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04/19/2012
The special "issues luncheon" at the 28th National Space Symposium on April 19, co-sponsored by United Launch Alliance, concentrated on Acquisition Strategies for National Security and featured Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center. Following a welcome from Space Foundation Vice President - Washington Operations Brendan Curry, Pawlikowski talked...
04/19/2012
The United Nations' Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), an organization of university students and young professionals from around the world engaged in space policy, participated in the 28th National Space Symposium in a big way, beginning with the inaugural Space Generation Fusion Forum. Held April 15-16 at The Broadmoor Hotel, site of the National Space Symposium, Fusion Forum...
04/19/2012
The Space Foundation augmented National Space Symposium activities with a Career Day program aimed at Space Grant students, students from National Space Grant universities and transitioning military. Co-sponsored by National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, the event provided information on current and future career opportunities, internships, industry trends and upcoming...
04/19/2012
Moderator Dr. Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, chairman, UNCOPUOS, set the stage for the discussion by saying that international cooperation and collaboration are imperative given the current crowded state of outer space. Panelists made the following comments:Dr. Chummer Farina, vice president, Canadian Space Agency: Canada's investment in space is a matter of necessity, which is...
04/19/2012
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), began his presentation at the 28th National Space Symposium by listing USSTRATCOM's top strategic imperatives: counter aggression, security of weapons of mass destruction, counter terrorism, cyberspace security, homeland defense and maintaining a nuclear deterrent.Kehler said that the United States'...
04/18/2012
New Generation Space Leaders attending the 28th National Space Symposium learned about space budgets from a panel of experts on April 18. The Exploring the Heavens and Protecting the Warfighter on a Budget panel covered the effect of tightening budgets on both NASA and Department of Defense space activities. Since the challenging budget environment is likely to continue in the...
04/18/2012
The Personal Spaceflight panel, one of the concurrent sessions held on April 18 at the 28th National Space Symposium, industry entrepreneurs and government leaders discussed this growing business. The panel was moderated by Dr. Leroy Chiao, special advisor – human spaceflight, Space Foundation. Key points included:Dr. George C. Nield, associate administrator for commercial space...
04/18/2012
Energy from space is an interesting concept that was explored during a concurrent panel on Wednesday afternoon, April 18, at the 28th National Space Symposium. The Energy and Engineering from Space: Powering the Grid and Markets of the Future panel looked at how space and energy can intersect for a better world. Key panelist points included:Moderator Dr. Ronald M. Sega, vice president and...
04/18/2012
One of the first two of four concurrent sessions held Wednesday afternoon, April 18, at the 28th National Space Symposium was Earth Observations: Linking Environmental, Economic and National Security, moderated by Nancy S.A. Colleton, president, IGES, and executive director, Alliance for Earth Observations. Key comments from panelists included: Dr. Thomas J. Bogdan, president...
04/18/2012
The Space Foundation's most prestigious award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award was presented to Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF, Ret., former vice chief of staff of the USAF, former head of Air Force Space Command and former chief of staff of the National Reconnaissance Office, at a special luncheon co-sponsored by Raytheon.Corporate Host Lynn Dugle, vice president,...

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