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Under Secretary of the Air Force Fanning is Corporate Partnership Dinner Speaker

03/13/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 13, 2014) - The Honorable Eric Fanning, the Under Secretary of the Air Force, USAF, is this year's featured speaker at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner. A key event at the annual Space Symposium, the Corporate Partnership Dinner recognizes the organizations that support Space Foundation education, research, analysis, policy and space awareness programs.

The dinner will be held on May 20 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and is co-sponsored by Raytheon, with corporate host Lynn A. Dugle, president, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), and Space Foundation board member.

Fanning is responsible for all Air Force affairs on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, including organizing, training and equipping the force. He serves as acting Secretary of the Air Force in the Secretary's absence. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy/Deputy Chief Management Officer.

The 30th Space Symposium is scheduled for May 19-22 at The Broadmoor, and will attract over 9,000 participants, including more than 100 top-level speakers and panelists representing military, civil, commercial and academic organizations from around the globe.  

Reserve Dinner Tickets Now
Register now for the Space Symposium and reserve meal tickets at www.spacesymposium.org. A discount is currently available on standard industry registration, if paid by April 25, 2014.

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 Corporation; Secure World Foundation; SES Government SolutionsSpace 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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