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04/11/2013
A topic of interest at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium was the panel discussion Long Term Sustainability of Space - Practices for the Future.The panel covered talking points on affordability and policy reform in commercial and government space industry.The partnership between the government and private entities was said to be key for long term processes....
04/10/2013
The 36 winners of the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest were invited to attend the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium on April 10. Young artists from 12 countries were selected for the top slots from among more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories - the largest response since the contest began three...
04/10/2013
The Space Symposium's Exhibit Center is an effective arena for motivating young people to pursue careers in that require science, technology, enigeering and mathmatics (STEM) proficiency.This year, almost 280 middle school and high school students and their chaperones toured the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion, where they saw an amazing array of technologies and...
04/10/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium panel discusssion on Hosted Payloads was presented in association with The Hosted Payload Alliance.Moderated by Janet Nickloy, chairman, Hosted Payload Alliance, and director, aerospace mission solutions, Harris Corporation, the panel comprised:Charles L. Beames (participating via video), principal director, space and intelligence, Office of the...
04/10/2013
The annual Space Symposium features events, mentoring and networking opportunities specifically aimed at young space professionals age 35 or younger, part of the Space Foundation's New Generation Initiatives.Workshops, luncheons and presentations help New Generation participants understand critical space issues, such as how policy and budgets are developed. Multiple networking...
04/10/2013
Frank Slazer, vice president - space systems, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), had a timely onstage discussion of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with  Brendan Curry, vice president - Washington operations, Space Foundation, at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium. Slazer said that now that there has been meaningful ITAR reform, the industry...
04/10/2013
Although some space agency leaders were unable to participate in the 29th National Space Symposium, the participating panelists from four agencies shed light on the responsibilities and concerns of space agency leaders from around the globe.The discussion was moderated by Yasushi Horikawa, Ph.D., chairman, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and included (...
04/10/2013
"The bottom line result of the Fusion Forum is that today's space leaders can retire ... with confidence that you are leaving the space industry in good hands."That was the assessment of Fusion Forum Manager Stephen Ringler when making his report on the outcome of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Fusion Forum, which was held April 7-8 immediately preceding the 29th National Space...
04/10/2013
NASA astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., both of whom died in 2012, were honored April 10 at the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company. This is the first time the award has been presented posthumously.The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation. It...
04/10/2013
Romain Bausch, president & chief executive officer, SES, began his presentation at the 29th National Space Symposium by emphasizing the extent to which satellite capacity will grow in the industry. He said he believes there will also be more hosted payload opportunities."Today we face one major challenge - the demand for more satellites," he said. "The solution is to do more with...

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