado Senator Bob Gardner, Space Foundation COO Shelli Brusnwick, NASA astronaut and Space Foundation Life Director Dr. Ron Sega
The General Assembly of the State of Colorado recently adopted Senate Resolution SJR19-008, Concerning the Recognition of the 35th Space Symposium and Celebrating the Premier International Space Policy and Program Forum. The Resolution was adopted by the General Assembly during its 2019 legislative session and reads as follows:
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 19-008
BY SENATOR(S) Lundeen, Gardner, Hill, Hisey, Lee, Bridges, Cooke, Coram, Court, Crowder, Danielson, Donovan, Fenberg, Fields, Foote, Gina!, Gonzales, Holbert, Marble, Moreno, Pettersen, Priola, Rankin, Rodriguez, Smallwood, Sonnenberg, Story, Tate, Todd, Williams A., Winter, Woodward, Zenzinger; also REPRESENTATIVE(S) Carver, Geitner, Liston, Sandridge, Williams D., Arndt, Baisley, Beckman, Benavidez, Bird, Bockenfeld, Buck, Buckner, Buentello, Caraveo, Catlin, Coleman, Cutter, Duran, Esgar, Exum, Froelich, Galindo, Garnett, Gray, Hansen, Herod, Hooton, Humphrey, Jackson, Jaquez Lewis, Kennedy, Kipp, Kraft-Tharp, Landgraf, Larson, Lewis, Lentine, McCluskie, McLachlan, Melton, Michaelson Jenet, Mullica, Neville, Pelton, Ransom, Rich, Roberts, Saine, Singer, Sirota, Snyder, Soper, Sullivan, Tipper, Titone, Valdez A., Valdez D., Van Winkle, Weissman, Will, Wilson, Becker.
CONCERNING THE RECOGNITION OF THE 35TH SPACE SYMPOSIUM AND CELEBRATING THE PREMIER INTERNATIONAL SPACE POLICY AND PROGRAM FORUM.
WHEREAS, The Space Foundation is a global nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events; and
WHEREAS, The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 with a mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity11 and has its world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and
WHEREAS, Colorado is home to the United States Air Force Space Command, more than 300 aerospace companies, and suppliers that develop products and systems for commercial, military, and civil space activities; and
WHEREAS, The Space Foundation's Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, annually brings together civil, commercial, and national security space leaders from around the world to discuss, address, and plan for the future of space; and
WHEREAS, The inaugural Space Symposium in 1984 was attended by approximately 250 space enthusiasts, and participant numbers in recent years have surpassed 11,000; and
WHEREAS, The annual Space Symposium results in approximately
$30 million in economic impact to the local economy; and
WHEREAS, The Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier space policy and program forum in the world; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Seventy-second General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:
- That we, the members of the Colorado General Assembly, recognize that April 8, 2019, marks the opening of the 35th Space Symposium and its position as the premier international space policy and program forum;
- That we recognize the important contributions of the space industry to the economy of our state and the welfare of our citizens; and
- That we welcome the attendees from all sectors of the space community and from all parts of the world to our beautiful state.
Be It Further Resolved, That copies of the Joint Resolution be sent to Governor Jared Polis; General William L. Shelton, USAF (Ret.), Chairman of the Board for the Space Foundation; Thomas E. Zelibor, Chief Executive Officer for the Space Foundation; Lieutenant Colonel Shelli Brunswick, United States Air Force (Ret.), Chief Operating Officer
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