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Northrop Grumman Chief Executive and President Wes Bush to Speak at 27th National Space Symposium

04/08/2011

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2011) - Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush will discuss our nation's space development programs in a speech to the National Space Symposium on April 12, including consideration of what the space industry needs to do to return to sustainability in the current difficult economic environment.

In addition to Bush, other Northrop Grumman executives who will speak at the Symposium include Gary Ervin, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, who will host the opening ceremony on April 11, David Di Carlo, sector vice president, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, who will be a featured panelist on April 12, and Kathy Warden, sector vice president and general manager, Cyber Intelligence Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, who will be a featured panelist on April 11.

James Webb Space Telescope Media Briefing
Northrop Grumman will also host a media briefing April 13 on the James Webb Space Telescope's technical milestones and fabrication progress with Scott Willoughby, Northrop Grumman Webb Telescope director. Willoughby will provide an update of the Webb Telescope's engineering progress and details on the production of the primary mirror segments, backplane, sunshield and spacecraft element. Nearly 75 percent of the observatory mass is in fabrication, and all 18 hexagonal flight mirrors will be completed this year. The briefing will review the engineering challenges met to date and the technical progress the telescope is making as it moves into the integration and test phase of the program.

Reporters unable to attend the briefing in person can listen in via teleconference by calling (866) 330-1200, pass code 5768000#

Time/Location: Mon., April 11, 10:15 a.m., International Center 
Topic: Cyber 1.1, Industry Solutions
Presenter: Kathy Warden, sector vice president & general manager, Cyber Intelligence Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems   
Media Contact: Megan Mitchell, Office (703) 556-1657, Cell (571) 205-1093,     [email protected]

Time/Location: Mon., April 11, 6:30 p.m., International Center Main Stage
Topic: Opening  Ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman
Presenter: Gary Ervin, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems 
Media Contact: Lon Rains, Office (310) 812-4702, Cell (424) 247-3562, [email protected]

Time/Location: Tues., April 12, 11:15 a.m., International Center Main Stage
Topic: Featured Industry Speaker 
Presenter: Wes Bush, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman Corp.         
    
Time/Location: Tues., April 12, 2:20 p.m.,International Center Main Stage
Topic: Industrial Base Mega Session  
Presenter: David Di Carlo,sector vice president,Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems 
Media Contact: Lon Rains, Office (310) 812-4702, Cell (424) 247-3562, [email protected]
          
Time/Location:Wed., April 13, 12:30 -1:15 p.m., Space Foundation Media Center
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope Technical  Milestones
Presenter: Scott Willoughby,  Webb Telescope director
Media Contact: Mary Blake, Office (310) 812-6291, Cell (424)-254-6170, [email protected]

Northrop Grumman is leading the Webb telescope's design and development effort for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Webb team, including Ball Aerospace, ITT and ATK, has invented new designs and manufacturing technologies for the world's first deployable space telescope. With its new discoveries, the Webb telescope will add to observations by earlier space telescopes and re-write science textbooks.
More information about the Webb telescope is available at: http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/products/jwst/index.html

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

This announcement, made by a Space Foundation partner, sponsor or exhibitor, is posted for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of the products, services, events, or companies it covers.

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