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Stellar Panel will Explore "The Search for Life in the Universe" at 30th Space Symposium

03/19/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 19, 2014) - The Space Foundation has assembled an impressive panel for its 30th Space Symposium session "The Search for Life in the Universe."

This in-depth discussion by some of the leading thinkers and academics in the fields of astrophysics and astronomy will reveal insights by panelists:

  • Dave Gallagher, Director for Astronomy and Physics, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • John C. Mather, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA
  • Matt Mountain, Ph.D., Director, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Sara Seager, Ph.D., MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The panel will be moderated by Blake Bullock, Director, Civil Air and Space, Business & Advanced Systems Development Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

"It is extraordinary to be able to bring together the greatest minds in their respective fields to discuss why recent progress in astrophysics and space technologies makes this a unique time in our history to conduct such a search," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. "These are the thought leaders who can translate complex concepts into language we can all fully understand, and interpret the implications for future generations."

The 30th Space Symposium is slated for May 19-22 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. Widely known as the most important worldwide space industry conference, the Space Symposium annually attracts more than 9,000 participants.  

With presentations and panel discussions covering every facet of the global space community, the Space Symposium will feature the latest space technology, equipment and services in the Boeing Exhibit Center. There will also be special events and programs for New Generation Space Leaders, international guests, educators, students and corporate partners.

Register Now
The 30th Space Symposium is preceded by a full-day cyberspace conference, Cyber 1.4 on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor Hotel. Cyber 1.4 requires separate registration, and a substantial discount is available when combined with Space Symposium registration.

A discount is currently available on standard industry registration, if paid by April 25, 2014. The Space Symposium website provides information in 71 languages, and includes the complete agenda and speakers list, plus registration information.

For registration and more details visit www.SpaceSymposium.org.

Co-sponsors
The Space Symposium officially kicks off Monday evening, May 19, with a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman. Other co-sponsors include: a.i. solutionsAeroflex Microelectronic Solutions; Aerojet RocketdyneAirbus Group, Inc.ArianespaceATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Booz Allen HamiltonColorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); El Pomar Foundation; Exelis; Government Executive Media GroupIntelsat General CorporationLockheed MartinMetiSpace Technologies, Inc.Millennium Engineering and Integration CompanyMoog Inc.Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC); PAERaytheonScitor CorporationSES Government Solutions; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); SpaceXSpincraftSSLStellar Solutions,Inc.; TechBriefs Media GroupThe Boeing CompanyThe SI OrganizationUnited Launch Alliance; and Universities Space Research Association (USRA)Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers and SpaceNews are media partners.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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