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Media Advisory: Space Foundation Release of The Space Report 2008

04/01/2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 1, 2008) -- Accredited media are invited to cover the release of The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity at two media briefings, at and by teleconference from the 24th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

WHAT: Produced by the Space Foundation’s Research & Analysis division, The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is a publication that thoroughly examines and analyzes the state of the space industry.  The flagship product of the Space Foundation, The Space Report 2008 covers primarily 2007 data, contains information on global space budgets and revenues, a yearly summary and analysis of the Space Foundation Index, and for the first time, addresses United States labor and workforce issues.  The original edition, The Space Report 2006 looked at the global space industry in its entirety for the first time and established a value for the industry in terms of budgets and revenues, as well as creating a market index for space.

WHO: Briefings given by Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham and Vice President, Washington Operations, Research & Analysis, Marty Hauser.

WHEN:  On-site media briefing begins at 10:00 a.m. (MDT), Tuesday, April 8, 2008*. Teleconference media briefing begins at 2:30 p.m. (MDT). One-on-one interview opportunities available upon request. (*Note: only the 2:30 p.m. briefing will be available by teleconference.)

WHERE: 24th National Space Symposium Media Center, upper level of Broadmoor Hall, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, Colo. A teleconference line will be available for the 2:30 p.m. briefing.

HOW: Media are encouraged to attend and should plan to arrive by 9:50 a.m. Media in other locations may participate in a briefing with Hauser at 2:30 p.m. through a teleconference line.  Please contact Kendra Horn, director, media relations, to obtain dial-in information at [email protected] or by calling (719) 576-8000 or after April 3, (719) 433-4007.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity.  A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.  It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office, and has field representatives in Houston and Cape Canaveral, Fla.  The 24th National Space Symposium, the premier annual gathering of the global space community, will take place April 7-10 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense 2008, from 6-8 October in Omaha, Neb.  For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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