[ISDC2006] What folks are doing on the other side of the Rockies. . .

Spellman James Civ 60 MDG/PA James.Spellman at travis.af.mil
Mon Apr 3 17:17:40 EDT 2006

"One Industry - Go for Launch!" at the 22nd National Space Symposium 

Date Released: Monday, April 3, 2006
Source: Space Foundation <http://www.ussf.org/>  

Conference boasts record attendance, new exhibit center, and integrated

With record attendance expected and a program covering all aspects of
the space industry - civil, commercial, and national security space -
the 22nd National Space Symposium is set to begin Monday, April 3 at The
Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The conference runs through Thursday,
April 6. 

Space Foundation officials expect more than 7,000 people to participate
in various aspects of the event. The National Space Symposium is the
premier annual space industry conference and draws the most senior
executive leadership from the global space industry. 

The Chairman and Ranking Member of the Space and Aeronautics
Sub-committee in the United States House of Representatives The
Honorable Ken Calvert and The Honorable Mark Udall are featured

Additional featured speakers are The Honorable Maria Cino, deputy
secretary, United States Department of Transportation; The Honorable Dr.
Michael D. Griffin, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA); The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary
of the Air Force; The Honorable Shana L. Dale, deputy administrator,
NASA; Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command;
The Honorable Marion C. Blakey, administrator, Federal Aviation
Administration; Lt Gen C. Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United
States Strategic Command; Mr. Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive
officer, Space Exploration Technologies; and Dr. Peter H. Diamandis,
chairman and chief executive officer, Zero-Gravity Corporation, and
chairman and chief executive officer, X PRIZE Foundation. 

Attendees also will hear from Mr. Kaoru Mamiya, vice president, Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); and Mr. LUO Ge, vice administrator,
China National Space Administration (CNSA), the highest-ranking space
official from China ever to address a symposium audience. 

More than 135 companies and organizations will showcase exhibits in the
Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center, representing an increase in the square
footage of exhibits from last year by 40 percent. 

Education-related events are expected to draw more than 400 college
students to the Space Career Fair and more than 500 K-12 students and
educators for exclusive tours. The third flight of Space Foundation
Teacher Liaisons, 81 educators from throughout the United States and
Germany, will be recognized and begin a year of working closely with the
Space Foundation to promote excellence in space science education. 

During the opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, the Space
Foundation will present a number of awards for space achievement, space
exploration, public outreach, and technology in education. 

On Wednesday, the Space Foundation will present its highest award, the
General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award to Dr. Buzz
Aldrin for his extraordinary and sustained impact in manned space
exploration and his continual efforts to advance the interests of the
United States through its space assets. The Hill Award Luncheon is
co-sponsored by the Colorado Space Coalition and features Colorado Lt.
Gov. Jane Norton as the distinguished host. 

The capstone event of the symposium will be the Space Technology Hall of
Fame Dinner, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company, on Thursday, April 6.
The 2006 inductees the iRobot PackBot Tactical Mobile Robot and
Novariant AutoFarm RTK AutoSteer represent successful innovation and
application of space-based technologies to Earth applications.
Demonstrations of the technologies will take place Thursday at noon in
the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center South. 

The symposium Web site www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org will feature
twice-daily summaries of the programs and sessions, a live webcam of the
exhibit center, daily postings of photographs, a complete agenda, and
lists of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. Onsite registration at The
Broadmoor International Center is available for those interested in

Other sponsorship highlights include the opening night reception,
co-sponsored by ITT; opening night fireworks and dessert reception,
co-sponsored by General Dynamics; the Corporate Partnership reception,
co-sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Corporate
Partnership dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon Company; and the Space
Technology Hall of Fame reception, co-sponsored by United Space

Additional co-sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc., ASRC Federal,
ATK, BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Cisco Systems,
Computer Sciences Corporation, CSP Associates, Inc., Florida Space
Authority, Harris Corporation, Honeywell, Inmarsat, Integral Systems,
MTC Technologies, The New York Times, Nortel Government Solutions, Space
News, Space Systems/Loral, SpaceVest, Spherical Magic, Stellar
Solutions, Sterling Computers, and Swales Aerospace. 

About the Space Foundation 

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space
Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances
civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational
excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and
Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the
Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering
organizations, Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006; Strategic Space and
Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006, in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7,
2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit



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