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April 11-14, 2016 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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Now is the best time to register for the 32nd Space Symposium to take advantage of the lowest rate that will be offered for the premier space conference of 2016.


On Oct. 8, the Space Foundation's Washington, D.C., office hosted a Space Power Breakfast, with featured speaker Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. The breakfast was attended by nearly 80 congressional staff, industry executives, and various officials from U.S. government departments and agencies that are responsible for space, plus the Space Foundation's CEO Elliot Pulham and Board Chairman Lon Levin.


The deadline is Aug. 31, 2015, to nominate a technology for 2016 induction into the Space Foundation's prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame®. The program honors innovations by organizations and individuals from anywhere in the world who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth. The 2015 inductees were:


The 2015 edition of the Space Foundation's annual flagship publication The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is now available, containing worldwide space facts and figures and illustrated with photographs, charts and graphs.


The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Space Division has announced the 2014 recipients of its highest recognition, the Honorable Peter B. Teets Award. The award recognizes public or private sector leadership or achievement that results in significant contributions to the development, introduction, operational contribution or support of space systems.  


The Space Foundation’s 31st Space Symposium will culminate on April 16 with ceremonies celebrating the induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® of two innovations developed for space that now improve life on Earth. The inductees are:


The Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium opening ceremony featured the presentation of top space awards including:


The Space Foundation's inaugural Yuri's Night has sold out, but for those fortunate enough to have secured tickets early, here is the schedule of speakers and activities: 5:30    Doors Open Activities available:

  • Green Screen "Out of This World" Photo Opportunity
  • Minecraft Mini-Missions in AGI Lab
  • Philanthropy Guessing Game
  • Plinko   
6:00    NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao Presentation


For the 31st Space Symposium, Destination Imagination will co-sponsor the Destination Imagination Station, located in the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion. The Destination Imagination Station offers fun, interactive Instant Challenges for 31st Space Symposium attendees to test their innovation, creativity, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and 21st century skills.


The 31st Space Symposium provides many opportunities for networking, meeting new customers and conducting business. One such opportunity will be provided during Wednesday's afternoon refreshment break, sponsored by Braxton.

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